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

 

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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  • CHRISTEN YON DEPARTS FOR 7-MONTH UK COURSE

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    As a result of partnership between the National Trust, Enterprise St Helena (ESH) and the Education Directorate, Christen Yon will be leaving the Island on Monday 22 December 2014, to undertake a seven-month training course at West Dean College, near Chichester in the UK – where he will study many aspects of furniture restoration and… Continue reading

  • REMAINS FOUND IN RUPERT’S

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    A report to SHG from Basil Read (via the Project Management Unit) indicates that in the course of roadworks in Rupert’s Valley, carried out on Friday 12 December 2014, some human remains were uncovered.  All evidence points to these being further Liberated African remains. Whereas earlier finds under the Airport Project have been of scatter… Continue reading

  • NATIONAL PESTICIDE POLICY APPROVED

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    On 4 December 2014, the Economic Development Committee formally approved the Pesticide Policy for St Helena, developed by ANRD and the Public Health Section – following extensive stakeholder consultation. The purpose of the policy is to provide the basis for promoting effective and sustainable pest, weed and disease management on St Helena, through improved pesticides… Continue reading

  •  SHIPPING – POST-RMS FREIGHT SERVICES UPDATE

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    The public will be aware of recent visits from potential Ocean Freight Services providers Seafast, Hartman Project Lines (HPL) and Meihuizen Atlantic Islands Services (MAIS) between October and November this year.  This came on the back of being pre-qualified along with a number of other potential service providers as a result of the Expressions of… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA SUPREME COURT CONCLUDES

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    At the conclusion of the current sitting of the St Helena Supreme Court on Monday (8 December 2014), St Helena Government and the St Helena Police Service welcomed the sentences handed down by the Chief Justice, and hope this sends a clear message to the community. Lead Police Officer for Safeguarding and the CID, Pam… 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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