St Helena Headline NEWS 29 August 2017



05:20 GMT Rodger Foster, CEO of Airlink-‘We are in ongoing dialogue with the relevant authorities at St Helena, and resolution of the last remaining items prior to releasing inventory for sale is imminent.’

There is a chance we could know more this afternoon as Legislative Council are meeting today in Jamestown. Air access and fares I believe will be on the agenda.

We will keep you posted as to developments.


Saint FM reports this morning that further air access news expected. Executive Council meeting this morning at 09.30.

Lisa Phillips: “We are very close. Proposition will go to Exco on Tuesday. Soon it will be all systems go.”

  • Rumours from Ascension Island is that the RAF are pulling out of Ascension in 2019.  It will then just become a US base. (similar situation to Diego Garcia) Saint FM stresses that it is merely rumour at this stage and emanated from discussions at a cocktail party involving the current island administrator.
  • Over 1,500 turned up for the Reading Sports this year organised by the St Helena association in the UK. Saint FM broadcasted live from the event on Sunday afternoon. Organisers declared it a resounding success.



The public is advised that the Forestry Section of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Division (ANRD) will be undertaking tree surgery work on the Ficus tree at Pilling Primary School, Jamestown, tomorrow, Wednesday 30 August 2017, between 1pm and 3.30pm.

The public and drivers should be aware that these works will also be taking place outside of the school wall, therefore there might be some slight delays in this area. Signs will be in place.

The public is thanked in advance for their co-operation and the ANRD Forestry Section apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.




As part of their Neighbourhood Policing Programme, St Helena Police Officers will continue their ‘beat surgeries’ in various places around the Island throughout September 2017.

These surgeries are designed to take place in busy areas where it is easier for more people to attend (see dates & times below).

A questionnaire will also be available so people can tell the Police what concerns them most in their area. This will help the Police identify patterns which will then help them to develop a problem solving plan.

Beat Surgeries – Dates & Times




Saturday, 2 September 9am – 11am The Market, Jamestown
Saturday, 2 September 5.30pm – 7.30pm Silver Hill Bar, Levelwood
Friday, 8 September 12 noon – 3pm Rosemary Plain – Thompson’s Hill – Guinea Grass
Friday, 8 September 5pm – 7pm The Canister, Jamestown
Saturday, 9 September 1pm – 3pm Longwood Bus Shelter
Wednesday, 13 September 11am – 1pm SHAPE, Sandy Bay
Thursday, 14 September 10am – 12 noon Levelwood Clinic
Saturday, 16 September 10am – 1pm Phillip John’s Shop – Oakland’s – Spring Knoll, St Paul’s
Thursday, 21 September 2pm – 4.30pm White Gate – Plantation Stables – Plantation Square – Red Hill
Thursday, 21 September 3pm – 5pm Rupert’s
Saturday, 23 September 12 noon – 2pm Alarm Forest Bus Shelter
Monday, 25 September 2pm – 4.30pm White Wall area


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