Diamond Jubilee

Vexillologists vexed as UK fails to fly the flag for territories

There’s been a bit of a flap on in the corridors of Whitehall, over a broken promise to Britain’s overseas territories. When the UK government announced that the flags of islands such as St Helena were to be flown at state occasions, it was seen as a way of signifying their importance to the mother …

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Jamestown’s Jubilee jamboree – in words and pictures

Words and pictures: St Helena Government St Helena joined other UK Overseas Territories and countries around the world to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a weekend of celebrations. First was the annual Garden Party at the Governor’s residence, Plantation House, to mark the Queen’s Birthday, where around 300 invited guests assembled in glorious weather …

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St Helena Online wishes readers a great Jubilee weekend

(This story is being left online for archival reasons. However, a beach tragedy on Tristan da Cunha has meant that the weekend’s commemoration of the jubilee was “muted”, according to the www.tristandc.com website). While Saints are dancing down the street on the day of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations on 4 June, islanders on Tristan …

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