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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  • CHANGE IN WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

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    The public is advised that with effect from Monday, 3 July 2017, enquiries for the following Waste Management Services should be directed to the Environmental Risk Manager, Mike Durnford, on tel: 24724 or via the following email: mike-durnford@enrd.gov.sh This includes the following enquiries: Incineration service Secure data disposal service Any waste management issues not covered… Continue reading

  • SHG FUTURE LEADERS PROGRAMME

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    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS – FRIDAY 30 JUNE Applications for St Helena Government’s Future Leaders Programme close this coming Friday, 30 June 2017.  Chief Secretary Roy Burke reports that there has been a reasonable amount of interest in the programme but encourages more people to come forward. This challenging initiative will help staff enrolled on the… Continue reading

  • WHARF CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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    In the interest of public safety, the Wharf – from the main barrier to the landing steps – has been closed until further notice. Heavy rain has caused small rocks and debris to fall from the hillsides and the area is currently being cleared. The public will be advised when the Wharf will reopen.  #StHelena… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA BEAT SURGERIES

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    JULY 2017 As part of their Neighbourhood Policing Programme, St Helena Police Officers will continue their ‘beat surgeries’ in various places around the Island throughout July 2017. These surgeries are designed to take place in busy areas where it is easier for more people to attend (see dates & times below). A questionnaire will also… Continue reading

  • THE ROLE OF THE PUBLIC GUARDIAN ON ST HELENA

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    In September 2016, Governor Lisa Phillips appointed Paul McGinnety as the first Public Guardian for St Helena, in accordance with section 124(1) of the St Helena Mental Health and Mental Capacity Ordinance, 2015. It is the Public Guardian’s role to protect vulnerable adults on St Helena who lack the mental capacity to make decisions. Paul… 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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