MESSAGE FROM ST HELENA POLICE

On Monday, 17 September, Mr Buckley was convicted of a serious criminal offence. Other matters were found not proven. He was sentenced on Friday, 21 September, to 16 weeks imprisonment.

The St Helena Police would like to thank the victims and witnesses in the case of R v Cruyff Buckley for having the courage to come forward and give evidence.

The St Helena Police Service will always investigate any reports of domestic abuse seriously and encourage any victim, male or female, to come forward and make a report. Domestic abuse will not be tolerated on St Helena.

DCI Michael Luke, Head of Investigations, said:

“It takes immense courage for victims of domestic violence to report matters to the Police in the first instance.

“Working with our partners, we constantly look to encourage and support victims to report any incidents of domestic abuse as it is vitally important that they are listened to and believed. Domestic abuse, in any form, is not acceptable in modern society.

“It is right that the case against Cruyff Buckley was heard in the courts where there is a high burden of proof. Mr Buckley was found guilty of a serious criminal offence.

“Our message to victims of domestic abuse remains clear that the St Helena Police Directorate takes any report very seriously and will take positive action when cases are reported. I would urge anyone who has experienced any form of domestic abuse to come forward and report it to us.”

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24 September 2018

 

The following is a public announcement from the Roads Section:

 Following successful repair works to the retaining wall, the public is advised that with effect from today, Monday 24 September 2018, Shy Road has been reopened to the public.

The public is thanked for their patience and cooperation during this closure.

SHG
24 September 2018

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The following is a public announcement from Port Control:

Port Control would like to advise the public that the Jamestown Wharf will be closed on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 from 8am to 4pm. This is to enable the Transport Section to carry out an MOT test on the SHG crane.

Port Control would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank the public in advance for their continued understanding and cooperation.

SHG
24 September 2018

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BURGLARY AT LONGWOOD

St Helena Police are appealing for witnesses with regards to a burglary that took place at a residence and business property in the Longwood area between 6pm on Saturday, 22 September 2018, and 9am on Sunday, 23 September 2018.

A large amount of St Helena pounds was stolen, together with a black metal Clark digital-keypad safe and a small grey metal cashbox.

Should anyone have any information, no matter how small it may seem, about the burglary, cash box, safe, or even noticed an individual spending an unordinary amount of cash, they are urged to contact Detective Constable, Joe Phippard, on tel: 22626 (ext 210). Your call will be treated in confidence.

DC Joe Phippard said:

“This is another crime against the community of St Helena with a real loss felt by the individuals and the business involved. Working together, we can stop and prevent this type of crime from spreading.

“Please keep an eye open for any of the stolen property or any suspicious activity by any induvial, including spending amounts of money that is out of the ordinary for that individual to do so.”

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24 September 2018

During her recent overseas leave, Her Excellency Governor Lisa Honan took the opportunity of a private holiday to Italy, to visit the Island of Elba, the place where Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled before his subsequent exile and death on St Helena.

While there, Governor Lisa had an official meeting with the Councillor of Tourism, Claudio Della Lucia, and also had a chance to look around one of the houses in which Napoleon lived during his exile. One of the discussions at this meeting was the approach Elba took to tourism and the possibility of developing a relationship between Elba and St Helena. Some of the ideas they thought were worth exploring included:

  • Joint tourism marketing
  • Fostering relationships between various organisations, e.g. the tourism offices, museums, Napoleonic residences etc.
  • Cultural exchanges
  • Sharing of experience on issues of commonality
  • Links between schools

Governor Lisa said:

“Before coming to St Helena, I had read about Napoleon’s escape from Elba and had always wanted to see the Island for myself. When I became Governor of St Helena, the Island which he didn’t escape from, Elba became even more fascinating.

“Elba and St Helena were key components of Napoleon’s ‘exile story’. I found it amazing to be walking around Napoleon’s house in Elba and to see comments on the information boards about St Helena. There was even a painting of Napoleon on his deathbed. Indeed I recognised many echoes of Napoleon’s time on Elba in what I have seen on St Helena. These are little nuances which the normal tourist to Elba wouldn’t pick up – from the similar layout of both gardens to the cypress trees he planted on both locations. I think it would be exciting to link up the two Islands more as we move forward with our tourism development. We have so much to learn from Elba, but we also have a lot in common. I have asked the Director of Tourism and the Director of Education to make contacts and see what can be done.”

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21 September 2018

The Chevening Secretariat is currently accepting applications for 2019/20 Chevening Scholarships via www.chevening.org/apply until Tuesday, 6 November 2018.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences.

St Helena Chevening Officer, Sandra Sim said:

“The Chevening Scholarship programme provides an ideal opportunity for scholars in the Territory to develop their qualifications to a higher standard.  I would encourage those who meet the Chevening criteria, and who are keen to become future leaders, to apply for the Scholarship and take their studies to the next level with a view to reaching their goals.”

A Chevening stall will be held in front of the Canister on Thursday, 27 September 2018, from 11am to 1pm for those who might be interested in applying for a scholarship. There will be information packs available containing details on eligibility and other requirements. It is hoped that as many people as possible will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about Chevening Scholarships and possibly apply or encourage others to apply.

