Maintaining Access

Investigations into alternative means of maintaining access to and from the Island continue. All reports that a plane has been sourced to transport passengers from Cape Town are inaccurate.

In the meantime, SHG can confirm the following:

Ocean Observer

The Ocean Observer which is transporting 10 passengers from Cape Town to St Helena is due to arrive between 1pm and 3pm on Friday, 28 April 2017.

The Ocean Observer is diverting to St Helena on her way to Trinidad.

MV Helena

The cargo vessel MV Helena is expected to arrive at St Helena at 7am on Friday, 28 April 2017.

The MV Helena is transporting to St Helena the cargo from RMS Voyage 256. She has onboard 246 tonnes of general cargo, 67 x 20ft containers and 3 x 40ft containers.

Due to limited cargo requirements by Ascension Island, the vessel will not be travelling onward to Ascension. 

RMS St Helena

Repair work on the RMS St Helena continues in the dry dock at Simonstown.

It is expected that the RMS St Helena will be ready to leave Simonstown as scheduled on Tuesday, 2 May 2017, subject to satisfactory testing and approvals.

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25 April 2017

 

 

 

The public is advised that the St Helena Police Service is currently investigating a report of criminal damage which occurred in the Castle Gardens, Jamestown, between the hours of 9pm on Friday night, 21 April, and 8.30am on Saturday morning, 22 April 2017.

The criminal damage involved the destruction of the concrete chess table which had been donated to Mr Anthony Caswell for his years of dedicated service to the maintenance and up keeping of the Castle Gardens.

The Police Service appeals to the public to come forward with any information in relation to this offence to ensure that the offender is brought to justice.

The Police can be contacted via tel: 22626 or via the Crime Line: 22288. Alternatively, anyone with information can speak to a Police Officer of their choice.

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SHG
25 April 2017

 

REMINDER

The Social & Community Development Committee is currently seeking views on a proposed amendment to the St Helena, Ascension & Tristan da Cunha Constitution. Amendment will allow for the prioritisation of persons with St Helenian status for employment and in additional ways such as Immigration, Engaging in any Business or Profession and Movement or Residence within the Territory, to provide the same opportunity that local populations in other British Overseas Territories already have.

The proposed amendment will allow laws to be passed that will enable persons with St Helenian status to have special treatment without breaching the protection against discrimination provided by the Constitution.

The final public consultation meeting will take place at Silver Hill Bar, Levelwood on Thursday, 27 April 2017, at 7.30pm, led by Councillor Brian Isaac. The public is encouraged to attend to provide the necessary feedback.

 Comments on the proposed amendment to the Constitution can be sent in writing to Hon Brian Isaac, Chairman Social & Community Development Committee, the Castle, or via email: brian.isaac@helanta.co.sh. In addition, comments can also be sent to Miss Nicole Plato, Secretary to the Social & Community Development Committee, the Castle, or via email: nicole.plato@sainthelena.gov.sh by no later than Tuesday, 2 May 2017.

 The proposed amendment to the relevant section of the Constitution is available in hard copy at the Public Library and is also available on the SHG Website at the following link:

http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Constitutional-amendment-Section-21-final-for-consultation..pdf

 Social & Community Development Committee

25 April 2017

 

WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL 2017

The public is advised that the St Helena Archives will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday 26 April 2017, to enable staff to attend a Staff Development Day. 

Normal opening hours will resume from 8.30am on Thursday, 27 April 2017.

Corporate Support at the Castle will also be unavailable tomorrow due to staff participating in the same staff development activities. The Castle switchboard will operate as normal.

Any inconvenience caused is very much regretted.

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 SHG

25 April 2017

 

The St Helena Public Solicitor’s Office is currently operating without a substantive Public Solicitor.

 The main point of contact is the Assistant Public Solicitor, Miss Amira Abdel-Aziz.

Amira is supported by Assistant Public Solicitors, Aldhelm Garner, based in the St Helena office, and Helen Scott on Ascension Island.

The post of Public Solicitor will be advertised shortly.

