OVER 2,500 SIGN ‘DON’T GO WITH THE FLOW’ PETITION | Darrin Henry The streets of Jamestown echoed today to the chants of St Helena’s first public protest in more than seven years. Approximately 135 people (including organisers and marshals), held aloft homemade banners
GUNNY BAGS, FLAX AND BOSTON DANCING | We Saints love a good street and float parade and today’s celebration of St Helena Day brought on smiles, foot tapping and merriment as the island marked 516 years since discovery. The floats are always the highlight
LOYAL & UNSHAKEABLE TO THE VERY END | Sharon Henry A flotilla of 19 boats circles the hull of the RMS St Helena like a group of excited schoolkids frolicking at the heels of their favourite teacher. It’s a highly emotional and bittersweet occasion
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ST HELENA | Darrin Henry St Helena Day is 21 May, our island birthday, commemorating the date in 1502 when Portugese sailor, Joa Da Nova, stumbled across this little uninhabited, Atlantic outcrop. As you might expect, 21 May is a public holiday on St Helena, and celebrations are always held.
St Helena Christmas Photo Album | Sharon Henry The best time to visit St Helena is at Christmas when the agapanthus bloom, lights go up, carollers sing and the streets play host to festive parades. At this time of year so many Saints return home for family holidays you can
CHRISTMAS NUMBER FIVE | Darrin Henry Tonight’s Festival of Lights on St Helena was once again a dazzling success. It’s becoming a habit that everyone is quite happy to get used to – this the fifth ‘electric parade’ organised by Jamestown’s Pilling Primary School and
GIVE ME WINGS | Darrin Henry There was string, Sellotape, masking tape, safety pins, cable ties, wire, bendy plastic water piping; there were feathers, silky fabric, net curtains, cardboard, crepe paper, painted bed sheets and tin foil; and there was music and people and dogs and one float cum mobile