For further information please visit www.chevening.org/faqs or contact Sandra Sim on tel: 22308 or e-mail: sandra.sim@sainthelena.gov.sh

There are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally for the 2019/2020 academic year, demonstrating the UK’s ongoing commitment towards developing the leaders of tomorrow.

SHG

21 September 2018

 

 

New Learning & Development Sergeant, Mark Coombe, recently arrived on-Island with his wife Carol, to take up his post within the St Helena Police Service.

Mark’s role is to develop and deliver a sustainable training schedule for new and established officers. He will be delivering training that will enhance the positive interaction between the public and Police. One of his first tasks is to provide a seven week Initial Police Training course for new recruits.

Mark said:

“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to contribute in some small way to the future of Policing on the Island and I look forward to carrying out my role.”

Mark has 30 years of experience in Policing and was previously the Chief Firearms Instructor for a Tri-Force. He has over 15 years training experience and has also acted in an advisory role to the Royal Falkland Islands Police.

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21 September 2018

The following Bills have been approved by Executive Council for presentation as Government business at the next formal meeting of Legislative Council:

  • Legislative Council (Remuneration and Allowances)(Amendment) Bill 2018
  • Charities (Amendment) Bill

 These Bills can be found on the St Helena Government website, under the Public Consultations section of the Publications page at the following link: www.sainthelena.gov.sh/publications/

Comments should be sent to the Clerk of Councils on tel: 22470 or Assistant Clerk of Councils on tel: 22590 or via email: sec.em@helanta.co.sh.

Legislative Council (Remuneration and Allowances)(Amendment) Bill 2018

 This Ordinance amends the remuneration, allowances and benefits payable to Members of the Legislative Council, Speaker and Deputy Speaker to which they are entitled under the Legislative Council (Remuneration and Allowances) Ordinance, 2010.

Charities (Amendment) Bill

 This Ordinance amends the Charities Ordinance, 2005, to require charitable organisations that deal primarily with vulnerable adults to develop and maintain a safeguarding policy with respect to these beneficiaries. Failure to comply with the safeguarding policy may result in the organisation being removed from the register.  The Ordinance also makes provision for payment of a civil penalty to the Commission in the event of failure by an organisation to submit an updated annual report with respect to the implementation of its safeguarding policy. The penalty also applies for failure by charitable organisations to submit annual financial statements and accounts.

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21 September 2018

The following is a Public Announcement from the Police Directorate:

St Helena Police Officers would like to advise the public of the following changes which have been made to the ‘Beat Surgeries’ scheduled for September 2018. The new dates and times are:

Beat Surgeries – Dates & Times

Date Time Venue
Saturday, 22 September 10am – 11am

 

‘Shanicar’ Shop (Carol Yon), Longwood
Saturday, 22 September 11am – 12pm Ricky Andrews’ Shop, Longwood
Monday, 24 September 10am – 11am Alarm Forest Bus Shelter
Tuesday, 25 September 5pm – 6pm Briars Village
Thursday, 27 September 4.30pm – 6.30pm Phillip John’s Shop and Scotland area, St Paul’s

 Members of the public are encouraged to use these surgeries to raise any concerns or issues affecting them, or to report crimes or give information on any offences or offenders. Police will also be available for community engagement, consultation, help and advice.

St Helena Police would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank the public for their continued cooperation.

SHG
20 September 2018

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Dr Rebecca Lawrence MRCVS returned to St Helena in August 2018 as the first qualified St Helenian Vet.

Since returning from studying in the UK, Rebecca has taken up the position of Veterinary Officer and has recently commenced work at the Veterinary Section of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Division (ANRD).

Currently, Rebecca is adjusting back to Island life and is working alongside of Locum Senior Veterinary Officer, Joe Hollins. So far, Rebecca has dealt with various animal cases, conducted the Animal Clinics and is currently gaining further experience by working with farm animals.

Senior Veterinary Officer, Joe Hollins, said:

“It is such a great pleasure to have Rebecca back on our team here as the Island’s first fully-fledged Saint Vet. She has always shown great initiative and resourcefulness and I consider her a tremendous asset for the Island. I know that working with her will greatly enhance the service we provide to everyone’s benefit and she has already fitted in perfectly.”

Rebecca worked with the Veterinary and Livestock Section of ANRD on a yearlong placement in 2011, where she acquired the necessary experience needed to secure a placement on a Veterinary Course.

After completing a year’s training on-Island, Rebecca was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship which allowed her the opportunity to study in the UK and to become a UK qualified veterinary surgeon.

Rebecca began her journey in August 2012 studying towards a degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at The University of Nottingham, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.

This course, which was five years long, included work experience placements on farms in the UK in the first two years and then placements in veterinary practices as the course progressed alongside university teaching. The final year of the course took place on rotation, meaning Rebecca spent a year rotating around various veterinary facilities.

Rebecca successfully graduated attaining a Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in July 2017.

After graduating, Rebecca worked in a small animal veterinary practice in the UK.

Rebecca said:

“The support from ANRD and others was instrumental in me getting to veterinary school. A lot of effort went into making it possible for me to return to work on St Helena as well so ANRD deserve recognition for that.” 

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 SHG

20 September 2018