Tough measures brought in to ensure that the island remains free of the virus have once again killed off tourism for the foreseeable future.
Posts Tagged: St Helena
Lord Ashcroft: More woe for St Helena. New figures reveal that its airport has failed to bring an influx of visitors
Sadly, neither I nor others have a magic wand to wave but, for starters, the island needs to become far more accessible to the outside world.
We need a powerful Parliamentary spending watchdog, a Budget Committee, to stop hard-earned public cash being wasted.
It is an attractive destination, with a friendly population and a fascinating history, but it has been badly let down by officialdom.
While we still have a commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of our GDP on foreign aid, I would much rather see such funds allocated to our Overseas Territories.
An experienced pilot warned David Cameron of the problems seven years ago.
If ever a small community deserve a change of fortune, it is the residents of the island, and I will continue to play a small part in making life uncomfortable for those who let them down.
Nigel Evans: I support the Government’s aid target. But we risk it being abandoned unless spending is reformed.
Unless we sort out the problems right now, then I fear it is a battle I will lose.