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One of the world’s most remote islands is worried about the effects of building its first airport

Excerpt from BCC News

Aug 16, 2012 12:55 pm

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Introducing tourism on Saint Helena island could become an interesting experiment on how to implement sustainable tourism when given a clean slate and access to new technologies.

— Samantha Shankman

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The news that an airport is being built on the volcanic island of Saint Helena has been greeted with mixed emotions.

The British territory, with a population of 4,000, is located in the middle of South Atlantic Ocean – and its residents are known as Saints.

It is one of most remote islands in the world, situated between Angola and Brazil, and the only way to get there is by ship from either Ascension Island or Cape Town in South Africa.

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