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‘The eagle has landed. The world is now linked to St Helena by air. Lucky world’: the story of St Helena’s first flight, as told by the people on the island

Click the pic to read social media reportage as a small plane flew into the history books https://storify.com/mrsimonpipe/flight-into-history-first-ever-plane-landing-on-st

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Saint FM vital to island spirit, says director Dieter

Three minutes into Dieter Deswarte’s BBC film about St Helena, viewers around the world heard the smooth welcome of Tony Leo, veteran island broadcaster. “This is Saint FM Community Radio. The people’s station at its best,” he said. “Our unique … Continue reading

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Elsa’s homecoming crackles over the airwaves

When Elsa Green returned to St Helena after 62 years of living abroad, she might have expected a fairly quiet homecoming – but for a highly unlikely encounter on the airwaves. A local paper in England, the Newbury Weekly News, tells of … Continue reading

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Saint FM supporters win funding vote in LegCo

A vote to end “unfair” media funding on St Helena has been pushed though Legislative Council. But it was not made clear whether this would put money into the coffers of Saint FM Community Radio – or if so, how … Continue reading

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Debate could change fortunes of media rivals

A debate on St Helena’s media could affect the future of the government-funded SAMS Radio 1 – and possibly boost the fortunes of “the people’s radio station”,  Saint FM. SAMS Radio 1 and its sister newspaper, the Sentinel, have received at … Continue reading

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Saint FM makes a comeback on Ascension

From Saint FM Community Radio: We are pleased to announce that we are now streaming our services to Ascension Island as of today (1 October 2013). A special message to the Ascension community was delivered today at 1200 GMT from Saint … Continue reading

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Saint FM rises again on Ascension

Saint FM Community Radio can be heard live on Ascension from 1 October 2013, a message to St Helena Online has confirmed. It comes six months after the station was revived as a community enterprise on St Helena, following its … Continue reading

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Catch up with Saint FM and the Indy via new links

The Saint FM website has temporarily stopped working – but you can still listen to the station through a new web page set up by computer whizz Johnny Clingham. And you can read your weekly paper via St Helena Online: … Continue reading

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A thousand fail to vote in crucial St Helena election

Just over half of registered electors have voted in the 2013 St Helena general election. The turnout of 54.8% is a slight drop on the figure of 58% for the 2009 election. In all, 1,267 valid voting slips were dropped … Continue reading

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St Helena’s Mister Radio just keeps on going: please support Tony Leo’s marathon broadcast

St Helena Online salutes the achievements of the indefatigable Tony Leo, St Helena’s own Mr Radio. After 45 years on air, Tony decided he might as well move into the studio on a long-term basis. At 7am on Saturday, 6 … Continue reading

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