Lost Solomon’s deeds found after 160 years

For years, it had been believed that the deeds of several historic houses on St Helena had been destroyed by fire. But then someone pulled out a drawer from a desk in Jamestown, and made a most surprising discovery. Behind the drawer, lost to sight for decades, were papers documenting the sale of properties once […]

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 […]

Roddy brings an end to egg imports (with 525 little helpers)

When he lived in the UK, Roddy Yon would feed his few hens and dream of returning home to start his own poultry farm. After 25 years away, he walked into the offices of the St Helena Development Agency with a business plan, and came out with a grant to help him buy 250 chickens. Now, […]

One a penny, two a penny, NOT cross buns…

Quirky St Helena fact, number 1: hot cross buns on St Helena may not have crosses. Solomon’s Bakery at Half Tree Hollow planned to bake ten thousand of them for Easter 2012 – up on 8,500 in 2011. But Sinead Green, reporter for The Sentinel, couldn’t help but notice that something was missing from the […]