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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  • 70th ANNIVERSARY OF VICTORY IN EUROPE

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    Friday 8 May – Sunday 10 May will mark the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day.  The celebrations in St Helena will echo those in London by celebrating those who contributed to the War effort throughout the Second World War. Friday 8 May will be a day of Remembrance.  A service will be… Continue reading

  • EXCO REPORT – TUESDAY 28 APRIL 2015

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    Executive Council met today, Tuesday 28 April 2015, with two items on the Open Agenda. The Acting Governor welcomed the Honourable Cyril George to the meeting as a temporary Member of Executive Council, in the absence of the Honourable Derek Thomas who is currently on overseas business. The first item was to seek approval for… Continue reading

  • DEVELOPMENT OF SUNDALE INTO A NEW PRISON

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      The current Prison in Jamestown is believed to be around 180 years old and is no longer appropriate as a Prison, both for the staff who work there and the prisoners who are held there. A new site has been identified and planning consent approved for a new Prison at Sundale in Half Tree… Continue reading

  • FORMAL MEETING OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE

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    WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL 2015 The first formal session (for 2015) of the Public Accounts Committee will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 29 April, at 9.30am in the Court House, Jamestown. The public is invited to attend. The Order Paper for the meeting is as follows: Chairman’s Address St Helena Bulk Fuel Installation – Audited Financial Statements… Continue reading

  • ACTING GOVERNOR SWORN IN

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    Head of the Governor’s Office, Sean Burns, was yesterday afternoon sworn in as Acting Governor, taking the prescribed Oaths in the presence of the Sheriff of St Helena, Mrs Pat Musk MBE JP, family and colleagues in the Governor’s Office. Sean’s appointment is effective immediately. HE Governor Capes accompanied by Mrs Capes, departed the Island… 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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