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Price rumours ‘wrong’, says Owen, as inflation tumbles

Inflation in St Helena’s shops has fallen to its lowest level for at least five years, according to the island’s chief economist. Owen James’s latest bulletin has scotched reports of “extremely rapid” price rises – and a “myth” that figures have been manipulated. But the … Continue reading

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Do the maths, says economist: tourists equal millions (comments added)

The secret formula for St Helena’s future prosperity has been worked out by the island’s economist. And here it is: 30,000 x £150 x 7 = £31.5 million Owen James says the prospect of air travel from 2015 offers scope to … Continue reading

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‘Don’t blow our golden chance’, says St Helena economist

UK aid will amount to £70,000 for each man, woman and child on St Helena over the next three years, says the island’s economist – but he warns that Saints must repay the British government’s trust with ‘a change in … Continue reading

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