Monthly Archives: September 2012

St Helena Community wants to kick-start its forum

From Johnny Clingham: The St Helena & Ascension Island Community website is looking at ways to kick-start its discussion forum. Anyone with ideas to get people talking is invited to share them here:  St Helena & Ascension Island Community forum

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St Helena gets RAF flight seats back – but only some of them

(St Helena Online has been off-line for a few days. This is one of the stories that were missed). The number of seats for St Helena passengers on the RAF’s Ascension flights has been doubled – but it remains lower that it … Continue reading

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Governor praises search for Ziggy

(St Helena Online has been off-line for a few days. This is one of the stories that were missed). Tribute has been paid to people on St Helena who joined a search effort when three-year-old Ziggy Joshua went missing on the … Continue reading

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Blackout Sunday declared as St Helena is cut off from the world

September the 23rd was declared Blackout Sunday on St Helena because of a power shutdown that left it cut off from the rest of the world. The planned power outage, to allow for upgrade work, meant the island’s communications went down … Continue reading

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Scientists probe Ascension Island’s underwater mysteries

A diving expedition has yielded hundreds of pictures of Ascension Island as few people ever see it – as well as species not found there before. They show an underwater spectacle that contrasts sharply with the island’s harsh volcanic shores. Some of … Continue reading

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More human bones could be found in island’s slave valley

Further human remains could yet be disturbed as work continues on St Helena’s airport project, a source has cautioned. It’s been confirmed that “a number of human bones” were found on Friday 14 September 2012, on ground being used by … Continue reading

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I’ll have a Jimmy Gin and tonic, please…

In historical times, it was a rough home-made punch called arrack that kept the people of St Helena happy: now, it could be Jamestown Gin. The island’s distillery is launching it as a new product, reports Johnny Clingham on the … Continue reading

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Transparency campaign prompts fear of island tensions

Campaigners have asked councillors on St Helena whether they support transparency in government. There are links to councillors’ full replies at the end of this story, and to a response from the St Helena Freedom of Information Campaign. Open government could … Continue reading

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‘Thankyou for your honesty. Now let’s solve the problem’ – response to councillors on open government for St Helena

St Helena’s councillors say they support government transparency – but that tensions on a small island mean restrictions are necessary. Click here to find out how they answered questions on transparency. This is the campaigners’ response: by St Helena Freedom of … Continue reading

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Tristan shipwreck disaster report due ‘shortly’

A report on the cause of the shipwreck that sparked an environmental disaster for Tristan da Cunha is expected shortly, according to a senior official of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. St Helena Online had received a complaint about … Continue reading

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