November

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 →

Judge praises Ken Baddon for ‘astute and helpful’ service

Ken Baddon has been praised for maintaining the “highest traditions” of the legal profession during his long service as St Helena’s Attorney General. Chief Justice Charles Ekins paid tribute to him in his absence at the opening of the St … Continue reading →

Cyril and Caz top the poll in Ascension election

Ascension Island has seven new councillors after a Hallowe’en election. Experienced island politicians Cyril Leo and Caz Yon earned the highest number of votes in the 31 October 2013 poll, with 159 and 139 votes respectively. Also elected were Samantha …Continue reading →

Two years into airport contract, the Gut is filling nicely

Anywhere else in the world, to speak of filling a gut would be considered less than polite. Not on St Helena. It’ll be an international cause for celebration when the eight millionth tonne of rock is tipped into the last … Continue reading →

Ex-soldier Martin puts up cash to trap poppy fund thief

A £100 reward has been offered by a former soldier after he heard that money had gone missing from a poppy collection on St Helena. But Martin Sutcliffe’s initiative has stirred up another mystery … Continue reading →

Governor’s Cape seduction: tax breaks to lure investors

The lure of ten-year tax breaks is set to make St Helena a hot topic with investors in Cape Town, says a South African financial website. The MoneyWeb report – ahead of a visit by Governor Mark Capes – says the opening of … Continue reading →

Cape fights to keep £20 million trade with St Helena

The RMS St Helena is said to bring £20 million worth of business into Cape Town every year – and the city is fighting to keep it, according to MoneyWeb, a South African financial website. It says the figure comes … Continue reading →

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 →

US ‘using Ascension as secret spy base’, says website

Ascension Island is being used as a base for spying on Brazil, according to an article on the Huffington Post website. It says the revelation is contained in documents leaked by the US whistle-blower Edward Snowden, who has taken refuge … Continue reading →

War veteran Cyril joins the march of Remembrance

In Jamestown and on Horseguards Parade, the people of St Helena have paid their respects, once again, to the millions who served and fell in wartime. In London, Cyril Brooks marched proudly alongside his fellow islanders on 10 November 2013 – …Continue reading →

Cables versus cobbles: the battle of Main Street

With fibre-opting cables linking government buildings up and down Main Street in Jamestown, government staff will in future be spared from having to pop across the road to deliver documents. And if there’s no need for people to walk anywhere, … Continue reading →

Rower Sally heads for islands (the easy way)

Sally Kettle’s friends could not understand why she was nervous about heading out to make a film about St Helena and its sister islands. After all, she is no stranger to the Atlantic Ocean: she has rowed across it twice. This … Continue reading →

Robert drives his way to top business prize

Robert Peters has won St Helena’s Business of the Year prize, by capitalising on the heritage that has been seen as one of the island’s great attractions for future tourists. He received £250 for his History on Wheels business at the … Continue reading →

Creativity takes flight as airport hits half-way mark

Driving a digger back and forth, filling an entire valley with rubble to carry the runway for St Helena’s airport, may not seem the most artistic of jobs. But you can’t keep the St Helenian creative spirit down, it … Continue reading →

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