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St Helena’s Day 2016

This year a bank holiday was granted for St Helena’s Day (21 May), which fell on a Saturday, with festivities taking place on Friday 20 May. The island marked 514 years since being discovered by Galician navigator Joao de Nova and this year turned out to be one of the most successful St Helena’s Day <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helenas-day-2016/">Read More</a>

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Saints take part in trials to test airport operational readiness

Over the past few weeks St Helena residents have been taking part in a series of Operational Readiness trials for St Helena Airport. The exercises were designed to test key processes and systems in the Terminal Building and elsewhere. In order to make the trials as realistic as possible, volunteers acting as passengers had to <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/saints-take-part-trials-test-airport-operational-readiness/">Read More</a>

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St Helena Airport gets green light from ASSI

Another major milestone for our Airport project was achieved this week, when Air Safety Support International (ASSI) issued an Aerodrome Certificate to St Helena Airport. This follows a final inspection of the Airport by an ASSI team last month and demonstrates their satisfaction with the Airport infrastructure and aviation security measures and that the air <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helena-airport-gets-green-light-assi/">Read More</a>

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Be part of history at the RMS St Helena open day in Tilbury

As part of her final scheduled sailing to the UK, The RMS St Helena will be open to visitors at the Port of London cruise terminal in Tilbury on Saturday 11 June 2016. Here’s your chance to be part of history, with tickets available from Monday 16 May 2016. In anticipation of a significant demand, <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/part-history-rms-st-helena-open-day-tilbury/">Read More</a>

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Remembering Napoleon

On this day (5 May) in 1821 the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile at Longwood House on St Helena. This is marked annually with a “Moment de Memoire” at his Tomb in Sane Valley, which this year took place on Sunday 1 May. Father Dale Bowers led the Commemoration with Prayers, followed by <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/remembering-napoleon/">Read More</a>

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