Monthly Archives: January 2013

Armageddon for island’s rats: but not on St Helena

Twenty five men and women are spending months camping out on ice-covered South Georgia on what’s been called “the world’s biggest rat cull”. It is being led by zoologist Anthony Martin, dubbed the Pied Piper, who hopes to poison millions of … Continue reading

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‘World’s best’ boutique hotel group explores island

The heads of a hotel group that won five awards in the tourism “Oscars” have arrived on St Helena to investigate its potential. The Mantis Collection was named World’s Leading Luxury Boutique Hotels Collection in the World Travel Awards 2012. It also … Continue reading

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Profile: luxury tourism pioneer with an eye on St Helena

Adrian Gardiner, founder of the Mantis Collection of hotels and “eco-escapes”, including private wildlife reserves, has travelled to St Helena after years of cajoling by island tourism bosses. But who is he? In an article reproduced on the Mantis Collection’s website, … Continue reading

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Graham beats Jacob’s Ladder record – hands down

The record for climbing Jacob’s Ladder has been broken by less than a second – by a “runner” who went up on all fours. Graham Doig cleared the 699th step of the St Helena landmark in a time of 5 minutes, … Continue reading

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Cruise ship departs St Helena with happy passengers

The cruise ship MSC Sinfonia has sailed from James Bay after landing passengers on St Helena at the second attempt. The sea had been deemed to rough to allow them ashore when the ship arrived on the morning of Sunday, 20 January 2013, but … Continue reading

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Cruise ship Sinfonia lands passengers at second attempt

Passengers from the cruise ship MSC Sinfonia have been allowed ashore at Jamestown after the ship’s captain negotiated to be able to stay off the island overnight. It had been ruled that the sea was too rough for hundreds of … Continue reading

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Cruise ship delays sailing in hope of landing passengers

Yet another cruise ship has been unable to land passengers at St Helena – but this time, the captain pressed to be allowed to remain off the island overnight, in the hope of a calmer sea. That was in marked … Continue reading

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Another ship, another mad day at the Consulate. And another…

Cruise ship days see people on St Helena pulling out all the stops to give visitors a great day ashore – and boost their income. HAZEL WILMOT, owner of the Consulate Hotel in Jamestown, gives an idea of what’s involved. … Continue reading

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Flowers for a St Helena slave

A small wreath rests on the grave of Samuel Ally, a St Helena slave boy who won his freedom, only to die as a teenager on an island far away. The ring of ivy and bright flowers was laid in an Isle … Continue reading

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ExCo secrecy ‘undermines claims’ behind political reform

An expert on government has cast doubt on proposals to make St Helena’s leaders “more accountable” to the people they serve. St Helena Online approached Professor Colin Copus about the government’s blanket refusal to allow access to executive council meetings … Continue reading

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