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All the latest News on St Helena.

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Visitors

Whether coming to St Helena as a tourist, to visit family or to work, you will find all the information you need here.

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Investors

Here we cover business opportunities on the Island. Whether looking at ideas linked to tourism or investing in an existing business, you will find advice and links here.

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Saints Overseas

With the airport, St Helena is changing into a business-led economy with a growing variety of potential job opportunities. More information here for Saints Overseas.

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Governor’s Message

Welcome to the St Helena Government Website – your gateway to what you need to know about our wonderful island. On St Helena we have a heady mix of adventure, heritage, unique species, clear blue warm waters, dark starlit skies, and rugged untouched beauty, to offer our visitors and investors alike. Islanders, known as Saints, are known across the world for their hospitality and friendliness. St Helena is safe, politically stable and offers a unique opportunity to participate in the development of a new Tourism destination.

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  • APPOINTMENT OF ACTING SHERIFF

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    Mrs Patsy Flagg MBE JP has been appointed this afternoon by Governor Lisa Phillips as Acting Sheriff of St Helena from Sunday 31 July to Wednesday 14 September 2016 (see attached photo), while the substantive Sheriff, Mrs Ethel Yon OBE, is temporarily off Island. The Sheriff’s prescribed Oaths were taken before Her Excellency in the… Continue reading

  • OPENING OF ST HELENA SAFE HAVEN

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    The first dedicated Women’s Shelter (Safe Haven) on St Helena was officially opened by Governor Lisa Phillips yesterday, Thursday 28 July 2016.  Safeguarding Director Mark Charters welcomed the Governor and Safeguarding and Police colleagues to the event. Policy Development Officer, Dr Cilla McDaniel, spoke of her work to pursue the development of a Women’s Shelter… Continue reading

  • COUNCILLOR ESSEX REPORTS ON OVERSEAS CONFERENCE

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    Councillor Dr Corinda Essex attended the 46th British Island and Mediterranean Region (BIMR) Conference held in Jersey from 15-18 May 2016. The conference opened with a ceremony held in the Jersey States Chamber followed by the Annual General Meeting of the BIMR.  This allowed delegates the opportunity to speak on key issues impacting their jurisdictions. … Continue reading

  • ROAD CLOSURE

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    CONSTITUTION ROAD The public is advised that Constitution Road is closed from the turning at Barnes Road junction to the junction at Chubbs Spring until further notice – due to the collapse of a retaining wall. There will be no pedestrian and vehicle access on this section of Constitution Road. The road will be re-opened as… Continue reading

  • ACCOMMODATION ON ASCENSION IN SEPTEMBER

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    UPDATE Further to the press release issued on 19 July 2016 about a lack of accommodation on Ascension in September, Acting Administrator Judith Brown has this afternoon advised SHG that there is no longer a problem at the Obsidian Hotel – as the recent block booking of 30 rooms has been cancelled from Thursday 1… Continue reading

With the construction of an airport well underway on St Helena, the Island is poised for the biggest transformation in its history. The priorities now are economic growth – particularly tourism – whilst safeguarding St Helena’s unique culture and remarkable environment.More than a year on from the airport announcement of November 2011 and the signing of a £250 million Design, Build and Operate contract between St Helena Government and Basil Read Ltd – we plot the remarkable engineering challenge and the progress that has already been made on the forthcoming airport.Read the latest news on airport construction here.

St Helena Government PublicationsA wide range of St Helena Government publications are available here, from press releases and newsletters, to key documents such as the Sustainable Development Plan, Sustainable Economic Development Plan and the Environmental Management Plan.Along with the latest financial news, including the monthly St Helena Government analysis of accounts, St Helena Laws, the St Helena Government Gazettes, St Helena Laws, Committee Reports and Reports on Council Meetings.

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The St Helena Ambassador is a monthly newsletter, issued by the SHG Press Office and designed for a varied audience including Saints overseas. The Ambassador charts the path that St Helena is taking, at this time of tremendous change across the Island. It balances serious news against lighter, more community-focused stories.

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