• Health Services to commence Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

    Bowel cancer is common on the Island and in most cases (9/10) is caused by polyps in the bowel. Bowel polyps are small growths on the inner lining of the large intestine (colon) or rectum. Bowel polyps are very common, and affect around 1 in 4 people aged 50 or over.  The Health Services Directorate can […]

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  • Governor’s Deputy presents Certificates and Badges of Honour Awards

    The Governor’s Deputy, Greg Gibson, hosted a ceremony at Plantation House on Tuesday, 24 January 2023, to award Certificates and Badges of Honour to Mr Eric Leo and Mr Raymond Young. The Certificate and Badge of Honour is awarded for valuable service for meritorious conduct that is of an exceptional nature and benefit to St […]

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  • Recognition and farewell event for the MV Helena

    On Saturday, 28 January 2023, a recognition event is being held at Rupert’s Jetty between 12 noon and 3pm. Members of the public are invited to attend so that they may extend thanks for the service provided by the MV Helena over the last four years, and to bid farewell to the Captain and crew. […]

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  • Education Open Day for International Day of Education 2024

    International Day of Education is commemorated annually on 24 January and is a day used to celebrate the role of education in the growth of peace and economic development. This year’s theme is ‘To invest in people, prioritise education’. On St Helena, due to the current economic climate we face our own challenges in being […]

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  • Excellency The Governor Departs The Island

    His Excellency, Governor Nigel Phillips CBE, departed St Helena on Saturday 21 January 2023. The Governor has travelled to Ascension Island, where he is due to stay until 27 January 2023.Governor Phillips is due to return to St Helena on 04 February, travelling via the UK. When the Governor departs Ascension Greg Gibson, Head of […]

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  • Cyber Security Awareness Survey Ending Soon

    The public are advised that the Cyber Security Awareness Campaign survey which was launched in December 2022 will be closing for responses on 31 January 2023. Therefore those who have not yet completed the survey are urged to do as soon as possible. The results of this survey will be used to identify the public’s […]

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  • Emergency Planning Command and Control Group in Effect

    This press release has been issued jointly by St Helena Government and Connect Saint Helena Ltd. Earlier today, Friday 20 January 2023, SHG enacted its emergency planning protocols and convened an Incident Command and Control Group. This is in response to the announcement yesterday afternoon that a major fault had been experienced at the power […]

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  • UK Financial Aid Mission Update

    Following their arrival on Saturday 14 January 2023, the Financial Aid Mission (FAM) delegation have been meeting with a wide range of stakeholders. This has included all Elected Members, government officials, members of the private sector and wider stakeholders. The FAM delegation are representatives of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). They are […]

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  • Waste Management Services Update

    Waste Management Services (WMS) would like to inform the public that there are end of life tyres at Horse Point Landfill Site (HPLS) Bulky Waste Cell which are available for the public for upcycling projects. The tyres have been made available to the public thanks to a joint project between SHG and the Ascension Island […]

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  • Statistical Update: Arrivals and Departures

    Statistical updates for Arrivals and Departures and have been released on January 19, 2023 as follows: Arrivals and Departures, up to November 2022. Additional statistical series and indicators are available at https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/st-helena/statistics/, as well as published statistical reports, including Statistical Bulletins. We welcome comments and suggestions on any of the statistics published by the Statistics Office. […]

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