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St Helena’s airport supply ship, en route to a place in history

The Basil Read ship, NP Glory 4, pictured in Cape Town shortly before making its historic first voyage to St Helena, laden with equipment and materials for building the island’s airport. It was arrived off Rupert’s Bay today, and is … Continue reading

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Missing piece of paper that left island without onions

A lack of onions on St Helena has come about because paperwork was not handed over. The port authority in Cape Town, Transnet, refused to let thousands of onions be loaded aboard the RMS St Helena. The result, according to … Continue reading

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