All the latest News on St Helena.
Whether coming to St Helena as a tourist, to visit family or to work, you will find all the information you need here.
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.
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.
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.
March 11, 2014
Executive Council met today, Tuesday 11 March, to consider five items on the open agenda. The first item was an information paper on fuel prices implemented on 24 February 2014. This is now a standard agenda item following each change in fuel prices. It was noted that the price of diesel fell by 2 pence… Continue reading
On Island for two months is Archaeologist John Barber (photo attached), contracted by the St Helena Government to work with staff in the Environment and Natural Resources Directorate, St Helena National Trust and Museum of St Helena. John is based at Essex House and during his time on Island will be assisting with the… Continue reading
Arriving on Island next week (18 March) for a period of two weeks is public transport consultant George Watson. George is set to conduct a review of St Helena’s public transport system, home to work transport for private and public sector workers, school bus system and SHG’s internal transport system. The review will recommend ways… Continue reading
Basil Read would like to advise the public that there will be a blast on the Haul Road in Upper Rupert’s Valley area on Tuesday 11 March 2014 between the hours of 5 – 6 pm. This blast will take place if weather permits. The affected area extends from the Basil Read contractor’s yard to… Continue reading
March 10, 2014
Today is Commonwealth Day. Celebrated annually on the second Monday in March, Commonwealth Day is an opportunity for member nations of the Commonwealth to promote understanding on global issues, international cooperation and the work of Commonwealth organisations. The theme for 2014 is ‘Team Commonwealth’ – expressing the spirit, friendship and motivation towards the shared goals… 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.
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.