Tag Archives: Diamond Jubilee

Vexillologists vexed as UK fails to fly the flag for territories

There’s been a bit of a flap on in the corridors of Whitehall, over a broken promise to Britain’s overseas territories. When the UK government announced that the flags of islands such as St Helena were to be flown at … Continue reading

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Funeral is held after Tristan da Cunha beach tragedy

The Tristan da Cunha website reports that the funeral has taken place of the islander who was swept to his death at the start of the Queen’s Jubilee weekend. Barry Swain was caught by a wave while crossing a beach … Continue reading

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Jamestown’s Jubilee jamboree – in words and pictures

Words and pictures: St Helena Government St Helena joined other UK Overseas Territories and countries around the world to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a weekend of celebrations. First was the annual Garden Party at the Governor’s residence, Plantation … Continue reading

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St Helena Online wishes readers a great Jubilee weekend

(This story is being left online for archival reasons. However, a beach tragedy on Tristan da Cunha has meant that the weekend’s commemoration of the jubilee was “muted”, according to the www.tristandc.com website). While Saints are dancing down the street … Continue reading

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Heads win every time with Ascension’s jubilee coin

If the person at the bar suggests calling heads or tails to decide who pays for the drinks, just make sure they’re not holding the new Ascension Island £5 coin. It’s got heads on both sides. And not only that, … Continue reading

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Island prepares to join Queen’s diamond jubilation

A diamond of light will shine out from St Helena when the island joins worldwide celebrations of the Queen’s 60 years on the British throne. Five Jubilee beacons that have been despatched to the island will be the “most remote” of … Continue reading

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