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Tell it like it is, excrescenses and all…

Even its own mother, if it had one, would be hard pushed to describe the old PWD store in Jamestown as a thing of beauty. But there’s no need to be rude about a building that has the sort of … Continue reading

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Local firms to get chance to test ‘bamboo’ housing design

Island builders are to be invited to bid for the contract to build 15 experimental houses on St Helena, following an international design competition. Spanish architects BAT have proposed creating bamboo plantations so the island can grow its own building … Continue reading

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Secrecy leaves islands at risk of corruption, warns RSPB

A paragraph in this story has been toned down in response to a comment made privately to St Helena Online. The paragraph, about information being made available to legislative councillors, was capable of mis-interpretation.  Secretive decision-making by governments in St … Continue reading

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New homes add to pollution, says water chief

House-building on high ground in St Helena has contributed to a bad smell in Jamestown, the island’s director of water has reported. Martin Squibbs was responding to complaints about the condition of water in The Run, the historic water course … Continue reading

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Jamestown plan looks like a cut-down Cape Town, writer warns

Further criticism has been aimed at the proposals to turn Jamestown into a tourist centre – this time by historian John Tyrrell, after a return visit to St Helena. His internet journal describes the “rather bad tempered” public meeting held … Continue reading

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Housing boss sets out plan to tackle ‘years of decline’

St Helena’s new housing boss has written of his excitement at the challenge of making sure Saints can afford to live on their own island – a week after it emerged eight families were known to be facing homelessness. Alan Crowe has … Continue reading

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