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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 Emergency Planning Department would like to inform the public that it is forecast for St Helena to experience a north-westerly swell from Sunday, 17 February, through to the evening of Monday, 18 February 2019. This may result in a large sea swell and breakers in James and Rupert’s Bays. The public is advised to… Continue reading


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    FRIDAY, 1 MARCH 2019 The next formal meeting of Legislative Council will take place on Friday, 1 March 2019, in the Council Chamber. The following Bills have been approved by Executive Council for presentation as Government business at this meeting: First Supplementary Appropriation (2018/2019) Bill, 2019 St Helena National Trust (Amendment) Bill, 2019 Medical, Dentistry… Continue reading


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    It has come to SHG’s attention that a potential bidder has received business plans relating to the fisheries plant. Following due consideration, in the interest of fairness and to ensure that the procurement process is transparent and robust, SHG has decided to extend the deadline date for submission of proposals in the fisheries investment opportunity… Continue reading


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    The Forestry Section of ANRD would like to inform the public that the Highways Authority has given approval for the road at Sea View (from Sea View House to the junction near Putty Hill Road) to be closed on Wednesday, 20, and Thursday, 21 February 2019, from 9am to 3pm. This closure is to allow… Continue reading


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    New Director of Safeguarding, Tracy Poole-Nandy, recently arrived on-Island to take up her post in the Safeguarding Directorate. Tracy said: “My initial response to arriving on the Island has been how lovely and welcoming everybody has been and it would appear that this is truly the St Helenian way. The Island is also very beautiful… 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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