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A Journey for Pests and Farmers Alike

27 Dec 2018
"It was once easy to grow vegetables on St. Helena. The soils were rich, there were no pests and fine healthy crops could be grown with minimum effort. Sadly, those days are now well behind us. Years of continuous production and massive erosion have left us with poor soils, and as well, an increasing number of pests have made the long and difficult journey to the island. A journey so long and difficult that most of them have left their natural enemies far behind and without this natural control pests flourish here on St. Helena much better than they do in their native countries."........

"I will marry the man who takes me to St Helena to meet Jonathan"

20 Dec 2018
For most of us, Jonathan the tortoise is just 'the world's oldest living land animal' – just a slow-moving, wrinkly reptile that happens to have made headlines for his age, his sexuality and his remote island home.........

A Taste 4 Life

13 Dec 2018
Since St Helenian Rosie Bargo returned home in 2003, she had dreamt of owning her own bar and restaurant – but finding the money; the land to build on; the business plan help that she needed; and more, weren't easy feats.........

Diving St Helena

04 Oct 2018
Sub-Tropic Adventures, owned and operated fulltime since 2011 by St Helenian Anthony Thomas, offers Padi Courses, fully guided dive tours, sport fishing trips, dolphin watching, whale watching and snorkelling with whale sharks. ........

Flagg's Flat: St Helena's First Self-Catering Accommodation

13 Sept 2018
In 1989, the first self-catering accommodation on St Helena Island opened its doors. Twenty-nine years later, Patsy Flagg is still running her self-catering flat in Harlyn, Half Tree Hollow........

The Great Saint Bake Off

07 Nov 2018
It's the food you love. The food that transports you back to your childhood. The food that reminds you of your mum, your Nan and Papa, your Aunts, and your friends. The food you will cook today.......

The Cutting Edge

09 August 2018
The promised tourist numbers aren't coming in to the island through the St Helena Airport - what are the effects? Check out how business is going for one salon owner, Sandie Walters - and see the quality products she manages to source despite the difficulties of operating a business on such a remote island. .....

Isolated Island in Popular PC Game

28 Spetemeber 2018
St Helena Island, in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, is accessible in two ways: via ship (usually a five-day voyage from Cape Town), or via a flight from Johannesburg. But, as of Jan. 11, there is a third way to access the island – and you don't even have to leave your house.....

Durban "Environmental Disaster" Reaches Galapagos of the South Atlantic

05 Spetemeber 2018
Part of an October 2017 "disastrous" cargo spill, which set loose about 2 billion toxic pellets of plastic into the ocean near Durban, recently reached the remote shores of St Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean – over 2,500km from the west coast of Namibia....