Sporty goings-on in the governor’s office?

Simon Pipe writes: In the rush of news production, mistakes happen from time to time, and as long as no-one’s reputation has been harmed then it’s best to enjoy a good laugh about it. So I’m happy to encourage people to admire The Sentinel’s picture of what looks like a lively press conference at the end of […]

Driver flips airport truck – and escapes with bang on the head

An airport worker escaped with only minor harm when the dump truck he was driving rolled over on the construction site at Prosperous Bay Plain. A fellow driver pulled him from the vehicle, suffering cuts to his hands in the process. Both were assessed by a paramedic on the scene and then taken to the hospital in Jamestown, […]

Airport could bring ‘incredible’ tuna riches, says Adam

By Hardeep Kaur “Staggering” wealth may be in store for St Helena if links are set up on the international fishing market when its airport opens. The potential for yellowfin tuna to be sold for high prices has been pointed out by Adam Wolfe, director of the St Helena National Trust. He said: “We are […]

Cut-price foods that left island with a bulging health problem

St Helena no longer has the highest incidence of type-2 diabetes in the world, but that’s only because it’s got even worse elsewhere. Cheap imports of sweet milk and rice may have kept Saints from starvation in harder times, but now the island’s health service is struggling with the consequences, says MIKE THORPE. A target for treating diabetics has been […]

Head of overseas territories sets course for Jamestown

The man in charge of Britain’s overseas islands will be arriving on St Helena on Monday 4 March 2013. Dr Peter Hayes, director for the overseas territories at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, is making a three-day familiarisation trip. He said: “I am delighted to be able to visit St Helena so early in my time […]

Psst… councillors debate transparency

Government transparency and accountability are understood to be on the agenda for a meeting of St Helena’s Legislative Council – the island’s parliament. The meeting – Monday 25 February 2013 – was not publicised in either of the island newspapers, and St Helena Government has issued no press release to say it would be happening. St Helena […]

Mantis to Develop New Hotel on Saint Helena, Island in South Atlantic

Mantis, a collection of privately owned boutique hotels and eco escapes around the world, announces its latest project will be the development of a five star hotel on the island of Saint Helena, a British overseas territory located in the South Atlantic Ocean.

 As one of the most remote places in the world, more than […]

Saint FM community group wins licence

The group trying to revive St Helena’s first independent radio station has finally been granted a licence, after weeks of struggle. Initially the licence – costing £480 to cover four frequencies – will run for one year. Mike Olsson, former owner of the station, was expected to begin tests over the weekend from transmitters at Head o’ Wain, […]

Isle of Man work placement for remote island residents

Two residents from one of the most remote group of islands in the world have begun a four-month work placement in the Isle of Man. Martin and Iris Green have travelled from the volcanic island of Tristan Da Cunha in the south Atlantic ocean. Each will be given experience of various areas of Manx life […]

Fingers crossed as councillors rule on Saint FM licence

St Helena’s executive council was due to meet at 2pm on Friday 22 February 2013 to decide whether to grant a broadcasting licence for a revived Saint FM. JULIE THOMAS, chair of Saint FM Community Radio, provides an update. Well another week has passed and we continue to do our utmost to meet the requirements […]