Monthly Archives: September 2012

St Helena Community wants to kick-start its forum

From Johnny Clingham: The St Helena & Ascension Island Community website is looking at ways to kick-start its discussion forum. Anyone with ideas to get people talking is invited to share them here:  St Helena & Ascension Island Community forum Advertisements

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St Helena gets RAF flight seats back – but only some of them

(St Helena Online has been off-line for a few days. This is one of the stories that were missed). The number of seats for St Helena passengers on the RAF’s Ascension flights has been doubled – but it remains lower that it … Continue reading

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Governor praises search for Ziggy

(St Helena Online has been off-line for a few days. This is one of the stories that were missed). Tribute has been paid to people on St Helena who joined a search effort when three-year-old Ziggy Joshua went missing on the … Continue reading

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Blackout Sunday declared as St Helena is cut off from the world

September the 23rd was declared Blackout Sunday on St Helena because of a power shutdown that left it cut off from the rest of the world. The planned power outage, to allow for upgrade work, meant the island’s communications went down … Continue reading

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Scientists probe Ascension Island’s underwater mysteries

A diving expedition has yielded hundreds of pictures of Ascension Island as few people ever see it – as well as species not found there before. They show an underwater spectacle that contrasts sharply with the island’s harsh volcanic shores. Some of … Continue reading

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More human bones could be found in island’s slave valley

Further human remains could yet be disturbed as work continues on St Helena’s airport project, a source has cautioned. It’s been confirmed that “a number of human bones” were found on Friday 14 September 2012, on ground being used by … Continue reading

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I’ll have a Jimmy Gin and tonic, please…

In historical times, it was a rough home-made punch called arrack that kept the people of St Helena happy: now, it could be Jamestown Gin. The island’s distillery is launching it as a new product, reports Johnny Clingham on the … Continue reading

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