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: December 2012

Race is on for a New Year’s Day finish in Governor’s Cup

The leading boats in the Governor’s Cup yacht race could reach St Helena on New Year’s Day 2013 – but it’s by no means clear which will be first across the finish line. Race organiser Billy Leisegang, who has arrived in Jamestown on the RMS St Helena, has reported “tremendous atmosphere” as the yachts approach. “Everyone is …

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Mishievous Mike advertises ‘rival’ for sale – and it’s not a joke

Mike Olsson, who closed his Saint FM radio station on 21 December 2012, has advertised the station for sale – but made it look as if it’s his government-funded rival that’s on the market. But he’s entitled to do just that – because he’s the legal owner of the St Helena Broadcasting Corporation. It’s just that it’s not …

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New Year’s honour for Ascension’s ‘Mrs Everything’ – Caz Yon

Caroline “Caz” Yon has been awarded an MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours list, for services to the community on Ascension Island. Caz was recently described by a visiting writer as an “extraordinary woman – five careers on the island: Veterinarian, Driver, Lawyer, Longshoreman, and yes, Rocket Scientist, monitoring the rocket launches of ARIANE and NASA.” She …

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War papers reveal Thatcher’s fighting talk over Ascension

Newly-released secret papers have revealed how Margaret Thatcher had to stand her ground over Britain’s right to use Ascension Island as an air base during the Falklands War. America’s senior diplomat planned to tell Argentina that UK use of the South Atlantic island had been “restricted” by the United States. But the tough-speaking Prime Minister firmly insisted: “It’s …

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Maggie’s shock at Falklands Invasion – and how Britain nearly agreed to fly the Argentinian flag in Stanley

De-classified documents have revealed the British government’s shock when it realised Argentina was about to invade the Falkland Islands. Only two days before troops walked through Stanley did Thatcher and her advisers realise what was about to happen. In October 1982 she gave evidence behind closed doors to the Falkland Islands Review Committee, set up …

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