St Helena Headline NEWS 31 August 2017

Weather 13.45 St Helena

Jamestown, SH few clouds19.7°С temperature from 19.7 to 19.7°С, wind 8.18m/s. clouds 20%, 1032.83hpa

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SAINT FM REPORTS that the RMS is still in dry dock and accompanied by the MV Helena

It is now being reported that all repairs are 3 days behind schedule…More information to be posted later.

Voyage 262, 06 September 17 to 24 September 17

Destination Arrive Depart Type
Cape Town START 06-09-17 Departure
St Helena 11-09-17 13-09-17 Stop Over
Ascension Island 15-09-17 15-09-17 Call
St Helena 18-09-17 19-09-17 Stop Over
Cape Town 24-09-17 END

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Voyage 263, 26 September 17 to 14 October 17

Destination Arrive Depart Type
Cape Town START 26-09-17 Departure
St Helena 01-10-17 03-10-17 Stop Over
Ascension Island 05-10-17 05-10-17 Call
St Helena 08-10-17 09-10-17 Stop Over
Cape Town 14-10-17 END

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Fares far too high to generate closer interaction between Saints home & abroad – best way for sustainable progress?- John Lowrie paper

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Saint Helena Island set to join World Tourism

Saint Helena Island, one of the most remote and inaccessible spots on Earth, will soon open up with the construction of a new airport. Most famous for being where French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled, the island has a rich history; culture and bio-diversity. However questions and doubts abound as to whether it will be ready to host the greater influx of expected visitors.

The airport project is the latest plan by the British government to promote economic development

and reduce heavy dependency on its support, but will it work? And what will happen if it does not? John Lowrie argues that Saint Helenians must be more assertive in promoting their interests, advocating not just for the airport but essential tourist infrastructure and services so that the tourism experiment can succeed. In addition he says the island needs diversified economic activities in case tourism fails, the fate that has befallen Norfolk Island in the Pacific. If the UK government cannot invest more, then the “Saints” as the Islanders are known, should appeal to other countries, donors and philanthropists. The island was discovered in 1502 by the Portuguese and was briefly in Dutch hands before England secured it. It has good connections with the major countries supplying tourists. Do Americans know that Saint Helena provides the manpower for their military base on Wideawake (Ascension Island) or played a major role in stamping out the Slave Trade? Currently you can only reach Saint Helena by the last Royal Mail Ship of that name: http://rms-sthelena.com. For more information, access Saint Helena Tourism  http://sthelenatourism.com.

SAINT FM REPORTS that the RMS is still in dry dock and accompanied by the MV Helena

It is now being reported that all repairs are 3 days behind schedule…More information to be posted later.

Voyage 262, 06 September 17 to 24 September 17

Destination Arrive Depart Type
Cape Town START 06-09-17 Departure
St Helena 11-09-17 13-09-17 Stop Over
Ascension Island 15-09-17 15-09-17 Call
St Helena 18-09-17 19-09-17 Stop Over
Cape Town 24-09-17 END

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Voyage 263, 26 September 17 to 14 October 17

Destination Arrive Depart Type
Cape Town START 26-09-17 Departure
St Helena 01-10-17 03-10-17 Stop Over
Ascension Island 05-10-17 05-10-17 Call
St Helena 08-10-17 09-10-17 Stop Over
Cape Town 14-10-17 END

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UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY REPORT ON CONNECT

The St Helena Utilities Regulatory Authority has today published its fourth annual ‘Report on the Quality of Services Provided by Connect Saint Helena Limited, 2016/17’. 

On 1 April 2013 the Utility Services Ordinance 2013 came into force. The Ordinance established the Utilities Regulatory Authority and created a legal framework to facilitate the provision of licences for private sector utility services.

The members of the Authority are Chief Magistrate, Nicholas Aldridge (Chairman), Mrs Elizabeth March and Mr Paul Hickling. The Judicial Services Manager, Yvonne Williams, is Secretary to the Authority, to whom any communication should be made.

The main purpose of this annual reporting is to inform the public of the level of services being delivered by Connect, and to make Connect aware that such services are being monitored, scrutinised and will be publicly reported upon by the Authority. This aims to motivate the sole utilities provider to improve the quality of the services it provides.

The full report relates to the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, and can be found on the SHG website at: http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/publications/.

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