The year 2012 wasn’t entirely taken up with big stories about the airport. Click on the links for some of the best tales that appeared on St Helena Online in 2012.
In the first three months of the year, stories tended to be on the quirky side – including the plan for Napoleon to escape from St Helena in a barrel.
Glory for St Helena’s international cricketers were followed St Helena Day and celebrations of the Queen’s diamond jubilee. Edie Timm won an MBE, and Nandeli Pelembe won a running race.
The airport supply ship became the first ever to dock at St Helena, students won first class honours, and Nick Stevens broadcast to the world. And a new kind of necklace produced by the island’s craft charity, SHAPE, turned out to be a link to a lost African tribe.
A paraglider flew over Longwood, and astronauts on the NASA space station snapped an amazing picture of swirls of clouds caused by winds striking St Helena. And Hallowe’en came to High Knoll Fort.