Monthly Archives: May 2013

Why binmen risk a soaking at the police chief’s house…

Police chief Peter Coll has been joining the battle against St Helena’s drought – by keeping water in his DUSTBIN. People across the affected parts of the island were coming up with ingenious methods of cutting their usage, he said. … Continue reading

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Rescue crew goes 20 miles to aid yacht with cracked hull

St Helena’s new rescue boat has been taken far out into a heavy Atlantic swell to aid a yacht crew whose vessel had begun taking in water through a crack in its hull. The unnamed yacht had begun leaking heavily after setting out from … Continue reading

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Mr Greenwood tweets farewell to Prince Andrew School

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Michaela makes a Saintly May Queen in the Falklands

Michaela Clifford has become the first person born on St Helena to be named May Queen on the Falkland Islands. The daughter of John and Cherie Clifford was given the starring role at the May Ball, a tradition dating back to … Continue reading

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Basil Read offers water truck – but it’s too big for roads

A giant water carrier from St Helena’s airport site has been put on standby to help if the island’s domestic supply has to be switched off, as drought continues. But the vehicle is legally too big for the narrow and … Continue reading

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Water the lawn, and you’ll get grassed up

Police are investigating reports that people on St Helena have been wasting water – with the island only six days away from its supplies drying up in the most populated area. A ban on using hoses and sprinklers has been … Continue reading

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St Helena poised to import water as shortage goes on

An emergency committee has considered importing water to St Helena from South Africa as supplies come close to running out on parts of the island. On Tuesday 28 May 2013 the Red Hill reservoir, serving the most populated parts of … Continue reading

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Island elections: nominations to be in by July 2

People planning to stand in the 2013 general election on St Helena have until noon on Tuesday, 2 July 2013 to submit nomination papers, it has been announced. The Writ of Election is to be issued “shortly”, officially launching the … Continue reading

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Please sponsor my 101-mile walk for island causes

Hi from Simon. I’m standing at my computer after walking 101 miles in 45 hours and 27 minutes, hoping some of my readers will feel my efforts deserve a little sponsorship for St Helena causes. Too much of my weekend, … Continue reading

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St Helena’s Day raises £2,300 – and counting

From New Horizons page on Facebook: We took in £1,807.55 in entrance fees for St Helena Day. We estimated that over 2,000 persons were in attendance. To date we have banked £2,313. This includes tuck shop, mini marathon and Ladder … Continue reading

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