Chef Roy’s Kitchen – A Culinary Artist’s Lifestyle

Tomato and herbs smoulder in the pan as I arrive to experience an hour in Chef Roy’s kitchen at the Consulate Hotel, Main Street on 3rd August 2021. Crispy, soft cheese rolls are just being removed from the big ovens and set aside to cool for elevenses. They are perfect. You could mistake him for […]

Ocean slog ends with a man overboard

Yachtsman Malcolm Russell reached St Helena exhausted but unharmed after a gruelling 1,600-mile voyage – then fell overboard in James Bay. He couldn’t climb up out of the water, and his brother Rusty no longer had the strength to haul him in. Now Malcolm has told how the pair were taken in by “the angel […]

How a gift from a lost tribe helped island jewellery take shape

Eye-catching paper necklaces link St Helena with a lost tribe of bush people in Botswana. They are based on a piece of jewellery that was passed to the island’s craft enterprise, SHAPE, by Hazel Wilmot, owner of the Consulate Hotel in Jamestown. Her father had been a member of an expedition in the 1960s to record the tribe’s disappearing […]

Tourism leaders welcome more sailings, but not the selling

A new strategy for operating the RMS St Helena has been given a mixed response by tourism leaders on the island. A proposed new sailing schedule was welcomed at a meeting with Enterprise St Helena officials, but there was strong criticism of “counter-productive” marketing. Julian Morris, head of economic development, said he had intervened since […]