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Why visit St Helena in 2015 – a secret island unchanged since Napoleon’s day

Next year heralds a significant year for the unspoilt South Atlantic island of St Helena, providing the last opportunity to travel to the remote UK Overseas Territory by Royal Mail Ship before the airport opens. October 2015 also marks the bicentenary of the arrival of the Island’s most famous inhabitant, Napoleon Bonaparte. Don’t miss the <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/visit-st-helena-2015-secret-island-unchanged-since-napoleons-day/">Read More</a>

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Excitement for 2014 Governor’s Cup builds as 18 entries confirmed

This year’s entries sees family cruising boats with wedding anniversaries and birthdays being celebrated out at sea, a folding trimaran competing with the fast downwind racing yachts vying for line honours, entries hailing from Australia and New Zealand and Saints returning home! With the entry deadline now closed, this year’s Governor’s Cup Yacht Race from <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/excitement-2014-governors-cup-builds-18-entries-confirmed/">Read More</a>

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See St Helena in high-res on Google Maps

Google has for the first time included high-res 3D satellite images of St Helena on Google Maps and Google Earth. Google updates its image database on average every three years – now you can see St Helena online in all its digital glory. View St Helena on Google Maps by clicking here. Google Maps allows <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/see-st-helena-high-res-google-maps/">Read More</a>

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Stunning photos of St Helena’s night sky

As St Helena is placed 16 degrees south of the equator, virtually every constellation in the sky is visible at one time or another during the year. It is one of the few places where both The Plough and the Southern Cross can be seen in the sky at the same time. You are also <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/stunning-photos-st-helenas-night-sky/">Read More</a>

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Wonderful Weekends

We have just finished our second week on “Our Island” (as Charlie continues to call it), and we are already establishing that weekends and the activities thereof are the reason we have taken this move. Our weekends start early on Fridays at Donny’s bar on the waterfront. A friendly bar frequented in early evening by <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/wonderful-weekends/">Read More</a>

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Jamestown by Ed Thorpe

Only 2 days left to vote for St Helena in the UK Blog Awards!

If you haven’t yet voted for St Helena in the UK Blog Awards 2015, then get your skates on! The difference between making it to the next round of the travel category can just come down to a few votes. Please do vote for us by clicking here. Voting closes on Wednesday 3rd December 2014. The UK <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/2-days-left-vote-st-helena-uk-blog-awards/">Read More</a>

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Crafts from a bygone era, art for the future

On Saturday, 22 November, Jamestown Community Centre was the place to view the creative talent of St Helena and get in on the creative action. The annual Craftsfair, hosted by the Arts & Crafts Association, was a vibrant showcase for the many talented artists and crafters on the Island, and the enthusiastic public had the <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/crafts-bygone-era-art-future/">Read More</a>

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Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the St Helena Airport Project

November marks the 3rd anniversary of the St Helena Airport Project. To celebrate the occasion a reception was held at Plantation House, hosted by HE Governor Capes. Photo timelines were on display to show the brilliant progress of the Airport Project, as well as showcasing business achievements on St Helena. Governor Capes, Deon de Jager <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/celebrating-3rd-anniversary-st-helena-airport-project/">Read More</a>

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Vote for St Helena in the UK Blog Awards 2015 (#UKBA15)

We’re delighted that the St Helena Wirebird blog has made it into the travel category of the UK Blog Awards 2015. These prestigious awards recognise blogs across every industry in the UK, but come with a catch – we need your votes to win. Please do vote for us by clicking here. Voting closes on <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/vote-for-st-helena-in-the-uk-blog-awards-2015-ukba15/">Read More</a>

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