Category Archives: Media

A vast swirl of rubbish: site ranks St Helena with deadly islands

No snakes infest Diana’s Peak National Park, and crocodiles are noticeably absent from The Run in Jamestown. But even without these failings, St Helena still makes it on to a list of deadly tourist destinations to avoid. And this on … Continue reading

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Elsa’s homecoming crackles over the airwaves

When Elsa Green returned to St Helena after 62 years of living abroad, she might have expected a fairly quiet homecoming – but for a highly unlikely encounter on the airwaves. A local paper in England, the Newbury Weekly News, tells of … 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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Debate could change fortunes of media rivals

A debate on St Helena’s media could affect the future of the government-funded SAMS Radio 1 – and possibly boost the fortunes of “the people’s radio station”,  Saint FM. SAMS Radio 1 and its sister newspaper, the Sentinel, have received at … Continue reading

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Saint FM rises again on Ascension

Saint FM Community Radio can be heard live on Ascension from 1 October 2013, a message to St Helena Online has confirmed. It comes six months after the station was revived as a community enterprise on St Helena, following its … Continue reading

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Catch up with Saint FM and the Indy via new links

The Saint FM website has temporarily stopped working – but you can still listen to the station through a new web page set up by computer whizz Johnny Clingham. And you can read your weekly paper via St Helena Online: … Continue reading

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Tony’s Saint FM fundraising total is grand, grand, grand…

Tony Leo’s marathon radio show on Saint FM Community Radio has raised nearly three thousand pounds to help keep the station on air. The veteran presenter began broadcasting at 7am on Saturday 6 July 2013 and finally brought the show … Continue reading

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St Helena’s Mister Radio just keeps on going: please support Tony Leo’s marathon broadcast

St Helena Online salutes the achievements of the indefatigable Tony Leo, St Helena’s own Mr Radio. After 45 years on air, Tony decided he might as well move into the studio on a long-term basis. At 7am on Saturday, 6 … Continue reading

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Saint FM recalls fire at sea, 40 years ago

The story of a near-disaster aboard a ship bound for St Helena has been retold in a 40th anniversary radio programme – by the presenter who covered it at the time. Tony Leo revisited interviews he recorded with survivors of … Continue reading

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Writer says Michel deserves top honour for Napoleon role

Film star Clint Eastwood has one, and so has the singer Bob Dylan; and now a writer on Napoleon says Michel Dancoisne-Martineau, custodian of the emperor’s homes on St Helena, deserves to receive France’s highest honour.   Andrew Roberts makes … Continue reading

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