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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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  • BUDGETARY AID MISSION

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    The Budgetary Aid Mission team (BAM – formally called the Development Assistance Planning Mission) from the Department for International Development (DFID) will be on St Helena from Wednesday 29 October – Thursday 6 November 2014 to lay the foundations for agreeing a budget by early 2015. The team members are Douglas Winslow, Mary Thompson and… Continue reading

  • BIRTHDAY HONOURS 2015 – OVERSEAS LIST

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    The Governor’s Office has once again been invited by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to submit recommendations for HM the Queen’s Birthday Honours for St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Persons wishing to submit nominations for the 2015 Birthday Honours are reminded that the overriding principle is that honours are awarded on merit for… Continue reading

  • POPPY APPEAL 2014

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    Each year St Helena supports the Royal British Legion’s work through the Poppy Appeal.  The Poppy Appeal is the Legion’s largest fundraising campaign and each year has a different focus. The Remembrance Poppy has been used since 1920 to commemorate soldiers who have died at war.  Inspired by the World War Poem “In Flanders Fields”,… Continue reading

  • NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR ST HELENA

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    Following a rigorous recruitment process, Ms Nicola Moore has been selected to serve as St Helena’s new Attorney General.  She will take up her appointment in late November 2014. Governor Capes, who chaired the selection panel, said:   “I look forward to working with Nicola who brings much valuable experience and expertise to the role.… Continue reading

  • WHARF IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT

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    Upcoming Wharf Closure The public is advised that from 1 November 2014 finalisation of remedial works to some defective pavements at the wharf will commence, as part of the Wharf Improvements Project. Engineers from Nicholas O ‘Dwyer  (Supervisory Engineering body on behalf of SHG) and from CAN France contractors will arrive on Island on Wednesday,… 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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