Tag Archives: Governor Mark Capes

London dismisses election protest against Governor Capes

A formal protest has been sent to Foreign Secretary William Hague over the “unpleasant” way that Governor Mark Capes dismissed elected councillors without warning. But a response from overseas territories chief Peter Hayes has claimed that Mr Capes gave “justified … Continue reading

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Sacked councillors round on His Absency the Governor

Leading island politicians have publicly condemned the actions of Governor Mark Capes in dissolving St Helena’s Legislative Council without warning – and without calling an election. Mr Capes gave the 12 elected councillors an hour’s notice of his announcement, which … Continue reading

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Small shipment blamed for diesel price rise – but tax has gone up too

A ten per cent rise in the price of a litre of diesel is partly due to prices overseas, according to Governor Mark Capes. But more than half the 12 pence increase reflects¬†a rise in customs duty. In his report … Continue reading

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Champagne launch for the Department of Everything

You’d be hard-pressed to better Tara Pelembe’s words on St Helena’s environment: “It is the air that we breathe, the water that we drink, the food that we eat, the energy we use in our houses, the landscape we enjoy, … Continue reading

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