ladder hill
LADDER HILL
shot in 2004
Ladder Hill was the Tower Hill of St Helena
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JAMESTOWN
The Islands capital
A great view shot from my DJI Drone flying over Jamestown Harbour
Rupert Beach
RUPERT'S BEACH
Easily accessible and safe
Rupert's Beach a popular black sandy beach for days out.
Boer Cemetery
BOER CEMETERY
Individual graves aligned
Hillside burial ground cemetery at Knollcombes

Month: September 2013

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 the public for buying an asphalt plant that turned up with missing parts and a …

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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 decision has been announced by the aptly-named Governor Capes (no jokes about The Dark Mark, …

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£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 neglect, housing executive Andy Crowe told fellow-professionals in the UK last night (19 September 2013). …

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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 – with a suggestion that it was the result of deliberate policy. He also described the …

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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 Gibraltar to prepare for a summit in London later this year. The article quotes Bermuda’s …

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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 rare insects in a little-known cave. Approval has been given for work on final designs …

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