Tag Archives: Jamestown

Hotel plans win support from ExCo

A large hotel could be built on Jamestown’s Waterfront. Executive councillors gave approval for the idea to be explored as a future option – after endorsing a separate plan to convert numbers 1, 2 and 3 Main Street into four-star … Continue reading

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Take a trip into Jamestown – at breakneck speed

Click the pic above to experience the thrill of the 2014 Gravity Rush kart race down the hill into Jamestown, courtesy of Julian Beard’s YouTube video. It’s bumpy, and a bit scary. Then click the image on the right for … Continue reading

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Don’t stay too long at St Helena’s craziest attraction…

In seven years of non-stop travelling to more than 140 countries, Gary Arndt has photographed some extraordinary sights: the rainbows over the Victoria Falls, a diving penguin in Antarctica, even human skulls in the killing fields of Cambodia. But on … Continue reading

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Rockfalls reported in Jamestown

A large boulder landed in the garden of a house in Upper Jamestown in the early hours of Saturday, 4 January 2014, and Mike Olsson of Saint FM has reported hearing rocks hitting the safety netting above the homes before … Continue reading

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RFA Darkdale: Mystery of the torpedo that failed to explode

The German submarine U-68 fired off four torpedoes at the RFA Darkdale, then sped quickly away to escape the attention of the gun crews positioned above Jamestown. The logbook recorded that all four struck home. But investigators from the Ministry … Continue reading

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Cables versus cobbles: the battle of Main Street

With fibre-opting cables linking government buildings up and down Main Street in Jamestown, government staff will in future be spared from having to pop across the road to deliver documents. And if there’s no need for people to walk anywhere, … Continue reading

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Jamestown plan looks like a cut-down Cape Town, writer warns

Further criticism has been aimed at the proposals to turn Jamestown into a tourist centre – this time by historian John Tyrrell, after a return visit to St Helena. His internet journal describes the “rather bad tempered” public meeting held … Continue reading

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Steeple appeal is launched as Ivy clings to her dream

Ivy Ellick’s dream of restoring the steeple to Jamestown’s parish church has taken a first step to being realised – more than 30 years after she vowed to make it happen. She and fellow churchwarden Cathy Hopkins have launched an … Continue reading

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Castle Plaza? Tourist chiefs get twenty-twenty vision

Possible changes to¬†Jamestown’s historic centre are to be put to the public as St Helena prepares for the advent of air travel. Ideas such as a plaza outside The Castle for open-air dining have been set out in a paper … Continue reading

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Graham beats Jacob’s Ladder record – hands down

The record for climbing Jacob’s Ladder has been broken by less than a second – by a “runner” who went up on all fours. Graham Doig cleared the 699th step of the St Helena landmark¬†in a time of 5 minutes, … Continue reading

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