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18 June 1815: the date that changed St Helena for ever

The 18th of June is not seen as a significant date on St Helena, but perhaps it should be: it’s the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, which had immense ramifications for the island. Without it, Napoleon Bonaparte would not … Continue reading

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Napoleon misses the plane as runway boost delays opening

The first paying passengers will not land at St Helena’s first airport before 2016 – but when it does open, it will be with a much longer runway. That will allow much larger airport to land in the future. And the extra runway length … Continue reading

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