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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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Airport Newsroom

SHG launches a new international digital ‘news-desk’ for St Helena Airport. Here the media can find and freely download everything they need to know about St Helena Airport.

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Jamesbay & RMS from sea3 by Ed Thorpe

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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     If you are thinking of becoming a landlord, you will need to make sure that your property is safe and habitable. You should also decide which market you want to target and the likely monthly rental that you can secure.  You can choose to manage the property yourself, or appoint a property manager to act… Continue reading


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    FRIDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2016 Legislative Council will meet formally on Friday 12 February 2016, at 10am in the Court House, Jamestown.  11 papers will be presented, including: St Helena National Trust 2014/15 Annual Report and Financial Statements St Helena Public Accounts Committee – Report to Legislative Council on the PAC Review of the St Helena… Continue reading

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    HEART MONTH  February is the British Heart Foundation’s Heart Month. Their slogan this year is ‘Heart disease is heartless – it tears families apart’ During February, the Health Promotion team are focusing on looking at ways to ensure your heart is kept in the best condition. A series of short video clips by the British… Continue reading


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    Because of concerns over road safety, the Roads Section would like to advise the public that the Duke of Edinburgh Playground has been closed as a car park until further notice.  Access will be available for pedestrians wishing to use the facility. The Roads section apologises for this inconvenience, which is in the interest of… Continue reading


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    The Statistics Office is aware that some members of the public have yet to receive their Census forms.  If anyone has not received their forms or hasn’t received a link to the online census, please contact the Statistics Office immediately on tel: 22138 or 22958. Support is also available at Longwood supermarket, Thorpe’s shop at… 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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