The recent shuttle of the RMS St Helena provided the perfect opportunity for the Administrator, Marc Holland, to make his first visit to St Helena. Although the visit was brief it enabled the Administrator to meet with key players in the St Helena Government (SHG), including the Governor, Chief Secretary, Financial Secretary and the Attorney General.
While on St Helena, the Administrator had important discussions about the airport project and talked to many people about the impact on St Helena as well as on Ascension. One of the main issues was how to ensure a viable transport link could be created with Ascension.
One of the highlights of Mr Holland’s trip was a visit to the airport site. The 1950m runway was taking shape - the heavy construction phase was over and they had started laying the concrete sections of the runway. Work had just started on fitting out the ATC tower & Terminal building.
The Governor hosted a lovely meal at Plantation House. Guests included Cllr Lawson Henry, the Attorney General, the Bishop and some visiting yachties.