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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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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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    The public is advised that despite some settling in the severe swell conditions, recently experienced in St Helena, the forecast is that the swell conditions will continue until Wednesday, 1 March 2017. The public is therefore advised to continue to take due care when visiting the Sea Front area. To prevent vehicle damage, drivers are… Continue reading


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    LOWER FOOTPATH – MUNDEN’S TO RUPERT’S  Due to severe cracks and rock displacement on the cliff face at Romans Cove, it is necessary to close the lower footpath from Munden’s Corner to Rupert’s, in both directions.  Following assessments, it has been decided that the cliff face could fail at any time without warning, therefore the… Continue reading


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    A transcript of the St Helena Water Press Conference, held on Monday, 13 February 2017, is now available to read on the publications page of the SHG Website at: SHG 24 February 2017


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    SAME-SEX MARRIAGE APPLICATION – PRELIMINARY HEARING A St Helenian made an application to the Registrar to get married to his same-sex partner here on the Island. The Registrar referred this to the Court and yesterday at a preliminary hearing the Chief Justice noted that he was aware that there are strongly held views about this… Continue reading


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    The public is advised that with immediate effect and until further notice, all enquiries to Waste Management Services’ should be directed to the Landfill Manager, Patrick Crowie, on tel no: 23655 or e-mail: This includes the following enquiries: Wheelie bin requests Domestic & commercial waste collection Hazardous waste disposal Incineration service Secure data disposal… 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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