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I wanted the people’s stories, says St Helena film-maker

It was the people that mattered to Dieter Deswarte when he turned up on St Helena, one man and his camera on a shoestring budget, hoping to capture the spirit of an island emerging from obscurity. The BBC gave him … Continue reading

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Carnival catcall echoes round the world

Radio listeners around the world have been regaled with the story of the low-flying aircraft that turned out not to be quite low enough when it led the St Helena Carnival procession down Main Street. Writer Mark Stratton took advantage … Continue reading

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St Helena on the BBC – a British island ‘since 1934’

St Helena has been “a British possession since 1934”, according to the website for the prestigious BBC radio programme, From Our Own Correspondent. Er, no… try 1659. Not only that, but “the island’s remoteness means that it is heavily reliant on ships … Continue reading

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