Life of a St Helena slave to be marked with a wreath

Samuel Ally's gravestone with a lot of script engraved on it.

Samuel Ally was born a slave on St Helena but won his freedom – only to die, still a teenager, on another island 5,000 miles away. Now tribute is to be paid to his memory. His story had been all-but forgotten on St Helena, though not completely lost. But on the Isle of Man, where […]

Slavery expert is to rescue island’s ancient archives

Unique St Helena records dating back more than 300 years are to be rescued from possible “catastrophic loss”. Many of the ancient documents in the archives at The Castle in Jamestown are already in very poor condition because of a lack of temperature controls, according to St Helena Government. Some have been attacked by insects […]

Slavery role should boost World Heritage case, says expert

A cave system in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar has been put forward for World Heritage Site status, along with the UK’s famous Forth Bridge. But a member of the original selection panel says St Helena’s own case for the accolade should be looked at again. Dr Mike Pienkowski says new information about its role in […]