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Castle dodges the facts on media name blunder

The conduct of St Helena Government has been called into question after the island’s state-funded media organisation was forced to change its name. The Castle has refused to acknowledge that it has any case to answer, despite being given a … Continue reading

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The truth: how Mike O came to own his rival’s name

The media organisation set up by St Helena Government has had to change its name from St Helena Broadcasting (Guarantee) Corporation because it was too similar to one owned by its rival – the St Helena Broadcasting Corporation. In a breathtaking … Continue reading

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Situation? What situation? Castle untroubled by radio silence

The lack of a fully-functioning radio station on St Helena has been met with unconcern by the island’s government. In an echo of the “Crisis? What crisis?” headline in the UK’s Winter of Discontent in the 1970s, it said there was … Continue reading

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Mishievous Mike advertises ‘rival’ for sale – and it’s not a joke

Mike Olsson, who closed his Saint FM radio station on 21 December 2012, has advertised the station for sale – but made it look as if it’s his government-funded rival that’s on the market. But he’s entitled to do just that … Continue reading

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‘We changed the island’ – Mike halts the heartbeat of St Helena

A candle burned in the crowded studio of Saint FM as the last song played out on St Helena’s best-loved radio station. A few minutes earlier, station founder Mike Olsson told listeners around the world: “I think we changed the island. … Continue reading

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Saint FM listeners urged to protest over ‘misuse’ of UK aid

UK listeners to Saint FM have been urged to protest to their members of Parliament over the station being “driven out of business” with British tax-payers’ money. St Helena’s first and only fully-independent radio station announced on Wednesday, 19 December … Continue reading

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Search dog Poppy wins award for finding missing child

The search dog that found missing three-year-old Ziggy Joshua has been given a commendation certificate for reuniting him with his parents. St Helena’s deputy fire chief, Alan Thomas, has told how he asked for one of Paul Laban’s trained dogs to … Continue reading

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Restoration is in the frame for Honeymoon Chair

The much-loved Honeymoon Chair on Jamestown waterfront should be restored to its former splendour by the end of August 2012, reports the St Helena Broadcasting Corporation – even if the bougainvillea that grew over it will take time to recover. The frame … Continue reading

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Bulletins go live – before radio switch-on

News bulletins from St Helena’s newest media organisation are now going out on the airwaves – before it has even launched its first radio station. The St Helena Broadcasting Corporation has been publishing audio bulletins on its website since April, but now … Continue reading

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