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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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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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  • EXCO REPORT – TUESDAY 26 MARCH 2019

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    Executive Council met today with a fairly lengthy Open Agenda. The first item discussed related to the Armorial Ensigns of St Helena and in particular the St Helena Coat of Arms. The current design of the Coat of Arms was published in the St Helena Government Gazette of January 1984. Whilst the Coat of Arms… Continue reading

  • STAYING SAFE AROUND ST HELENA

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    SAFETY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN Living on an Island means that taking part in marine activity is a way of life for most of the community on St Helena, whether it be for recreation, livelihood, or to promote the Island’s marine offerings. With this in mind, it is essential that any activity on or around the Island,… Continue reading

  • LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CONSTITUENCY MEETINGS – APRIL 2019

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    Councillors will be holding a series of Constituency Meetings during April 2019. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meetings in their districts to raise any issues they may have. The public is also requested to send in advance any topics they may wish to discuss, to the Councillors’ Office on Tel: 22590.… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA BEAT SURGERIES

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    APRIL 2019 As part of their Neighbourhood Policing Programme, St Helena Police Officers will continue their ‘Beat Surgeries’ in various places around the Island throughout April 2019.  These surgeries are designed to take place in busy areas where it is easier for more people to attend. Members of the public are encouraged to use these… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA ATTENDS UKOT OVERSIGHT OF PUBLIC FINANCES FORUM 2019

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    The Oversight of Public Finances Forum 2019 was held in Miami, USA, from 5-7 March. The St Helena Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was represented at the forum by Vice Chairman Mark Yon and Clerk Anita Legg, Chief Auditor Phil Sharman from External Audit, and Head of Internal Audit Designate Anesu Makamure and Senior Internal Auditor… 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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