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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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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, taken by the editor of this website from his balcony in Napoleon Street, 29th August 2021.

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{b}, including some interesting new anaysis and figures on various pages.

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26th June 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.

The takeover of the island’s main fish processing facility by Saints Tuna Corporation (PQ Trading) is recorded on our Fish Processing page.

The Saint Cooks have kindly allowed us to reproduce their ‘Global Saint Community Map’ on our page Saints.

There is also news about the The Historic Environment Record.

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31st May 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.

There are details of the rather muted commemorations of the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon, which were heavily curtailed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our slavery pages (Slavery on St Helena, Attacking the Slave Trade & Slavery and the enslaved) record the placing of a wreath at the Pipe Store in Jamestown to commemorate the cultural impact of slavery on St Helena today.

You can link to the Historic Environment Database from our page The Historic Environment Record and now you can also download the full Historic Environment Record from the same page.

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26th April 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 revised our page Government in accordance with the new ‘Ministerial form of Government’, as best we understand it, though as it seems many of the finer details still remain to be worked out this page will remain subject to change. Also please note that the new system does not actually come into force until after the next General Election, expected August 2021.

Why do cars visiting Jamestown go all the way to the Wharf to turn around? See our page Ghost Stories of St Helena to find out.

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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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