ladder hill
LADDER HILL
shot in 2004
Ladder Hill was the Tower Hill of St Helena
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JAMESTOWN
The Islands capital
A great view shot from my DJI Drone flying over Jamestown Harbour
Rupert Beach
RUPERT'S BEACH
Easily accessible and safe
Rupert's Beach a popular black sandy beach for days out.
Boer Cemetery
BOER CEMETERY
Individual graves aligned
Hillside burial ground cemetery at Knollcombes

Day: July 20, 2012

Rebecca holds a white lamb

Vet student Rebecca sails to fulfil her dream

Five or six years from now, St Helena’s animals may be in the care of the island’s first home-grown, fully qualified veterinary surgeon. Rebecca Lawrence, of Cowpath, has won a Commonwealth Scholarship to study veterinary medicine and surgery at the University of Nottingham. Competition for the scholarship is strong but Rebecca’s achievement is especially significant, …

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Graphic showing rubber stamps saying "restricted" etc, crossed out

UK group backs campaign to end secrecy in The Castle

A call for more open government on St Helena has been backed by a leading group in the UK. In a message of support, Katherine Gundersen of the London-based Campaign for Freedom of Information says open, honest debate leads to better decision-making. It could also help to reduce public distrust of government. An increasing number …

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Adapt or fail, says economy boss who finds business ‘too hard’

The man in charge of transforming St Helena’s economy has praised people in business on the island – because couldn’t do it himself. It’s too tough. Julian Morris said running a tourism business was the hardest of all. But the chief executive for economic development also said it was about to get tougher still for …

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Poor hygeine and a grumpy waitress: why tourism must improve

The food was good and the service was excellent, for at least one person who responded to a survey of eating out on St Helena. But others felt they did not get their just desserts. The insight was presented by Julian Morris, the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the island’s Tourism Association. “When …

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Looking from the bridge of the RMS towards the crane and bows, with Ascension in the distance

Ascension sailings in doubt as St Helena fights for flights

A big drop in tourist numbers on St Helena has been blamed partly on last year’s sudden cut in spaces on RAF flights. Efforts are being made to restore the island’s allocation of seats on the “airbridge” between Ascension and RAF Brize Norton in the UK. In the meantime, there’s uncertainty over the future frequency …

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Government property for sale ‘effectively, now’ (comment added)

Buildings and land owned by St Helena Government are about to be advertised on the open market, according to Stuart Planner of Enterprise St Helena. But anyone who needs property for a business needn’t wait, he said. They are for sale “effectively, now”, he told listeners to Saint FM. “Come and talk to me.” Architects …

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