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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 – 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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  • DRIVING COMPETENCY TEST REMINDER

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    The following is a reminder to all Learner Drivers and their Driving Instructors: Before using a motor vehicle on a road, the driver must have a current and up-to-date Driver’s Licence for the correct class of vehicle they intend to drive The motor vehicle is in a roadworthy condition and the vehicle licence or MOT… Continue reading

  • CPA RESOURCE TEAM TO VISIT ST HELENA FOR POST-ELECTION SEMINAR

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    A Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Resource Team will be visiting St Helena for one week from Saturday, 20 January to Saturday, 27 January 2018, to deliver a Post-Election Seminar for Members of the St Helena Legislative Council. The Resource Team comprises of the Hon Barry House, former President of the Legislative Council of Western Australia; … Continue reading

  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING – REVIEW OF SAMS’ SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS

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    The Economic Development Committee (EDC), through a sub-committee reviewed media services on St Helena in 2016.  As a result of the review, two Service Level Agreements (SLA) were agreed between St Helena Government (SHG) and South Atlantic Media Services (SAMS) for radio and print journalism. The SLAs came into force on 1 April 2017 with… Continue reading

  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING – THURSDAY 11 JANUARY 2018

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    The monthly meeting of the Economic Development Committee was held on Thursday, 11 January 2018. The following is a summary of the main items discussed: Enterprise St Helena (ESH) delivered a report for the month of November. Key highlights included a visit by two South African vine growers to assess the potential for developing a… Continue reading

  • NEW OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST APPOINTED

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    Occupational Therapist, Tongai Chichaya took up his new role on St Helena on Saturday, 6 January 2018. Tongai has been appointed on an 18-month contract and his main duty will be to provide an Occupational Therapy Service across the Health Directorate and further develop Occupational Therapy Services on the Island. Tongai commented: “Occupational Therapy is… 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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