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 […]

HUNKY DORY – The Jamestown way

Jamestown-way

The Jamestown way Local song writer and musician Christian Castell who lives in St Helena releases his new fantastic single today “The Jamestown way” the catchy locally produced song will certainly be one of those that will get stuck into your head especially for anyone who can relate to the way of life on St […]

The facts about the fishing and investor on St Helena.

fishing vessel

This is a discussion that talks about one of St Helena’s richest assets which is fishing. PQ trading St Helena has been endorsed as the preferred investor to undergo fish processing on St Helena. Some of the local community and local fishers are not happy with the proposal offered, they have vocally expressed their views […]

Island wide petition to sort out fishing business

St Helena’s Commercial Fisherman’s Association (SHCFA) has decided that it is now time to launch an Island wide petition with the intention of overturning and terminating the current process involving PQ Trading (SHG’s preferred investor to process fish on St Helena) and to call for an open and transparent process that ensures the security of […]

Could Titan be the next Airline for St Helena

Titan boeing

Today it was confirmed that Titan Airways has been selected to operate a second charter flight to St Helena on the 27th July 2020. The charter flight will depart London Stansted and will stop over at Ascension Island on the way to St Helena. Inbound passenger numbers on this charter flight to St Helena is […]

Team effort to get a St Helena Football team Inter-Island Games

St Helena football team

Its less than a year away and the St Helena Football Association is planning to enter a St Helena football team into the NatWest International Island Games which are scheduled held in Guernsey next July (2021). To facilitate getting a team to the games, the Association needs to raise sufficient funding to enable the team […]

Gay marriage rights close to becoming law on St Helena

same sex marriage

A bill to allow same-sex marriage on St Helena was approved by the island’s executive council on 5 December 2017 – raising the possibility that gay couples could legally wed within weeks. The same bill will allow people to have their marriages solemnised at venues such as The Castle, the governor’s residence at Plantation House and […]

St Helena Airport begins to receive weekly flights

The airport on St Helena has begun to receive weekly flights from South Africa. There are hopes that this development will increase tourism on the island, and boost its economy. Before the airport was built St Helena was only accessible via a boat journey from Africa which covered thousands of miles and took weeks to […]

The secret is out: St Helena makes Lonely Planet world top ten

St Helena may have to change its “Secret of the South Atlantic” slogan: it has been named in the top ten regions to visit in 2016 by the world-renowned Lonely Planet guides. The accolade brings “significant global tourism profile” just in time for the scheduled opening of St Helena’s first airport, said the island’s economy […]

55 years of the St Helena Association (UK)

By Owen George MBE The St Helena Association was the brainchild of two headmistresses from St Helena, Mrs Lilian Corker and Miss Cardwell – a Saint and an ex-pat respectively. They were supported by another retired teacher, Miss Nel Lebreton, and Mr Fred (Sonny) Ward, who were also Saints. They decided in the latter part […]