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Listed below are the principal changes in each release, in addition to which there are generally new and improved images, corrections and other minor improvements throughout the site.

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22nd September 2020

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As with previous updates, if you’re interested in how the global Covid-19 pandemic has affected St Helena we’ve summarised the main aspects to date on our page A Brief History. There is also an article about our national response on our Saints page.

In the light of the global Black Lives Matter movement we’ve reviewed our coverage of slavery and decided to split our Slaves and slavery page to give more emphasis on the two distinct phases of St Helena’s involvement with slavery. The new pages are Slavery on St Helena which describes how St Helena was built with slave labour, and Attacking the Slave Trade which talks about the way, after slavery was abolished here, St Helena went on to help disrupt the International Slave Trade. The page Slaves and slavery remains to introduce these two and discuss common issues. In the process we’ve significantly added to the information presented.

We also decided our sister islands deserved pages of their own. See Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha. There is also additional material and many more images.

In September the Equality & Human Rights Commission wrote to Governor Rushbrook about the changes being proposed to our constitution, making comprehensive proposals. You can download this from our page Our Constitution.

Read about the laws governing St Helena in 1672 (ish) on our page The East India Company.

Our page Zzyzx, the repository for anything we found interesting but which didn’t seem to fit anywhere else, now has content again. Read about our Lemons… and about the Crime of the Week

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26th August 2020

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As with previous updates, if you’re interested in how the global Covid-19 pandemic has affected St Helena we’ve summarised the main aspects to date on our page A Brief History.

If you need just the basic facts about St Helena you want our new page Quick Facts. Each item links to a detailed explanation if you want to know more. In parallel this has resulted in tweaks to several other pages, especially Visitor Information and National Symbols.

The controversial plans to turn Ruperts into an industrial site are discussed here.

We finally found a scan of the 2002 Quincentenary Photomosaic Poster made from islander’s faces. It’s here: Quincentenary of St Helena.

We’ve also been working on the inter-page links, and inter-alia many pages now have a SEE ALSO near the sections index.

Previously images were limited to a maximum of 2400 pixels in either direction. The limit is now 10000 pixels (higher for maps) and over time we will be re-publishing existing images in higher resolution. Enjoy!

Lastly, maybe the new Colour Scheme Fuschia would appeal to you? To change the configuration use the icon in the Control Icons Panel (top, right).

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1st August 2020

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This is mostly a technical update. The only significant content change is the reporting of the second ‘repatriation flight’ on pages A Brief History and Fly here.

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28th July 2020

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As with previous updates, if you’re interested in how the global Covid-19 pandemic has affected St Helena we’ve summarised the main aspects to date on our page A Brief History.

It looks like our Constitution will be changed in 2020/21. We report what is said to be needed on our Our Constitution page.

We have a new Community Page for the island band Forgotten Colony. You can even hear a clip from their song Caught in a Moment.

For some time we have collected mis-descriptions of St Helena from the world’s press but the example we’ve now added may win the prize… See Do they mean us?.

We’ve put in lots more Location Maps, to help you find places, particularly on page Historic Buildings In Brief - Jamestown.

Previously the icon (in the Control Icons, top right) only allowed you to tab through the Colour Scheme options. Now it links you to a separate page with various parameters you can set - still including Colour Scheme (of which there are now many more{2}) but also fonts, font sizes and more. More here. It is our intention to expand the selection of configurable parameters in the future. Please contact us if you have any suggestions.

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24th June 2020

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As with the previous updates, if you’re interested in how the global Covid-19 pandemic is affecting St Helena we’ve summarised the main aspects to date on our page A Brief History.

We’ve finally got round to setting up St. Matthew’s Church with a page of its own: St. Matthew’s Church.

Our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page is now split into two. FAQ about St Helena appear on page Frequently Asked Questions about St Helena, and FAQ specifically about Saint Helena Island Info appear on page Frequently Asked Questions about this site.

Can you help us identify the mystery building on our page Lost and almost-lost Buildings?

We almost have democracy on St Helena but compared to our overall timeline this is only a tiny proportion. See the chart at the end of the History section of page Government.

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26th May 2020

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As with the last update, if you’re interested in how the global Covid-19 pandemic is affecting St Helena we’ve summarised the main aspects to date on our page A Brief History.

Peter Neaum, who was a priest here in the 1980s, let us use his many photos across the site, but paticularly here: Photography.

We have a pilot’s eye view of landing at St Helena Airport (runway 20) here: Fly here.

There’s now an alphabetic index of our Governors at the top of the page The Governor of St Helena.

We have more on the Diana’s Peak name mystery, but still no solution. See Diana’s Peak. Can you help?

The little moon-phase image in the Current Astronomical Data on page Astronomy now changes daily - not a big change but, we felt, worth making! And on the same page we now have some useful information on the Southern Cross, a constellation you can only see from here in the Southern Hemisphere.

We have an intermediate resolution copy of the new official island map at Maps of St Helena.

And, as noted in the last release, all support for users who do not enable Javascript has been removed. See here: About This Site.

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Older items can be found on the Page Updates History page.

 

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Footnotes:
{1} Who apparently also said If you allow them[women] to achieve complete equality with men, do you think they will be easier to live with? Not at all. Once they have achieved equality, they will be your masters..{2} .

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