Golden shot Simon praises his ‘guardian angel’

Posted on 18 August, 2013 by 

Shooting hero Simon Henry has paid tribute to his late mother for helping him win a gold medal for St Helena in the 2013 Island Games. He told his local paper in the UK that his mother Pam died on … Continue reading →

Jamie’s bound for home – and he’s bringing the Navy

Posted on 22 August, 2013 by 

Families of crew members waved from the old sea walls at Portsmouth when HMS Richmond sailed on a seven-month deployment. But for one member of the ship’s company, the voyage will bring about a family reunion. Leading Seaman Jamie Fowler …Continue reading →

Water restrictions lifted as rains fill reservoirs

Weeks of anxiety about water shortages have come to an end after heavy rain on St Helena – at least for the time being. In May and June 2013, residents of Half Tree Hollow and surrounding areas were said to … Continue reading →

After 34 years, annual gathering of UK Saints is on the move

Posted on 26 August, 2013 by 

The annual gathering of St Helenians in the UK is moving to a new venue in 2014 – after 34 years at Reading Rugby Club. Organisers Trevor and Vilma Toms made the decision partly because of improved facilities and lower … Continue reading →

Maths triumph sparks economy count-down, says schools chief

Posted on 27 August, 2013 by 

Students and teachers are celebrating an extraordinary turn-around in maths GCSE exam results on St Helena. Education director Colin Moore said: “Two years ago, no students achieved a C grade in maths. This year almost half of the year group … Continue reading→

Re-live the fun of Reading Sports – or else

Posted on 28 August, 2013 by 

When a cowgirl tells you to stick ‘em up, it’s best to oblige – and we have, by sticking up a few hundred great pictures of the 2013 Reading Sports. The sun shone and nearly 2,000 people had a great … Continue reading →

Wrangham’s wrangle exposes conflicts over heritage

Posted on 30 August, 2013 by 

A plan to remove heritage protection from one of St Helena’s historic houses has been thrown out by councillors. They acted only days after The Castle issued a newsletter about the importance of the island’s built heritage for future tourism. … Continue reading→

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