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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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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 17 OCTOBER 2017

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    Executive Council met today with five items on the Open Agenda (one having been withdrawn). Executive Council met as the Planning Authority for Members to consider an application for outline Development Permission to establish a secure acute mental health inpatient unit within the Jamestown Hospital complex.  The Chief Planning Officer, who was in attendance, had… Continue reading

  • LATEST ANNUAL PRICE INFLATION RATE ESTIMATED AT 4.4%

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    The third Statistical Bulletin for 2017, issued today, shows that the latest rate of annual price inflation is estimated to be 4.4 per cent between the third quarter of 2017 and the third quarter of 2016. This is measured using St Helena’s Retail Price Index, and is a small decline in the annual rate from… Continue reading

  • A HISTORY MAKING WEEKEND FOR ST HELENA

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    A new era for access to St Helena Island was realised on Saturday, 14 October 2017, when the first commercial flight from South Africa arrived at St Helena Airport. Welcomed by a water arch, the 72 passengers onboard this inaugural flight, operated by Airlink, have made the history books as the first people to fly… Continue reading

  • CAREERS FAIR 2017 – REMINDER

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    The Public is reminded that the St Helena Community College (SHCC) will hold the 2017 Careers Fair in the main hall of Prince Andrew School on Wednesday, 18 October 2017, from 10am-4pm, reopening from 6pm-8pm. The Careers Fair is a biennial event that aims to provide a host of information ‘under one roof’ on careers,… Continue reading

  • COMMERCIAL AIR SERVICE ‘TAKES OFF’ AT ST HELENA AIRPORT

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    Today began an exciting new chapter in St Helena’s history when the first ever commercial flight from South Africa touched down at St Helena Airport at 1.59pm. Using their Embraer E190-100IGW aircraft, Airlink brought in this inaugural flight from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, following a six hour journey incorporating a fuelling stop in… 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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