Time-Lapse St Helena: The Flax Sorter

Cyril Legg, 74, Farmer, Levelwood | Sharon Henry Time-Lapse is our new blog feature, a series of short time segments framing life and culture on St Helena, told through the words of people living on the island. “I used to work in the flax mill sorting flax at Woody Ridge until I damaged my hand.…

Is Photography Art?

International Artist Day | Darrin Henry International Artist Day is celebrated on 25 October each year, which prompts debate on who exactly can be called an artist. How do you know? And what’s art and what’s not? Some People Have High Standards “Anyone can take a picture, so photography can’t be art!” How many photographers…

Historic Medevac Baby Eli Returns Home

Success Story For St Helena Airport | Sharon Henry Eyelashes fluttering from baby dreams, seven week old Eli Thomas Yon sleeps on his mum’s lap, blissfully unaware of the scare he caused his family and medical staff just a day after his birth. Having developed a breathing problem, Eli made history at just three days…

First Saints To Fly From St Helena Airport

THE FIRST TIME ONLY HAPPENS ONCE | Darrin Henry On 15 December, 2015, Amanda Leo (46), Kira Stevens (33) and Jayne Thomas (22) wrote themselves into St Helena’s history books as the very first Saints to fly out from and in to St Helena Airport, having been invited at the last minute to join a calibration…