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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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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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    TUESDAY 25 OCTOBER 2016 Just before 8pm yesterday evening, Tuesday 25 October 2016, Police received a report from a vigilant member of the public of a rockfall on Ladder Hill.  Police attended and confirmed this to be the case and responded accordingly, closing the road and informing the Rock Guards of the fall. This rockfall was… Continue reading


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    Prince Andrew School GCSE art students – Shelby Bargo, R-Jay Fuller, Keira Francis, Laura Duncan, Jean-Paul George and Mic Kail Harris – had the opportunity to showcase their artwork created for Governor Lisa Phillips’ Office on Tuesday 25 October 2016 Attending the viewing were members of the students’ families, teaching staff from Prince Andrew School,… Continue reading


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    Senior Veterinary Officer, Catherine Mann (photo attached), arrived on St Helena on Tuesday, 11 October 2016. Catherine is on a three year contract as the Government Veterinary Officer and traditional vet. Her role is to provide care and treatment for all animals, including the tortoises at Plantation. She will also lead on conducting weekly clinics… Continue reading


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    Members of the public are advised that they can arrange to meet with Claims Officers to discuss Unemployment Benefits, Income Related Benefits or Basic Island Pension by calling 22605 on weekdays between 8.30am to 4pm.  Persons are welcome to visit the Benefits Office in the Post Office Building to arrange an appointment but should note… Continue reading


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    RESIDENTS URGED TO LIMIT WATER CONSUMPTION The St Helena Resilience Forum urgently advises the public to reduce their water consumption. The Forum is responsible for monitoring and managing risks that can affect the safety of the community as a whole, it comprises senior officers from the Emergency Services, SHG, CONNECT and SURE. As exceptionally dry… 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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