To mark the construction of the Terminal Building at the St Helena Airport site (Prosperous Bay Plain), a special ceremony will be held on Saturday afternoon, 28 June 2014.

Invited guests from the community, charitable and non-Government organisations, the schools, the private sector, the local media, St Helena Government and Basil Read will witness the laying of a Commemorative Stone by HE Governor Capes and the Blessing of the building by Bishop Richard Fenwick.

Speeches on Airport progress and wider economic development will be made by Governor Capes, Basil Read, PMU, the SHG Access Office and Enterprise St Helena.

The highlight of the ceremony will be the burying of a Time Capsule by the Student President and Vice Student President of Prince Andrew School. Included in the Time Capsule will be photos and short films showcasing the Island community and Airport progress, Island newspapers, a comments book from all involved in the St Helena Airport project, a special Airport stamp issue, St Helena currency, St Helena crafts, seeds from plants endemic to the Island, the Electoral Roll, and an essay, poem and drawing from winners of the ongoing competition in Schools.

This event is the first of many to mark significant milestones of the Airport project.

Unfortunately, due to the area being an active building site (for health and safety reasons), the event is restricted to invited guests.

The event will be filmed and broadcast on local TV in due course.

SHG

17 June 2014 

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