Monthly Archives: March 2013

St Helena joins global Earth Hour. Shame about the satellite

People on St Helena were being urged to form up at Francis Plain on Saturday, 23 March 2013, to spell out a giant “2016” – the year the island’s airport is due to be open. The plan was to photograph … Continue reading

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My sadness and anger at diabetes crisis, by writer Doreen

One in seven people on St Helena has diabetes – one of the highest rates for the disease on the planet. The scale of the crisis moved DOREEN GATIEN, a Saint writer now living in California, to make a cry … Continue reading

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Marathon relief: chef in bomb suit gets more than a red nose

Falklands governor Nigel Haywood has completed the Stanley Marathon in a time of 3 hours, 30 minutes and 1 second – on his birthday. He was nearly three times as fast as chef David Bradley, who predicted he’d be a … Continue reading

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Exams are plain sailing for students on floating school

The world’s oldest full-rigged sailing ship has arrived in St Helena’s James Bay – after a voyage that saw trainee crew members sitting their school exams at sea. They also had an encounter with a very bloated blowfish. The Sørlandet, 64-metres … Continue reading

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Simplicity makes Ladder Hill life so beautiful, writes Doreen

People living in Ladder Hill Fort have been warned they may have to move out in two years, to make way for a hotel. Writer DOREEN GATIEN, now living in California, cherishes her memories of a barracks childhood. Click here … Continue reading

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Killer diabetes puts island under strain, says the Castle

A rapid rise in diabetes cases is putting putting massive pressure on St Helena’s economy – as well as wrecking lives. The island now has one of the worst rates of type 2 diabetes in the world, per head of … Continue reading

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Jamestown Vision: one misconception after another…

Strong remarks about the Jamestown Vision plan have caused upset and embarrassment after being published by St Helena Online and in the St Helena Independent. Our story accurately reflected concerns about the way the proposals had been drawn up, and … Continue reading

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