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BBC slideshow paints a bleak picture of a beautiful island

BBC Africa’s online slideshow on the first commercial flight to St Helena might be felt to misrepresent the island’s beauty. It opens with Gianluigi Guercia’s striking image of the aircraft wing, with the looming bulk of The Barn in the background. A … Continue reading

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Official general election result: Russell Yon tops the poll

Newcomer Russell Yon has led the voting in the 2017 St Helena general election, polling 753 votes – just 11 more than second-placed Dr Corinda Essex, who returns for her second term as a legislative councillor. But three of the … Continue reading

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Flags lowered for Rodney, the first Saint captain

Captain Rodney Young had planned to stay with his ship until the end of its days. As it was, he did not live to carry out his last duties as Master of the RMS St Helena. The ship remained in … Continue reading

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He was the Master at sea, but on St Helena, his family kept his feet on the ground

VILMA CLINGHAM-TOMS pays tribute of Captain Rodney Young of the RMS St Helena on behalf of the St Helena Association in the UK We were so proud of Rodney’s achievement in becoming St Helena’s first ship’s captain. A pioneer. He … Continue reading

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‘He was one of those people you meet and never forget’ – a passenger’s tribute to Captain Rodney Young MBE

Tina Wagner, a past passenger on the RMS St Helena, heard the news of Captain Rodney Young’s death at her home in Germany and wrote the following tribute.  For Captain Rodney. When we set eyes on him for the first … Continue reading

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Not another public nuisance for St Helena, surely?

First there was Napoleon, and then the troublesome Zulu chief, Dinizulu. It was stretching a point when 5,000 Boer War prisoners were transported to St Helena. And by the time three unwanted Bahraini agitators turned up in the Seventies, the … Continue reading

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