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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. This is an exciting time for St Helena. On 3 November 2011 a contract worth some GB pounds 240 million was signed for the construction of an airport on St Helena.

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  • NEW HEALTH SERVICE STAFF

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    The St Helena General Hospital has recently welcomed two new Doctors to their Health Service Team. From Guatemala, Central America, joining the Team is Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Dr Francisco Reyes Milian and Specialist Anaesthetist with general medicine duties, Dr Erick Diaz Rivera (photos attached). Dr Francisco’s role is to take care of all pregnant… Continue reading

  • TURTLE NESTS AT SANDY BAY BEACH

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    The Marine Conservation Section, of the Environmental Management Division, has today identified that green turtles have been attempting to nest in the Sandy Bay Beach area. Human disturbance on nesting areas through unregulated access is a risk to potential nests and can cause an unacceptable level of disturbance which can affect nesting success.In an effort… Continue reading

  • PAMELA WARD PEARCE SWORN IN AS LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBER

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    Pamela Ward Pearce this morning took the Oaths of Office, for her new role as an Elected Member, in the presence of HE Governor Capes at the Castle (photo attached). Pamela now serves on Legislative Council following her win at yesterday’s Polls. Pamela commented: “Yesterday was a very good day and I had some worthy… Continue reading

  • PAMELA WARD PEARCE ELECTED AS MEMBER OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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    Pamela Ward Pearce of Longwood has been duly elected to serve as a Member of the St Helena Legislative Council. Returning Officer, Gillian Francis, last night announced the results of the Polls for the Bye-election held yesterday. The total number of votes cast for each candidate was: Pamela Ward Pearce         222  Anthony Green                  … Continue reading

  • LADDER HILL ROAD CLOSURE – SUNDAY 8 MARCH 2015

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    Following a recent road traffic accident, the Highway Authority has given approval for Ladder Hill Road to be closed on Sunday, 8 March 2015, for essential repairs. The road will be closed from 8am to 4pm. Diversions will be in place. The Roads Section would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused, and thank the… 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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