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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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Jamesbay & RMS from sea3 by Ed Thorpe

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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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    An additional information session to present the proposed changes to business tax on St Helena from 1 April will be held at the Canister, on Monday, 6 March 2017, from 5pm to 7pm. Councillors and SHG Officials will be in attendance to answer questions that members of the business community may have, in relation to… Continue reading


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    RESERVOIR LEVELS REACH 50% TARGET The St Helena Resilience Forum and Connect Saint Helena Ltd are today pleased to announce that the formal water restrictions on St Helena have been lifted with immediate effect. This follows a prolonged period of substantive rainfall on St Helena over the last few weeks. Island reservoir levels have now… Continue reading


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    MARCH 2017 As part of their Neighbourhood Policing Programme, St Helena Police Officers will continue their ‘beat surgeries’ in various places around the Island throughout March 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


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    Ebony View is currently creating a therapeutic sensory room for children and adults with additional needs. This sensory room will provide a safe place for people to relax by creating a calm environment, using lights, sounds, textures and smells. The sensory room is useful for helping people to keep calm, as well as being a… Continue reading


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    St Helena Government can confirm that the RMS St Helena is currently experiencing some minor problems which are suspected to be associated with the tail shaft. The problem was investigated by divers whilst the vessel was anchored in James’ Bay on Saturday. Following this, it was agreed that it was acceptable for the RMS 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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