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Drought ‘remains critical’ – with little rain expected

St Helena’s drought shows no sign of easing, with the reservoirs serving the most populated island filling too slowly for restrictions to be lifted. It follows months of hot weather and little rain. One senior source told St Helena Online: … Continue reading

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2013 drought gallery

Water was transported water across St Helena in a fire engine and makeshift bowsers when drought struck in May and June 2013, after five months with only a third of the normal rainfall. Neil George’s pictures present scenes from a … Continue reading

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Handouts keep cattle alive as drought dries up grazing

Distressed cattle have used up all their spare body fat as the drought on St Helena has left them without adequate grazing. Island vet Joe Hollins has been handing out feed and salt-licks to help the island’s largest livestock herds … Continue reading

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Island can never fully protect against drought, says Martin

The cost of protecting St Helena from future droughts may be unaffordable, water engineer Martin Squibbs has warned. He said: “Some things are just not manageable. We are dependent on things we can’t really foresee, let along make provision for. … Continue reading

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Help on the way as drought teams carry water up the hill

Pumps and piping have been ordered from Cape Town to help St Helena get through a possible three months of drought. Rainfall over the first three days of June had helped to lift that amount of water available for the … Continue reading

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Failings alleged: drought chiefs promise to do better next time

The men overseeing St Helena’s fight to secure water supplies have pledged not to let the island be caught unready for such a crisis in the future. Chief of Police Peter Coll also said it had implications for the future … Continue reading

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Drought highlights risks of untreated water in island homes

Water supplied to one in ten homes on St Helena will be unfit for consumption at times, the man in charge of the supply has warned. But water engineer Martin Squibbs said he had not meant to spread fear when … Continue reading

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2013 Review

Read down to look back on South Atlantic happenings in 2013 – then click on the links below each month to read the best stories from the year.  JANUARY Banjo became the first boat home in the Governor’s Cup yacht … Continue reading

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June

Kedell goes to the Abbey for Coronation anniversary Posted on 4 June, 2013 by Simon Pipe Kedell Worboys, St Helena’s representative in the UK, has been representing the territory at a service in Westminster Abbey (4 June 2013) to mark the 60th anniversary … Continue reading

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May

The Saint who risked all to rescue a plant Posted on 2 May, 2013 by Simon Pipe The day Charlie Benjamin climbed up a cliff with a flower in his teeth may become part of  St Helena folklore. That perilous act brought back … Continue reading

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