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25 April 2017

 

 

On Friday evening there was an incident involving a swimmer at English Bay being bitten on the ankle by a shark.  The individual is currently in a stable condition and recovering well. She will be medevac’d to the UK later this week for further treatment.

A huge appreciation goes to Paul Scipio and Craig Scipio from St Helena who were both on the beach and whose quick response helped recover the swimmer to the safety of the beach.

And of course our own emergency response teams who as ever did a fantastic job. The Sea Rescue team quickly deployed the sea rescue boat, the police were on hand to gather the facts and ensure other beach users were informed of the risk and the careful and professional handling of this matter by our hospital staff.

Ascension Island Government

Administrator’s Office

Georgetown

Ascension Island

24 April 2017

 

REMINDER

The Social & Community Development Committee is currently seeking views on a proposed amendment to the St Helena, Ascension & Tristan da Cunha Constitution.

Below is a reminder of the remaining public consultation meetings. All meetings will start at 7.30pm. The public is encouraged to attend these meetings to provide the necessary feedback.

Venue Date Councillor
Blue Hill Community Centre Monday, 24 April Hon Brian Isaac
Rupert’s Church (for residents in the Briars and Rupert’s area) Tuesday, 25 April Hon Dr Corinda Essex
Silver Hill Bar, Levelwood Thursday, 27 April Hon Brian Isaac

Anyone wishing to make any comment about the proposed amendment to the Constitution may do so in writing to Hon Brian Isaac, Chairman Social & Community Development Committee, The Castle, or via email: brian.isaac@helanta.co.sh. In addition, comments can also be sent to Miss Nicole Plato, Secretary to the Social & Community Development Committee, the Castle or via email: nicole.plato@sainthelena.gov.sh by no later than Tuesday, 2 May 2017.

The proposed amendment to the relevant section of the Constitution is available in hard copy at the Public Library and is also available on the SHG Website at the following link:  http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Constitutional-amendment-Section-21-final-for-consultation..pdf

 Social & Community Development Committee

24 April 2017

 

 

 

 

Repair work on the RMS St Helena continues in the dry dock at Simonstown.

Over the weekend, the propeller shaft and hub were removed from the vessel. Parts are currently being sourced and it is hoped that reassembly can begin on Friday, 28 April 2017.

It is expected that the RMS St Helena will be ready to leave Simonstown as scheduled on Tuesday, 2 May 2017, subject to satisfactory testing and approvals.

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SHG

24 April 2017

OVERSEAS LIST

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office invites nominations for the 2018 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

Persons wishing to submit nominations for the 2018 New Year’s Honours are reminded that the overriding principle is that honours are awarded on merit for exceptional achievement or any service recently carried out over and above what is normally expected. Where possible, nominations should place emphasis on voluntary services.

It should also be noted that age is not a factor in awarding honours and younger members of the community, who have made an outstanding contribution or have given exceptional service, should not be overlooked.

It is important that nominations are kept confidential and that nominees are not made aware that they are being proposed for an award of Honour.

Nomination forms are available from Corporate Services at the Castle, Jamestown, and can also be requested by e-mail from Mrs Carol George, via carol.george@sainthelena.gov.sh

Completed forms should be returned to the Executive Secretary, Honours Committee, in a sealed envelope, marked Confidential, by no later than Friday, 12 May 2017.

SHG                                                                                                                            

24 April 2017

 

DEADLINE – WEDNESDAY, 26 APRIL 2017

The Register of Electors for St Helena is currently being updated. The public is reminded that applications to amend the current Register must be submitted to the Registration Officer, Gillian Francis, by no later than 4pm this coming Wednesday, 26 April 2017.

Application forms are available from Assistant Registration Officers and also on the SHG website: http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/forms/

Further information about registering and making amendments may be obtained from Registration Officer, Gillian Francis, via e-mail: gillian.francis@sainthelena.gov.sh or Assistant Registration Officers, Carol George, via e-mail: carol.george@sainthelena.gov.sh and Anita Legg, via e-mail: sec.em@helanta.co.sh.

Remember, if your name is not on the Register of Electors you will not be able to stand or vote in the upcoming General Election.   

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 SHG
24 April 2017