Monthly Archives: November 2012

Catering expert Gillian cites need for cold food storage

St Helena’s lack of a cold store for keeping food fresh has been identified as a problem for the island’s growing catering industry. Hospitality adviser Gillian Scott Moore, who is setting up a temporary training restaurant in Jamestown, refers to the … Continue reading

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We have more time for inmates, says new prison boss

St Helena’s tiny prison presents benefits as well as problems, according to new manager Martin David. HMP Jamestown has been criticised for its inadequate facilities in a succession of inspection reports, and concerns have been raised in the island’s human rights … Continue reading

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Paul Blessington: celebration of an adventurous life

From the Canberra Times: PAUL JAMES BLESSINGTON 18 February 1958 14 November 2012 A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at St John’s Anglican Church, Constitution Avenue Reid tomorrow Saturday 17 November 2012, commencing at 11 am. A private … Continue reading

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RMS St Helena to be repaired at sea as engineer flies in

An engineer is being flown to the South Atlantic to conduct repairs at sea on St Helena’s supply ship. The RMS St Helena has suffered a technical problem with the turbo-charger on its portside engine, meaning that the ship can currently … Continue reading

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Death of Paul Blessington

Paul Blessington, who had to leave his post as St Helena’s Financial Secretary to seek urgent medical help, has died in Australia. He had cancer. Paul’s contribution to life on St Helena went far beyond the requirements of his job. He was an … Continue reading

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RMS breakdown: Facebook comments

They have to fix and KEEP the RMS St Helena! You can’t rely on costly air travel alone. Export/import via sea is the only way. St Helena Government must not make same stupid mistake like South Africa – SA got … Continue reading

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Michel celebrates 25 years as French Consul

From St Helena Government press office (14 November 2012): On Saturday 10 November, at a garden party hosted by French Consul M. Michel Dancoisne-Martineau at the Briars Pavilion on St Helena, one hundred invited guests gathered to celebrate his 25 … Continue reading

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Governor mourns loss of Newpence Benjamin, ‘our friend’

Governor Mark Capes has joined in the tributes to Michael “Newpence” Benjamin, a popular St Helena businessman who has died aged 58. Others have expressed their sense of loss on Michael’s Facebook page, including his son, Rob. Governor Capes began his executive … Continue reading

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Jetty delayed by four years to pay for Rupert’s Bay dock

Jamestown’s planned breakwater and landing stage have been put on hold for at least four years – but it means a permanent cargo dock can be built in Rupert’s Bay. Executive councillors made the decision after being told they risked losing … Continue reading

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‘I’m not surrendering’ – voice of the late Sir Rex Hunt

A recording of a broadcast by Falklands governor Sir Rex Hunt in the early stages of the Argentine invasion has been posted on the internet. In it, he tells presenter Patrick Watts he won’t surrender to “the bloody Argies”. Sir … Continue reading

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