Gravity Rush 2013: it’s a photo-finish

Click the pic to see a gallery of shots by NEIL GEORGE from Jamestown’s first-ever kart racing event – including drivers getting splatted with wet sponges on the Bridge.

Going downhill fast: Cable & Wireless claims kart trophy

Seven improvised vehicles careered down the hill into Jamestown in St Helena’s first ever kart racing event, organised by the disability charity SHAPE. Cable & Wireless was declared the overall winner at the end of a series of races in the Gravity Rush event. Mike Olsson, reporting on Saint FM Community Radio, declared the event […]

SHAPE waves starter’s flag for St Helena ‘Grand Prix’

Daredevil drivers are being challenged to race home-made soapbox karts through Upper Jamestown, in aid of disabled workers on St Helena. Fundraisers at the island charity SHAPE have dreamed up the idea of the rally and hope to attract at least 20 competitors in home-made karts. The Gravity Rush event is scheduled to take place […]

SHAPE supporters walk to help island’s disabled into work

From Facebook: SHAPE (St Helena Active Partication in Enterprise) will be doing a sponsored walk with a difference from Whitegate to Rosemary Plain on 26 April 2013. The event is open to ALL who are fortunate to be involved with a special group of individuals within our community. The fund-raiser is designed to show that […]

SHAPE praised as advisers cite unknown scale of disability

The role of St Helena’s disability charity, SHAPE, has been singled out for praise by UK aid advisers. But they say help for disabled people is “fragmented”, with too little knowledge about the problems people are coping with. The success of SHAPE – short for St Helena Active Participation in Enterprise – shows the role civil society […]

How a gift from a lost tribe helped island jewellery take shape

Eye-catching paper necklaces link St Helena with a lost tribe of bush people in Botswana. They are based on a piece of jewellery that was passed to the island’s craft enterprise, SHAPE, by Hazel Wilmot, owner of the Consulate Hotel in Jamestown. Her father had been a member of an expedition in the 1960s to record the tribe’s disappearing […]

Keep your distance, please: Jonathan gets some privacy

Jonathan stares at the camera, beak open wide

The paddock that has been home to St Helena’s oldest resident for more than 100 years is to be given a makeover. The island’s planning board has given approval for new fencing to protect Jonathan, one of the world’s last surviving Seychelles Giant tortoises, from the attentions of over-intrusive visitors at Plantation House. Planning board […]

Recycling centre plans wait to be signed off

Plans for a recycling centre have also been submitted by SHAPE – St Helena’s Active Participation and Enterprise – which provides employment for people with learning difficulties and other disabilities. Permission is needed for containers and signs. The island’s planning board, which meets on Wednesday, is also considering an application from Solomons for new farrowing […]