ladder hill
LADDER HILL
shot in 2004
Ladder Hill was the Tower Hill of St Helena
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JAMESTOWN
The Islands capital
A great view shot from my DJI Drone flying over Jamestown Harbour
Rupert Beach
RUPERT'S BEACH
Easily accessible and safe
Rupert's Beach a popular black sandy beach for days out.
Boer Cemetery
BOER CEMETERY
Individual graves aligned
Hillside burial ground cemetery at Knollcombes

Month: May 2013

Import tax on water is lifted as ship tops up emergency supply

Customs duty has been lifted on imports of bottled water and water containers into St Helena as the island authorities battle the effects of the 2013 drought. Traders are being told they must not pocket any of the money saved on buying in water. Four pallets of bottled water have been donated to the emergency …

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It’s a record: ten runners to sail in for ‘really hard’ races

The first record has already been broken in the St Helena Festival of Running, a fortnight before it has even begun. Ten visiting athletes are lined up to take part in St Helena’s next festival of running – which is ten times as many as the year before. In 2012, UK runner Henrietta Knight was …

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‘Little rain for three months’: grim outlook as crisis deepens

St Helena could have to wait three months for the rain that it needs to end its severe water shortage. This week the most populated parts of the island, around Half Tree Hollow, had only six days’ supply left. Modest rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday nights meant the island would get through the weekend without …

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Failings alleged: drought chiefs promise to do better next time

The men overseeing St Helena’s fight to secure water supplies have pledged not to let the island be caught unready for such a crisis in the future. Chief of Police Peter Coll also said it had implications for the future of tourism on the island. Water engineer Martin Squibbs said he was “not interested” in …

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