Culture

James Bay : Jamestown

Coins and Notes

The first local coins were introduced to St. Helena in 1821 by the East India Trading Company. 700,000 St. Helena copper halfpennies dated 1821 were intended ...

The Flag

St. Helena's flag has been in use since 4th October 1984, it was commissioned by Governor Massingham in 1983, as one of the initiatives to mark the 150th Anniv...

The Language

English is St Helena’s first language, however, due to our descent from a concoction of nations, our tongue has evolved into a unique way of speaking. English...

Nicknames

With a large proportion of the population sharing a small number of surnames, giving and then referring to people by their nickname helps to distinguish people...

The People

St Helenians, also known as “Saints”, are known for their friendliness – everyone waves and greets each other, even to passing cars. St Helena has a sm...