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DFID sets aside £19.4 million – including child abuse cash

The UK’s Department for International Development is giving St Helena £1.2m of new money for safeguarding of children and adults. The announcement came as a team from the UK neared the end of two weeks on the island, investigating alleged failures to deal … Continue reading

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South African firm is first choice as St Helena airline

A South African airline operator has been named the favourite to provide an air service for St Helena when its first airport opens early in 2016. But Comair, which also operates budget flights as kulula.com, will only offer flights to … Continue reading

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Judge offers comfort over tales of power and abuse – but says No to London jobs hearing for whistle-blowers

A judge has spoken of “disturbing” claims made about sex abuse on St Helena and the way the island is governed – after ruling he could not hear a case brought by social workers. Claire Gannon and Martin Warsama claimed … Continue reading

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Read the full aid mission report for St Helena

The aide memoire signed at the end of the annual visit of advisers from the UK serves as a state-of-the-island report for St Helena. The Development Aid Planning Mission 2014 report covers key aspects of life such as health, education, … Continue reading

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Aid mission talks begin on 11 January 2014

Annual talks to agree St Helena’s settlement of aid from Britain are scheduled for 11 to 18 January 2014 – though an economist will arrive a week early for preliminary discussions. The Development Aid Planning Mission, usually referred to as … Continue reading

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Siting of a dock in the bay…

Work could start in early 2014 on building of a new, permanent wharf in Rupert’s Bay, allowing ships to come alongside a dock to discharge cargo and passengers for the first time in St Helena’s history. Click here to see a … Continue reading

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Wharf plan prompts conservation worries

Concerns are being voiced privately by conservationists as work moves ahead on a proposed wharf in Rupert’s Bay. There are fears that the project might harm undiscovered relics from St Helena’s maritime history, as well as natural life – including … Continue reading

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UK sends message on need for open government

The British government says it will be looking for transparency in the way St Helena spends millions of pounds it receives in aid funding. Its latest update on British overseas territories says: “More than ever, in the current financial climate, … Continue reading

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DfID sets out to tackle St Helena diabetes and cut aid

The diabetes crisis on St Helena has been picked out as one of the main targets for action by the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID). It also wants to reduce the island’s dependence on British aid. The incidence of … Continue reading

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Health and social services projects get top marks

Overall ‘A’ ratings have been awarded for two major projects run by St Helena’s Health and Social Welfare Directorate. It means the Healthlink 3 and Health Strategy projects both funded by the UK for three and a half years, achieved their overall objectives when … Continue reading

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