Sea power brings hope of turtles hatching on St Helena

The waves that pound against Sandy Bay Beach may have made it possible for green turtle eggs to hatch naturally on St Helena for the first time in decades. A nest has been discovered where the sea has washed away old fortifications¬†that were causing erosion of the beach. The find was made by Larry “Nails” […]

Green turtles ‘attempting to nest on St Helena’

Green turtles have been attempting to nest on St Helena, the island’s marine conservation section has reported. Part of Sandy Bay Beach is to be closed off while the conservation team finds out the state of the nests discovered. A statement from St Helena Government did not say how or when the discovery was made, […]

Cruise writer finds a film set waiting to be discovered

Sandy Bay’s arid landscape could be the setting for a science-fiction fantasy and Diana’s Peak would need no make-up for a role in a remake of Jurassic Park, according to writer Captain Greybeard on the Cruise International website. He highlights the familiar attractions of St Helena in a stylish piece, but many might challenge his […]

Sandy Bay health changes receive ‘positive’ report

Changes in the wake of the controversial closure of Sandy Bay clinic have been given a “generally positive” review, according to St Helena’s governor, Mark Capes. Bus services were laid on to take patients to Half Tree Hollow after the clinic closed in May 2012, because St Helena Government felt there were too few patients […]

St Helena barrels out as a surf destination

a surfer on level water with a wave breaking behind him in a mass of foam, four times his own height

All hopes of St Helena becoming the Bondi Beach of the mid-Atlantic have been dashed. Not that anyone on St Helena thought it was ever going to be a surfer’s paradise. An article on The Surfer’s Path – spotted by Swindolena Saint Aneka Williams – declares what the Saints already knew: there is no mystical […]

‘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 […]

Health service for Sandy Bay yet to be made public

Councillors have been given a briefing on future health provision for Sandy Bay when the area’s clinic closes at the end of May 2012. But a report by Governor Mark Capes does not say what new arrangements are likely to be put in place. He said: “I asked for an update on the measures to […]