Good bye “The last from us”

Enterprise St Helena and the St Helena Tourism team shot what looks like their final moving St Helena promotional video  which was posted online today. Staff from Enterprise St Helena and St Helena Tourism with brave faces waved goodbye to the camera  with their usual smiley faces, but no doubt it came with heavy hearts […]

Henrietta says island running is ‘spectacular’

The top performer in the 2012 St Helena Festival of Running has said she would recommend other overseas athletes to compete in such “a spectacular place with marvellous people.” Henrietta Timms said: “If people know far enough in advance they will do it.” But she added: “The running is really hard because of the sheer […]

Marathon champ Henrietta keeps on running – and winning

Visiting runner Henrietta Timms has scored a third victory in the 2012 St Helena Festival of Running – after starting out by setting a new women’s record for the island marathon. Her tally in three events was: Sunday 24 June: St Helena Marathon, first place – 4 hrs, 27 mins, 57 secs Tuesday 26: 10K […]

St Helena waives the rules to welcome yachties ashore


Landing fees are to be waived for crews of yachts spending less than three days at St Helena. The move follows a determined push to encourage more visits to the island under sail. In December 2010, the tourism department reported that it had put in new facilities at the landing steps, including a solar-powered shower, […]

Relying on tourism poses economic risk, warn territories

Warnings have been sounded about the perils of having an economy based largely on tourism – just as St Helena is trying to do exactly that with the building of its airport. Holidaymakers are seen as the great hope for liberating the island from dependence on overseas aid, but it puts islands “at the mercy” […]

‘Aid cash used to destroy heritage,’ says Trust

Cobblestones said to date back more than 200 years have been broken up in St Helena’s Main Street to make way for a trench as part of ‘improvements’ funded by overseas aid. Island historian Nick Thorpe said: ‘The 18th Century pavement has now been destroyed – like getting rid of the evidence. This is St […]