St Helena Online

St Helena Online

The St Helena report and the gap in media

Statistical wits show their humour has a broad side…

Sharing is caring!

The staff in the Statistical Office in Jamestown clearly have no doubts about the importance of their work, but it appears they might benefit from a ramrod when it comes to persuading other people of it.

St Helena is undergoing unprecedented transition, writes chief number-cruncher Dr Paula McLeod on the International Year of Statistics website. It is vital, she says, that the government, businesses, investors and the public have the figures they need to plan for the island’s bright future, post-airport.

So far, so serious. But then comes the picture caption:

The staff of the St Helena Statistics Office (from left) Justine Joshua, Kelly Clingham, Dr Paula McLeod and Natasha Stevens stand next to the cannon that flanks the entrance to the statistics office and serves as a reminder to passersby of the importance of statistics for evidence-based decision-making.

Readers are welcome to suggest witty pay-off lines. Your editor lacks the courage.

LINK: Around the world in statistics – St Helena

Share your comments here

Sharing is caring!

You might also enjoy

error: This content is protected !!
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription to St Helena Online has been successful.

St Helena Online Newsletter

Subscribe to our news and stay updated.

Please like or share

Share on facebook
Share on twitter