Islands minister leaves job to fight local burning issue

Henry Bellingham MP has lost his job as Foreign Office minister responsible for Britain’s overseas territories, including St Helena. His replacement was not immediately named. An email to St Helena Online says: “The annoying ‘London Reader’ revealed in a world exclusive to The St Helena Independent several weeks ago that Bellingham would soon be replaced. […]

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 […]