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First gray whale spotted south of the equator

Namibia sighting suggests much-hunted whales are regaining ancient migratory routes, or may be down to climate disruption. Keep your eyes open on deck while traveling to or from Walvis Bay. You might catch a rare glimpse of the mighty Gray … Continue reading

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More megawatts on the way to backup the existing wind farm

by Guy Gatien Wind Energy Solutions (WES) has announced that it has received an order from the Government of St Helena for delivery and installation of six additional WES80 Hybrid turbines. With the installation of the six new turbines St … Continue reading

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Intrepid South Africans playing key role in St Helena airport adventure

The first plane to officially land at St Helena’s new airport – the first airport in the island’s more than 500 years of human habitation – is scheduled to do so in February 2016. Building an Airport by Ship Jimmy … Continue reading

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Aconex reports that Basil Read will Use Aconex for Saint Helena Airport Project

Project Information Management System Supports Collaboration for Historic Development JAMESTOWN, SAINT HELENA — (Marketwired) — 04/09/13 — Aconex, provider of the world’s most widely used online project collaboration solutions for the infrastructure, construction, power, mining, and oil and gas industries, … Continue reading

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Engineering News reports New R49m St Helena power station project to be completed by April

Barloworld Power expects the St Helena Island’s diesel generator power station improvement project to be fully completed by April, following the installation of the final generator and facility handover in February. The power company was awarded a R49-million contract in … Continue reading

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Batelco completes buyout of Cable & Wireless; includes Falklands, St Helena and Ascension services

Now let’s see what greater synergies and pricing are brought to the island to benefit the community. Batelco Group (Ticker: BATELCO), the regional telecommunications operator headquartered in Bahrain, today announced the finalisation of its recent acquisition of various companies from … Continue reading

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Astronaut chases a white herring

By Guy Gatien So, International Space Station Astronaut Chris Hadfield—commander of Expedition 35, so you better take him seriously, folks—tweeted a picture of a certain volcanic island in the Atlantic that looks like the head of a giant fishbone skeleton … Continue reading

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First ever Ascension Island flag to fly

His Excellency Mark Capes, Governor of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha, has warmly welcomed Royal approval of the design of the first ever flag of Ascension Island, saying: “I am delighted to announce that Her Majesty The … Continue reading

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St Helena votes NO in chief councillor poll

On Saturday 23 March 2013, a Poll was held on St Helena, on the question of a Chief Councillor, raised in the recent discussion paper ‘Improving Democracy and Accountability’ To the Question: Should St Helena have a Chief Councillor who … Continue reading

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Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth Games baton relay route unveiled

From BBC News Scotland The Commonwealth baton will spend four days on board RMS St Helena as it crosses the South Atlantic Ocean from South Africa to St Helena. The RMS is to arrive Feb 19, 2014. The final relay … Continue reading

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