Cruise writer finds a film set waiting to be discovered

Sandy Bay’s arid landscape could be the setting for a science-fiction fantasy and Diana’s Peak would need no make-up for a role in a remake of Jurassic Park, according to writer Captain Greybeard on the Cruise International website. He highlights the familiar attractions of St Helena in a stylish piece, but many might challenge his […]

Raymond and Cynthia achieve a uniform kind of fame

Nearly a million people read The Observer newspaper. And in the final issue of 2013, they have been treated to a picture of Cynthia George and Raymond Hudson, posing in their scouting uniforms on Jamestown seafront. The photographer, Jon Tonks, has a thing about uniforms. The Observer says they illustrate the strangely British, but not-quite-British […]

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 made of clouds. Still with me? Well, see for yourself: Canadian Astronaut, currently living in […]

All secure: airport ship is first to dock at St Helena

The NP Glory 4 has become the first ship ever to dock at St Helena. The ocean-going landing craft dropped her bow ramp on to the new jetty at Rupert’s Bay shortly after 08:00 local time on Wednesday, 11 July 2012. First to come off were several heavy construction vehicles that had been secured on […]

Colin’s left foot: an international symbol of St Helena spirit

(A broken link to Colin Lawrence’s picture has now been sorted) The images in National Geographic’s annual photography competition feature sunsets, waterfalls, beaches, characterful faces and wondrous creatures from around the globe – and Colin Lawrence’s toes. They’re poking out from the flapping remnant of his left shoe, and to photographer Tiffany Devereux, they epitomise […]

Basil Read ship arrives off Jamestown

The supply ship for St Helena’s airport project has arrived off the island for the first of what promise to be many visits. A gallery of pictures of the ship sweeping into James Bay has been published on the St Helena Air Access website, here. It will be updated as unloading progresses. Members of the […]

Jamestown’s Jubilee jamboree – in words and pictures

Words and pictures: St Helena Government St Helena joined other UK Overseas Territories and countries around the world to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a weekend of celebrations. First was the annual Garden Party at the Governor’s residence, Plantation House, to mark the Queen’s Birthday, where around 300 invited guests assembled in glorious weather […]

GALLERY: The wreck of the Queequeg

Click to see the wrecking of the classic yacht Queequeg at Jamestown, St Helena, on 6 September 2011. All pictures are published by kind permission of Bruce Salt. See report below.

Marley stays cool in the shades

Marley’s the name and cool is the game. That’s Marley as in Bob, the music legend. Waggae music, I think they called it. I’m working on the dreadlocks: just gimme time. Now it’s all very well these Saints wearing their underwear on the outside and running around with their feet strapped to planks of wood, […]

Barry’s pictures capture St Helena Day laughter

Nicky Stevens’s team at New Horizons has staged a spirited St Helena Day celebration in Jamestown. Saints who are away from home can join in the laughter by looking at Barry Hubbard’s gallery of pictures on Facebook. They’re guaranteed to raise a smile.