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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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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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  • RESPONSES TO ISSUES RAISED DURING COUNCILLORS’ CONSTITUENCY MEETINGS – ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES

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    During the latest round of Councillors’ Constituency Meetings in April 2018, a number of issues were raised by the public on different topics. Over the next few weeks, each Council Committee will be providing responses to the issues raised during the meetings. This week the focus is on Environment & Natural Resources with responses provided… Continue reading

  • BASIL READ IN BUSINESS RESCUE

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    SHG is aware that Basil Read has entered Business Rescue. This situation will not affect the running of St Helena Airport. Airport services will continue to be provided and operations will continue as normal. #StHelena #StHelenaAirport https://www.facebook.com/StHelenaGovt/ https://twitter.com/StHelenaGovt SHG 15 June 2018

  • ST HELENA COMMUNITY SERVICE

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    The Probation Team of the St Helena Police Directorate is currently looking for any projects and/or individual placements that can be assisted by Community Service. Probation Officer, Fiona Campbell, explains: “Community Service is a key part of the justice system which acts both as a punishment for offending behaviour, and as an important rehabilitative measure… Continue reading

  • GAVIN (JACK) THOMAS APPOINTED AS NEW PUBLIC GUARDIAN FOR ST HELENA AND ASCENSION ISLAND

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    Gavin (Jack) Thomas has been appointed as the new Public Guardian for St Helena and Ascension Island, in accordance with section 124(1) of the St Helena Mental Health & Mental Capacity Ordinance, 2015. Gavin will continue the work of the previous Public Guardian, Paul McGinnety, who left the Island in May. The Public Guardian, within… Continue reading

  • BOAT WRECKAGE AT TURKS CAP BAY

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    Towards the end of May this year, a local fisherman spotted some wreckage washed ashore at Turks Cap Bay. Unfortunately, due to large swells, the fisherman could not get close enough to identify the wreckage. It was later reported to the St Helena Sea Rescue Service. On Friday, 1 June, the Sea Rescue Service went… 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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