Monthly Archives: March 2015

South African firm is first choice as St Helena airline

A South African airline operator has been named the favourite to provide an air service for St Helena when its first airport opens early in 2016. But Comair, which also operates budget flights as kulula.com, will only offer flights to … Continue reading

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Sick child ‘awake, talking and eating’ after slow dash to hospital on a mercy ship

The St Helenian child who reached hospital after a ship changed course to pick her up is faring well, her mother has reported. She put a message on Facebook saying: “The hospital is trying to diagnose her condition. She is awake, … Continue reading

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Ship diverts 180 miles to pick up sick girl – after first offer of help was turned down

The Master and owners of a cargo ship have been praised for diverting to pick up a desperately sick child on St Helena – two days after being told their vessel was unsuitable. The MV Traveller was the only ship to … Continue reading

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Sea power brings hope of turtles hatching on St Helena

The waves that pound against Sandy Bay Beach may have made it possible for green turtle eggs to hatch naturally on St Helena for the first time in decades. A nest has been discovered where the sea has washed away … Continue reading

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Exactly who is – or was – St Helena’s mystery prosecutor?

The identity of the “Public Prosecutor of St Helena” remains a mystery, two weeks after the unnamed lawyer was cited in a statement about a criminal investigation into four former government staff. No appointment to the role has been reported in … Continue reading

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St Helena police officers to wear body cameras

Body-worn cameras have been ordered for St Helena Police to improve evidence gathering. It has not been decided when officers will begin wearing the video cameras on their uniforms, or whether they will be worn routinely. Trevor Botting, the island’s … Continue reading

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Green turtles ‘attempting to nest on St Helena’

Green turtles have been attempting to nest on St Helena, the island’s marine conservation section has reported. Part of Sandy Bay Beach is to be closed off while the conservation team finds out the state of the nests discovered. A … Continue reading

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LegCo win is a cakewalk for Friends ex-chairman Pamela

Pamela Ward Pearce, a long-standing chairman of the Friends of St Helena, has been elected to the island’s Legislative Council only months after leaving the UK. She secured 222 of the 448 valid votes cast in the 4 March 2015 by-election, … Continue reading

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Saints get free calls to UK helpline – thanks to SURE

A confidential telephone support line for people in distress on St Helena has been set up in partnership with the UK’s Samaritans charity. The calls will go straight through to trained counsellors in Britain. SURE St Helena has agreed to … Continue reading

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