News

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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  • CONSULTATION & INFORMATION MEETINGS ON VARIOUS PIECES OF LEGISLATION

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    The Social & Community Development Committee will be holding a number of consultation and information meetings on the following: For Consultation: Employment Rights (Amendment) Bill on: Whether to allow selling of Liquor on Christmas Day and Good Friday, and Whether to remove the current restriction on businesses to open on Sundays Gender Equality (Amendment) Bill… Continue reading

  • UPDATE ON ST HELENA WATER LEVELS

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    DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE SERIOUSNESS OF OUR WATER SITUATION  Despite recent rain showers, St Helena’s reservoir levels remain at around 11% of total storage capacity. Until the reservoirs reach at least 50% full, St Helena remains in a critical situation. Island Reservoir Levels Over the last week, four days out of seven have seen consumption… Continue reading

  • GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES 2017 GENERAL ELECTION

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    The St Helena Constitution requires that the Legislative Council be dissolved not later than four years after the date of its first meeting, and that a General Election be held not less than six weeks (nor more than three months) after the date of Dissolution. HE Governor Lisa Phillips has informed Elected Members that she… Continue reading

  • CALIBRATION FLIGHT ARRIVING TOMORROW

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    A Beechcraft King Air aircraft operated by TAB Charters is expected to arrive at St Helena Airport tomorrow, Wednesday 18 January 2017, at around 14.00hrs, weather permitting. On board will be the team from Flight Calibration Services Limited (FCSL) for the purpose of undertaking routine Calibration Flights in connection with the navigation aids at the… Continue reading

  • OVERSEAS TERRITORIES CORONERS’ MEETING

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    A meeting of Overseas Territories Coroners and their staff took place on Ascension Island between Monday 9 January and Friday 13 January 2017 (photo attached). Representing St Helena at the meeting were St Helena and Ascension Island’s Chief Magistrate and Chief Coroner, John MacRitchie, and Clerk to the Coroner, Amelia Gough. John and Amelia were… 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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