News

  • The Briars Road Closure

    The following is a Public Announcement from the Infrastructure & Transport Directorate: The Highways Authority has given approval for the Briars Road to be closed from 9am to 3pm on Wednesday, 17 June 2020. This closure is to enable the Roads Section to upgrade an existing manhole in this area. During this closure, only emergency […]

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  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Campaign

    St Helena will be celebrating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) with a series of events starting from today, Thursday 11June, and finishing on Monday, 15 June 2020.   WEAAD is used as an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding and raise awareness of abuse and neglect of older persons. […]

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  • Helicopter Trips And Flight From St Helena

    CAN France and Fairhurst have been receiving a number of requests from the public regarding helicopter trips around the Island and also enquiries regarding a future flight departing St Helena. St Helena Government, CAN France and Fairhurst would therefore like to provide the following clarification: Helicopter trips While CAN France acknowledges that helicopter trips for […]

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  • Appropriation Bill 2020 to be taken forward to formal Legislative Council Meeting

    Executive Council has approved the Appropriation Bill, 2020, to be printed, published and presented as Government business at the formal Legislative Council meeting to be held on 26 June 2020. The Appropriation Bill, 2020, provides for the services of the financial year 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 and the accompanying draft Budget Book […]

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  • Publication of the Blue Belt Programme Annual Report – A busy year for St Helena

    The Blue Belt Programme has published its annual report. The Programme supports the delivery of the UK Government’s commitment to provide long term protection for the marine environment. St Helena is designated as a category VI Marine Protected Area (MPA), which has a primary objective to ‘protect natural ecosystems and use natural resources sustainably’. The […]

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  • HM Prison Meets Fire Safety Requirements

    Works to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Jamestown have recently been completed, and the building is now compliant with Fire Safety Regulations following recommendations by the St Helena Fire and Rescue Service (SHF&RS) after an inspection in November 2018. The original inspection by the SHF&RS resulted in 57 recommendations in a report condemning the conditions in […]

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  • Exco Meeting – Thursday, 11 June 2020

    Executive Council will meet tomorrow, Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 9.30am, in the Council Chamber, to discuss the following item on the Open Agenda: Appropriation Bill, 2020, St Helena Government Budget for the Financial Year 2020/21 This paper (ExCo Memo) is available online at the following here. Members of the public who would like to […]

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  • Immigration Office Closure

    The St Helena Immigration Service would like to advise the public that their Office at Coleman House, Jamestown, will be closed for business on Friday, 19 June 2020. All urgent queries can be communicated to the on-duty Police Controller at Police Headquarters on telephone number: 22626. Normal opening times will resume on Monday, 22 June […]

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  • Passport Applications – Update

    The St Helena Immigration Service has been informed that diplomatic mail will be sent to the UK via Cape Town on the MV Helena until regular air services resume. In light of this, the public is advised that British Passport applications are now being accepted. Those persons who wish to send their applications on the […]

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  • New Water Rescue Stretcher for Sea Rescue Service

    St Helena Sea Rescue Service receives new water rescue stretcher from the MCA through the CSSF The new stretcher was tested on Wednesday, 27 May The stretcher has improved features adapted to work on rocky coastlines as found around St Helena The St Helena Sea Rescue Service recently trained with and tested a new water […]

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