Missing piece of paper that left island without onions

A lack of onions on St Helena has come about because paperwork was not handed over. The port authority in Cape Town, Transnet, refused to let thousands of onions be loaded aboard the RMS St Helena. The result, according to island retailer Nick Thorpe, was panic-buying in the shops as customers snapped up what few […]

Paperwork problem leaves St Helena crying out for onions

St Helena is suffering an onion shortage. St Helena Online understands that problems with paperwork in Cape Town meant only a small part of the intended order arrived on the last voyage of the RMS St Helena. “The few that arrived were snapped up immediately,” according to Nick Thorpe, the island’s main independent retailer. “Panic […]