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Christmas fun and festive events on St Helena

December is one of our favourite months on St Helena, as relatives, friends and even the whale sharks return for a summer of parades, caroling and festive events. Christmas begins during the first week of December when Jamestown’s windows become filled with toys, tinsel and snowmen. Then come the lights dotted throughout the streets, followed <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Governor Lisa Phillips Christmas message

A Christmas message from Governor Lisa Phillips

Christmas is a wonderful, bright and vibrant time on St Helena Island, with lots of lights and cheer. It will be Governor Lisa Phillips’ first time celebrating the festive season with us, and to mark the occasion she has recorded the following Christmas message for all Saints, friends and family near and far. (Don’t miss the <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Being a Saint: Public holidays on St Helena

St Helena Island, like anywhere else in the world, celebrates a number of public holidays, but it is the unique way in which Saints celebrate that make these events special! On Shrove Tuesday Saints continue to uphold and celebrate Pancake Day. This popular event takes place in Main Street, Jamestown, where both children and adults <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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New taxi firm is really going places

St Helenians have welcomed new taxi firm, V2 Taxi Partners, with open arms since owners Lucille Johnson and Patrick Henry launched the business in August 2016.  Since then, the business has grown to include a Jamestown Taxi, Hospital Taxi, 24hr Taxi, Late Night Taxi and VIP Champagne Cruise, plus they are now offering inclusive and <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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festival of running 2016

The St Helena Festival of Running 2016

St Helena Tourism hosted the eighth Festival of Running from 19 – 27 November 2016. During this year’s event, competitors took part in running events ranging from a full marathon to a 3k fun run, the Jacob’s Ladder Challenge, a trail run as well as a triathlon. Entrance fees for the events were donated to <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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District Clean-Up Competition winners announced

The wait is over, St Helena’s tidiest district has been named!  Longwood and Alarm Forest took the prize of £3,000 after winning the Enterprise St Helena (ESH) St Helena District Clean-Up competition. The results of the competition were announced at an awards presentation on 19 November at Francis Plain.  The competition began in May, with <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Take a tour of Plantation House

Plantation House, one of St Helena’s landmark historical attractions and home to Jonathan the tortoise, has been re-opened to the public for behind the scenes tours. The house was built in 1792 as a country estate for the Governor of the East India Company, and is known worldwide as the home of the St Helena <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Five minutes with Graham Vass from Mantis Hotels

We speak to Graham Vass, Development Director of Mantis St Helena, about progress on the Jamestown hotel, employing Saints and chilling out on St Helena. How is work progressing on the Mantis St Helena hotel development? Is it on schedule for a July 2017 opening? It’s going very well. There have been a few challenges, but <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Catching up with Christopher Pickard, Director of Tourism

From access challenges to meeting the Princess Royal, Director of Tourism, Christopher Pickard tells us about his first year in the role and what lies ahead… You’ve been in the job for a year now, what have been the biggest challenges? When I took the job as St Helena’s Director of Tourism I knew I would <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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St Helena carnival

St Helena marks 10 years of Carnival

This year marks 10 years since the first St Helena Carnival in aid of Cancer Awareness. A biennial event, this festive charity carnival takes place during October, Breast Cancer Awareness month. The event is always met with a great crowd thronging the streets, hundreds of spectators and an amazing night of music and dancing throughout <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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