Monthly Archives: August 2013

Water restrictions lifted as rains fill reservoirs

Weeks of anxiety about water shortages have come to an end after heavy rain on St Helena – at least for the time being. In May and June 2013, residents of Half Tree Hollow and surrounding areas were said to … Continue reading

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Councillors must not hide away, says UK minister

If the new executive councillors on St Helena need any encouragement in their efforts to rip away the capes of secrecy from St Helena Government, this may help: Councils in the UK have been accused of wanting "to suppress independent … Continue reading

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Jamie’s bound for home – and he’s bringing the Navy

Families of crew members waved from the old sea walls at Portsmouth when HMS Richmond sailed on a seven-month deployment. But for one member of the ship’s company, the voyage will bring about a family reunion. Leading Seaman Jamie Fowler … Continue reading

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Prices fall – if there’s a car in your shopping basket

The cost of living on St Helena has officially gone down – even though the price of housing, healthcare and most food has gone up. In fact, only those with money to spare for expensive goods are likely to have … Continue reading

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Golden shot Simon praises his ‘guardian angel’

Shooting hero Simon Henry has paid tribute to his late mother for helping him win a gold medal for St Helena in the 2013 Island Games. He told his local paper in the UK that his mother Pam died on … Continue reading

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‘No lost souls on our island of free spirits’

Writer Neels Blom raised hackles by describing St Helena as an island of lost souls – a reference to a film title. “Most younger Saints either leave the island, or want to leave,” he wrote in his article on the … Continue reading

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Key figures to leave island

Attorney General Ken Baddon and Julian Morris, the man in charge of the island’s economic transformation, have both announced that they are to resign their posts and leave St Helena. Both cite family reasons. Read more on the St Helena … Continue reading

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Now RMS is part of Mantis ’boutique cruise’ fleet

The RMS St Helena is to feature as one of the “boutique cruises” promoted by the Mantis Collection, according to the UK-based Travel Mole website. The site says Mantis has recently signed a deal with St Helena Government to turn … Continue reading

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Government promises a culture of honesty

St Helena Government says it is determined its staff must behave fairly and honestly. It made the undertaking after commissioning a report into ethics at work in both private and public sector organisations. The survey found most workers had a … Continue reading

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