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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. Whether you are an Islander, visitor, or investor, please browse, catch up on our news, and find out about what we do to serve our communities.

For St Helena, as Governor, my initial focus is to work with partners to achieve better connections to the outside world through wider access and delivery of the internet potential of the forthcoming marine cable.

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  • ST HELENA CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

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    In recognition of the United Nations International Youth Day, the Children & Adults Social Care Directorate’s Safe Haven Project hosted a special event to celebrate young people on St Helena at the Mule Yard, Jamestown, today, Friday 13 September 2019. The event ran from 10am-3pm and was hosted for Year 9 and 10 students of… Continue reading

  • STATISTICS UPDATE: POPULATION

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    Data on Population, including total population and arrivals and departures up to August 2019 have been released on September 13, 2019: Population Additional statistical series and indicators are available on the Statistics Data page, and published statistical reports, including Statistical Bulletins, can be found on the Statistics Reports and Publications page. We welcome comments and suggestions on any of… Continue reading

  • CHANGE TO INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY CELEBRATIONS PROGRAMME

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    In recognition of the United Nations International Youth Day, the Children & Adults Social Care Directorate will be celebrating young people on St Helena in a special event at the Mule Yard tomorrow, Friday 13 September 2019. The event will run from 10am – 4pm for Year 9 and 10 students of Prince Andrew School.… Continue reading

  • TEACHER SHARON PETERS COMPLETES LEVEL 3 SUPPORTING TEACHING & LEARNING COURSE

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    Additional Learning Needs Teacher, Sharon Peters, has successfully completed the Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning course with Stonebridge College following a year of online study. The course consisted of four assignments – communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults; schools as organisations; understanding child and young people’s development; and understanding how… Continue reading

  • EXCO MEETING – TUESDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2019

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    A meeting of Executive Council will take place in the Council Chamber at 9.30am on Tuesday, 17 September 2019. The following item will be discussed on the Open Agenda: Development Application – Proposed New HM Prison and Custody Building, Bottom Woods This paper (ExCo Memo) is available online at the following link: http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/councils/executive-council/. Members of… 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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