Bidders try to save jetty plan – after report it would be scrapped

The leading bidders for the job of building a breakwater at Jamestown are trying to bring down the cost of the project – only days after UK cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell suggested it was being dropped. The contract cannot be awarded to the joint preferred bidders, Enco and Marine Lagan, because St Helena Government cannot […]

AUDIO: DfID Secretary on island’s “brilliant opportunity”

St Helenians and island watchers discussed the future of St Helena with the Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell, in a rare public meeting on 19 May 2012. Afterwards, St Helena Online was granted an interview with Mr Mitchell on behalf of island media. Click on the links to hear what he had to […]

Water is now safe in Levelwood – but E.coli threat remains

Drinking water in the Levelwood and Rupert’s Valley areas of St Helena has been declared safe for drinking – 12 days after potentially-dangerous E.coli bacteria was found in the island’s supply system. Most people living in homes fed by the Red Hill water treatment plant have also been given clearance to use water without sterilising […]