Island crews hailed for ten-hour rescue operation

Rescuers have been praised after venturing far out in heavy seas to bring a yacht crew to the safety of St Helena. The ten-hour operation began when a call for assistance was received from the yacht Benguela, 80 miles north of the island with rudder problems. The rescue boat Lima put to sea from Jamestown with […]

Alonzo walks it to win mountain bike challenge

Alonzo Henry has won St Helena’s first ever mountain bike competition after snatching the lead on a challenging section of the course. He and RĂ©mi Bruneton were the first pair away from the start at Millennium Forest, with the Frenchman setting a fast pace over the five-mile route to Cox’s Battery and back. St Helena […]

Hotel plans win support from ExCo

A large hotel could be built on Jamestown’s Waterfront. Executive councillors gave approval for the idea to be explored as a future option – after endorsing a separate plan to convert numbers 1, 2 and 3 Main Street into four-star accommodation. Both ideas were put before the council at a special meeting on Tuesday, 23 […]

Lost chance to save the giant earwig: they got there too soon

If only things had been different back in the 1960s, Dave Clarke of London Zoo might now know what it was like to have a three-inch-long earwig wriggling in his hands. But they weren’t, and half a century on, the St Helena Giant Earwig looks set to be declared extinct. Not that Dave is giving […]

Oh no, earwig go…

Takeshi Yamada, a collector of strange creatures, is the proud owner of what appears to be a St Helena giant earwig – a specimen made more valuable by last week’s news that the species is likely to be officially declared extinct. But it doesn’t deceive Dr Roger Key, who visited St Helena in 2013 as […]

Pictures bring back the holiday fun

The summer holidays have come to an end for UK school children but one last gallery of images should bring back happy memories of the 2014 Reading Sports. Click here to flick through 68 pictures – cheerful and cheeky – of the children’s medal presentations. SEE ALSO: Gallery 1: Fancy Dress Gallery 2: Seen at […]