Brits to pay 21 times island rate for dentist as fees double

New medical charges on St Helena mean UK visitors must pay 2,000 per cent more than islanders for dental care. The cost of a consultation for expats from the UK will rise by 150%, from £21 to £52.50. Expats from non-UK countries already pay the higher rate. Tourists should be covered by travel insurance. Prescription […]

Media funding must be fair, says John – as MP holds debate

The re-launch of the St Helena Independent – in competition with a government-funded rival – has prompted island blogger John Turner to oppose media subsidies. But in the UK, one Conservative MP has called for tax breaks and financial assistance for local newspapers that cannot survive in the face of competition from the internet. Louise […]