The Highways Authority has given approval for the Roads Section to carry out line painting works on the parking area, opposite the Atlantic Store in Jamestown, on Wednesday, 2 May 2018, starting at 1pm.

All vehicle users are asked to vacate this area by 12noon on Wednesday, 2 May, to allow these works to take place.

Once line painting works have been completed on the parking area opposite the Atlantic Store, taxi parking spaces in front of the Canister and the main Stand in Jamestown will revert back to the Taxi Rank, opposite the Atlantic Store.

The public is thanked in advance for their continued cooperation.

#StHelena #RoadsSection #HighwaysAuthority #LinePainting


1 May 2018


The Foreign & Commonwealth Office invites nominations for the 2019 Queen’s New Year Honours List.

Persons wishing to submit nominations for the 2019 New Year 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 normally is 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 award of an Honour.

Nomination forms are available from Corporate Services at the Castle and can also be requested by email from Miss Linda Benjamin via:

Completed forms should be returned to the Executive Secretary, Honours Committee, in a sealed envelope, marked Confidential by Monday, 7 May 2018.

 #StHelena #FCO # NewYearHonours


1 May 2018


The public is advised of a two-week closure of the Prince Andrew School Hall. 

This closure takes effect from today, Monday 30 April 2018, to enable maintenance works to be carried out during the school holidays.

As a result of the works, there will be no sports in the Prince Andrew School Hall for the duration of the two-week school holiday period.

For further information, contact the Education Directorate on tel: 22607.

#StHelena #PrinceAndrewSchool #HallClosure #SchoolHolidays

30 April 2018

MAY 2018

As part of their Neighbourhood Policing Programme, St Helena Police Officers will continue their ‘beat surgeries’ in various places around the Island throughout May 2018.

These surgeries are designed to take place in busy areas where it is easier for more people to attend. Please see below the dates and times for May.

Beat Surgeries – Dates & Times


Time Venue
Friday, 4 May 11am-1pm Market Square, Jamestown
Saturday, 5 May 11am-1pm A&D’s Mini-Mart, HTH
Monday, 7 May 1.30pm-2.30pm Longwood Supermarket
Friday, 11 May 12noon-2pm Sandy Bay shops
Friday, 11 May 7pm-8pm HTH Community Centre
Tuesday, 15 May 12noon-2pm Rural Retreat/Sea View
Friday, 18 May 1pm-2pm Prince Andrew School
Friday, 18 May 6.30pm-8pm Lower Jamestown/New Horizons
Saturday, 19 May 12noon-1pm Silver Hill Shop
Monday, 21 May 12noon-2pm St Helena Day Celebrations
Wednesday, 23 May 10am-12noon Longwood Clinic
Tuesday, 29 May 10am-12noon ESH Buildings

 #StHelena #StHelenaPolice #CommunityEngagement #NeighbourhoodPolicing

30 April 2018


The St Helena Resilience Forum (SHRF) was informed of a shark sighting yesterday, Thursday 26 April 2018. The shark was spotted at around 5.30pm about 50m out from the main landing steps at the Wharf in Jamestown. This comes after a shark was spotted on Sunday, 15 April 2018, in Rupert’s Bay.

The SHRF therefore reminds the public to use caution when swimming in the sea and has given the following guidance.

  • Check the water before entering – go to higher ground and look to see if any sharks are in the area – be aware that sharks can still enter an area at a later stage
  • Stay out of the water at dawn, early evening, and night, when sharks may move inshore to feed on fish. Sharks are well equipped to locate prey even when visibility is poor
  • Do not enter in or near areas where fish waste enters the water
  • Do not enter the water with an open wound, however small it may be
  • After large swells the waters can become murky – Do not swim during murky sea conditions
  • Do not wear high-contrast clothing (orange and yellow are said to be risky colours) or shiny jewellery (which may appear to be like fish scales). Sharks see contrast very well
  • Refrain from excessive splashing. Keep pets, which swim erratically, out of the water. Sharks are attracted to such activity
  • Leave the water quickly and calmly if a shark is sighted. Do not provoke, harass, or entice a shark, even a small one
  • If fish start to behave erratically, leave the water. They may be behaving like that because there is a shark in the area
  • Experts suggest that incidents with sharks are more common on lone swimmers – Do not swim, surf, or dive alone
  • If you are diving and are approached by a shark, stay as still as possible. If you are carrying fish or other catches, release the catch and quietly leave the area

The maritime community is also asked to refrain from disposing of any fish waste in the water at James Bay or Rupert’s Bay as this could potentially attract a shark to the area.

