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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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  • ST HELENA CENSUS TO BE CARRIED OUT IN 2016

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    A Population and Housing Census will be conducted on St Helena in early 2016 to capture the pre-air access characteristics of the St Helena population. The date set for the Census is Sunday 7 February 2016 with piloting planned to take place in November 2015. In order to design the most appropriate survey questionnaire, a… Continue reading

  • PASSING OF FORMER GOVERNOR OF ST HELENA

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    St Helena Government has received news of the sad passing of former Governor, Sir Thomas Oates CMG OBE (photo attached), who served as Governor of St Helena between 1971 and 1976. Sir Thomas passed away peacefully at Windmill Court Care Home in Cornwall on Sunday 28 June 2015, aged 97 years. During his term of… Continue reading

  • COUNCILLOR DUNCAN RETURNS FROM OVERSEAS CONFERENCE

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    Councillor Tony Duncan (photo attached) has returned to St Helena having attended the 45th British Isles & Mediterranean Regional (BIMR) Conference in Limassol, Cyprus, from 24-27 May 2015. The theme of the conference was “Parliaments in the Face of Contemporary Challenges” and it explored current regional and global developments, stimulating open discussions on the relevant… Continue reading

  • FORMAL LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL – WEDNESDAY 8 JULY

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    Legislative Council will meet formally on Wednesday, 8 July 2015, at 10am in the Court House, Jamestown, for an expected one day session. The meeting will be broadcast live via SAMS Radio 1. Nine Sessional Papers, including three Bills –  the Legislative Council (Remuneration and Allowances) (Amendment) Bill 2015; the Social Security (Amendment) Bill 2015 and… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA’S PARTICIPATION IN THE 2015 ISLAND GAMES

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    The St Helena 2015 Island Games Team will bring home with them a silver and bronze medal from this year’s Natwest Island Games XVI, held in Jersey from 27 June to 3 July 2015. Twenty-four Island teams took part in this year’s Games. The team, led by Chef de Mission Gavin George and managers Pat… 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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