Incest and violence ‘not uncommon’ says 1990s governor

Problems with sex abuse and domestic violence on St Helena were acknowledged in print by a former governor more than a decade before the issue became an international scandal. David Smallman’s brief mention of the issue shows action was being taken against at least some offenders – but it does not undermine allegations made in […]

Abuse: don’t drag down the good with the bad, says blogger

A robust defence of St Helena has been posted by ex-pat blogger Paul Tyson in response to a Daily Telegraph investigation into alleged mishandling of child abuse. In a piece titled Angry and Saddened, he says the good people in island society are being dragged down with the bad ones. “My great sadness is the […]

Medics perform St Helena’s first heart op

Medics on St Helena have saved a patient’s life by performing the island’s first-ever heart surgery, reports St Helena Government.  It was carried out in at the hospital Jamestown by Senior Medical Officer Dr Attila Frigyesi and Surgeon Dr Carlos Soto on Friday 16 January 2015, assisted by the theatre nurses. The emergency surgery was […]

Ivy exposes years of inaction over St Helena sex abuse

The Daily Telegraph has published a front-page exclusive alleging years of failure to act on warnings of sex abuse on St Helena – “the British island where child rape was just a game”. UK Prime Minister David Cameron has praised the paper’s investigation. SIMON PIPE reflects from a distance. When the Daily Mail ran shock […]

Black Cat gets lucky at last in surprise yacht race win

For the triumphant crew of Black Cat, the Governor’s Cup Yacht Race has provided proof of the unpredictable nature of their sport. They have been named overall winners of the 2015 race, in a boat that finished near the back of the fleet two years earlier – despite sailing faster than the leaders. The win […]