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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  • ASSISTANT CHIEF SECRETARY (PERFORMANCE) APPOINTED

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    Paul McGinnety, former Interim Director of the Environment & Natural Resources Directorate (photo attached), has today been appointed to the new post of Assistant Chief Secretary, Performance.  This post replaces that of Director of Strategic Policy and Planning, vacated by Susan O’Bey in February 2014. The post of Assistant Chief Secretary will be vital in… Continue reading

  • MFV EXTRACTOR ARRIVES

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    Saturday 19 April 2014 saw St Helena’s new offshore fishing vessel reach the Island at around 5:30 pm, to an enthusiastic welcome party of around 200 people.  Terry Richards, General Manager of the Fisheries Corporation, commented: “The seven day journey from Hout Bay to St Helena was uneventful except for a period on Wednesday when… Continue reading

  • NEW YEAR HONOURS 2015 – OVERSEAS LIST

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    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office invites nominations for the 2015 New Year Honours List. Persons wishing to submit nominations for the 2015 New Year Honours are reminded that the overriding principle is that honours are awarded on merit for exceptional achievement or any service recently carried out over and above what normally is expected.   Where… Continue reading

  • 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

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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