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First jet aircraft lands at St Helena recently finished airport

Tuesday, April 12th 2016 - 09:11 UTC
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Great day of the British Overseas Territory of St Helena: the first jet aircraft landed at the recently concluded airport in the island located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The business jet was chartered by Air Safety Support International (ASSI) to bring its team of five personnel to St Helena to assess St Helena Airport. Read full article


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  • Vestige

    Mild tropical climate and just a flight from GB. Plenty of opportunity and a good sized growing population.
    A much better place to live than the malvinas.

    Visit st helena today. They love Falklanites.

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Vestige- - you need to check facts and reality! Biggest not FI born proportion of FI population is from St Helena- because jobs are poor there - they come here to work and live and send money home - and they are very welcome here as well.
    To fly there from UK - a bit more that “just a flight” - you will have to fly all the way down past to the bottom end of South Africa - then take the one day a week flight - 4hrs - from Jo-Burg to St Helena.

    But what you say about the climate is of course true.

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    Cheers #2.

    Hopefully their economy picks up. Nobody should have to live in Stanley.

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Correct. They choose to live their. Why then is Argentina bursting a gut to take over the place ? Could it be green cheese syndrome . They are making a success of their lives so jealousy rules with shouts of it's not fair we want it so they cannot have it. You are a pathetic apologist for a joke of a country.

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    Wheres this gut busting you speak of ?
    Also where are these successful stanley lives?
    Time spent there is clearly time wasted.

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FitzRoy

    @5: Hey there, Vest! When did you visit, I must have missed it. You know f*** all about life in the Falklands. If it is as bad as you say, why do you want it? If it is as bad as you say, why do we like living here?

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 05:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    6 FitzRoy
    Its just Think in one of his many guises. With his usual modus operandi, which is when there are no facts to support his position he relies solely on his own personal opinion.

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Do you actually READ any of the articles here or just let your prejudice ooze out of your pores.
    QUOTE:- 4 April 2016
    There's not going to be a single day in the four years of (President Mauricio Macri) government in which we will not continue to fight for our rights in the South Atlantic”, said Argentine Interior minister Rogelio Frigerio
    To an English speaker , in idiomatic terms that means “busting a gut”
    I would say that being able to walk around without being mugged, accosted by drug dealers or roving gangs must be a plus compared to their paranoid neighbours hundreds of miles to the west.
    Heaven knows what you think is a successful life.
    “Slums house a tenth of the inhabitants of Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires.”
    So their inhabitants have “successful lives” ?
    Probably by your definition, yes.

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    1 interior ministers tiny rant really doesn't constitute a nation of tens of millions busting a gut.

    I'd define busting a gut as being the act of using up at the very least 10% of your energy on one goal.

    Do you think the Malvina's take up even 1% of Argentina's time/resources ?

    Delusions of grandeur.

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Anything is possible Herr Think, however we live here & you do not.
    We like it here so why are you tying yourself in knots over OUR land?
    btw- just for yourself, the lslands are called the Falklands, NOT that offensive mal-word.
    Educate yourself, Think.

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 08:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    9 Voice, V0ice, Vestige, Think et al, sock-puppeteer extraordinaire
    Since Argentina spends copious amounts of finances and political resources on a wholly spurious claim. Far in access of both the FI and the UK. Whom is being decidedly both grandiose and delusional? “It costs Argentina more than the UK in their conflict according to Carlos Escudé. He warned: ”If Argentina had power, I would not be doing these proposals,“ but reasoned that ”pursue policies of power without power is counterproductive“ because ”leads to losing more than you earn systematically“
    ”La reivindicación argentina de Malvinas solo sirve para comprar el voto de ciudadanos poco educados“”

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 09:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Yes.I agree with you again. Argentina certainly has delusions of grandeur in spades.
    Your previous darling- CFK - seemed to have an obsession with the Falklands or hadn't you noticed this ? Changing road signs, putting up signs with the distance to the Falklands from obscure parts of Argentina, continually whining to the UN. That constitutes busting a gut. That goes for you also.
    Maybe your English- or should I say Engrish - is not quite up to the mark in idiomatic parlance.

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 10:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    9# “ interior ministers tiny rant really doesn't constitute a nation of tens of millions busting a gut.
    I'd define busting a gut as being the act of using up at the very least 10% of your energy on one goal. ”

    “Argentina’s Army Chief Diego Luis Suner said on Saturday that the “Malvinas cause” continues to be a “national, standing and inalienable objective” of the Argentine people. ”

    And that's just one of literally hundreds of assertions concerning the Falklands that, over the years, Argentina has ranted on about.

    10% of the national energy! The Falklands has become a national obsession for Argentina, they seem to devote nearly all their efforts to whinging about it. Almost every move they make, every international dialogue, every approach to the UN has a Falklands dimension.

    So, as far as it is possible for an Argentine to ‘bust a gut’ they are definitely busting a gut over the Falklands – and look, they are STILL British. Just like St Helena.

    Apr 13th, 2016 - 08:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    13 - theyre really not. Too much mercopress and tabloid reading young man.

    What percentage of todays Arg papers (total space) even mention the subject ?
    Thats a good rough indication of how much gut is being busted.

    Let me know if it gets above 2.5%.

    Apr 13th, 2016 - 11:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #14 really don't care about the Falklands then ? I presume that you have a laissez- faire attitude to the whole subject and we will hear no more from you or your doppelganger Think. I see that you are using young man instead of laddie, backing towards Dover over Dover ?

    Apr 13th, 2016 - 12:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    About as much as you care about rg land.

    Apr 13th, 2016 - 05:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    My only interest in RG land is in their attitude towards the Falklands and their hostile stance against the UK. As to their internal politics I know almost nothing and care even less. This seems to be diametrically opposed to most pro.RG posters who seem to have an obsession with everything that happens in the UK.

    Apr 14th, 2016 - 09:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    I'll hold you to that.

    And I'm sure theres no need to look back into comments on purely Argentine stories, like anything to do with internal finance, infrastructure or local conditions. I'm sure you won't be found there.

    Apr 14th, 2016 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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