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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. 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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  • DRY DOCKING OF RMS ST HELENA – UPDATE

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    The RMS St Helena did not enter Dry Dock in Cape Town yesterday afternoon as had been planned, due to high winds, which impacted most port operations.  As the weather has improved today, the RMS was due to move into the dry dock around 11.00hrs GMT. This obviously represents a further delay in her Cape… Continue reading

  • SEA RESCUE TRAINING

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    During the interim period whilst the Sea Rescue Service is based at Jamestown Wharf, and while training takes place, the Harbour Master has granted the Service an exemption from the Harbour Ordinance regarding launching boats by crane with personnel onboard. This exemption also applies for exceptional conditions and during any emergency launching. The current sea… Continue reading

  • HORSE POINT LANDFILL SITE

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    The Horse Point landfill site will remain open to the public seven days a week, with staff operating at the site during normal working hours, Monday to Friday. The Public Recycling Facility is also open seven days a week. The new opening and closing times of the landfill site, published on 29 June and due… Continue reading

  • DRY DOCKING OF RMS ST HELENA

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    The RMS St Helena is expected to enter Dry Dock in Cape Town this afternoon, 29 July 2015, to commence the dry dock section of her refit period. This is later than planned due to the dry dock being occupied by an oil rig support vessel whose refit overran. Certain refit work – which does… Continue reading

  • LIVE GECKO FOUND IN CONTAINER

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    Workers unloading hold baggage from a shipping container on St Helena, which arrived from Ascension Island, have found a live gecko moving around among the baggage. Caught by Peter Corker, it was passed to Customs and then to the Biosecurity team. One glance at the animal was sufficient to confirm that it was different to… 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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