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In midst of same-sex marriage debate, Jonathan found to have a male mate

Oct. 19, 2017 By Emma Weaver
While on the subject of same-sex marriage; should another consultation be held at Plantation House? ...

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St Helena’s Airport Finally Ready for Touchdown

Oct. 09, 2017 By Emma Weaver
Flights to one of the most isolated islands in the world start this week, heralding a rise in tourists for the British overseas territory, whether it’s ready for them or not...

Robotic Man Takes the Wheel

Jeffrey Reynolds Introduces Disabled Taxi Service

Aug. 22, 2017 By Emma Weaver
From the outside, the Taxi 4 U taxi looks like any other vehicle. But its interior, and the man driving, set this taxi apart...

Three Generations, One Isolated Island

Aug. 17, 2017 By Emma Weaver and Sarah Pitts
Back in 2015, South African Maaike Duk visited St Helena with a group of seven friends. Maaike had heard the RMS St Helena was being decommissioned, and wanted to experience a voyage while she still could...

Historic Landmark Proposal Unearths Larger Issues

Jacob’s Ladder proposals uncover deeper environmental issues

July 05, 2017 By Emma Weaver and Sarah Pitts
June 28, the Attorney General put a stop to one improper planning application - and found more proposals have already passed without the required Environmental Impact Assessments...

Record Wins for St Helena

Five Medals Won in Island Games

July 03, 2017 By Emma Weaver and Sarah Pitts
After almost missing the games entirely, team St Helena brought home five medals - all for shooting - during the 2017 NatWest Island Games in Gotland, Sweden...

Shits and Ladders:

JACOB’S LADDER SEWAGE PROPOSAL PROCESS EXPLAINED

June 22, 2017 By Emma Weaver and Sarah Pitts
One of St Helena’s main protected landmarks – the infamous 699-step Jacob’s Ladder – may be uprooted so a sewage pipe can be placed alongside or underneath...

Inside the Paddock of the Oldest Living Land Animal

June 15, 2017 By Sarah Pitts
Some of the world's oldest land animals live on an isolated volcanic rock in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean...

Another Female Saint Success

June 08, 2017 By Emma Weaver
St Helena appears to have a workforce gender distribution which is more favourable to women than most other places in the first world...

A Campaign in the South Atlantic

Human Rights Launches Campaign for Plato Children

June 06, 2017 By Emma Weaver
Monday, the St Helena Human Rights Commission launched a campaign to help return two St Helenian children to their mother...

Inflation Increasing on Isolated Island

June 02, 2017 By Emma Weaver and Sarah Pitts
The Quarter 1 2017 Statistical News Bulletin was released May 25, showing an increased inflation rate for the island...

Who Got Off the Ship This Week?

June 01, 2017 By Emma Weaver and Sarah Pitts
A glance at a few passengers who disembarked the RMS Monday...

Remote Island Celebrates First Community College

May 18, 2017 By Emma Weaver and Sarah Pitts
Yesterday marked the opening of the first higher education and vocational college for one of the world’s most remote islands...

10 Reasons to Visit St. Helena Within 8 Months

May 16, 2017 Written by Emma Weaver
Here are 10 reasons why this 47-sq. mile British Overseas Territory should be on your bucket list within the next eight months – before globalization alters its unique personality...

First Passenger Flight Alleviates Isolation

May 04, 2017 Written by Emma Weaver
History was made when St. Helena Island’s first passenger flight touched down at 1:55 GMT yesterday. For centuries, St. Helenians have crowded James’ Bay wharf to see family and friends arriving or departing their remote island by ship...

Increased Isolation for British Territory

April 20, 2017 Written by Emma Weaver
One of the most remote places on earth has just become even more remote. Since 2002, St. Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean has been moving to end its isolation...
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Remote St Helena Island Welcomes First Flight

September 17, 2015 Written by Emma Weaver Photo by Colin Eames
A new era arrives for the South Atlantic island of St Helena, one of the remotest places in the world, as it waves goodbye to the mail ship and receives its first flight...