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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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  • PUBLIC USE OF THE WHARF – REMINDER

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    While works continue on the Wharf, access for vehicles and pedestrians will be limited.  The Wharf will remain closed to all private vehicles, between the hours of 4pm and 8.30am, all week, unless otherwise authorised by Port Management.  Pedestrian access will be granted during the same hours.  No vehicles can be left parked between the… Continue reading

  • EXCO REPORT – TUESDAY 22 JULY 2014

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    Executive Council met today 22 July 2014 with two items on the Open Agenda. The first item was the Bill for the Spear Guns Control Ordinance and Spear Guns Control Order. There is an existing Spear Guns Control Ordinance but in order for a prosecution to be successful an enforcement officer would actually have to… Continue reading

  • DERRIE YON GRADUATES

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    Derrie Yon of the Briars was awarded a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing on 17 July 2014, after a 3-year degree course in the UK at Bath Spa University. During her course, Derrie (pictured) studied numerous areas, including Gothic Origins and Innovations, Gothic Revivals, Modern Gothic, Poetry and Odes, literary criticism and… Continue reading

  • AIR SERVICE PROCUREMENT FOR ST HELENA – END OF PHASE 1

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    St Helena Government is pleased to announce that the market response to the first phase of the Air Service Procurement process has been very positive. The first stage of the formal process to procure an Air Service Provider to St Helena began on 13 June 2014. Interested parties were invited to submit various details about… Continue reading

  • REMINDER – NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN TO SOUTH AFRICA

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    The Immigration Service would like to advise all persons travelling with children under the age of 18 to South Africa of a change in entry regulations.  Parents may be asked to show an Immigration Officer a full birth certificate (including both parents’ names) for all travelling children.  This applies even when both parents are travelling… 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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