This week is marine awareness week on St Helena and this is the second podcast supporting the Marine Awareness week on St Helena.
Today we welcome our two podcast guests Tammy Stamford, who is a Senior Marine Ecologist from CEFAS and Serena Wright, a fish Ecologist also from CEFAS.
Both Tammy and Serena who have spent some time on the Island are playing key roles in the Blue Belt programme working on some very important projects to protect St Helena's marine protected area. Tammy and Serena explains.
This week is marine awareness on St Helena.
Marine awareness week is held every year on the Island and this year MAW kicked off on the 15 March 2021. The opening, to mark the event took place at Anne's place with welcoming speeches from Governor Phillip Rushbrook and Blue belts manager Elizabeth Clingham.
To support MAW I have created this short podcast with podcast guest Dr Emily Hardman from the UK marine management organisation where we talked about the Blue Belt programme and the partnership with St Helena, the 15 minute conversation also touches on some of the projects that is supported on St Helena by the Blue Belt programme.
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Chrissie knew she had to change her life because she was heading to weight loss surgery if she didn't make a life change.
Chrissie who originates from Jamestown has lost over 120 lbs in total and 67 pounds with team RH learn about Chrissie's journey with the St Helena podcast
Saying good bye to St Helena and Island holidays as the Scottish based holiday company cease trading after thirty three years in business. Company owner Libby Weir Breen talks about her St Helena and South Atlantic Island travels Libby says goodbye to St Helena, as it was something she could not do as the COVD-19 pandemic crisis impacted the St Helena tourism industry. more detail on St Helena online
Today’s episode talks about one of St Helena’s richest assets which is fishing. P Q trading has been endorsed as the preferred investor for fish processing on St Helena. Some local fishers are not happy with the proposal offered, they are less happy with how the process to select and investor has been carried out. The SHCFA has launched a petition to call on the government to terminate the procurement process. P.Q trading accepts the invite to discuss their intentions.
In this episode we talk about the delivery and installation of the St Helena sub-sea fibre optic cable with Christian Von Der Ropp which is due to arrive on St Helena in 2022. It is no doubt that internet users on St Helena has a vision of cheaper affordable high speed internet post cable landing but It clearly shows that from local and online media discussions St Helena faces many challenges to make the right decisions in order for every household and business user to enjoy affordable internet in the future.
In this weeks episode our podcast guest "Saint cooks" shares their experience of growing up and cooking on St Helena. we also talk about their passion for St Helena food and culture. In this episode Saint Cooks also named the top St Helena dishes one should try when visiting the Island. St Helena (Dot Jonas) fish cakes makes it to the top three all time St Helena favourites
St Helena offers some of the greatest diving experiences for any diver who enjoys diving in rich pristine waters. St Helena is also well known for the swimming with whale shark experience. On St Helena, you can swim with the gentle giants between December and March. Anthony Thomas talks about how he enhances that experience for visitors when visiting St Helena. You can also visit Anthony's Sub tropical Adventures website here
The St Helena Research Institute was officially launched on Tuesday 12th November at a well-attended event at Anne’s Place in Jamestown St Helena and at the same time in London the official launch was announced to invited guest at and event at Alliance house. There was also an announcement of a competition to invite researchers to study the impact of pre and post-delivery on fibre optic cable to St Helena in 2021.