Governor honours St Helena’s cricket heroes

St Helena’s national cricket team has been formally congratulated on the success it achieved in its first international tournament. Governor Mark Capes and Mrs Capes honoured the squad and supporters with a reception at Plantation House. St Helena won four of its eight matches in the ICC Africa Division 3 T20 Tournament in Johannesburg in […]

Derek adds role of Coroner to a varied career

Derek Richards has taken the oaths of office as St Helena’s new coroner – after a career that has taken in a variety of jobs. He has worked on Ascension, been a news reader at Radio St Helena, and run the island fire service, training in disaster management and investigations. He then moved to be […]

Cricketers return to heroes’ welcome… and a hug

It started with a win and it finished with a group hug in front of watching wellwishers. Long after all the other national teams reached their homes, St Helena’s cricketers have returned to the island after competing in their first-ever overseas tournament. It saw them beat four African nations and end up on the front […]

St Helena cricketers beat Cameroon, then fall to Zambia

St Helena’s cricketers have won their first match in South Africa – competing in their first-ever international tournament. But they came unstuck in their afternoon match against Zambia. The outcome of the second match was no surprise, against a team that has declared its ambition to win the tournament and return to its Division Two […]

Tourist cash sails away – in a ‘millpond’ sea

She came, we saw, she left – the words of hotelier Hazel Wilmot after the P&O cruise ship Arcadia left James Bay without allowing passengers ashore. Questions are now being asked about why the island traders lost the chance of tourist income,  despite “millpond” conditions at the landing steps. It is understood some passengers were too elderly […]