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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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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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  • BUDGET SPEECH 2019/20

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    Today, the Financial Secretary, Dax Richards, delivered the 2019/20 Budget Speech for St Helena. In his opening remarks, the Financial Secretary said: “For the past two consecutive years it has been necessary for Members to endorse a rollover budget, but today I’m afforded great pleasure in presenting a balanced budget prior to the commencement of… Continue reading

  • ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES DIRECTORATE – RESTRUCTURING FROM 1 APRIL 2019

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    The Environment & Natural Resources Directorate (ENRD) will be restructured from 1 April 2019. This will see the directorate split into two separate directorates – Environment, Natural Resources & Planning and Infrastructure & Transport. Derek Henry will take on the substantive role of Director of Environment, Natural Resources & Planning responsible for all services covered… Continue reading

  • FIELD ROAD

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    The Roads Section of ENRD would like to advise drivers to use caution when driving both in and out of Rupert’s Valley via Field Road. Current dry weather conditions being experienced on St Helena means it is likely that small grit and other debris could roll down the hillside adjacent to the road and worsen… Continue reading

  • STATISTICS UPDATE: POPULATION

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    Data on Population, including new series on weekday and weekend air arrivals and business air arrivals by short and long term entry have been released on March 20, 2019: Population Additional statistical series and indicators are available on the Statistics Data page, and published statistical reports, including Statistical Bulletins, can be found on the Statistics Reports and Publications page.… Continue reading

  • NEW DENTIST FOR ST HELENA

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    Lead Dental Officer, Simon Smith, has recently taken up his new post within the Health Directorate on a two-year contract. Simon said: “I am very pleased to have been appointed to my current post as Lead Dental Officer for St Helena. I see this as an opportunity to work as part of an experienced team… 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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