Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ideas wanted for home of Napoleon’s general

A new future is being sought for the home of one of General Henri-Gratien Bertrand, one of the officers who joined Napoleon in exile on St Helena. Bertrand’s Cottage in Longwood is considered to have changed little since the general and … Continue reading

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Flying Frenchman takes off in ‘overgrown pushchair’

They’re used to seeing flying machines at the motocross track beyond Longwood. But Rémi Bruneton’s paraglider was a step up from briefly-airborne motorbikes. Bikers and spectators all stared as he flew a wide circuit before heading back to Francis Plain. On … Continue reading

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Price rumours ‘wrong’, says Owen, as inflation tumbles

Inflation in St Helena’s shops has fallen to its lowest level for at least five years, according to the island’s chief economist. Owen James’s latest bulletin has scotched reports of “extremely rapid” price rises – and a “myth” that figures have been manipulated. But the … Continue reading

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Stray pups found – police seek owner

Police have been trying to trace the owner of four puppies found by a member of the public on St Helena on 20 October 2012. No further details have been released.

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Wandering dogs prompt ‘zero tolerance’ warning

Police report continuing problems with dogs being allowed to wander loose on St Helena. Officers had to round up animals roaming in the airport development area at Longwood on 16 October 2012, and complaints have been made on other occasions. … Continue reading

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In pictures: a foretaste of High Knoll Hallowe’en

As the team from New Horizons prepares to turn High Knoll Fort into a haunted castle, click here to see pictures of a similar Hallowe’en event at Kingshurst Community Centre. Read more here.

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Saint doctor Petrina contemplates a home visit

Petrina Williams, the first ever island-educated St Helenian qualify as a doctor, is contemplating returning home to practise in Jamestown. But even after five years of university study and another five in training in the UK, she says will still … Continue reading

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The Column: is there a surreal world inside The Castle?

The idea of turning part of The Castle in Jamestown into a hotel takes an unreal turn in The Column. Did island philosopher Nick Thorpe really mean to suggest that inside The Castle is “a surreal world in which all your control patterns… begin to … Continue reading

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It’s time to write to MPs about St Helena, says island-watcher

The low turn-out in St Helena’s October 2012 by-election has prompted speculation about the cause of voter apathy. Here, one of St Helena Online’s readers, ROBERT THOMSON, offers a view from another island.   It is always very disappointing when an electorate … Continue reading

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Prepare for a scare as Nick wakes ghosts of High Knoll Fort

High Knoll Fort has seen some gruesome things in its time. Two centuries ago, to the very year, six men were hanged there on a makeshift gallows, for leading a mutiny. It is about to become a place of horror once again – … Continue reading

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