Government/Politics

20 candidates bid for a part in St Helena’s future

Twenty candidates are to fight for the 12 seats in the 2013 St Helena general election. They are: Leslie Paul Baldwin of Half Tree Hollow Audrey Mavis Constantine of Maldivia, Jamestown Nigel Dollery of Pleasant View Cottage, New Ground Wilson Charles Duncan of Old Millsite, Longwood Gavin George Ellick of New Ground Cyril Robert George of Clifton Cottage, Sapper Way Stedson Robert …

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No more whale adventures for St Helena’s new diplomat

Tristan da Cunha’s administrator, Sean Burns, is to take up a senior post on St Helena – but  the job is unlikely to offer the same excitements as life on the world’s remotest inhabited island. Besides dealing with the 2011 wreck of the MS Oliva and the resulting penguin rescue operation, Sean has handled the …

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Trawler visit is first step to buying island boats, says Rob

St Helena could build up its own fleet of off-shore trawlers if exploratory fishing off the island’s sea mounts is successful, according to enterprise chief Rob Midwinter. He said investors would demand proof that there were enough fish to catch before they would help island fishermen buy their own vessels – and visiting trawler Southern Star …

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London dismisses election protest against Governor Capes

A formal protest has been sent to Foreign Secretary William Hague over the “unpleasant” way that Governor Mark Capes dismissed elected councillors without warning. But a response from overseas territories chief Peter Hayes has claimed that Mr Capes gave “justified reasons” for removing councillors from office. In fact, those reasons only explained the decision to …

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