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About the most recent updates to Saint Helena Island Info

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This site was last updated on 11 July 2024.

See also: ⋅ Page History

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These pages have minor updates unless listed in the Recent Updates section below.

Recent Updates

Listed below are the principal changes in each release, in addition to which there are generally new and improved images, corrections and other minor improvements throughout the site.

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11th July 2024

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The UK Daily Express has again given us a contribution for our Do they mean us? page. Are they trying for some kind of record?

The song St Helena’s Batsh!t Crazy gets a mention on our page A Brief History (continued).

10th June 2024

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For Pride Month 2024 we have introduced a new page: LGBTQ+.

Our page Government on St Helena was a bit too large, so we moved the British Overseas Territory details to a new page British Overseas Territory.

Work has started on the St Helena Cultural Centre.

We have Pilling Primary School’s 1st place winning song in the 2024 Culture Month Competition: Proud of St Helena.

18th April 2024

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We (probably) have snakes! But only harmless ones… We’ve added them to our Problem Animals page, even though it seems that, with a diet of ants and termites, they might be more of an advantage than a problem.

We have the 2024 Wirebird Census results, showing an increase in adult birds. See our page The Wirebird.

The UK Daily Express has generously given us another contribution for our Do they mean us? page.

We’ve added a set of interesting 1960s postcards to our page Postcards of St Helena.

If you connect to the Internet on St Helena via Sure you should read our Internet Speeds Warning.

27th February 2024

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On 29th January, Sam Collins broke the record for the Jacob’s Ladder Challenge with a time of 5 minutes 4.19 seconds, as reported on our page Jacob’s Ladder.

Refurbishment has begun on Toby’s Cottage. There are images of the work on our page Toby.

We get spectacular sunsets on St Helena, as documented on our new page Sunsets.

Our Accessability Statement is published on our pages Important Information and About This Site.

29th January 2024

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Arguably the most significant change is the addition of HRH Edward, Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to our page Famous Visitors.

As usual in January, we have some updates (new photographs, etc.) to our seasonal page Christmas.

The 2023 Festival of Walking has also generated updates to our Walking St Helena page.

We have information on the new sea freight service for St Helena.

The Consulate Hotel held a Jazz night in January. We have a recording on our page Sounds of St Helena.

19th December 2023

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We’ve attempted to answer the question ‘Does UK Legislation apply to St Helena?’ on our page Government on St Helena. Good luck understanding the answer!

The (UK) Daily Express has, once again, kindly made a contribution to our Do they mean us? page. Nice of them!

Also deserving (and therefore getting) a mention on the same page is the new Napoleon film.

Much better, however, is the new article on our Read articles about St Helena page.

Is Diana’s Peak a ‘Mountain’? We don’t know! What do you think?

Older Items

Older items can be found on our Page Updates History.



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