Mother dreams of island escape for abducted Plato children

Lacey Plato longs to take her children to the safety of St Helena. But she cannot: they were abducted by their father in 2012 and she has seen them only twice since then, each time for less than an hour. Her sister on St Helena has launched an online petition, calling for help to get […]

Saints raise a red cap to man who started the Sports

Owen George has celebrated more than half a century of service to Saints with a new red cap, to replace the one he always wore at the St Helena Sports Day. The cap was among gifts he received to mark his retirement as president of the St Helena Association (UK), 55 years after he became […]

55 years of the St Helena Association (UK)

Owen George

By Owen George MBE The St Helena Association was the brainchild of two headmistresses from St Helena, Mrs Lilian Corker and Miss Cardwell – a Saint and an ex-pat respectively. They were supported by another retired teacher, Miss Nel Lebreton, and Mr Fred (Sonny) Ward, who were also Saints. They decided in the latter part […]

Rebecca’s First Class (especially for llama farmers)

Saint student Rebecca Lawrence has gained a First Class degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences – along with experience looking after llamas. And she achieved the highest mark in her year group at The University of Nottingham for her dissertation, on the effects of essential oils on flu infections. She now has another two years’ work ahead […]

Governor’s wife rebuked for ‘secret child’ claim in adoption fight

The wife of St Helena’s governor was rebuked for spreading “tittle tattle” in the adoption battle that led to a criminal investigation, a court judgement has revealed. Tamara Capes passed on gossip that a Saint who wanted to adopt his baby neice was already the father of a teenager on the island, it said. But […]