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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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  • EXCO REPORT – TUESDAY 26 JULY 2016

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    A meeting of Executive Council commenced at 09.30hrs today with five items on the Open Agenda. This included four Development Applications and an amendment to the Civil Aviation Regulations which were approved and enacted last month. Mrs Riana DeWet, Planning Officer, was in attendance for the Development Applications items. With regard to two of the… Continue reading

  • Nominations Leaflet Bye-Election 2016

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    Nominations Leaflet Bye-Election 2016

  • JAMESTOWN ROAD WORKS

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    UPCOMING PROGRAMME The public is advised that, weather permitting, the Roads Section will be resurfacing Main Street, Jamestown, on the following days from 7am to 4pm: Sunday 7 August 2016 Sunday 14 August 2016 Sunday 21 August 2016  Resurfacing works will take place from the Canister to the Arch. Diversion signs and traffic management will… Continue reading

  • ARCHIVES CLOSURE

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    WEDNESDAY 27 JULY 2016 The public is advised that the St Helena Archives will be closed on Wednesday 27 July 2016 due to staff participating in staff development activities. Normal opening hours will resume from 8.30am on Thursday 28 July 2016. The Archives staff apologise for any inconvenience caused. SHG 25 July 2016  

  • POLICE SERVICE DEVELOPING FIREARMS & TASER CAPABILITY

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    As part of the ongoing improvement of the capability of the St Helena Police Service, firearms training is planned for early 2017 to enhance the firearms skills of individual Police Officers. Firearms are not routinely carried by Police Officers on St Helena and this will not change – so the public will not notice any… 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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