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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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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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  • BUSINESS SUPPORT INITIATIVE FOR TOURISM ACCOMMODATION

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    A quarter of a million pounds will be made available to help small and medium sized accommodation businesses on St Helena who have invested in the tourism sector. The funding recently approved by DFID, is aimed at supporting tourism accommodation businesses struggling to remain operational during this low season. To this end, St Helena Government… Continue reading

  • SUPREME COURT POSTPONED

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    His Lordship Chief Justice Charles Ekins Esq was due to arrive on-Island on Saturday, 14 July 2018, to conduct the business of the St Helena Supreme Court. However, due to the delayed flight from Johannesburg to St Helena, the sitting of the St Helena Supreme Court has been postponed to a date to be confirmed… Continue reading

  • SPECIAL EXCO MEETING

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    TUESDAY, 17 JULY 2018 A special meeting of Executive Council will take place in the Council Chamber at 11am tomorrow, Tuesday 17 July 2018. The following item will be discussed on the Open Agenda: St Helena Fisheries Corporation (SHFC) Investor Prospectus and update from Fisheries Working Groups This paper (ExCo Memo) is available online at… Continue reading

  • TREE SURGERY WORKS NEAR THE GENERAL HOSPITAL – WEDNESDAY, 18 JULY 2018

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    The Forestry Section of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Division (ANRD) would like to advise the public that they will be carrying out tree surgery works near the General Hospital, Upper Jamestown, on Wednesday, 18 July 2018, from 9am to 2pm. Drivers and pedestrians are asked to approach this area with caution and to comply… Continue reading

  • AIRLINK FLIGHT POSTPONED

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    The public is advised that the Airlink flight to St Helena and Ascension scheduled to have taken place over the weekend has for operational reasons been postponed until next week.  Due to a combination of poor weather conditions that are forecast to prevail for much of the rest of the week, and flight crew duty… 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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