Island’s media watchdog is left short of members

Efforts are being made to find more people to serve on St Helena’s media standards commission, only weeks after it was set up. Julian Cairns-Wicks reported in the St Helena Independent that it had been established with the minimum number of members required by law – and one of them had since stepped down. But […]

Please sponsor my left knee, so I can tell better stories

By Simon Pipe, editor Ninety thousand hits in nine months isn’t bad going, but if St Helena Online is to be even more interesting, it needs a little money. It’s only right that this should involve me in pain, exhaustion and darkness. And that was just on the training walks. This weekend, I hope to […]

‘Transparency and scrutiny lead to public trust’ – White Paper

Proper scrutiny is vital to good government, says the UK’s 2012 White Paper on the country’s Overseas Territories. “This important work helps strengthen the people‚Äôs trust in government,” it says, “and encourages greater public participation in decision making.” It also sets out a list of seven principles of public life that are now followed in […]