Monthly Archives: September 2012

Now the sea is a no-go zone, as cliffs pose blast hazard

An exclusion zone has been imposed off the coast of St Helena because of fears about the stability of cliffs near the island’s airport site.  It was agreed after a survey said rock falls could be caused by explosions planned by construction company … Continue reading

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Sandy Bay health changes receive ‘positive’ report

Changes in the wake of the controversial closure of Sandy Bay clinic have been given a “generally positive” review, according to St Helena’s governor, Mark Capes. Bus services were laid on to take patients to Half Tree Hollow after the … Continue reading

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Stedson takes Tara’s place at the round table

Stedson Francis of Blue Hill has resumed his place at the round table in the council chamber in Jamestown, after being elected to replace Tara Thomas as a member of St Helena’s executive council. Tara resigned as a councillor on 31 August … Continue reading

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Tristan da Cunha secures ‘fair deal’ over shipwreck calamity

The owners of the ship that broke up on Nightingale Island have agreed a compensation deal with the Tristan da Cunha government. The bulk carrier MS Oliva ran aground on 16 March 2011. No people were harmed, but thousands of … Continue reading

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‘Dumped’ human remains found in slave valley

Human remains have been found on the site of the bulk fuel farm in Rupert’s Valley, reports Saint FM. The station says it is likely they had previously been unearthed at another site and “dumped” further up the valley. They … Continue reading

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Bernice calls for tribute to Atlantic slave trade victims

The hundreds of thousands of Africans who died aboard slave traders’ ships in the Atlantic should be commemorated on St Helena, one of the island’s councillors has said. It could bring people to the island who want to understand what their ancestors … Continue reading

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Listen online: what slave graves mean for St Helena

If you missed Saint FM’s broacasts on the excavation of 300 human skeletons on St Helena, don’t worry: the programmes are still available as two podcasts on St Helena Online.  The discoveries in Rupert’s Valley in 2008 brought new insight into the horrors … Continue reading

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New path means ‘even more people can enjoy Lemon Valley’

From St Helena Tourism: The past few days have seen considerable activity at Lemon Valley. A gantry has been erected to allow easy unloading of materials and equipment for the next phase of enhancement works.  These will reinstate the pathway … Continue reading

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Safe to drink again: Rupert’s water is clear of e-coli bug

People in Rupert’s Valley on St Helena no longer need to boil water for drinking and cooking, says the island’s health directorate. A warning was issued on 6 September saying low levels of the the potentially harmful e-coli bacteria had … Continue reading

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Okay, Napoleon: where do we go from here?

Dear readers   Running this website has been a great experience. St Helena produces such fascinating stories. And it turns out to be pioneering – various experts say they know of nothing else like it in the world. But now it needs … Continue reading

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