The number’s up for four-digit dialling

It’s not only water that is in short supply on St Helena, it seems – the island is also running out of numbers. Cable & Wireless has announced that all the island’s telephones will have five-digit numbers from 1 October 2013, because the growing population means there are not enough four-digit numbers left. From that […]

Gravity Rush 2013: it’s a photo-finish

Click the pic to see a gallery of shots by NEIL GEORGE from Jamestown’s first-ever kart racing event – including drivers getting splatted with wet sponges on the Bridge.

Going downhill fast: Cable & Wireless claims kart trophy

Seven improvised vehicles careered down the hill into Jamestown in St Helena’s first ever kart racing event, organised by the disability charity SHAPE. Cable & Wireless was declared the overall winner at the end of a series of races in the Gravity Rush event. Mike Olsson, reporting on Saint FM Community Radio, declared the event […]

Batelco completes buyout of Cable & Wireless; includes Falklands, St Helena and Ascension services

Now let’s see what greater synergies and pricing are brought to the island to benefit the community. Batelco Group (Ticker: BATELCO), the regional telecommunications operator headquartered in Bahrain, today announced the finalisation of its recent acquisition of various companies from Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), which comprise its Monaco and Islands Division. Batelcos Group Chief […]

New Cable & Wireless deal heralds mobile phones

Mobile phone masts could soon be springing up across St Helena (except on the bits that are to have wind turbines). On Tuesday, 26 June 2012, executive councillors agreed the terms of a new telecommunications licence that should bring mobile phone technology to Jamestown, Half Tree Hollow and – who knows? – maybe even Sandy […]

‘Very high’ telecom charges prompt council debate

The “very high cost” of telephone and internet services in St Helena has been debated by itsĀ  executive council – as Cable & Wireless seeks to negotiate a new exclusive deal to provide telecoms on the island. The unscheduled discussion among councillors reflects discontent among islanders over the company’s monopoly, and the fees it charges. […]