Monthly Archives: June 2013

Health and social services projects get top marks

Overall ‘A’ ratings have been awarded for two major projects run by St Helena’s Health and Social Welfare Directorate. It means the Healthlink 3 and Health Strategy projects both funded by the UK for three and a half years, achieved their overall objectives when … Continue reading

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Ascension shuttle is ‘do-able’, says would-be airline chief

Flights to Ascension would be economically “do-able” when St Helena’s airport opens, according to the chief executive of the proposed Atlantic Star airline.   Captain Richard Brown said his team was keen to provide a service for Saints working on … Continue reading

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The number’s up for four-digit dialling

It’s not only water that is in short supply on St Helena, it seems – the island is also running out of numbers. Cable & Wireless has announced that all the island’s telephones will have five-digit numbers from 1 October … Continue reading

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How Joe’s chicks flew before they hatched – with the RAF

Joe the Vet was left pondering the ultimate chicken-or-egg situation after the RMS St Helena stopped sailing to the UK. In past years, the ship’s passenger list regularly included new breeding stock for St Helena’s poultry farmers. But with visits … Continue reading

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London dismisses election protest against Governor Capes

A formal protest has been sent to Foreign Secretary William Hague over the “unpleasant” way that Governor Mark Capes dismissed elected councillors without warning. But a response from overseas territories chief Peter Hayes has claimed that Mr Capes gave “justified … Continue reading

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Steady Eddie go… and come back

Eddie Palmer spent seven years on St Helena as the British government’s adviser – and only seven weeks after he left, it’s been announced that he is coming back. At the time of his departure – apparently for good – … Continue reading

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Historian wants to bring Great War wreck back home

A rusting trawler in South Georgia is thought to be the last surviving boat of its kind to have served in the First World War – and now a historian wants to return it toEngland. The Hull Daily Mail says … Continue reading

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Doubts voiced as Napoleon death mask is auctioned

A death mask of Napoleon Bonaparte was due to be auctioned by Bonhams in London on 19 June 2013 with an expected price of £40,000 to £60,000 – but historian John Tyrrell has questioned its authenticity. The Bonhams online catalogue … Continue reading

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Island’s eco warriors need a new chief. Salary: £43k

A new person is being sought to lead the team protecting St Helena’s environment. The post is being advertised with a £43,000 salary, plus allowances – but the job description makes it clear the role will be demanding. It says: … Continue reading

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Gravity Rush 2013: it’s a photo-finish

Click the pic to see a gallery of shots by NEIL GEORGE from Jamestown’s first-ever kart racing event – including drivers getting splatted with wet sponges on the Bridge.

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