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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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  • TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SIDE PATH ROAD

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    The following is a public announcement from the Roads Section: The Roads Section would like to advise the public that Side Path Road will be closed from 9am on Monday, 22 October 2018 for approximately three weeks.  This closure is for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is to allow Masons from… Continue reading

  • STATISTICS UPDATE: POPULATION, ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES

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    Data on Population, including total population and arrivals and departures up to September 2018 have been released on October 12, 2018: Population. Additional statistical series and indicators are available on the Statistics Data page, and published statistical reports, including Statistical Bulletins, can be found on the Statistics Reports and Publications page. We welcome comments and suggestions on any of… Continue reading

  • CELEBRATING ONE YEAR OF COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS AT ST HELENA AIRPORT

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    Sunday, 14 October 2018, marked the one year anniversary since the start of commercial flights into St Helena. This is a momentous milestone for St Helena Airport. The first commercial flight arrived at St Helena Airport from South Africa on Saturday, 14 October 2017, with 72 passengers onboard. To date (excluding the past weekend’s flights),… Continue reading

  • THE AMBASSADOR OF FRANCE TO SOUTH AFRICA TO VISIT ST HELENA

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    St Helena Government is pleased to announce the visit of His Excellency, Christophe Farnaud, the Ambassador of France to South Africa, from 13 October to 20 October 2018. This is the first official visit by a senior French official in recent times. This visit follows from a visit to Paris and Cape Town by Her Excellency,… Continue reading

  • UPDATE ON ST HELENA AIRPORT PROJECT CONSTRUCTION WORKS

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    Following discussions with staff, subcontractors and suppliers, St Helena Government (SHG) is pleased to advise that work will recommence in all areas with effect from Monday, 15 October 2018. Staff who have continued to provide essential services during this interim period are thanked for their dedication and commitment to the project. SHG is pleased to… 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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