Creativity takes flight as airport hits half-way mark

  Driving a digger back and forth, filling an entire valley with rubble to carry the runway for St Helena’s airport, may not seem the most artistic of jobs. But you can’t keep the St Helenian creative spirit down, it seems. Two open days at the airport site have been held on successive weekends in […]

Robert drives his way to top business prize

Robert Peters has won St Helena’s Business of the Year prize, by capitalising on the heritage that has been seen as one of the island’s great attractions for future tourists. He received £250 for his History on Wheels business at the awards night, hosted by Enterprise St Helena at the Consulate Hotel on Saturday, 23 November 2013. […]

Rower Sally heads for islands (the easy way)

Sally Kettle’s friends could not understand why she was nervous about heading out to make a film about St Helena and its sister islands. After all, she is no stranger to the Atlantic Ocean: she has rowed across it twice. This time – even with a detour via Tristan da Cunha – the voyage aboard the […]

War veteran Cyril joins the march of Remembrance

In Jamestown and on Horseguards Parade, the people of St Helena have paid their respects, once again, to the millions who served and fell in wartime. In London, Cyril Brooks marched proudly alongside his fellow islanders on 10 November 2013 – Remembrance Sunday. He left his island home at the age of 17 in 1944 to […]

Cables versus cobbles: the battle of Main Street

With fibre-opting cables linking government buildings up and down Main Street in Jamestown, government staff will in future be spared from having to pop across the road to deliver documents. And if there’s no need for people to walk anywhere, then perhaps one can see why pavements might not seem very important. Not even pavements […]

US ‘using Ascension as secret spy base’, says website

Ascension Island is being used as a base for spying on Brazil, according to an article on the Huffington Post website. It says the revelation is contained in documents leaked by the US whistle-blower Edward Snowden, who has taken refuge in Russia. Read the article here.

A vast swirl of rubbish: site ranks St Helena with deadly islands

No snakes infest Diana’s Peak National Park, and crocodiles are noticeably absent from The Run in Jamestown. But even without these failings, St Helena still makes it on to a list of deadly tourist destinations to avoid. And this on Buzzfeed, a globally acclaimed video-sharing website that is aiming to move into serious journalism. The […]

Better late than never seen again…

Deep in the cellars, something stirred… it was New Horizons, cooking up another ghoulish treat for Hallowe’en, this time at Jamestown Community Centre. In 2012 the youth charity’s hugely successful fundraising night was held at High Knoll Fort, but a haunted house in Jamestown was easier to set up. It’s taken a while to get […]

Ex-soldier Martin puts up cash to trap poppy fund thief

A £100 reward has been offered by a former soldier after he heard that money had gone missing from a poppy collection on St Helena. But Martin Sutcliffe’s initiative has stirred up another mystery – which he hinted at in a letter to island media: “This is a truly despicable crime,” he wrote. “However, I am […]

Governor’s Cape seduction: tax breaks to lure investors

The lure of ten-year tax breaks is set to make St Helena a hot topic with investors in Cape Town, says a South African financial website. The MoneyWeb report – ahead of a visit by Governor Mark Capes – says the opening of St Helena’s airport in 2016 “will open the island up for business.” And it lists […]