Monthly Archives: December 2013

Revisit the stories of 2013

Click the pic for a month-by-month look back at the stories that made 2013 on St Helena and her sister islands – then follow the links for more detail. SEE ALSO: 2013 in pictures

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Thanks half a million: we hit the hits before the bongs

How exciting. This website has been edging towards half a million “hits” – meaning the number of clicks on different pages – as 2013 has approached its end. At 9pm on 30 December 2013, UK/island time, the counter stood at … Continue reading

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Raymond and Cynthia achieve a uniform kind of fame

Nearly a million people read The Observer newspaper. And in the final issue of 2013, they have been treated to a picture of Cynthia George and Raymond Hudson, posing in their scouting uniforms on Jamestown seafront. The photographer, Jon Tonks, … Continue reading

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Tim’s St Helena adventure puts the accent on experiences

When people travel out to St Helena to take up the ex-pat life, they often find themselves doing things they hadn’t expected. For Andy Crowe, it was leading a double life as housing executive and part-time stand-in for Napoleon. The … Continue reading

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2013: look back on a momentous year – on camera

There was drought and there was a controversial election – and plenty of big celebrations, as only St Helena knows how to throw them. And Ascension and Tristan da Cunha produced a few good stories in 2013. Click on the … Continue reading

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Santa’s coming (or going) on a Royal Mail Ship

A sunburned Santa lounges by the pool, and there’s a snowman watching over the sun deck. Yes, it’s Christmas – even in mid-ocean. The decorations on board the RMS St Helena were photographed by Barry Hubbard, who was returning to … Continue reading

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Pilling School lights up Jamestown for Christmas

Click the pic to capture the spectacle of St Helena’s 2013 Festival of Lights, organised by Pilling School PTA

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Share a kind word: Christmas message from Governor Capes

St Helena is certainly getting busier… that is a phrase that I often hear these days and I have to agree with it.  The past year has flashed by, with so much happening and so much still to do.  At … Continue reading

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St Helena 1, UK nil: writer marks the score on welfare reforms

St Helena’s welfare reform programme has been used as a tool to chide the UK government on its own drive to reduce social benefits, in a column in the UK’s Guardian newspaper. Hugh Muir notes that executive councillors have “taken … Continue reading

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Candidates wanted to fill Tony’s seat… if not his shoes

A by-election is to be held on St Helena on 12 March 2014 to fill the Legislative Council seat left vacant by the resignation of Tony Green. Mr Green resigned with effect from 17 December 2013 in order to travel … Continue reading

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