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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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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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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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    St Helena Waste Management Services (WMS) are pleased to announce the introduction of a new ‘Voicemail’ service at Horse Point Landfill Site. WMS recognises that not all customers have access to email, therefore as part of improving the service provided by the Waste Management Team, customers can now leave a message via telephone. Voicemail messages… Continue reading


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    The public is advised that the Roads Section of ENRD will continue with line painting works in the Grand parade area, Jamestown, on Sunday, 28 May 2017. Line painting will take place for most of the day – from 6.30am until 3pm – and all vehicle users are asked to vacate these parking areas to… Continue reading


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    Representatives from 13 UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) and Crown Dependencies participated in discussions on the future of the environment in their jurisdictions at a special Environment Ministers Meeting in Alderney, Channel Islands, from 27-28 April 2017. The aim of the meeting was to develop the benefits of joint and collaborative working, and discuss common priorities… Continue reading


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    St Helena will today fly the Union Jack at half-mast in a worldwide mark of respect for those killed or injured during the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena in the UK last night, Monday, 22 May 2017. Following the incident in Manchester, the decision has been taken to fly flags at half-mast on all UK… Continue reading

  • EXCO REPORT – 18 MAY 2017

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    Yesterday’s ExCo meeting was held late in the afternoon with three items on the open agenda. Council considered and approved exemptions for the Airport Contractors Vehicles on the Airport Access Road, after the end of the construction phase of the Airport Design Build Operate (DOB) contract. Council wanted to ensure that the vehicles were licensed… 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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