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St Helena's Day Parade

St Helena’s Day 2017: Celebrating 515 years of St Helena

St Helena comes together for a variety of celebrations: Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, the Carnival Parade, and of course, St Helena’s Day (21 May). The island was discovered by Galician navigator João da Nova on 21 May 1502, and was named St Helena after Helena of Constantinople. To celebrate this day, a variety of activities <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Tammy Williams, Saint FM

Talking about Saint FM Community Radio with Tammy Williams

As the Radio Manager of Saint FM, Tammy Williams is at the heart of island news, updates and radio entertainment on St Helena.  Here we ask her a few questions about Saint FM, herself and their new benefactor, Lord Ashcroft. What do you feel is the importance of radio to the island? I would say <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Historic arrival of charter flight at St Helena Airport

History was made on St Helena last week when a charter plane carrying 60 passengers landed at St Helena Airport. South African carrier SA Airlink was contracted to carry out the charter flight by Air Partner, a commercial organisation that sources charter flights around the world, to transport passengers from Cape Town affected by the <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Moment de Memoire 2017

Moment de Memoire Service marks 196th anniversary of Napoleon’s death

The annual Moment de Memoire service took place on St Helena on 7 May at Napoleon’s Tomb in Sane Valley, recognising the 196th anniversary of Napoleon Bonaparte’s death at Longwood House. The ceremony began with a reading of ‘Napoleon’s farewell’ by Merrill Joshua followed by the ‘Last Post’ played by Graeme Beckett. After the minute’s <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Wise Monkeys Halftime magazine

Introducing Wise Monkeys Media Productions

With the launch of a successful weekly sports magazine, Halftime, St Helena’s newest media production company is set for great things. The Wise Monkeys appeared out of (what felt like) nowhere, and started producing Halftime magazine within weeks of establishing their social media presence and first alerting the island to their arrival. The guys behind <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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