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

Anti-secrecy law ‘only months away’, predicts John

Work has begun in earnest on ending the entrenched culture of secrecy within St Helena Government – but one councillor has questioned whether it should be a priority. Open government became a key issue in the island’s July 2013 general election, a year after the launch of a campaign on St Helena Online and the …

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Girls at risk as Ascension declines, says Guardian writer

Long-held resentments over treatment of Saints on Ascension have been aired in a lengthy article on the UK’s Guardian website. It accuses the UK of depopulating the island – with teenagers facing sexual pressures as a result. Writer Fred Pearce says people who have lived on the island all their lives are being forced out …

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Airport stoppage ends with promise of no reprisals

A two-day strike by South African workers on St Helena’s airport project has ended. Sixty five workers were reported to have returned to work after a meeting with management related to employment conditions. Basil Read, the company building the airport, said the workers’ grievances did not relate to living conditions in the workers’ accommodation at …

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African airport workers down tools in St Helena’s first strike

South Africans working on St Helena’s airport have gone on strike, in what is thought to be the first industrial action on the island in half a century. It is understood they are in dispute over employment terms and conditions. The upset appears to relate to the pre-fabricated steel huts built to house workers at …

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Nigel resigns from ExCo – but remains a councillor

From St Helena Government press office: The Honourable Nigel Dollery has advised that due to personal reasons he will be resigning, with immediate effect, from Executive Council and the chair of the social and community development committee. Councillor Dollery will remain a member of Legislative Council and continue to serve the island population. Councillor Dollery …

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Ascension’s fake forest is a challenge to science, says writer

When the Royal Navy first “invaded” Ascension Island, it did so not with weapons of war, but with plants – creating what is said to be the only man-made tropical forest in the world. The result is either a beacon for re-greening the planet, or a biological abomination, says writer Fred Pearce on the Yale …

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