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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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

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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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  • THE WHARF OVER EASTER

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     The public are advised that from 4pm Thursday 17 April 2014 the Wharf will be closed to vehicles.  Pedestrians are still allowed to pass the barriers, for the traditional Maundy Thursday fishing activities.      The port authority has authorised this closure until the RMS’s departure – expected to be on Thursday 24 April 2014.… Continue reading

  • UK PASSPORTS – PRICE CHANGE

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    The price for a full British passport changed on 7 April 2014.  The previous and new prices are as follows:   Passport type Previous price New price Full British (Adult) £124.50 £83.00 Full British (Child) £79.50 £53.00 Full British (48 page) £150.50 £91.00   In addition to the above, there is currently a handling charge… Continue reading

  • EXCO REPORT – WEDNESDAY 16 APRIL 2014

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    Executive Council met today, Wednesday 16 April, with two items on the Open Agenda. The first item was the proposal to increase Government Landlord Housing rental by £1 per week, effective from 1 July 2014.  It was noted that this will have no impact on IRB and BIP recipients. Executive Council approved this proposal. The… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA HOSTS FRENCH NAVY VISIT

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    St Helena yesterday hosted a one day visit for two major French warships – the 21,300 ton Force Projection & Command Ship ‘FS Mistral’ and the advanced Frigate ‘FS La Fayette’. The ships have been deployed since March (until July 2014) and stopped at St Helena while on Mission Jeanne d’Arc in the South Atlantic.… Continue reading

  • ICE PLANT DISCOVERED

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    Recently some eagle-eyed Halcrow-workers (airport project management unit) spotted an unfamiliar plant growing at the airport construction site.  A number of weeds were found growing in a consignment of coarse sand imported from Namibia which have been identified by Island botanist Phil Lambdon as a type of Ice plant new to the Island. It appears… 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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