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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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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. 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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  • SHY ROAD CLOSURE

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    The Roads Section would like to inform the public that Shy Road will remain closed for another three weeks to undertake further essential repairs to the retaining walls. As normal only emergency vehicles will be granted access. The Roads Section would like to thank the public in advance for their continued understanding and cooperation. SHG… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA AIRPORT STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT FORUM

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    WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2015 The quarterly St Helena Airport Project Stakeholder Engagement Forum (SEF) will take place on Wednesday 2 September 2015 at 6.30pm at the Museum of St Helena. The SEF is a chance for members of the public to update themselves on Airport progress and find out more information from members of the… Continue reading

  • EXCO REPORT – TUESDAY 25 AUGUST 2015

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    Executive Council met today, Tuesday 25 August 2015.  The Governor welcomed Acting Chief Secretary Gillian Francis, Acting Financial Secretary Dax Richards and a member of the public. There was one item on the Open Agenda.   Executive Council was asked to consider and approve the Better Life Allowance policy and Amendments to Social Security Regulations. The… Continue reading

  • POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS 2016 – LIVE RADIO PHONE-INS

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    The St Helena Population and Housing Census will take place on Sunday 7 February 2016. The Census team is currently consulting with the public and various stakeholders on suggested topics for inclusion, specific questions people would like to see asked, and any concerns, questions or suggestions on how the Census will run. As part of… Continue reading

  • COUNCILLORS’ CONSTITUENCY MEETINGS IN AUG & SEP

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    Councillors will be holding a series of Constituency Meetings during August and September 2015. Topics for discussion will be Safeguarding, Opening Hours for businesses on Sundays, Public and Bank Holidays, and the 2016 St Helena Population and Housing Census. All meetings will start at 7.30pm. The schedule for the upcoming meetings is as follows: Constituency Date… 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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