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About the most recent updates to Saint Helena Island Info

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This site was last updated on 27 February 2024.

See also: ⋅ Page History

Pages by date last updated

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.

Below: 27th February 202429th January 202419th December 202327th November1st November 20235th October 2023Older Items

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?

27th November

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We now know where the people recently re-buried in Ruperts originated, before being captured as slaves. See our page The Slave Graves.

Enjoy our new page Fascinating Facts about St Helena!

We tried a different Artificial Intelligence app, this time with rather less success. See our page Artificial Intelligence.

We have taken advantage of the now-available un-capped Internet access to add additional What3Words locations across the site.

1st November 2023

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Our National Conservation Areas now have their own page: see National Conservation Areas. Also included is information about our Marine Protected Area.

Beware of the Diddlidite! See our page Edible Wild Plants.

We’ve removed all the (known!) Dead Links and replaced them with alternatives.

There are other updates too numerous to list across many pages, including additional ‘Read More’ articles, factual updates, additional images and new data. Enjoy discovering them.

5th October 2023

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Read about Captain Robert Wright, who fought (and won) a duel with Lieutenant Stephen Young at Chubb’s Spring in 1809 and was subsequently acquitted of murder.

We’ve updated our page Communications to reflect the improvements in Internet access on St Helena with effect from 1st October.

Batchelors Hall is a large, prominent building in Main Street, Jamestown. If you’ve never heard of it see our page Historic Buildings, Jamestown.

Our page Sounds of St Helena now contains links whereby you can ‘Listen Live’ to our island radio stations.

Abercrombie & Kent are famous for high-end travel and next year one of their trips includes St Helena. See the article on our page Visitor Information.

The 2024 The Governor’s Cup race has been announced, starting on 26th December 2024.

We’ve greatly improved the Image Search - it now returns more and more relevant results. Good if you know you saw an image on Saint Helena Island Info and can’t remember where. Images returned must have a height of at least 500 px.

Older Items

Older items can be found on our Page Updates History.



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