Category Archives: Culture

RIP Nelson Mandela: islands fly flags at half-mast

From Governor Mark Capes, St Helena: “I know that the news of Nelson Mandela’s death will be received with great sadness by the people of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha. During my visit to South Africa only … Continue reading

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Better late than never seen again…

Deep in the cellars, something stirred… it was New Horizons, cooking up another ghoulish treat for Hallowe’en, this time at Jamestown Community Centre. In 2012 the youth charity’s hugely successful fundraising night was held at High Knoll Fort, but a … Continue reading

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I feel good: Ma Flo toasts century with two birthday parties

Florence Richards – “Ma Flo” – didn’t hold back when asked how it felt to be 100 years old. “I feel good and I all right,” she told SAMS Radio 1. “Every day you live to see another day, thank … Continue reading

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Saint FM supporters win funding vote in LegCo

A vote to end “unfair” media funding on St Helena has been pushed though Legislative Council. But it was not made clear whether this would put money into the coffers of Saint FM Community Radio – or if so, how … Continue reading

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Try out new Sports venue at St Helena dance

A St Helena dance night on 12 October 2013 will give Saints a chance to try out the new venue for the annual Reading Sports. The St Helena Association decided to move the annual UK gathering of Saints after 34 … Continue reading

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Ascension workers know the reality, says administrator

A report of discontent among Saints on Ascension has drawn a retort in the Guardian newspaper from the island’s administrator, Colin Wells. Writer Fred Pearce quoted four long-time island residents voicing concerns about the effects of Ascension’s declining population – … Continue reading

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New gallery: faces of the Reading Sports

The latest gallery from the 2013 Reading Sports captures the best of the big event – the faces of lots of people having a really great time. Nearly 2,000 turned out for the annual UK gathering of Saints, relatives and … Continue reading

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Re-live the fun of Reading Sports – or else

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

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Patsy raises a cup to toast 100th coffee morning

Never mind the general election – 17 July 2013 is a historic date for an entirely different reason for Patsy Flagg. It’s the date of her 100th “homely coffee morning”. And just to be different, she decided to hold it … Continue reading

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Gravity Rush 2013: it’s a photo-finish

Click the pic to see a gallery of shots by NEIL GEORGE from Jamestown’s first-ever kart racing event – including drivers getting splatted with wet sponges on the Bridge.

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