Category Archives: Legislative Council

£46,000 a year to make island finances more transparent

An adviser is being recruited to help deal with weaknesses in St Helena’s public services. The job will include making the island’s budget system more transparent. The £46,000-a-year role is to guide the modernising of public service on the island … Continue reading

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St Helena Online joins a campaign for transparency

Ignorance may be bliss, but it’s not good for democracy. St Helena’s elected councillors are making decisions that will set the course of the island’s future, but we are rarely told what they will talk about in advance. That means … Continue reading

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Earl Henry wins election, but 80% fail to vote (comments added)

Earl Henry has been elected to St Helena’s Legislative Council in a by-election held on 13 June 2012, following the resignation of Michael “Newpence” Benjamin. Results were: Earl Hilton Henry 155 votes, Eric Walter George 70 & Lionel George Williams 40. Altogether … Continue reading

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The inside story on St Helena, by former governor Andrew Gurr

While cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell was in Swindolena in May 2012, telling Saints about their island’s bright opportunities, Andrew Gurr was just 30 miles away in Oxford, sharing insights from his four years as governor (2007-2011). The two men were … Continue reading

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A political animal at Blue Hill? (update: mystery solved)

Cats aren’t renowned for their political activity. Or any activity, in fact. And yet the evidence of a recent constituency meeting seems to suggest that in Blue Hill at least, they take an informed interest in public affairs. At the … Continue reading

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Candidates wanted for ‘difficult job’ on council

A Writ of Election has been published following the resignation of legislative councillor Michael Benjamin. Anyone on the register of electors can be nominated to replace him, but voting will only be open to people in the West electoral area. … Continue reading

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