If any member of the public sees a shark in any known swimming areas, please note any details of its appearance and inform either Harbourmaster, David Caswell, on tel: 22287 or email:, or Sea Rescue Manager, Simon Wade, on tel: 25052 or email:

#StHelena #SharkSighting #StHelenaResilienceForum #SafetyInformation

27 April 2018

A meeting of Executive Council will take place in the Council Chamber at 9.30am on Tuesday, 1 May 2018.

The following items will be discussed on the Open Agenda:

  • Sustainable Economic Development Plan (SEDP) (2018-2028)
  • Births and Deaths (Registration) (Amendment) Bill
  • Marriage Regulations 2018

These papers (ExCo Memos) are available online at the following link:

Members of the public who would like to view hard copies of the ExCo Memos should contact the Clerk of Councils, Lydia Buchanan, at the Castle on tel: 22470 or via email:

Elected Members serving on Executive Council are Councillors Anthony Green, Lawson Henry, Derek Thomas and Russell Yon. Councillor Kylie Hercules is a temporary member of Executive Council while Councillor Christine Scipio-O’Dean is on overseas business.

Non-voting members of Executive Council are Chief Secretary, Susan O’Bey, Financial Secretary, Dax Richards, and Acting Attorney General, Allen Cansick.

#StHelena #ExCoMeeting /


27 April 2018

Side Path Road will be closed on Thursday, 26 April 2018, between 1pm and 4pm. This closure is to allow the Rock Guards to carry out a controlled rock removal above the Carnarvon Court area.

In the interest of public safety, all residents and workers in the Seales Corner area, including the St Helena Community College, the Carnarvon Court Complex, Connect Saint Helena Ltd, Harris’ Flats, Matrons Quarters, Parish Block, and the Brownie Hall, are asked to evacuate these premises by 12.30pm on Thursday, 26 April, and to remove their vehicles, to allow works to commence.

During this time, the Salvation Army Hall, in Jamestown, will be open from 11am on Thursday for evacuated persons.

Side Path Road will be closed from the Briars junction and Field Road junction.

Seales Corner area will be closed from Seales Corner to The Brow in Napoleon Street.

Persons wishing to travel to and from Jamestown during this time are asked to travel via Constitution Hill.

Appropriate signage will be in place.

The public should note that if there is a deterioration in weather conditions, the proposed closure and evacuation may be put back to the same time on Friday, 27 April.

The public is thanked for their cooperation and is advised to listen to the local radio stations for updates.

#StHelena #StHelenaResilienceForum #RoadClosure #RockFelling #Evacuation


25 April 2018



The St Helena Police will be carrying out firearms training at the Police range at Cox’s Battery on Monday, 30 April 2018, from 9am to 4pm.

Red flags, signs, and barriers will be in place. Walkers in the Cox’s Battery area should not approach the range area as live firing will be in progress.

For further information, please contact Support Officer – Firearms and Procurement, Garry Henry, on telephone number 22626 or mobile 62441 or via e mail

#StHelena #StHelenaPolice #FireArmsTraining

25 April 2018

The Roads Section would like to advise the public that the line painting works on the parking area opposite the Atlantic Store in Jamestown, and the painting of the zebra pedestrian crossing adjacent to the Canister, scheduled to take place today, Wednesday 25 April, has been postponed until further notice.

This is due to the current unpredictable weather patterns.

The public is thanked for their understanding and will be kept informed as to when the line painting works will commence.

#StHelena #RoadsSection #HighwaysAuthority #LinePainting #ZebraCrossing

25 April 2018

The annual Primary Schools’ Athletics Day, scheduled for today, Wednesday 25 April 2018, has unfortunately been cancelled due to the current poor weather conditions.

An assessment of the weather and the condition of the sports field at Francis Plain was undertaken by the Education Directorate this morning and, with the health and safety of the students in mind, it was decided to cancel the event.

#StHelena #PrimarySchools #AthleticsDay #Cancelled

25 April 2018