Saturday, 30 January 2016

Last Boat to St Helena

Article by Matthew Engel in the Financial Times, January 29th 2016

Matthew Engel's article on St Helena has appeared in the Financial Times. A longish very thorough assessment, very critical of Governor Capes and the whole system of Governance on the island, Matthew thinks that the island needs a home grown Napoleon, without the military ambitions! Sadly I see no sign of one emerging.

Matthew is rather pessimistic as to whether the airport and tourism will really transform the economy of the island and remove its financial dependence on the UK. Like most of us who have been there, Matthew has clearly been captivated by St Helena, shares the anxiety of the Saints about its future,and cannot wait to return.

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