Tristan shipwreck disaster report due ‘shortly’

A report on the cause of the shipwreck that sparked an environmental disaster for Tristan da Cunha is expected shortly, according to a senior official of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. St Helena Online had received a complaint about secrecy surrounding the grounding of the MS Oliva on Nightingale Island, leading to a fuel […]

18 August: Happy St Helena Day!

St Helena Online wishes all readers a happy St Helena Day. Yes, really. There are two feast days of St Helena, in May and August, celebrating the saint credited with finding the remains of the True Cross of Christ in the 4th Century. On 21 May, St Helenians traditionally toast the anniversary of the island’s discovery in 1502. […]