Politicians are free to campaign – except when they’re not

Displaced councillors on St Helena have been left confused about whether they can exercise their political freedoms under pre-election “purdah” rules. St Helena Government has issued a statement saying they are not constrained by the rules – which it says are not rules at all. But it also says that they are limited in what […]

£3 million enterprise body is vital for better future, says Paul

Disquiet over the funding of St Helena’s new enterprise agency has prompted the island government to release the text of a statement by Financial Secretary Paul Blessington. Enterprise St Helena (ESH) was set up at a cost of nearly three million pounds – but most of that was coming from the UK Department for International […]

Island media, 17 February 2012

St Helena Independent: waste dumping and recycling – airport jobs – Essex House – polytunnels – link with NHS in Devon – Youth Parliament elections – and the man who travelled 5,000 miles to trim donkeys’ hooves Columnist Vince Thompson looks back at a 2011 report on the island’s waste dumping problem – which has […]