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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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28th November 2021

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As with previous updates, if you’re interested in how the global Covid-19 pandemic has affected St Helena we’ve summarised the main aspects to date on our page A Brief History.

We’ve been investigating the buildings behind The Cannister, which have changed a lot in the last 200 years. What we have learned is reported on our Lost and almost-lost Buildings page but there are still plenty of questions; can you help?

While investigating the buildings behind The Cannister we discovered that the Thorpes D.I.Y. Store at the bottom of Napoleon Street (‘The Emporium’) is itself a Saved Building, albeit some time ago. More on our Saved Buildings page.

It seems Lafitte wasn’t our only French spy. So we’ve created a new part of our page Characters of St Helena: ‘Some Dishonourable Mentions…’ (we may add more categories later).

From 1978 until 2021 local business was supported and encouraged by a succession of government agencies. You can now read about them on our Glossary page.

The restoration of Teutonic Hall by Thorpes is now complete and we’ve updated the information on our page Saved Buildings to reflect this.

We are now satisfied that the Dutch Territorial Stone found at Teutonic Hall and originally thought to relate to St Helena, actually doesn’t, as described now on our page Invasion!.

We’ve changed our page Quotations - the items are now listed in alphabetic order of the person quoted, not by page as previously.

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29th November 2021

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As with previous updates, if you’re interested in how the global Covid-19 pandemic has affected St Helena we’ve summarised the main aspects to date on our page A Brief History.

In the early 19th Century the island faced a labour shortage so hundreds of Chinese were brought here to fill the gap. We talk about this on our new page The Chinese Labourers.

For Remembrance Day this year Nick Stevens published George Edward Scipio a true St Helenian hero, about his Great, Great Uncle who was killed in action during St Helena in World War 1. We have included the story on that page.

We’ve discovered that artist William John Burchell had a sense of humour. See Artists.

We have reported a new theory on where our motto came from. Follow the link to see it. The same also applies to how the Arum Lily became our previous national flower.

The symbol for additional File Data has changed to , which is more intuitively obvious.

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1st November 2021

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As with previous updates, if you’re interested in how the global Covid-19 pandemic has affected St Helena we’ve summarised the main aspects to date on our page A Brief History.

We’ve updated our page Government to reflect the results of the General Election held on 13th October - the first for the ‘Ministerial Form of Government’.

As a sign that tourism may be about to re-open after Covid-19, Tourist Information Office representative Matt Joshua is extensively quoted in a BBC Article about yachties stranded here during the pandemic. It’s reproduced on our page Read articles about St Helena.

Each page that has more than one section has a page index towards the top (‘PAGE SECTIONS: ’). We’ve standardised the location of these and highlighted them to make them easier to use. See our page Important Information for an example.

And again we’ve implemented some technical changes to make pages load faster.

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29th September 2021

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As with previous updates, if you’re interested in how the global Covid-19 pandemic has affected St Helena we’ve summarised the main aspects to date on our page A Brief History.

You might think around 4,500 people don’t need much media, and yet we have (and previously have had) rather a lot. Our many media pages now have an index of their own: Island Media.

Another new page: we’ve split the Jamestown page, moving the history information to a new page Jamestown History.

We’ve added Read More items to various pages: Artists; Blue Hill; Gazetteer; The Castle of Otranto; Royalty; St. Matthew’s Church; A Very Brief History; Island Media; Island Nature and Island Structures.

Our Constitution was revised in 2021. We have updated the page to reflect this.

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8th September 2021

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We’ve added a new page which talks about Television on St Helena, containing much more detail than we had included previously on our page Communications.

We have added to our Sounds of St Helena collection a recording of the live entertainment at The Standard, recorded by the editor of this website from his balcony in Napoleon Street, 29th August 2021 at around 1am.

We’ve updated the Government page with the latest news about the election that will introduce the Ministerial Form of Government.

The Cable’ has finally landed at St Helena. We have details and photographs{a} on page Communications.

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26th August 2021

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As with previous updates, if you’re interested in how the global Covid-19 pandemic has affected St Helena we’ve summarised the main aspects to date on our page A Brief History.

We have a new island map. It’s quite accurate, as far as we can tell from the small image available.

We’ve updated all the figures quoted from Census Reports to reflect the data in the 2021 Census, including some interesting new anaysis and figures on various pages.

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Older items can be found on the Page Updates History page.

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{1} Who apparently also said If you allow them[women] to achieve complete equality with men, do you think they will be easier to live with? Not at all. Once they have achieved equality, they will be your masters..{2} Reproduced for educational non-commercial use only; all copyrights are acknowledged.

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