Monthly Archives: April 2013

Stanley’s no toy town for UK to play with, says Penguin News

Suggestions that the capital of the Falklands should change its name from Stanley to Port Margaret, or even Port Margaret Thatcher, have been treated with scorn by the islands’ newspaper, Penguin News. “Once the laughter had died down,” it said, … Continue reading

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I’m stepping down from politics, says Rodney the reformer

One of St Helena’s leading politicians has announced that he will not fight to keep his seat as a councillor in the next election, due to take place before the end of July 2013.  Rodney Buckley suffered a disappointment when … Continue reading

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Unfit prison ‘will move’ to Half Tree Hollow, says planning chief

Objectors fighting a plan to move St Helena’s prison to Half Tree Hollow have been told the issue has already been decided. The island’s planning board has knocked back designs to move the prison to the Sundale secure hospital, because … Continue reading

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Rival radio stations go live on the web

The battle for the airwaves on St Helena has spread to the internet, with both of the island’s radio stations beginning live web streaming in April 2013. SAMS Radio 1 Saint FM Community Radio

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Better luck this time for ship that was stranded in ice

Cruise passengers headed for St Helena on the MV Plancius have fared better than those who set off on the same voyage in 2012. They were stranded for several days in the icy waters of South Georgia, before being rescued … Continue reading

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Secrecy leaves islands at risk of corruption, warns RSPB

A paragraph in this story has been toned down in response to a comment made privately to St Helena Online. The paragraph, about information being made available to legislative councillors, was capable of mis-interpretation.  Secretive decision-making by governments in St … Continue reading

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MP ‘shocked’ by tales of environmental failings

A Member of Parliament has reacted with dismay to allegations about the British government’s performance on protecting the environment of UK overseas territories. Caroline Lucas, the country’s only Green Party MP, said the government’s systems were “constitutionally not working.” She … Continue reading

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Saints to appear in UK court over stolen motorcycles

Two St Helenian men are to appear before magistrates in the UK after a number of stolen motorcycles were seized on the island. Ryan Benjamin, 31, and Dominic Benjamin, 23, of Longwood, St Helena, are facing charges of handling stolen … Continue reading

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How Thatcher’s ‘Act of injustice’ brought despair to Saints

A “great injustice” Margaret Thatcher perpetrated on the people of St Helena has been largely overlooked in coverage of her death. Saints were denied their right of free access to the UK for nearly two decades, along with people of … Continue reading

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Statistical wits show their humour has a broad side…

The staff in the Statistical Office in Jamestown clearly have no doubts about the importance of their work, but it appears they might benefit from a ramrod when it comes to persuading other people of it. St Helena is undergoing … Continue reading

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