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

Month: September 2012

Now the sea is a no-go zone, as cliffs pose blast hazard

An exclusion zone has been imposed off the coast of St Helena because of fears about the stability of cliffs near the island’s airport site.  It was agreed after a survey said rock falls could be caused by explosions planned by construction company Basil Read. The no-go zone extends 500 metres out to sea from Gill Point to Bay …

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Tristan da Cunha secures ‘fair deal’ over shipwreck calamity

The owners of the ship that broke up on Nightingale Island have agreed a compensation deal with the Tristan da Cunha government. The bulk carrier MS Oliva ran aground on 16 March 2011. No people were harmed, but thousands of penguins were killed by leaking fuel, despite a massive rescue operation by islanders. The disaster …

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Bernice calls for tribute to Atlantic slave trade victims

The hundreds of thousands of Africans who died aboard slave traders’ ships in the Atlantic should be commemorated on St Helena, one of the island’s councillors has said. It could bring people to the island who want to understand what their ancestors went through, said Bernice Olsson in an editorial in The St Helena Independent. But she said that …

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Listen online: what slave graves mean for St Helena

If you missed Saint FM’s broacasts on the excavation of 300 human skeletons on St Helena, don’t worry: the programmes are still available as two podcasts on St Helena Online.  The discoveries in Rupert’s Valley in 2008 brought new insight into the horrors aboard slave-running “pirate” ships in the 19th Century. The skeletons were those of Africans who …

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New path means ‘even more people can enjoy Lemon Valley’

From St Helena Tourism: The past few days have seen considerable activity at Lemon Valley. A gantry has been erected to allow easy unloading of materials and equipment for the next phase of enhancement works.  These will reinstate the pathway from the landing stage to the fortification wall and the erection of a stairway to …

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Safe to drink again: Rupert’s water is clear of e-coli bug

People in Rupert’s Valley on St Helena no longer need to boil water for drinking and cooking, says the island’s health directorate. A warning was issued on 6 September saying low levels of the the potentially harmful e-coli bacteria had been found in the valley’s water supply. Further tests show it is now free from …

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