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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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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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    Friday 9 December 2016 A formal meeting of Legislative Council will take place on Friday 9 December 2016 at 10am in the Council Chamber. The session is expected to last two days and will reconvene on Monday 12 December. The meeting will be broadcast live via SAMS Radio 1.  The Order Paper includes 21 Motions,… Continue reading


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    Are you an organisation that works with children and young people? Are you a young person with an idea to improve activities on the Island? If so, we want to hear from you! The Safeguarding Children’s Board is committed to safeguarding all children and young people, as well as celebrating the achievements of our children… Continue reading


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    Craig Ogborne (pictured), has recently joined the St Helena Police Service as a Police Training & Development Sergeant, having arrived on the Island on Tuesday 22 November 2016. He will initially be on-Island for 12 months. Craig’s role will be to develop Island police officers and others within the police service, to improve their working… Continue reading


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    Acting Customs Manager, Juliette O’Dean (photo attached), has today, Thursday 1 December 2016, been promoted to Deputy Head of Customs. This comes on the back of hard work and dedication shown by Juliette in developing and championing AYSCUDA as well as a drive for continual professional development.  It is hoped that in the future Juliette… Continue reading


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    MAN CHARGED  At around 1pm on Tuesday 29 November 2016, St Helena Police and the Ambulance Service were called to the Consulate Hotel, Jamestown, where it was reported that a serious assault had occurred. As a result of this incident, a female received serious injuries and she remains in Jamestown Hospital receiving medical treatment. A… 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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