Daily Archives: July 3, 2013

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Drought ‘remains critical’ – with little rain expected

St Helena’s drought shows no sign of easing, with the reservoirs serving the most populated island filling too slowly for restrictions to be lifted. It follows months of hot weather and little rain. One senior source told St Helena Online: “The sun has emerged again and the forecast is 0% chance of precipitation for the […]

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Lost leaf hopper pops up for the first time in 137 years

Bug experts have been astonished by the rediscovery of one of St Helena’s smallest creatures. Conservation officer Lourens Malan was lucky to spot the missing leaf hopper on his day off: it’s only three millimetres long.  by St Helena Government writer St Helena is a small island, but it is still possible to lose things. Just […]

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Project aims to bring island bugs back from the brink

The rediscovery of a lost St Helena leaf-hopper, not seen since 1875, came only weeks after the launch of the Bugs on the Brink project on the island. As the UK charity Buglife reports on its website, it’s almost come too late. Many of St Helena’s unique invertebrates are on the brink of extinction, with […]

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Sarah’s tough job is no walk in The Peaks

Sarah Troman could be forgiven for wanting to take to the hills in her new life as St Helena’s first ever capital programme manager. She will be responsible for overseeing about 30 major projects, including extending the hospital and moving the island’s “unfit” prison out of Jamestown. It’s going to be a tough but necessary […]

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20 candidates bid for a part in St Helena’s future

Twenty candidates are to fight for the 12 seats in the 2013 St Helena general election. They are: Leslie Paul Baldwin of Half Tree Hollow Audrey Mavis Constantine of Maldivia, Jamestown Nigel Dollery of Pleasant View Cottage, New Ground Wilson Charles Duncan of Old Millsite, Longwood Gavin George Ellick of New Ground Cyril Robert George of Clifton Cottage, Sapper Way Stedson Robert […]

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