Monthly Archives: July 2012

Hold your nose: Viv dreams of seabird cities on Ascension

Seabirds are colonising Ascension Island once again after a campaign to kill off wild cats on the island. And for visiting expert Vivienne Booth, it offers an exciting prospect. Just as long as people who have to live on the … Continue reading

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Tourism leaders welcome more sailings, but not the selling

A new strategy for operating the RMS St Helena has been given a mixed response by tourism leaders on the island. A proposed new sailing schedule was welcomed at a meeting with Enterprise St Helena officials, but there was strong … Continue reading

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Customs cheats are hurting fellow islanders, says Peter

People who try to dodge customs duties at the wharf in Jamestown are cheating other islanders, says the man in charge of preventing tax fraud. And he has a warning for those who try: “You will get caught.” Peter Henderson has returned … Continue reading

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War cemetery ‘sacrilege’ sparks anger in Argentina

A vandal on the Falkland Islands has sparked a diplomatic incident with an act of damage in Argentina’s war cemetery in the islands, according to the Associated Press news agency. The unknown vandal smashed glass that protects a sacred Virgin … Continue reading

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Tara stands down from council to study in UK

Tara Thomas is to resign as a councillor on St Helena in order to study for a masters degree in London. She has been awarded a Chevening Scholarship – usually given to “students with demonstrable potential to become future leaders.” … Continue reading

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Ascension voyages saved in new RMS schedule

A feared cut to the number of RMS St Helena voyages to Ascension island appears to have been averted. Julian Morris, head of economic development, revealed details of the ship’s proposed schedule at a meeting with the St Helena tourism association. He said: … Continue reading

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St Helena airport building is cleared for take-off

A new design for St Helena’s proposed airport terminal has been unanimously approved by executive councillors at a special meeting (31 July 2012). Governor Mark Capes said: “The new design sits well with the surrounding area, using an attractive mix  … Continue reading

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Alfreda lands a first in live internet ‘exam’

Alfreda Yon achieved something of a world first when she secured her degree-level qualification in management. Completing her final assessment was a feat of management in itself. It was meant to involve a face-to-face interview with her examiners – in … Continue reading

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Matt heads to Reading Sports to lure Saints back home

Saints attending the annual Reading Sports day in the UK will be encouraged to consider moving back to St Helena to be part of its hoped-for economic transformation. Matthew Joshua of the Saint Connect project is heading for UK to attend … Continue reading

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RMS St Helena sails late after crane hitch

The RMS St Helena has departed Cape Town a day behind schedule after a computer software problem in the control system for its main crane, reports Saint FM. Captain Andrew Greentree said the vessel could not sail until the problem … Continue reading

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