Tag Archives: Ascension Island

RMS sailing schedule runs beyond airport opening

The new sailing schedule for the RMS St Helena includes two voyages beyond the planned opening of St Helena’s first airport. And they may not be the ship’s last trips to the island, according to a statement issued after executive … Continue reading

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UK ‘doesn’t even know’ about island eco threats, say MPs

The UK has been accused by a Westminster committee of failing to protect endangered plants and creatures in its overseas territories. The Environmental Audit Committee said the UK was not taking proper responsibility for the 517 globally threatened species in … Continue reading

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Drive carefully: land crabs crossing

The following Twitter message links to a nice picture: Highway code on Ascension takes land crabs in to account http://t.co/RZIMFHEuCo — UKOTCF (@UKOTCF) January 13, 2014

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Revisit the stories of 2013

Click the pic for a month-by-month look back at the stories that made 2013 on St Helena and her sister islands – then follow the links for more detail. SEE ALSO: 2013 in pictures

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Raymond and Cynthia achieve a uniform kind of fame

Nearly a million people read The Observer newspaper. And in the final issue of 2013, they have been treated to a picture of Cynthia George and Raymond Hudson, posing in their scouting uniforms on Jamestown seafront. The photographer, Jon Tonks, … Continue reading

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2013: look back on a momentous year – on camera

There was drought and there was a controversial election – and plenty of big celebrations, as only St Helena knows how to throw them. And Ascension and Tristan da Cunha produced a few good stories in 2013. Click on the … Continue reading

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Share a kind word: Christmas message from Governor Capes

St Helena is certainly getting busier… that is a phrase that I often hear these days and I have to agree with it.  The past year has flashed by, with so much happening and so much still to do.  At … Continue reading

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Internet pirates are driven off Ascension Island

Three centuries after the buccaneer William Dampier abandoned his sinking ship in Clarence Bay, a new brand of pirates has tried settling on Ascension Island. But the outlawed Pirate Bay website was quickly driven off the island’s internet domain after … Continue reading

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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

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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

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