The much-loved Honeymoon Chair on Jamestown waterfront should be restored to its former splendour by the end of August 2012, reports the St Helena Broadcasting Corporation – even if the bougainvillea that grew over it will take time to recover. The frame over the seat collapsed in April 2012, after the weight of the bougainvillea opened up cracks in the concrete cladding, causing the iron suports to corrode. Read more here.
By St Helena Government writer The Queen’s Baton has arrived at St Helena island, the 40th stop in its relay around the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth. The baton stops at the island […]
When Clara Tinkham stepped ashore at St Helena in 1876, she was clearly greatly relieved to be escaping from life aboard a whaling ship – even though it meant separation from her husband. Captain John […]
A Facebook campaign has been launched to press for the relaunch of the St Helena Independent, despite new competition from the government-funded Sentinel. Owner Mike Olsson announced that the 30 March 2012 issue would be […]