Governance Commission Public Engagement Commences

The Governance Commission has commenced their programme of public engagement on the two alternate systems of governance for St Helena (either a revised Committee system or a Ministerial form of government), that Professor Sarkin recommended as alternatives to the current committee system. 

Members of the public wishing to provide comments or take part in discussions around the two alternate systems can do so by emailing: or attending any of the below public meetings. All meetings will start at 7pm.

Thursday, 10 SeptemberHarford Community Centre
Monday, 14 SeptemberSt Mary’s Church, The Briars
Tuesday, 15 SeptemberGuinea Grass Community Centre
Thursday, 17 SeptemberKingshurst Community Centre
Monday, 21 SeptemberSandy Bay Community Centre
Wednesday, 23 SeptemberBlue Hill Community Centre
Thursday, 24 SeptemberHalf Tree Hollow Community Centre
Monday, 28 SeptemberSilver Hill Bar, Levelwood

Commission members are also happy to accommodate any questions or comments outside of these meetings. Members are:

  • Belinda Piek
  • Christine Thomas
  • Cyril Gunnell
  • Martin Henry
  • Vince Thompson

All feedback received is being collated and will be reported back to Legislative Council. Feedback will help Council to set direction for a formal poll on the current system vs an alternative system.

Hard copies of the Governance Commission report have been placed in each of the Community Centres and the Public Library in Jamestown. The report and summary presentation, as well as Professor Sarkin’s reports, are also available on the Public Information, Reports, and Policies page of the SHG website:

Also look out for radio discussions, media articles and a planned Youth Parliament debate.

Governor’s Office, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
9 September 2020

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470