ladder hill
LADDER HILL
shot in 2004
Ladder Hill was the Tower Hill of St Helena
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JAMESTOWN
The Islands capital
A great view shot from my DJI Drone flying over Jamestown Harbour
Rupert Beach
RUPERT'S BEACH
Easily accessible and safe
Rupert's Beach a popular black sandy beach for days out.
Boer Cemetery
BOER CEMETERY
Individual graves aligned
Hillside burial ground cemetery at Knollcombes

Month: December 2015

How police chief Coll ‘failed to investigate’ abuser Cairns-Wicks – and made him a policeman instead

St Helena’s former police chief could have been disciplined for failing to act on allegations of child sex offences against Jeromy Cairns-Wicks, says the Wass report. Instead of investigating him, it says, Peter Coll actually recruited him as a police officer- and later made him a sergeant. New suspicions arose in 2013, leading to an …

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Police whistle-blower ‘deserves apology’ after being forced out

St Helena Government acted to “remove” a police officer after he blew the whistle on  “potential wrongdoing” – before his claims had even been investigated. The Wass report says he acted honourably and should receive a written apology, “preferably from Governor Capes”. Some of them proved to be valid. One resulted in a new law to …

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Lasting shame of disabled girl ‘left to waste away’

The treatment of a severely disabled teenager on St Helena “should be a matter of lasting shame” to the island’s government, the Wass Inquiry report has declared. She had been “left to waste away” at Barn View Residential Unit at Longwood. The report places the blame on a succession of governors – and managers including Claire …

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Doing a Hudson Lowe: tell London, get a report, don’t act on it

Governor Mark Capes has been compared with the notorious Hudson Lowe, the man who acted as Napoleon’s gaoler on St Helena. Both governors turned to London when difficult problems arose, says the Wass Inquiry report. But officials in London had “no control or understanding” of what was happening far away in the South Atlantic, says …

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No cover-up, no corruption, no routine abuse: Wass inquiry dismisses claims that ‘grossly and unfairly’ tainted St Helena

Allegations of corruption and of child abuse being covered up on St Helena and Ascension Island have been searingly dismissed at the end of a 13-month inquiry. Sasha Wass QC and her inquiry team found no justification for “lurid” headlines in the Daily Mail. “St Helena and its people have been grossly and unfairly tarnished …

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Gannon found ‘chaos’ after governor left island without social worker

Claire Gannon arrived to find chaos and a lack of staff in St Helena’s social services department thanks to government failures to take recruitment seriously, the Wass Report says. Governor Mark Capes failed to act on a warning that the only qualified social worker was about to leave the island in 2011 and needed to …

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