Monthly Archives: November 2013

Cape fights to keep £20 million trade with St Helena

The RMS St Helena is said to bring £20 million worth of business into Cape Town every year – and the city is fighting to keep it, according to MoneyWeb, a South African financial website. It says the figure comes … Continue reading

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Two years into airport contract, the Gut is filling nicely

Anywhere else in the world, to speak of filling a gut would be considered less than polite. Not on St Helena. It’ll be an international cause for celebration when the eight millionth tonne of rock is tipped into the last … Continue reading

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Cyril and Caz top the poll in Ascension election

Ascension Island has seven new councillors after a Hallowe’en election. Experienced island politicians Cyril Leo and Caz Yon earned the highest number of votes in the 31 October 2013 poll, with 159 and 139 votes respectively. Also elected were Samantha … Continue reading

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Island has desperate need for lay advocates, says judge

St Helena has a “desperate need” for people willing to take the place of qualified lawyers in court hearings, the island’s visiting chief justice has warned. Only two lay advocates remain in post after Bill Drabble and Mike Olsson stepped … Continue reading

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Judge praises Ken Baddon for ‘astute and helpful’ service

Ken Baddon has been praised for maintaining the “highest traditions” of the legal profession during his long service as St Helena’s Attorney General. Chief Justice Charles Ekins paid tribute to him in his absence at the opening of the St … Continue reading

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I feel good: Ma Flo toasts century with two birthday parties

Florence Richards – “Ma Flo” – didn’t hold back when asked how it felt to be 100 years old. “I feel good and I all right,” she told SAMS Radio 1. “Every day you live to see another day, thank … Continue reading

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