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Governor Lisa Phillips

Welcome to the new Governor

This week we welcomed the new Governor Designate for St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha, Ms Lisa Phillips. Ms Phillips is the 68th Governor of St Helena and her Dependencies and the first ever female to take on the role. She was sworn in on Monday 25 April 2016.   In her inauguration <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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British Airways Boeing 737-800

First large passenger jet aircraft lands at St Helena Airport

History was made this week as the first large passenger jet aircraft, a British Airways Boeing 737-800 (ZS-ZWG) operated by Comair, touched down at St Helena’s new Airport. This is the actual Boeing aircraft which will serve the St Helena/Johannesburg route.  This ‘Implementation Flight’ arrived from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, complete with representatives <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Tim Wonnacott & Napoleon

TV’s Tim Wonnacott values St Helena’s treasures

We’re delighted to have just played host to antiques expert and TV personality, Tim Wonnacott, on his second visit to St Helena. The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant and BBC Bargain Hunt presenter returned to the island after an absence of 10 years, primarily to write an article for Harrods Travel magazine. During his visit <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Royal visitor & first jet aircraft

We have more St Helena Airport news to share this week including a Royal visitor and arrival of the first jet aircraft… No stranger to famous visitors – from Napoleon to Sir Edmund Halley and our most recent distinguished guest, BBC TV personality Tim Wonnacott – we’re excited to share the news that St Helena will <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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