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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  • VOTING BY PROXY – DEADLINE MONDAY 2 MARCH 2015

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    The electorate is reminded that if they are ill or physically incapacitated and cannot make it to the Polling Station on Polling Day (Wednesday, 4 March 2015), there is provision to vote by Proxy. To vote by Proxy you must obtain advance permission from the Returning Officer, Gillian Francis, at the Castle.  To get permission… Continue reading

  • POLLING DAY NEXT WEEK  

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    The public is reminded that a Bye-election will take place on Wednesday 4 March 2015 when St Helena will go to the Polls to elect a new Member to fill the vacant seat on Legislative Council. Candidates for the 2015 Bye-election are: Anthony Arthur Green of St Paul’s, Geoffrey Patrick George Knipe of Sandy Bay,… Continue reading

  • EDUCATION DIRECTORATE – ADVICE TO PARENTS

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    The Education Directorate notes that there has been an increase in the number of absentees in Island Schools, in recent weeks, as a result of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), currently present on St Helena. The virus spreads easily, and to limit further spread, the Education Directorate encourages parents of children experiencing any symptoms of… Continue reading

  • COUNCILLORS’ CONSTITUENCY MEETINGS IN FEBRUARY/MARCH

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    Councillors are holding a series of constituency meetings during February and early March 2015. Topics for discussion are Health and Water, but members of the public are encouraged to attend the meetings in their districts to raise any issues they might have. The schedule for the remaining meetings is displayed below. All meetings will begin… Continue reading

  • STATEMENT BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ST HELENA

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    In view of recent media speculation regarding criminal investigations into former employees of the St Helena Government it is appropriate that I confirm that those investigations have now concluded. The investigation was instigated by St Helena Police following a family case heard in the Supreme Court where the Chief Justice concluded: “So troubled am I… 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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