Paul Blessington: celebration of an adventurous life

From the Canberra Times: PAUL JAMES BLESSINGTON 18 February 1958 14 November 2012 A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at St John’s Anglican Church, Constitution Avenue Reid tomorrow Saturday 17 November 2012, commencing at 11 am. A private cremation will have taken place. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to […]

Death of Paul Blessington

Paul Blessington, who had to leave his post as St Helena’s Financial Secretary to seek urgent medical help, has died in Australia. He had cancer. Paul’s contribution to life on St Helena went far beyond the requirements of his job. He was an energetic leader of Jamestown scouts, and supplied regular reports on the golf club. The following […]

Dax is praised for holding the fort at The Castle

Dax Richards has been thanked for stepping into the role of St Helena’s Financial Secretary after the sudden departure of Paul Blessington. Paul had to leave the island aboard the airport supply ship, the NP Glory 4, after being advised to seek urgent medical advice in mid-July 2012. The RMS St Helena was in dry […]

Finance chief leaves island urgently over health scare

Paul Blessington head and shoulders

St Helena’s Financial Secretary, Paul Blessington, has been advised to seek urgent medical attention. He was due to leave St Helena for South Africa on Thursday, 12 July 2012. A statement from The Castle says: “The St Helena Government sends its best wishes to Paul and looks forward to his early return to the Island. The […]

£3 million enterprise body is vital for better future, says Paul

Disquiet over the funding of St Helena’s new enterprise agency has prompted the island government to release the text of a statement by Financial Secretary Paul Blessington. Enterprise St Helena (ESH) was set up at a cost of nearly three million pounds – but most of that was coming from the UK Department for International […]

Governor crosses line in Falklands marathon: your turn, Mr Capes?

Falklands Radio reports that the Falkland Islands’ governor, Nigel Haywood, has crossed the finishing line in the the world’s most southerly marathon “with the governor’s flag in his hand”. Which begs the question: will his counterpart on St Helena, Mark Capes, be tackling the world’s most remote marathon in June 2012? Or maybe he’ll pass […]