Lawson Henry

‘Shameful’: workers left adrift by lack of Ascension flights

Saints working on Ascension could face a 15,000-mile trip to get home – just 700 miles away – if the fears of one St Helena councillor are realised. The Hon Derek Thomas spoke in response to news that the newly announced air service for St Helena will not include flights to Ascension. The RMS St Helena …

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I had my bag pilfered at Johannesburg, says Lawson

Saints will be flying in and out of an airport with a high crime rate and a reputation for losing baggage, the Hon Lawson Henry told fellow legislative councillors. He spoke from experience. He said: “Many Saints, including myself, have had to travel to Johannesburg to gain links to other international airports, and our experiences …

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Governor’s Cape seduction: tax breaks to lure investors

The lure of ten-year tax breaks is set to make St Helena a hot topic with investors in Cape Town, says a South African financial website. The MoneyWeb report – ahead of a visit by Governor Mark Capes – says the opening of St Helena’s airport in 2016 “will open the island up for business.” And it lists …

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Ascension Saints deserve a pension, says Lawson

A call has been made to end discrimination against St Helenians who are denied an island pension because they have spent much of their working life on Ascension. In a speech at the inaugural meeting of St Helena’s new Legislative Council, Lawson Henry said there was no pension scheme for Saints who worked on Ascension. …

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Fight looms over secrecy oath that blocks human right (updated)

Update: Councillors have all now sworn the oath of confidentiality that prevents them revealing any information about St Helena Government. A new story will be published later today, following the inaugural session of the new legislative council. St Helena’s new councillors are being placed under pressure to swear a vow of secrecy that goes against …

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Stedson attempts to revive party politics on St Helena

An attempt is being made to introduce party politics to St Helena for the first time in four decades. Stedson George has announced the launch of the St Helena Democratic Socialist Party. It follows a separate announcement by would-be councillors Lawson Henry and Ian Rummery that they would campaign together in the 2013 general election …

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