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Environment

IPNLF’s Adam Baske

Interview by Andrew Turner
Adam Baske of the International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) talks to SAMS live over Facebook messenger about the organisation’s growing involvement with St Helena - from Nov. 3, 2017.

Politics

July 2017 Councillor Candidate Interviews

Interviews by Andrew Turner
Listen back to the July 2017 campaign interviews for each of the 17 candidates for the island’s 12 council seats.

September 2018 Councillor Interviews

Interviews by Andrew Turner & Donna Crowie

On Sept. 4 Executive Council (ExCo) approved a raise in councillors' salaries. Elected Members would now receive an annual salary of £14,000, up from £10,000 per annum – and Exco members would receive an annual salary of £18,000, up from £14,500 per annum – this, if the full Legislative Council in October also approves this raise. Councillors would also still receive allowances for internet, mileage, telephone costs etc.

SAMS Radio 1 is checking in with each of the island's 12 councillors to find out more about the work councillors have been doing during this first year of the term, about the issues and legislation each councillor is currently working on, about what our councillors' plans are for the next three years, and more – all of this, in the context of the proposed salary raise.


Events

Airlink Q&A

Interview by Jeremy Johns and Donna Crowie

 

 

Public Meeting with Connect St Helena Ltd and Elected Members about Proposed Water & Sewage Increases

Recorded Audio from the Public Meeting - Duration 2hrs 40mins

Listen back to the July 4, 2018 public meeting with Connect St Helena, Ltd. and 10 of the island's 12 Elected Members. The meeting – including a presentation from Connect CEO Barry Hubbard and a Q&A session – was called by the public, in the hopes of getting further answers regarding the two 20% water/sewage tariff increases from monopoly utilities company Connect. The meeting followed a fortnight of unrest, including a petition and the island's first demonstration march in seven years, brought about by the announced increases and a "lack of efficiency review and lack of transparency."