POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION

This morning, Tuesday 24 April 2018, Police attended a report of a burglary at Cape Villa, Plantation. Sometime during the night of Monday, 23 April, and into the morning of Tuesday, 24 April, a person or persons forced entry into an office on site and stole a sum of money.

Detective Sergeant, David Honan, said:

“I am yet again appealing to the community for their help; three elderly residents have lost a considerable sum of money between them. Cape Villa is their home and as such they should feel safe and secure there. Over the years, these women have contributed much to the community, now I would ask St Helenians to help them.

“Someone knows something about this crime, whether that be an individual going out late, someone having money when days ago they had none, or someone out of place walking through Red Hill or Sapper Way. I would ask you to think and contact the CID office, my email address is: dave.honan@sainthelena.gov.sh and my telephone number is: 22626.”

Director of Safeguarding, Matt Ansell, commented:

“Cape Villa is a sheltered accommodation service for elderly and vulnerable adults. Like everyone in the community of St Helena, these people should have the right to feel safe and secure in their own homes at Cape Villa. This is a crime against vulnerable people not only in terms of money being stolen but also in terms of the impact it has had leaving these elderly people feeling unsafe in their own home. If anyone has any information that can help the Police investigation I would ask that they contact the Police via the above details.”

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24 April 2018

 

 

The Highways Authority has given approval for the Roads Section to carry out line painting works on the parking area, opposite the Atlantic Store in Jamestown, on Wednesday, 25 April 2018, starting at 1pm.

All vehicle users are asked to vacate this area by 12noon on Wednesday, 25 April, to allow these works to take place.

It is also anticipated that a new zebra pedestrian crossing will be painted on the road, adjacent to the Canister during this time. A traffic management system will be in place.

The public is thanked in advance for their continued cooperation.

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24 April 2018

The Environment & Natural Resources Directorate (ENRD) would like to advise the public that, following restoration improvement works, the public toilets opposite the Museum in Jamestown have been re-opened with immediate effect. 

Improvement works to the facility, undertaken by Meshara Yon and Phillip Isaac, included internal and external painting, new sanitary ware and plumbing, and other fixtures.

This upgrade was delivered through a partnership approach between ENRD’s Property Division and Waste Management Services.

It is hoped that other public toilets around the Island will benefit from a similar upgrade when funding permits.

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24 April 2018

Chief Secretary (Designate) Susan O’Bey, was today, Monday 23 April 2018, sworn in as Chief Secretary for St Helena .

Susan took the prescribed Oaths in the presence of HE Governor Lisa Honan and colleagues in the Governor’s Office, The Castle. Her appointment is effective immediately.

Susan said:

“I am very proud to be taking on the role of Chief Secretary, and to have the privilege of leading a great team of people as we work to serve the people of St Helena. This is a wonderful time to be living and working on the Island and I look forward to building on the solid foundations that were put in place by my predecessor Roy Burke.”

Former Chief Secretary, Roy Burke, departs the Island today on completion of his contract with St Helena Government.

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23 April 2018

 

The Primary Sector will be hosting their annual Athletics Day at Francis Plain on Wednesday, 25 April 2018. The sports will start at 10am and end at approximately 2.30pm. All parents, guardians and members of the public are invited to attend.

With the safety of the children in mind, the Primary Sector would appreciate if all spectators could adhere to the following conditions:

  • No animals will be allowed on Francis Plain for this event
  • Only the appointed Marshalls, helpers, invited guests and School Team Leaders will be allowed on the field for the duration of the event
  • Only school appointed photographers will be allowed on the field to photograph the event
  • No alcohol is allowed
  • Smoking is restricted on the whole of Francis Plain for this event. Persons wishing to smoke must do so outside of the Francis Plain and school premises. The allocated smoking area is away from the school along Watercourse Road
  • All litter is to be put into the bins provided

Please note, if parents/guardians wish to transport their children home after the event they are asked to ensure that the Head Teacher of the school or their child’s class teacher are aware of this so that all children can be accounted for.

We look forward to your support in making this a successful day for our children.

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23 April 2018

Solicitor General, Allen Cansick, was sworn in as Acting Attorney General today, Monday 23 April 2018.

Allen took the prescribed Oaths in the presence of HE Governor Lisa Honan and colleagues in the Governor’s Office, The Castle.

The substantive Attorney General, Sara O’Donnell, departs the Island today and is due to return on Saturday, 5 May 2018.

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23 April 2018

POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION

St Helena Police are currently appealing to the community for information in relation to a recent burglary at the home of Paul and Lindsay McGinnety in St Paul’s.

Detective Sergeant, David Honan, said:

“Recently, Paul and Lindsay McGinnety’s home in St Paul’s was burgled. Two watches were taken – a Hugo Boss watch and a distinctive watch celebrating a 1992 Ice Hockey tournament. I am asking for the help of the community, if you have any information as to who was responsible or where these watches are now, then I would ask you to come forward.

“Whilst conducting house-to-house enquiries in the area, I came across numerous houses where the occupants were out but windows and doors had been left open. It is a sad fact that people living amongst us will take advantage of our trusting nature to steal from us, so I remind all of you to please secure your homes.

“Recently, a man received a custodial sentence for a burglary at the Half Tree Hollow Community Centre. I endorse the message sent by the Courts that offences such as this cannot, and will not, be tolerated. If you commit burglary then you should expect to be imprisoned.”

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23 April 2018

At the end of March, the estimated number of persons on St Helena, residents plus visitors, was 4,713. The resident population, excluding visitors, was estimated to be 4,628. This is a very slight increase compared to the end of February 2018 and a 4% increase compared to the end of March 2017. The St Helenian resident population was estimated to stand at 4,276, this is a 2% increase from the previous month and a 4% increase compared to the end of March 2017.

The number of people on St Helena at the end of January 2018 was 4,901 – the highest number recorded for at least the last 10 years, according to new population estimates released by the Statistics Office today. The population of St Helena is usually higher around the Christmas period, but an additional factor this year was the overlap of the RMS St Helena and the scheduled air service between October and February. The number declined by over 200 in February, following the typical trend after Christmas, when visitors return back to their usual residence or off-shore employment.

Total on-Island population

Other estimates related to the population of St Helena are included in the latest Statistical Bulletin released by the Statistics Office today, including the number of births and deaths in the first quarter of 2018, and arrivals and departures in March. Detailed data can be accessed in Excel format from the ‘Population’ file on the St Helena Statistics website at: www.sainthelena.gov.sh/statistics-data.

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23 April 2018

Recently, St Helena Police have been called to a number of incidents of a serious violent nature, particularly occurring in or around licenced premises, which suggests that alcohol is a contributing factor.

Police Inspector Julianne Benjamin said:

“Alcohol reduces the human ability to think clearly. Too often we don’t know our limit of alcohol consumption.  After consuming a large amount of alcohol, things that would normally be minor are heightened, which in turn could cause an aggressive reaction.

 “No one wants to go out on a night fearing that they could be assaulted. Everyone goes out to have a good time and everyone should know that whilst out they will be safe.

 “If you are at licenced premises  where violence is taking place or you fear that violence will take place then please call the Police. Police presence will be higher in these areas.”

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18 April 2018