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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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  • COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE –

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    CONCLUDING STATEMENT The Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference Concluding Statement presents the main issues and responses from delegates at the recent 60th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, 34th Small Branches Conference and Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians session – which concluded in early October in Cameroon. The Conference Concluding Statement is available at: http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/publications/ SHG 21 November 2014  

  • ANDREW WEIR GROUP ANNOUNCES SALE OF SHIPPING LINE

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    The owners of the Andrew Weir Group (AWG) recently embarked on a financial restructuring exercise to enable a debt owed to the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) to be cleared and to move forward on other core non-marine activities. To achieve this, AWG has announced that Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd (AWSL) has gone into… Continue reading

  • GIS Day On St Helena

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    ‘Geographical Information Systems’ (GIS) Day showcases the increasing importance of GIS in our everyday lives. On Wednesday 19 November 2014, the GIS team – GIS Manager Murray Henry, GIS Surveyor, Simon Bennett, GIS Topographical Surveyor, Cliff Richards, and GIS Surveyor Assistants Ron Knipe and Devlin Yon, held an open day at Essex House from 10am… Continue reading

  • COUNCILLOR LAWSON HENRY TO ATTEND JOINT MINISTERIAL COUNCIL

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    Councillor Lawson Henry will represent St Helena at the annual Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) to be held in London between 1- 4 December along with Governor Capes and SHG UK Representative, Kedell Worboys MBE.  This is the second time that Councillor Henry has attended the JMC, having last attended in November 2013. Councillor Henry remarked… Continue reading

  • SUPREME COURT IN SESSION

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    The formal opening of the St Helena Supreme Court took place yesterday, Tuesday 18 November, at 2pm.  Various Civil and Criminal cases will be heard by the Supreme Court until Wednesday 10 December 2014. His Lordship, the Chief Justice, Charles Ekins Esq, entered the Courthouse accompanied by the Acting Sheriff of St Helena, Mr Harry… 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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