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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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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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  • AIRLINK TO CARRY OUT TRIAL FLIGHT TO ST HELENA

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    Weather permitting, Airlink will carry out a ‘proving flight’ to St Helena on Monday, 21 August 2017, using an Embraer E190-100IGW aircraft. The flight is expected to arrive at St Helena Airport at 10.30am (local time). The aircraft will be carrying around 35 passengers – a mixture of Airlink Senior Management and representatives from the… Continue reading

  • GILLIAN FRANCIS SWORN IN AS ACTING CHIEF SECRETARY

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    Assistant Chief Secretary (Support), Gillian Francis, was today, Tuesday 15 August 2017, sworn in as Acting Chief Secretary (see photo attached). Gillian took the prescribed oaths in the Governor’s Office and will begin her role immediately following the departure of Chief Secretary Roy Burke on overseas leave. Roy is due to return on 1 October… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA CARE AWARDS

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    NOMINATIONS REMINDER The public is reminded that the Safeguarding Directorate has this year launched the first ever St Helena Care Awards. These annual awards will pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work across the Social Care Sector. There are eleven award categories available for nomination, representing all… Continue reading

  • EXCO REPORT – TUESDAY 15 AUGUST 2017

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    Executive Council met today for the first time since the inaugural meeting of Legislative Council on 2 August when Councillors Anthony Green, Christine Scipio-O’Dean, Derek Thomas, Lawson Henry and Russell Yon were elected to serve on the Executive Council. There were four items on the Open Agenda and, in Her Excellency’s opening address, the Governor… Continue reading

  • MEET SHG’S FUTURE LEADERS

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    SHG is pleased to announce the five candidates – Donna Harris, Nicole Hercules, Nikita Crowie, Belinda Piek and Sasha Bargo – who have successfully passed the assessment process and have been accepted onto the Future Leaders Programme (photo attached). Candidate, Donna Harris, said: “We are the first to be enrolled in this programme, so it’s… 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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