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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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    Executive Council will meet on, Tuesday 12 December 2017, at 9.30am in the Council Chamber, with the following Open Agenda items: Application for Outline Development Permission to Develop the Half Tree Hollow (HTH) Comprehensive Development Area (CDA) Welfare of Children (Children’s Residential Home) Regulations, 2017 Petroleum (Amendment) Regulations, 2017 Rabbit Control and Destruction Trial Rules,… Continue reading


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    A  Long Service Award & Firearms Certificate Presentation was hosted by Acting Governor Louise MacMorran at Plantation House, yesterday evening, Thursday 7 December 2017. The presentation began with a welcoming speech by Chief of Police David Lynch. The Chief of Police, together with the Acting Governor, presented certificates of achievement to those who had successfully… Continue reading


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    Gavin ‘Jack’ Thomas (photo attached), has recently joined the Safeguarding Directorate in a Quality Assurance & Policy role focusing on Adult Community & Residential Services. Jack is employed on a 10-month contract. Jack has a professional background of working in residential services in the UK. He has also worked for several inspection and regulatory bodies… Continue reading


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    Technical Services and the Roads Section in conjunction with the Highways Authority, Emergency Planning and the Police Directorate, would like to advise the public that following damage to the post and rail road edge demarcation, caused by a single vehicle road traffic accident on Field Road, the following actions have been taken: A 10 mph… Continue reading


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    In August 2017 the Safeguarding Directorate implemented a trial period of ‘visiting hours’ at the Community Care Centre (CCC)  to ensure that the privacy and dignity of all the people who live at the CCC was upheld and respected. In order to ensure that the impact of any change in policy was understood, a period… 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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