Abuse: don’t drag down the good with the bad, says blogger

A robust defence of St Helena has been posted by ex-pat blogger Paul Tyson in response to a Daily Telegraph investigation into alleged mishandling of child abuse. In a piece titled Angry and Saddened, he says the good people in island society are being dragged down with the bad ones. “My great sadness is the […]

Ivy exposes years of inaction over St Helena sex abuse

The Daily Telegraph has published a front-page exclusive alleging years of failure to act on warnings of sex abuse on St Helena – “the British island where child rape was just a game”. UK Prime Minister David Cameron has praised the paper’s investigation. SIMON PIPE reflects from a distance. When the Daily Mail ran shock […]

Top barrister to investigate sex abuse ‘cover up’ claims

An alleged conspiracy to cover up a report on child abuse on St Helena and Ascension Island is to be investigated by the barrister who prosecuted the TV entertainer Rolf Harris. Sasha Wass QC is expected to travel to the South Atlantic territories once she has made initial inquiries. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the […]

Ascension case led to whistle-blower’s abuse claims

Police and social workers were unable to work together properly in the wake of findings about child abuse on St Helena and Ascension, a new document reveals. It also tells how a number of officials were suspended after St Helena’s Chief Justice raised concerns about an adoption case on Ascension in March 2014. The islands’ […]