Ban on Falklands ships ‘aimed at blocking supplies’

Lawmakers in Argentina’s Buenos Aires province have brought in a ban on ships using its ports if they have been involved in business activities off the disputed Falkland Islands. Reuters news agency says it is part of Argentina’s drive to discourage oil exploration in the area. It says the law “is aimed at keeping ships from obtaining […]

Cameron must apologise for cemetery sacrilege, says writer

the face of the Virgin Mary looks out from shattered glass

A call has been made for Britain’s prime minister to apologise to Argentina for a vandal’s act of “sacrilege” at its war cemetery on the Falkland Islands. The glass case protecting a statue of the Virgin Mary of Lujan has been smashed at the cemetery, where 237 servicemen were buried with full military honours after […]

Back to the land? School campaign promotes traditional jobs

A campaign is being launched to make traditional work such as fishing and farming more attractive to young people on St Helena. The Traditional Industries Campaign is to be tied in with teaching at Prince Andrew School. At the same time, a new policy to modernise apprenticeships is being developed by Enterprise St Helena (ESH). The campaign was prompted by […]

Falklands government condemns cemetery desecration

Vandalism of a religious image at the Argentine war cemetery on the Falkland Islands has prompted a statement of regret from the government in Stanley. It says: “We have been made aware of damage that has been done to the Argentine cemetery at Darwin. From what we have been told this appears to be damage […]

Arcadia passenger questions P&O’s intentions

Messages of disappointment continue to reach St Helena Online regarding the failure of P&O Cruises to allow passengers ashore in “millpond” conditions when the Arcadia called at the island in April 2012. The latest is from Diana Rainham, of Essex, UK, in response to coverage of the debacle. She writes: “I was on the Arcadia […]

Rules laid down for new radio stations – for now

A battle for the airwaves has led St Helena Government to lay down temporary rules on how radio licences should be granted. It says it would be unfair to make applicants wait for a fully-researched policy to be in place. Two applications have been received, including one from Saint FM owner Mike Olsson, who wants […]

Picture that angered families of the fallen

the face of the Virgin Mary looks out from shattered glass

A vandal has smashed glass protecting the sacred virgin at the Argentine war cemetery in the Falkland Islands. This picture, by Sebastian Socodo of the Commission Of Families Of Fallen Soldiers, has been published around the world. Read more here.