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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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  • THE ISLAND MAPPING PROJECT

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    In July 2014, as part of the lead up to air access to the Island, the need for an Island map showing the new Airport and Access Road was identified. The existing map is now 25 years old, and even excluding the extensive changes to the Airport site at Prosperous Bay Plain, there have been… Continue reading

  • ‘MOMENT DE MEMOIRE’

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    A Commemoration of Napoleon’s Death on St Helena took place at Napoleon’s Tomb on Saturday, 2 May 2015, at 10am. A short film will be shown on Local TV Channel 2, covering the ceremony led by Father Dale Bowers. During the Commemoration, the UK and French National Anthems were sung, along with a musical recital. … Continue reading

  • REBECCA LAWRENCE ACHIEVES FIRST CLASS DEGREE

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    St Helenian student, Rebecca Lawrence of Half Tree Hollow (photo attached) has recently achieved a First Class (BVMedSci) Degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences at The University of Nottingham. Rebecca’s Degree lasted three years, but forms a part of her five-year veterinary qualification.  In order to qualify as a Veterinary Surgeon, Rebecca has to complete a… Continue reading

  • PUBLIC MEETING – PROPOSED NEW RULES AND REGULATIONS – Safe Use of Personal Water Craft (PWC)

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    The Port Control Section invites members of the public to attend an open discussion on the proposed new rules and regulations regarding the safe use of PWC in St Helena waters. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 27 May 2015 at 4pm in the Passenger Terminal/ Customs Building at the Wharf. Port Control encourages… Continue reading

  • POLICE INVESTIGATION

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    Just after 11pm on Saturday 22 April 2006 a man was found lying in the Run at the rear of the Standard Public House, Jamestown. The man, Mervyn Crowie, was subsequently declared deceased soon after 11.30pm that same evening. An investigation into Mr Crowie’s death was carried out and it was concluded that his death… 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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