Falklands Support for St Helena Airport
Sukey Cameron, FIG Representative in London, joined representatives of other Overseas Territories at a rally outside 10 Downing Street on Wednesday, to support St Helena’s campaign for an airport to be built on the Island. Four years ago the British Government gave an undertaking to build an airport to enable Saint Helena to develop a tourism industry, revive the local economy and ultimately reduce the amount of subsidy paid by UK taxpayers. Negotiations were suspended in December 2008, days before the contract was due to be signed. The decision stunned the local population who had begun to invest in tourism and three months later there is no sign of the negotiations being restarted.