World Tourism Day on St Helena

01 Oct Celebrating World Tourism Day on St Helena

Every year on September 27 the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) celebrates World Tourism Day, an opportunity to demonstrate how the role of tourism affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. The theme for 2015 is "One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities", with Burkina...

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new marine species st helena

24 Sep New marine species discovered

Do you know your sea slug from your sponge? Exciting recent developments on St Helena haven’t just been taking place in the air, there have been new discoveries taking place under water! The Marine Conservation Team has identified 14 potential new species in the waters around...

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Beechcraft Super King Air 200 aircraft

10 Sep Countdown to calibration flights

The excitement is almost palpable on St Helena as we near the date of St Helena Airport’s historic calibration flights (likely to be between Sunday, 13 and Thursday, 17 September). Justin Rothwell, Senior Aerodrome Inspector from Air Safety Support International (ASSI) last week completed his assessment...

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Liz Gill Jacob's Ladder

27 Aug Climbing Jacob’s Ladder

Thanks to travel journalist, Liz Gill, who visited St Helena in March for the Mail Online and shared this insight from her visit with us: A visit to St Helena is full of extraordinary experiences – and I didn’t have to wait long for my first...

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Boer prisoners on St Helena

20 Aug Remembering the Boer Prisoners

Our thanks go to Barbara B George, who has shared the following from her booklet “Boer Prisoners on St Helena”: St Helena was the first overseas destination for the prisoners from the Boer War. The first group of prisoners arrived on the island on board the MILWAUKEE...

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