The Tale of the Paramount Cinema main street

The tiny forecourt is now occupied with parked vehicles and pallets of milk. In the distance; the mascot of an Aram Lily on a small faded wooden plague denotes the property ownership as W.A Thorpe & Sons Ltd. The many coloured bulbs which lit the old wooden signage saying “The Paramount Cinema” have long since […]

Traipsing to Manati Bay on a warm winter’s day

Mainiti bay walk start point

The views from the ridges in Blue Hill were bathed in beautiful morning sunshine, our world, a ball, reinforced by the perfect meeting of sky and sea on the horizon. The yellow gorse bushes suggested a ‘mirage’ of proximity to the shore, distracting the party of walkers from the terrain that we would have to […]

Cushions and T’ings in exchange for your Farthings

Education was the least of the family’s priorities. An 8 year old girl arrives home from school, has a piece of bread with jam or sometimes with just sugar on it and then settles down for the evening. She’s not doing home-work; instead she will work through the night to assist her Mum in putting […]

COVID-19 Quarantine arrangements changed

COVID 19

Great news for all who are thinking about returning or visiting St Helena in the next few months because the Incident executive group on St Helena has reviewed St Helena’s response plan to COVID-19 and a decision was taken to implement a quarantine period for only 10 days instead of the original 14 days.  The […]

360 degrees my relocation back to St Helena Island

A view of Jamestown

Three Hundred and sixty degrees my relocation back to St Helena The sun, a brilliant ball in the lower echelon of the sky, projects its rays across James Bay, signaling the fading of daylight hours. A small amount of the south easterly trade winds create gentle ripples which break onto the pebbly beach, the scene […]

Good bye “The last from us”

Enterprise St Helena and the St Helena Tourism team shot what looks like their final moving St Helena promotional video  which was posted online today. Staff from Enterprise St Helena and St Helena Tourism with brave faces waved goodbye to the camera  with their usual smiley faces, but no doubt it came with heavy hearts […]

SAINTEL: the ISP on St Helena

saintel

‘Saintel’ St Helena’s new potential internet service and communication provider announced this week that they are launching their new business venture as an Island wide Internet service provider tailored for the future needs of St Helena. The Wireless thinking provider has promised that everyone from residential to business users on St Helena will benefit from […]

From Discovery to Discovery

conference

A one-day conference ‘From Discovery to Discovery’ brings St Helena based organisations and researchers together to share and exchange knowledge and experience, show casing the diversity of research being conducted on land and sea. This event which will be held on the 12th November 2020 at the St Helena Community College, Education Learning Centre, Jamestown, […]

Competing in the London marathon on St Helena.

St Helena route

Neil Foster will join over 40000 other competitors from around the world to compete in the virtual London marathon on Sunday 04th October. Neil’s run will take place virtually on St Helena which is possibly the remotest participant joining the virtual marathon; St Helena is also going to be one of the most challenging places in […]