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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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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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Rules laid down for new radio stations – for now

A battle for the airwaves has led St Helena Government to lay down temporary rules on how radio licences should be granted. It says it would be unfair to make applicants wait for a fully-researched policy to be in place. … Continue reading

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What the nurse said to the governor: Andrew Gurr looks back

When Andrew Gurr arrived on St Helena in 2007 as the first governor to be appointed through open competition, he found an island civil service that was financially adrift. It needed to undergo surgery – and so, later on, did … Continue reading

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Media saga takes new twist as Mike plans more radio stations

A move by Mike Olsson to launch new radio stations on St Helena, alongside Saint FM, has caused concern for councillors. A request from St Helena Media Productions for more slots on the airwaves was put on hold at the … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Chair ‘would almost certainly have been condemned’

The structure that collapsed over Jamestown’s much-loved Honeymoon Chair in April 2012 was already in a dangerous condition, according to an investigation. The weight of the bougainvillea plant over the seat had caused the concrete cladding to crack and let in … Continue reading

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The paper that refused to die: St Helena Independent goes LIVE

The St Helena Independent’s relaunch issue is now live on the internet, a month after it “closed down” in the face of competition from the government-funded Sentinel newspaper. Read it here. St Helena Online will supply news and features for … Continue reading

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Media funding must be fair, says John – as MP holds debate

The re-launch of the St Helena Independent – in competition with a government-funded rival – has prompted island blogger John Turner to oppose media subsidies. But in the UK, one Conservative MP has called for tax breaks and financial assistance … Continue reading

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The St Helena Independent is back – this Friday

A rescue package has been put together to bring back the St Helena Independent – just under a month after its “final” edition was published. The revived Indy will appear – in print and on the internet – on Friday, 27 April, 2012. … Continue reading

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