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Henrietta says island running is ‘spectacular’

The top performer in the 2012 St Helena Festival of Running has said she would recommend other overseas athletes to compete in such “a spectacular place with marvellous people.” Henrietta Timms said: “If people know far enough in advance they … Continue reading

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Marathon champ Henrietta keeps on running – and winning

Visiting runner Henrietta Timms has scored a third victory in the 2012 St Helena Festival of Running – after starting out by setting a new women’s record for the island marathon. Her tally in three events was: Sunday 24 June: … Continue reading

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St Helena waives the rules to welcome yachties ashore

Landing fees are to be waived for crews of yachts spending less than three days at St Helena. The move follows a determined push to encourage more visits to the island under sail. In December 2010, the tourism department reported … Continue reading

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Relying on tourism poses economic risk, warn territories

Warnings have been sounded about the perils of having an economy based largely on tourism – just as St Helena is trying to do exactly that with the building of its airport. Holidaymakers are seen as the great hope for … Continue reading

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‘Aid cash used to destroy heritage,’ says Trust

Cobblestones said to date back more than 200 years have been broken up in St Helena’s Main Street to make way for a trench as part of ‘improvements’ funded by overseas aid. Island historian Nick Thorpe said: ‘The 18th Century … Continue reading

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