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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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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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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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    FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2016 An emergency aero-medical evacuation from St Helena Airport will take place today, Friday 23 September 2016, when a Hawker 800 aircraft arriving from Walvis Bay, Namibia, will collect an adult needing emergency medical care.  This flight is due to arrive at approximately 13.00hrs St Helena time (weather permitting), departing at around… Continue reading


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    In a reception at Plantation House today, HE Governor Lisa Phillips presented personnel from the St Helena Fire & Rescue Service, St Helena Rock Guards, and the St Helena Airport Rescue & Firefighting Service, with accredited certification for successfully passing an intense technical rope rescue/access course. 26 staff passed the course with a 100% pass… Continue reading


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    UPDATE  Further to the press release issued on 28 July 2016, the public is advised that Constitution Road – from the turning at Barnes Road junction to the junction at Chubb’s Spring – remains closed to pedestrians and vehicles, until further notice.   Work continues on rebuilding the collapsed retaining wall, and as work progresses the public… Continue reading


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    Executive Council met today with just one item on the Open Agenda. This was a Development Application and Council was therefore effectively sitting as the Planning Authority. The Development Application related to a previous application that was made in 2013 for the Rupert’s Wharf development which included the road that links the wharf to the… Continue reading


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      Mr John Cranfield of Jamestown was this afternoon officially sworn in as Deputy Speaker of the House of Legislative Council. Mr Cranfield took the Oaths of Office for his new role in the presence of HE Governor Lisa Phillips at the Castle. John commented: “I was overwhelmed by the support from Councillors and I… 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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