Tag Archives: From our Own Correspondent

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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Death of Lonesome George is a bleak warning for St Helena

The death of a giant tortoise in the Galapagos Islands gives a gloomy foretaste of the sadness to come when St Helena’s best-loved inhabitant passes on. Preparations have begun in readiness for the day when Jonathan the tortoise, the oldest known creature in the … Continue reading

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Falklands rationing: not enough eggs, but islanders soldier on

Rationing is starting to hit on the Falklands as a result of Argentina obstructing supplies to the islands. The BBC’s Allan Little says the trade restrictions are exercising islanders’ minds much more than the presence of Prince William at RAF … Continue reading

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