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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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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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  • TRAVEL NEWS – UPDATE

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    Maintaining Access Investigations into alternative means of maintaining access to and from the Island continue. All reports that a plane has been sourced to transport passengers from Cape Town are inaccurate. In the meantime, SHG can confirm the following: Ocean Observer The Ocean Observer which is transporting 10 passengers from Cape Town to St Helena… Continue reading

  • CRIMINAL DAMAGE IN THE CASTLE GARDENS

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    The public is advised that the St Helena Police Service is currently investigating a report of criminal damage which occurred in the Castle Gardens, Jamestown, between the hours of 9pm on Friday night, 21 April, and 8.30am on Saturday morning, 22 April 2017. The criminal damage involved the destruction of the concrete chess table which… Continue reading

  • CONSULTATION ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE ST HELENA, ASCENSION & TRISTAN DA CUNHA CONSTITUTION

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    REMINDER The Social & Community Development Committee is currently seeking views on a proposed amendment to the St Helena, Ascension & Tristan da Cunha Constitution. Amendment will allow for the prioritisation of persons with St Helenian status for employment and in additional ways such as Immigration, Engaging in any Business or Profession and Movement or… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA ARCHIVES & CORPORATE SUPPORT CLOSURE

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    WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL 2017 The public is advised that the St Helena Archives will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday 26 April 2017, to enable staff to attend a Staff Development Day.  Normal opening hours will resume from 8.30am on Thursday, 27 April 2017. Corporate Support at the Castle will also be unavailable tomorrow due to staff… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA PUBLIC SOLICITOR’S OFFICE

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    The St Helena Public Solicitor’s Office is currently operating without a substantive Public Solicitor.  The main point of contact is the Assistant Public Solicitor, Miss Amira Abdel-Aziz. Amira is supported by Assistant Public Solicitors, Aldhelm Garner, based in the St Helena office, and Helen Scott on Ascension Island. The post of Public Solicitor will be… 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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