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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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  • COMMENTS INVITED FOR DRAFT SOCIAL SECURITY (AMENDMENT) BILL

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        The public is invited to make comment on the draft Social Security (Amendment) Bill, 2015. The Bill seeks to amend the Social Security Ordinance, 2010, to allow years after age 65 as qualifying years for purposes of determining the Basic Island Pension. The draft Bill is available on the Public Consultation section of… Continue reading

  • BOOK LAUNCHED BY THE MARINE CONSERVATION SECTION

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    The Marine Conservation Section held a short presentation on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 at 12noon at the Canister in Jamestown, launching their newly published book ‘Marine Life of St Helena’. A short overview was given to various guests by the Head of Environmental Management Ben Sansom, on the origin of the book, followed by Marine… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA ARCHIVES CLOSURE

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    The St Helena Archives would like to inform the public that they will be closed tomorrow Wednesday, 27 May 2015, due to a Staff Development Day. Opening hours for the Archives will resume as normal on Thursday, 28 May 2015. Any inconvenience caused is very much regretted. SHG 26 May 2015

  • PUBLIC MEETING

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    PROPOSED NEW RULES AND REGULATIONS Safe Use of Personal Water Craft (PWC) The Port Control Section invites members of the public to attend an open discussion on the proposed new rules and regulations regarding the safe use of PWC in St Helena waters. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 27 May 2015 at 4pm… Continue reading

  • LAUNCH OF BODY WORN CAMERAS BY THE ST HELENA POLICE SERVICE

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    The St Helena Police Service will soon be patrolling wearing new ‘body worn cameras’ (photo attached). The cameras have been introduced following a recommendation in the Lucy Faithfull report from September 2013, and as their use are considered best practice across policing in other parts of the world. The use of the cameras have a… 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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