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Domestic violence on St Helena: six arrests in three months

St Helena Police dealt with seven incidents of domestic violence in the space of three months between August and November 2012. One of the people arrested was a woman. The cases have all been detailed in the island’s weekly crime bulletin.  … Continue reading

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Charity chief rejects criticism of report that sparked scandal

Experts at the Lucy Faithfull Foundation have expressed surprise at the Wass Inquiry’s finding that sex abuse on St Helena is very limited. “It is typically the case that… reported cases are but the tip of the iceberg,” says the abuse … Continue reading

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Daily Mail tricked into printing lurid stories based on ‘compromised’ abuse report, finds Wass

The Daily Mail was duped into publishing lurid articles that “unwittingly gave a totally misleading and distorted view” of St Helena, the Wass Inquiry has found. It says social work manager Claire Gannon leaked a report on abuse to the paper … Continue reading

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New safeguarding boss promises action and support for victims

A new Safeguarding body on St Helena is already reported to be bringing new concerns to light, two months after it was set up to protect people from abuse and violence. A specialist detective now works solely on sex and domestic … Continue reading

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Incest and violence ‘not uncommon’ says 1990s governor

Problems with sex abuse and domestic violence on St Helena were acknowledged in print by a former governor more than a decade before the issue became an international scandal. David Smallman’s brief mention of the issue shows action was being … Continue reading

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Development Aid Planning Mission aide memoire 2014

DFID officials will recommend for Ministerial approval £13.55 million in grant in aid to fund the 2014/15 recurrent budget deficit, compared to £13.4 million in 2013/14. A closer working relation between the St Helena Government (SHG) and Enterprise St Helena … Continue reading

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April’s degree will help solve island’s social ills

University graduate April Lawrence will be returning to Half Tree Hollow in October 2013 with skills that could be used to tackle social problems on St Helena. She has been awarded a strong 2:1 degree in Sociology and Psychology by … Continue reading

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2012: a year of change, part 4 – October to December

A by-election drew a tiny proportion of voters; and zombies took over High Knoll Fort; Shelco warned that without flights from Europe, its planned eco resort could not succeed; one of the RMS St Helena’s engines had to be repaired at … Continue reading

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Sandy Bay: man arrested for domestic assault

Police have reported a domestic violence incident that took place only days before a weekend of events to highlight the issue on St Helena. It happened on Monday 19 November 2012 in the Sandy Bay area. Detective Sergeant Clarence Roberts said: “One … Continue reading

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Saints say No to violence at home

Growing numbers of people on St Helena are seeking help after being attacked in their homes. And on the last weekend of November 2012, men and women on the island were asked to wear white ribbons to show their opposition to … Continue reading

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