Monthly Archives: April 2015

UK hospital agrees to operate on severely disabled Saint girl – but only after judge denounces three others that refused

A Saint teenager with “catastrophic” disabilities is to be given a desperately-needed operation in the UK – but only after three National Health Service trusts REFUSED to treat her. St Helena’s chief justice, Judge Charles Ekins, said it was “shameful” … Continue reading

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Historic first test flight delayed

The date of the proposed first test flight to St Helena has been put back from July to “in or around September 2015”, it has been announced. The calibration flight is needed to test the various navigation systems to guide … Continue reading

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Joshua Connect Day brings family together at the Cape

If you meet a Joshua in Cape Town, you can be pretty sure that somewhere in their family line, there’s a Saint. Now they all have their own special day: Monday, 27 April 2015 is Joshua Connect Day. Organiser JOLENE JOSHUA tells … Continue reading

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Were there black prisoners in the Boer camps of St Helena?

Little is heard of the black Africans who lived and died in the prison camps of the Anglo Boer War. One man is engaged on a search for what traces remain – and he’s heading for St Helena. Twin Mosia is to … Continue reading

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TV news makes the news

Broadcasting history has been made on St Helena with the transmission of the island’s first weekly television news bulletin. Watch Liam Yon make an impressive debut as a newsreader here The bulletin has been produced by South Atlantic Media Services – … Continue reading

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Legislative Council members have welcomed the announcement that Comair Limited is to operate Saturday flights to St Helena in a British Airways aircraft. But they also voiced concerns about crime, transport of Ascension, and the future of the island’s long-standing … Continue reading

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Higher taxes for the highest earners: tough budget makes unpopular decisions ‘for the many, not the few’

A higher rate of income tax has been introduced on St Helena as part of a tough Budget that has caused “disquiet” for some. But Financial Secretary Colin Owen said it was a Budget for the benefit of the many, … Continue reading

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St Helena’s Budget – in figures

New higher rate of 31% tax on all income over £25,000 from 1 April 2015. Basic income tax rate rises by 1% to 26%, from 1 April. Personal tax allowance stays at £7,000. Companies’ income tax paid remains at 25%. … Continue reading

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Drinks tax does little for Dr Corinda Pepper…

St Helena’s councillors are sharing the pain when it comes to tax on alcohol. “Everyone enjoys a good beer or a glass or wine and I declare my interest,” the Hon Brian Isaac told LegCo. “Saints are known to enjoy … Continue reading

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Ronnie takes flight

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