News

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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Airport Newsroom

SHG launches a new international digital ‘news-desk’ for St Helena Airport. Here the media can find and freely download everything they need to know about St Helena Airport.

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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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  • SHG’S VISION, PURPOSE AND VALUES

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    In November 2015, St Helena Government published its Prospectus for Change 2016-19, setting out how the organisation intends to transform its operation into a ‘great place to work and do business with’.  Six key activities will provide the organisation with the foundations to achieve this goal. The first activity was to articulate the public service’s… Continue reading

  • COMMONWEALTH WOMEN PARLIAMENTARIANS CONFERENCE

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    Councillor Pamela Ward Pearce, departed the Island on Monday, 1 February 2016, to attend the British Islands & Mediterranean Region (BIMR) Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians meeting in Guernsey, which will run from Friday 12 February to Sunday 14 February 2016.  Plenary sessions for the conference focus on Gender Budgeting, Women & Health, Social Care Policy and… Continue reading

  • NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR CERTIFICATE, BADGE OF HONOUR & ACTS OF BRAVERY AWARDS

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    Nominations are currently being invited for the Certificate and Badge of Honour Awards and Acts of Bravery Award 2016 – which will be presented later this year.  The Certificate and Badge of Honour awards are available for the Governor to present to public servants for loyal and valuable service worthy of recognition, or in the… Continue reading

  • TEN YEAR PLAN FOR ST HELENA

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    REMINDER – PARTICIPATION EVENTS Developing the Ten Year Plan for St Helena will rely heavily on partnership with the Island’s community and ideas from the Island’s residents. As outlined below, various community events will be held, so that members of the public can openly discuss their thoughts and their vision for the Island with Councillors… Continue reading

  • TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF FREE BULKY WASTE COLLECTION

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    Waste Management Services (WMS) is currently being seriously affected by low staffing levels and the damage to a Refuse Collection Vehicle (following the accident on New Year’s Day). WMS has been resolute in continuing to provide all normal services, but it is now evident that the Free Bulky Waste Collection service needs to be temporarily… 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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