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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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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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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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    The following is a Public Announcement from the Education & Employment Directorate: The Primary Sector of the Education & Employment Directorate would like to advise the public that they are currently experiencing difficulties in sending and receiving emails on a regular basis. This issue is currently being addressed, however, until fully resolved, the public might… Continue reading


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    St Helena Government’s (SHG) new Senior Economist, Amanda Curry Brown, (photo attached), took up her post on St Helena on Monday, 20 May 2019. Amanda has been appointed on a two-year contract and will work alongside the Chief Economist Nicole Shamier. Amanda’s main duties will include developing a revised Labour Market Strategy and providing analytical… Continue reading


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    In the Social & Community Development Committee (SCDC) meeting summary of 26 April 2019 it was reported that employment of up to 15 overseas staff for the Safeguarding Directorate would be going ahead. Following feedback from Elected Members and the public, St Helena Government (SHG) advises the public that this recruitment will no longer proceed.… Continue reading


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    St Helena is currently experiencing a Moderate Water Shortage The raw water stock at the current consumption and replenishment rate will last for 36 days Reservoir levels currently at 40% and getting lower by the day SHG are aware of the situation and with Connect Saint Helena are monitoring water levels on a weekly basis… Continue reading


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    Data on Population, including total population and arrivals and departures up to April 2019 have been released on May 10, 2019: Population. Additional statistical series and indicators are available on the Statistics Data page, and published statistical reports, including Statistical Bulletins, can be found on the Statistics Reports and Publications page. We welcome comments and suggestions on any of… 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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