Saint Helena

What is Saint Helena known for?


games association

; Sport Sports played on the island include association football, cricket, volleyball, tennis, golf, motocross, shooting sports and yachting. Saint Helena has sent teams to a number (Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha at the Commonwealth Games) of Commonwealth Games. Saint Helena is a member of the International Island Games Association. Island Games St Helena profile<


news life

1995 * The St Helena Institute&nbsp;– Dedicated to St Helena and Dependencies research since 1997 * BBC News: Life on one of the world's most remote islands * St Helena Association (UK) * * Main sites, habitations and occupants of the island during Napoleon's


education service

Helena accessdate 30 April 2013 The Education and Employment Directorate also offers tailor-made programmes for special needs students and lifelong learning opportunities developed by the Adult and Vocational Education Service. The directorate provides evening classes for a variety of subjects and encourages distance learning or online correspondence courses. There is also provision of a public library (the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere ref>


quot writing

Convention into domestic law (Arbitration Ordinance 1976), although Britain has never issued an Order in Council legally extending the New York Convention to the British Virgin Islands. class "wikitable&quot; Writing Fogle has written five books; ''The Teatime Islands'' in search of the remaining islands in the British Empire in which he travels to Saint Helena, Ascension Island, the Falkland Islands, the British Indian Ocean Territories and Tristan da Cunha


hard hitting

Llewellyn had an underprivileged upbringing in Natal (Natal, South Africa) being considered of mixed blood. He showed all round cricketing prowess from a young age, being a hard hitting left-handed batsman, slow left arm bowler (with a dangerous chinaman (Left-arm unorthodox spin) as part of his arsenal) and a great fielder, particularly at mid-off. '''RMS''' '''''St Helena''''' is a combiliner (carrying cargo and passengers) that serves the British overseas territory of Saint


exceptional+range

: www.birdlife.org contribution Important Bird Areas accessdate 9 November 2012 work BirdLife data zone publisher BirdLife International year 2012 On the basis of these endemics and an exceptional range of habitats, Saint Helena is on the United Kingdom's tentative list for future UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


including publishing

Work is being done under this action plan, including publishing awareness-raising articles in local newspapers, providing support for members of the public with Human Rights queries, and extending several UN Conventions on Human Rights to St. Helena. http: humanrightssthelena.org Child abuse scandal In recent years, there have been numerous reports of widespread child abuse in St Helena. Britain’s Foreign


historical event

of rebellion against Costa Cabral's dictatorial policies but his associates were imprisoned or forced to flee the country and he himself left Portugal Francisco Travassos Valdez (1861), p. 10 until the rebellion of Maria da Fonte in 1846. When the anti-Cabralist government of the Duke of Palmela (Pedro de Sousa Holstein) took office Bonfim returned to Portugal, but in October the palace coup known as the Emboscada (Emboscada (historical event)) brought a new government


discovery published

to 1550, either by Portuguese and by other nationalities. His works show a remarkable accuracy, especially the Treaty of Discovery published in Lisbon in 1563 and in English by Richard Hakluyt in 1601. * 1811 &ndash; In the second day of fighting at the Peninsular War Battle of Fuentes de Onoro the French army, under Marshall Massena, drive in the Duke of Wellington's overextended right flank, but French frontal assaults fail to take the town of Fuentes de Onoro


quot role

countries country_profile.cfm?cid sh&type short&lng en Saint Helena Whilst in India, the British Army nominally re-classified the 17th as lancers, Fortescue (1895), p. 121 and added "lancers" as a subtitle to its regimental designation in 1822. The 17th did not learn of its new status until 1823, when, during a stopover at Saint Helena on its journey back to Britain, a copy

of the Army List (British Army List) was obtained. Although the weapon's use had endured in parts of continental Europe, Featherstone, Donald F. (1978), ''Weapons and Equipment of the Victorian Soldier'', p. 53 the lance had not been in British employ for more than a century. Adjutant General's Office (1841), ''Historical records of the British Army'', Issue 9, p. 50 Its reintroduction by the Prince Frederick, Duke of York

Saint Helena

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The island was uninhabited when discovered by the Portuguese (Portugal) in 1502. One of the most remote islands in the world, it was for centuries an important stopover for ships sailing to Europe from Asia and South Africa. Napoleon was imprisoned there in exile by the British, as were Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo (for leading a Zulu army (Zulu people) against British rule) and more than 5,000 Boers taken prisoner during the Second Boer War.

Between 1791 and 1833, Saint Helena became the site of a series of experiments in conservation, reforestation, and attempts to boost rainfall artificially. Richard Grove, ''Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600-1860'' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp. 309-379 This environmental intervention was closely linked to the conceptualization of the processes of environmental change and helped establish the roots of environmentalism.

Saint Helena is Britain's second oldest remaining of the British Overseas Territories, after Bermuda.

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