News

  • The Lobster Project – Update

    Since the start of the Darwin Plus 077 Lobster Project 14 months ago, the Environment, Natural Resources & Planning Directorate’s Marine Conservation team has been working hard to gather as much information as possible on the local lobsters. To date, around 1200 lobsters have been tagged with plastic tags to get more information on how […]

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  • Draft Satellite Ground Station Policy Out for Consultation

    St Helena Government, with support from AB5 Consulting, are developing a Satellite Ground Station Policy for the licencing of Permanent Earth Stations (PES) and Receive Only Earth Stations (ROES) on St Helena. The draft Policy is available at: www.sainthelena.gov.sh/government/public-consultation/. The work is to support the development of the Satellite Ground Station sector, which is an […]

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  • International Day Of Disabled Persons 2019

    International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD) is recognised each year on 3 December, and is a day used to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and wellbeing of persons with disabilities. This year’s theme is ‘The Future is Accessible’ – meaning we must all, together, look toward […]

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  • Changes in Customs Duty

    1 DECEMBER 2019 In August, Executive Council approved to amend the structure of the Customs Tariff on vehicles so that the basis of duty payable is based on fixed incremental rates of duty rather than a percentage applied to the value of a vehicle. From 1 December 2019, the following rates will apply when clearing […]

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  • Approved Bills to be presented at the next formal Legislative Council Meeting

    The following Bills have been approved by Executive Council for presentation as Government business at the next formal meeting of Legislative Council on Friday, 6 December 2019: Police and Criminal Evidence (Amendment) Bill 2019 Currency (Amendment) Bill 2019 Financial Services (Amendment) Bill 2019 Public Accounts Committee (Procedure) Bill 2019 These Bills can be found on […]

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  • Environment & Natural Resources Committee And Highways Authority Meetings – Thursday, 21 November 2019

    The monthly meetings of the Highways Authority and the Environment & Natural Resources Committee (ENRC) took place on Thursday, 21 November 2019. As part of the revision of the current Roads Policy, the Roads Manager provided guidelines and best practices on road construction methods for access roads to private residences, community and district roads and […]

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  • Police Appeal for Information

    ELECTRIC BIKE DISCARDED IN PLANTATION FOREST The following is a Public Announcement from the Police Directorate: St Helena Police are currently appealing to the public for information regarding an electric bike which was found discarded in Plantation Forest at the back of Plantation House on Tuesday, 19 November 2019. The Enviro Bike does have some […]

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  • Jeffrey Ellick Sworn In as Legislative Council Member

    Jeffrey Ellick this morning, Thursday 28 November 2019, took the Oaths of Office for his new role as an Elected Member, in the presence of Acting Governor Greg Gibson, in the Governor’s Office at the Castle. Jeffrey now serves as an Elected Member on Legislative Council following his successful win at yesterday’s Polls. #StHelena #LegislativeCouncil […]

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  • St Helena’s Sustainable Economic Development Plan – Mid-Year Progress Report 2019-20

    St Helena Government’s Corporate Policy and Planning Unit has released St Helena’s Sustainable Economic Development Plan (SEDP) mid-year report for 2019-20.  The headlines include: A Letter of Intent was signed in July 2019 to deliver superfast broadband to St Helena. Work has begun within SHG to develop plans for the Cable Landing Station in Rupert’s […]

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  • Notice to all Government Landlord Housing Tenants – GIS Land Registry Survey

    The Property and Housing Division of the Infrastructure and Transport Directorate would like to advise all tenants living in Government Landlord Housing that with effect from today, Thursday 28 November 2019, the Geographical Information System (GIS) Surveyors will be conducting land registry surveys on all properties. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we […]

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