Sarah’s tough job is no walk in The Peaks

Sarah Troman could be forgiven for wanting to take to the hills in her new life as St Helena’s first ever capital programme manager. She will be responsible for overseeing about 30 major projects, including extending the hospital and moving the island’s “unfit” prison out of Jamestown. It’s going to be a tough but necessary […]

Lords hear island works are ‘not value for money’

The House of Lords in London has been told that works being funded by the UK on St Helena were not progressing as expected. Baroness Northover told peers that progress on energy improvements was good but most infrastructure projects were not providing value for money. However, her comments appeared to be based on a strongly […]

Prison plans in hand as Castle sets out vital projects

Basic designs are being drawn up for moving St Helena’s “unfit” prison out of Jamestown. Planning advice is being sought, according to a spokesman for St Helena Government (SHG). First, a new unit for young people with challenging behaviour must be built at Half Tree Hollow to make way for the prison to move into […]

Jobs for island contractors after years of under-spending

Island businesses are being asked to help with a backlog of “challenging” work to improve infrastructure on St Helena – such as roads and buildings. It follows a rebuke in early 2012 by aid advisers over delays in spending several million pounds that was meant to be used for vital work. Executive councillors have accepted […]