Arcadia victim apologises to Saints for wasted welcome

Cruise passengers continue to express their anger at ship’s officers on board the MV Arcadia who decided a “millpond sea” was too dangerous for them to be allowed to go ashore at St Helena. Now one disgruntled victim of the decision has apologised to islanders for their wasted efforts to lay on a traditional St […]

Shame on you, P&O – passenger’s anger over failure to land

The owners of the cruise ship MV Arcadia continue to ignore complaints about the captain’s refusal to allow its passengers to go ashore at St Helena in April 2012. St Helena Tourism Association has written to P&O Cruises to point out the heavy losses suffered by islanders for the baffling failure, given the tranquil sea […]

Cabinet minister’s speech goes live on Johnny’s website

The talk given by the man charge of funding St Helena’s airport, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell MP, can now be heard on Johnny Clingham’s St Helena Community Website. The recording also includes the address given by Jimmy Johnston of Basil Read, the airport contractor. Click here to listen. SEE ALSO: AUDIO: DfID Secretary on […]

Broadband campaign needs support, says Johnny

Expat Saint Johnny Clingham has expressed dismay on his blog that few people on St Helena have backed the campaign to secure high-speed broadband for the island. He fears islanders don’t understand what they’re missing. The entire island – population 4,000 – shares less than half the bandwidth found in many UK housesholds. Johnny has […]

Saints add voices to broadband campaign

Saint Helenians are being asked to add their weight to the campaign to secure a high-speed internet link for their island. Here’s one contribution on the campaign website, from Johnny Clingham, an island blogger now exiled to the UK: ‘I’m an IT engineer and I would love to return to my island to start an […]