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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 – 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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  • ST HELENA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CORE SKILLS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COURSES

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    The St Helena Community College (SHCC) has recognised the importance of Information Technology (IT) to St Helena and the rest of the world in the 21st Century and as such have introduced Core Skills IT Courses to prepare the community for the arrival of the submarine cable, due to be in service in 2020. The… Continue reading

  • SOCIAL & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING WEDNESDAY, 8 AUGUST 2018

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    The Social & Community Development Committee (SCDC) held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, 8 August 2018. The Charities (Amendment) Bill was approved. This Bill amends the Charities Ordinance 2005 to require charitable organisations that deal primarily with vulnerable adults to develop and maintain a safeguarding policy. The Bill was approved for forwarding to Executive Council… Continue reading

  • Dark Skies Lighting Public Consultation Sessions

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    Dark Skies Lighting Consultant, James Paterson, will arrive on St Helena this coming Saturday, 18 August 2018.  During his time on-Island, James will be assisting with the public consultation process for introducing Dark Skies legislation and will be able to explain the details and requirements for this. The Dark Skies legislation and Lighting Management Plan… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA COMMUNITY COLLEGE IMPROVED APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

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    The St Helena Community College (SHCC) has made changes to their Apprenticeship Scheme which will come into force on 1 September 2018. The aim of the changes is to strengthen the capacity of the scheme to deliver consistent workforce development for St Helena, while helping to ensure that individual apprenticeships are linked to clear, measureable… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA FREIGHT INCREASE ANALYSIS

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    St Helena Government is aware that St Helena residents and importers are concerned about the price adjustments to freight costs on each call of the MV Helena. These price adjustments are driven by three factors, each of which has an effect on the overall cost of freight on each voyage. The key drivers are: Bulk… 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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