Tag Archives: The Sentinel

Hotel owner is censured for chamber resignation call

Hazel Wilmot has been formally rebuked for publicly demanding the resignations of the leaders of the island’s chamber of commerce, over the closure of the St Helena Independent. A statement from the chamber – sent to this website by Ms Wilmot – … Continue reading

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One a penny, two a penny, NOT cross buns…

Quirky St Helena fact, number 1: hot cross buns on St Helena may not have crosses. Solomon’s Bakery at Half Tree Hollow planned to bake ten thousand of them for Easter 2012 – up on 8,500 in 2011. But Sinead … Continue reading

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Independent closure claims dismissed as ‘nonsense’ – but new book foresaw what would happen

Allegations that St Helena Government brought about the closure of the island’s only privately-run newspaper have been strongly refuted. In a second statement on the affair, the government says its plans to help set up a state-funded rival “did not include … Continue reading

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‘Bring back the Indy’ campaign launched on Facebook

A Facebook campaign has been launched to press for the relaunch of the St Helena Independent, despite new competition from the government-funded Sentinel. Owner Mike Olsson announced that the 30 March 2012 issue would be the last. He said the … Continue reading

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Men behind The Sentinel face call to resign

An open letter is calling on Stuart Moors and John Styles  to resign as heads of St Helena’s chamber of commerce, because of their role in the closure of the island’s only private-sector newspaper. Hazel Wilmot says that if they … Continue reading

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Sentinel goes live: Click to read St Helena’s new paper

The first edition of St Helena’s new newspaper, The Sentinel, has gone online. Read it here (note: the link address has changed since it was first published on this site). The front page splash is a week-old story about new … Continue reading

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