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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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  • RMS ST HELENA MAKING GOOD PROGRESS TO CAPE TOWN

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      The RMS St Helena is making good progress to Cape Town and is expected to arrive in the early evening on Monday, 27 March 2017, rather than the morning of Tuesday, 28 March, as previously advised. Passengers have been advised by Captain Williams that those who do not have accommodation in Cape Town for… Continue reading

  • TURN OFF THE LIGHTS

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    EARTH HOUR 2017 Tomorrow night, Saturday 25 March 2017, at 8.30pm, countries across the World will once again join forces to demonstrate support for action on Climate Change, during Earth Hour 2017. St Helena residents are again encouraged this year to do your bit to raise awareness of Climate Change. The public is asked to… Continue reading

  • SHG AND SAMS AGREE ON FUTURE TRADING

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    St Helena Government and South Atlantic Media Services (SAMS) has today, Friday 24 March 2017, come to an agreement on funding and conditions, meaning that SAMS can continue to trade beyond 31 March 2017 (see photo attached). The agreement will be for a three year period and will ensure that SAMS has a measure of… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA AIRPORT

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    UPDATE An update on St Helena Airport is now available on the Publications page of the SHG website: http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/publications/ Members of the public are encouraged to view the document to find out more about ongoing work at St Helena Airport.  #StHelenaAirport #StHelena #Progress https://www.facebook.com/StHelenaGovt/ https://twitter.com/StHelenaGovt SHG 24 March 2017

  • UNION JACK FLOWN AT HALF MAST FOR WESTMINSTER INCIDENT

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    St Helena will today fly the Union Jack at half mast in a worldwide mark of respect for those killed or injured during the Westminster incident in London on Wednesday, 22 March 2017.   The Union Jack will be flown at half mast until 8pm this evening. #StHelena #WestminsterAttack #PrayForLondon #WeStandTogether https://www.facebook.com/StHelenaGovt/ https://twitter.com/StHelenaGovt SHG 24 March… 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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