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Old 09-06-2007, 05:05 PM   #1
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Another really remote place

I waste spend some of my time looking for really remote places in the world. Probably harking back to my Air Force days, glad that I don't have to worry about actually being sent there. But some of these places are quite interesting, such as St Helena, a South Atlantic island best known as Napoleon's prison.

Here is a web site for St Helena

Saint Helena - The Island In The South Atlantic Ocean

And here is a web site for their national bank. Their FAQ includes the following question on ATMs

Frequently Asked Questions


Are there ATMs on St Helena?

Before we can install an ATM (ATM=’Automated Teller Machine’, i.e. a cash machine) we need to solve the problem of maintenance. An ATM needs regular maintenance from a qualified engineer. There could never be enough ATMs on St. Helena to justify having someone that qualified here full-time, so we would bring in an engineer on a ’flying visit’. This is not practical until there is an airport on St. Helena. Once the airport is operating we can consider installing ATMs.


Bank of St. Helena: Frequently Asked Questions
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Try Tristan da Cunha - the most remote inhabited island in the world.

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Before we can install an ATM (ATM=’Automated Teller Machine’, i.e. a cash machine) we need to solve the problem of maintenance. An ATM needs regular maintenance from a qualified engineer. There could never be enough ATMs on St. Helena to justify having someone that qualified here full-time, so we would bring in an engineer on a ’flying visit’. This is not practical until there is an airport on St. Helena. Once the airport is operating we can consider installing ATMs.

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Fixing ATMs or building their airport?
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Wow, great find!
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This is another place that I would like to visit someday - Pitcairn Island

Pitcairn Island Web Site: The home of the descendants of the Bounty Mutineers
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