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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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  • REMINDER – USE OF THE WHARF

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    The public is reminded that construction work will commence at the Wharf from 1 November 2014. The wharf will be closed to pedestrians and vehicular traffic between the hours of 16.00 & 08.30 Monday to Friday and from 16.00 Friday to 08.30 Monday. There will be controlled access to authorised vehicles, and a barrier will… Continue reading

  • EXCO REPORT – TUESDAY 28 OCTOBER 2014

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    Executive Council met today, Tuesday 28 October 2014, to discuss five items on the Open Agenda. The first item was the appointment of a Secretary to the Electronic Communications Consultative Committee (ECCC). This paper discussed the appointment of the Socio-Economist as Secretary to the ECCC in replacement of the Government Economist. This was seen as… Continue reading

  • GOVERNOR TO DEPART ON OVERSEAS BUSINESS AND LEAVE

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    HE Governor Capes will depart the Island on Thursday 6 November 2014 to attend the annual Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) in London from 1- 4 December.  The JMC is attended by elected leaders from the Overseas Territories, Governors and UK Ministers and officials. Councillor Lawson Henry will attend the JMC as St Helena’s elected representative… Continue reading

  • NEWCASTLE DISEASE UPDATE

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    FIRST PHASE OF VACCINATION PROGRAMME COMPLETE SHG is pleased to advise that the first phase of the vaccination programme for Newcastle Disease, in Chickens on St Helena, has been completed ahead of schedule. The programme, to prevent further infection of poultry on the Island, commenced on Thursday, 16 October 2014, and has seen 848 chickens… Continue reading

  • EXCO MEETING – Tuesday 28 October 2014

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    Open to the Public from 9.30 am Executive Council will meet tomorrow morning, Tuesday 28 October 2014, in the Council Chamber. The meeting will be open to the public from 9.30am for the following Open Agenda items: Appointment of a Secretary to the Electronic Communications Consultative Committee Amendment to the Eliza Mary Lloyd Trust Ordinance… 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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