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By declaring that the contents are of ‘no commercial value’ you may save the recipient from having to open the packet at the Post Office here so that its contents can be examined and assessed for import duty. From there it is routed to Johannesburg, South Africa, and thence to St Helena. When sending post from St Helena you need to take your letter or parcel to the Post Office in Jamestown, open normal office hours - there are no letter boxes around the island.

At the Post Office they will provide you with a customs form and sell you the appropriate stamp.

Government departments and larger local businesses employ messengers. To send packages to St Helena contact Richard James International Ltd., Chittening Ind. Commencement of the MV , docking at the new jetty in Ruperts.

Smaller businesses and individuals deliver their post by hand. Because the infrastructure wasn’t yet ready she could not be unloaded onto the jetty - the cargo had to be lifted by the ship’s cranes onto waiting barges and carried round to the Jamestown wharf! Prior to that it was carried by ships of the Union Castle Line, and before that by the many ships that called at St Helena, military and civilian.

In the 1960s there was one telephone exchange, at Ladder Hill Fort, with a single operator who connected all calls. Ian Baker, writing in ‘One Man’s Island’ and recalling a visit in the 1960s reports: The Consulate had a telephone, but you didn’t just dial a number. After a brief chat with the operator she asked you who you wanted.

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In most countries, St Helena is treated as a ‘high-cost destination’ and you may need to contact your telephone service provider to get calls to St Helena un-barred. St Helena is on GMT with no daylight saving time: St Helena has its own automated telephone exchange which can route calls locally or overseas.

If you don’t know the number of the person you want to call, and your local international directory enquiries can’t help, call ( 290) 22222 (24hrs) and the Sure Operator will help (but only from - h GMT Monday to Friday). For local calls dial the five-digit number (there are no area codes).

For international calls dial ‘00’ followed by the country code and telephone number - on some telephones international calls may be barred because of the expense.

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