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St Helena news archive by SHBC for December 2012
December 2012 News Archive
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Governor's Cup Yacht Race, 400 miles out: Latest news on the race positions in Governor's Cup Yacht race as they approach St Helena
30 December 2012

MBE for Caz: Caroline Yon on Ascension Island has been awarded an MBE, it was announced today from Castle by acting Governor, Owen O'Sullivan.
29 December 2012

Grease on the Plain: The New Horizons fund raising event took place on Francis Plain on Friday. The movie night experience was enhanced with waiters in costumes and a firework display.
29 December 2012

Boxing Day on The Bridge: The traditional Boxing Day celebrations took place on the Bridge with food, drink and music to keep everyone entertained.
26 December 2012

Radio St Helena closes down: On Christmas night, exactly 45 years after the first broadcast, Radio St Helena closed down. Former Station Manager, Tony Leo, along with various supporters of Radio St Helena, brought the final programme to a close.
25 December 2012

Christmas Eve Parade: A crowd of around 80 plus people gathered at the General Hospital at the top of Jamestown, ready to make their way through town
24 December 2012

The Governor's Cup Yacht Race started on Saturday with the 20 yachts all leaving Simon's Town on their way to St Helena. This report comes from Sue Pelling.
23 December 2012

Hernes arrive at St Helena: After an epic journey that lasted a little over five months, beginning in Southampton on 2 August 2012, the Herne family arrived at St Helena 3 days before Christmas.
22 December 2012

SHBC Radio: SHBC's first FM radio channel is undergoing test transmissions. Four transmitters will be used to carry the signal around the island.
22 December 2012

SHAPE goes from 'strength to strength': The coffee morning that SHAPE held at the Mule Yard on Monday 18 December was well attended and supported by the public.
18 December 2012

Let the People Sing: On Sunday 16 December the Gettogethers Orchestra held their Christmas event, 'Let the People Sing.' This traditional festive sing-a-long was enjoyed by approximately 150 people.
17 December 2012

Christmas Carols: Prince Andrew School choir Vocalz were performing Christmas Carols in Jamestown on Friday.
14 December 2012

Festival of Lights Parade: Jamestown's streets were lit with vibrant lights on Wednesday night.
13 December 2012

New Physical Environment Director appointed: Tony Earnshaw, previous Lands Executive will take up the new role of Physical Environment Director.
12 December 2012

RMS arrival: An early morning arrival from Ascension Island brought home smiling faces. The Island's population swells for the Christmas season.
11 December 2012

: For the first time on St Helena cricket players turned out in colour uniforms rather than the traditional 'whites.' This also allowed the introduction of the white cricket ball.
10 December 2012

Christmas Pantomime:
The Ivyletts performed 'Sleeping Beauty' at Prince Andrew School Hall on Saturday 8 December.
9 December 2012

86 containers on RMS Voyage 183: 1031.8 tonnes of cargo was shipped from Cape Town to St Helena, including the containers that missed the previous voyage from Cape Town.
7 December 2012

Derek Thomas at JMC:
On 4 and 5 December Councillor Derek Thomas attended the inaugural Joint Ministerial Council in London. We interviewed him over the phone for an update on progress.
6 December 2012

St Helena mentioned is British Parliament: On 4 December, a question was posed to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs concerning the British Overseas Territories and illegal fishing.
5 December 2012

Utilities to be privatised:
Connect Saint Helena Ltd, a newly formed private company, will take over the provision of electricity, water and drainage services from 1 April 2013.
4 December 2012

Reappointment of Sheriff: Greta Pat Musk MBE JP has been reappointed as Sheriff of St Helena.
4 December 2012

Governor Capes attends Joint Ministerial Council
: Governor Capes and Councillor Derek Thomas represent St Helena in London at the Joint Ministerial Council.
3 December 2012


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