Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hoteliers fall for island’s cliff-top fortress

Ladder Hill Fort has been chosen by visiting hoteliers as the ideal site for them to create luxury tourist accommodation. Adrian Gardiner, founder of the Mantis Collection, said: “I think it’s one of the most exceptional sites I have seen in the world.” … Continue reading

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Steeple appeal is launched as Ivy clings to her dream

Ivy Ellick’s dream of restoring the steeple to Jamestown’s parish church has taken a first step to being realised – more than 30 years after she vowed to make it happen. She and fellow churchwarden Cathy Hopkins have launched an … Continue reading

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Castle Plaza? Tourist chiefs get twenty-twenty vision

Possible changes to Jamestown’s historic centre are to be put to the public as St Helena prepares for the advent of air travel. Ideas such as a plaza outside The Castle for open-air dining have been set out in a paper … Continue reading

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Vote on future of schools is treated with caution

The idea of a single new primary school for the whole of St Helena has won support from two-fifths of Saints who responded to a consultation. But slightly over half preferred to see bad conditions put right at the existing three schools. … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Ethel: 100 years old

The oldest person on St Helena, Ethel Sim, has reached her hundredth birthday. She was born on 28 January, 1913 – the year before the First World War. “I’m not ready, I fancy, I’m not ready for 100 years old,” she … Continue reading

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Tristan da Cunha disaster recalled as Queen honours captain

The master of Tristan da Cunha’s fisheries vessel has told how he was caught up in the MS Oliva shipwreck disaster – after his efforts was recognised by the Queen. Captain Clarence October could see the cargo ship’s lights when it ran aground on Nightingale … Continue reading

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Disabled sailor has urgent care on Tristan da Cunha

A disabled young sailor has been receiving medical care on Tristan da Cunha after being taken ill aboard a sail training ship. Islander Andy Repetto received a call from coastguards in Cape Town on the evening of 21 January 2013 to say the Lord … Continue reading

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Toon Army sends invasion force to St Helena

Manchester United fans on St Helena should prepare for the arrival of a new adversary in the island sport of shouting at the television on soccer match days. A tweet on the internet messaging site Twitter warns that a new … Continue reading

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New Horizons walkers are in for the long haul (road)

The New Horizons group has come up with yet another novel fund-raising idea for its youth work – a sponsored walk up the new airport haul road. The 14-kilometre track, built to carry construction traffic and materials from the new wharf in … Continue reading

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World-class moorings make world-wide news

A story about the new “world-class” moorings installed below Ladder Hill Fort has been picked up by the yachting press in several countries – including Australia. They were commissioned after the loss of the vintage yacht Queequeg, which broke up … Continue reading

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