Monthly Archives: September 2013

Siting of a dock in the bay…

Work could start in early 2014 on building of a new, permanent wharf in Rupert’s Bay, allowing ships to come alongside a dock to discharge cargo and passengers for the first time in St Helena’s history. Click here to see a … Continue reading

Posted in Airport, Pictures, Shipping | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Road to regret: after two and a half years, Castle says ‘sorry’ over £100k purchase that blew up in its face

The engineer’s missing arm may have had no connection at all with the machine that was ordered from India to fix St Helena’s roads. All the same, it was not a good sign. Somewhat belatedly, the island’s government has apologised to … Continue reading

Posted in Government/Politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Saint FM rises again on Ascension

Saint FM Community Radio can be heard live on Ascension from 1 October 2013, a message to St Helena Online has confirmed. It comes six months after the station was revived as a community enterprise on St Helena, following its … Continue reading

Posted in Ascension, Media | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Trick or treat? Ascension gets a Hallowe’en election

When folk speak of The Count come Hallowe’en night on Ascension, it may not be Count Dracula they have in mind. An election for a new island council is to take place on the spookiest date in the calendar. The … Continue reading

Posted in Ascension, Democracy, Government/Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

£6.5 million needed to fix neglected homes, warns Andy

Saints are living in such bad conditions that it may be best to knock down the worst government properties and start again, the island’s housing chief has warned. It will cost £6.5 million to sort out problems after years of … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Writer praises reprieve for historic St Helena house

A fresh call has been made by a writer on St Helenian heritage to protect what remains of its grand country houses. John Tyrrell also praises executive councillors for refusing to lift some of the protection from Wrangham’s in Sandy … Continue reading

Posted in Heritage | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Try out new Sports venue at St Helena dance

A St Helena dance night on 12 October 2013 will give Saints a chance to try out the new venue for the annual Reading Sports. The St Helena Association decided to move the annual UK gathering of Saints after 34 … Continue reading

Posted in Culture | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ascension workers know the reality, says administrator

A report of discontent among Saints on Ascension has drawn a retort in the Guardian newspaper from the island’s administrator, Colin Wells. Writer Fred Pearce quoted four long-time island residents voicing concerns about the effects of Ascension’s declining population – … Continue reading

Posted in Ascension, Culture | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Island politicians want role in choosing governors

Leaders of UK overseas territories want a say in deciding how governors are chosen, according to a report in the Bermuda Sun. The call is said to have been made by politicians from eight of the territories who met in … Continue reading

Posted in Government/Politics, UK overseas territories | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Wharf plan prompts conservation worries

Concerns are being voiced privately by conservationists as work moves ahead on a proposed wharf in Rupert’s Bay. There are fears that the project might harm undiscovered relics from St Helena’s maritime history, as well as natural life – including … Continue reading

Posted in Airport, Environment, Heritage | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment