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Voyage to investigate illegal fishing off Ascension: reporting ban on St Helena media is lifted

A criminal investigation has been carried out into illegal fishing around Ascension Island. But the media on St Helena were banned from reporting on an investigatory expedition aboard the MFV Extractor until it was over (archive picture by Bruce Salt). … Continue reading

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I had my bag pilfered at Johannesburg, says Lawson

Saints will be flying in and out of an airport with a high crime rate and a reputation for losing baggage, the Hon Lawson Henry told fellow legislative councillors. He spoke from experience. He said: “Many Saints, including myself, have … Continue reading

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Water the lawn, and you’ll get grassed up

Police are investigating reports that people on St Helena have been wasting water – with the island only six days away from its supplies drying up in the most populated area. A ban on using hoses and sprinklers has been … Continue reading

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Saints to appear in UK court over stolen motorcycles

Two St Helenian men are to appear before magistrates in the UK after a number of stolen motorcycles were seized on the island. Ryan Benjamin, 31, and Dominic Benjamin, 23, of Longwood, St Helena, are facing charges of handling stolen … Continue reading

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Man in custody after alleged violent disorder

An incident of violent disorder in Jamestown led to one man being arrested on suspicion of affray, report St Helena Police. The weekly crime round-up says one male was detained in custody on Thursday 31 January 2013 and charged with … Continue reading

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Saints say No to violence at home

Growing numbers of people on St Helena are seeking help after being attacked in their homes. And on the last weekend of November 2012, men and women on the island were asked to wear white ribbons to show their opposition to … Continue reading

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Domestic violence on St Helena: six arrests in three months

St Helena Police dealt with seven incidents of domestic violence in the space of three months between August and November 2012. One of the people arrested was a woman. The cases have all been detailed in the island’s weekly crime bulletin.  … Continue reading

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Endemic trees reported stolen from Millennium Forest

Police are investigating the alleged theft of gumwood and rosemary trees from St Helena’s Millennium Forest on Wednesday, 31 October 2012. No further details have been given, but Detective Sergeant Clarence Roberts said officers would be making regular visits to … Continue reading

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Stolen bikes and cash seized after import investigation

An investigation into stolen motorcycles being imported to St Helena has led to the seizure of a dozen machines. They are to be sold at auction. Police also found a large sum of money on the island. The courts in Jamestown have ordered that … Continue reading

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Police chief expresses sadness for convicted prison boss

The conviction of St Helena’s last prison manager for theft has been described as a “sad situation” following positive work on the island. St Helena Police helped recover stolen property left on the island by Mick Morris, who was said … Continue reading

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