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  • ExCo Meeting

    TUESDAY, 12 NOVEMBER 2019 Executive Council will meet on Tuesday, 12 November 2019, at 9.30am, in the Council Chamber, to discuss the following Open Agenda item: Currency (Amendment) Bill 2019 This paper (ExCo Memo) is available online at the following link: https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/councils/executive-council/. Members of the public who would like to view hard copies of the […]

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  • Supreme Court Sitting

    NOVEMBER 2019 His Lordship Chief Justice Charles Ekins Esq will arrive on St Helena on Saturday, 9 November 2019. The formal opening of the St Helena Supreme Court will take place on Monday, 11 November 2019, at 9am. This Supreme Court Session will continue until Friday, 29 November, and the Chief Justice will depart St Helena […]

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  • New Life Saving Equipment To Be Installed

    The St Helena Police Directorate has today, Wednesday 6 November 2019, commenced works to install new life saving equipment and signs at Rupert’s Bay, Lemon Valley and James Bay. This equipment is being installed for use by anyone in an emergency situation. If you use this equipment, please report this to the Harbour Master on […]

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  • Governor Appoints New Administrators of Tristan da Cunha

    The Governor, Dr Philip Rushbrook, is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Townsend and Fiona Kilpatrick as the new joint Administrators of Tristan da Cunha (see photo attached). Steve and Fiona, who are married, will be filling the post on a job share basis. This approach has been adopted in other FCO postings in […]

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  • St Helena Water Situation Remains Critical

    CONSUMPTION MUST DECREASE The Island is currently experiencing hot sunny weather conditions with little to no rainfall resulting in a lack of surface flow. The majority of the Island’s water stocks are being retrieved from boreholes. Consumption remains a big issue with rates rising above the 1000 cubic metre mark for the majority of days […]

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  • Nominations for Bye-Election 2019

    JUST OVER ONE WEEK LEFT TO NOMINATE The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2019 Bye-Election to fill the vacant seat on Legislative Council is at noon on Wednesday, 13 November 2019. Remember, anyone can stand for election if they are 21 years of age or over and are on the Register of Electors […]

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  • Motivational Approaches Training for Health Directorate

    A team from the Centre for Health and Behaviour at the University of Stirling in Scotland is currently on-Island delivering a Motivation, Action, Prompt Health professional training programme to staff within the Health Directorate. The aim of the training is to upscale the Health Directorate’s local capacities in providing preventive care to reduce the chronic […]

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  • Festival of Running Triathlon Event

    BOAT OWNERS ASKED TO KEEP THEIR BOATS CLEAR OF RUPERT’S JETTY The following is a Public Announcement from Port Control: Boat owners are asked to keep their boats clear of the Rupert’s Jetty area from 4pm onwards tomorrow, Wednesday 6 November 2019, in preparation for the Festival of Running’s Triathlon event taking place at 5pm. […]

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  • Minimum Wage Public Consultation – Reminder

    The public is reminded that St Helena Government (SHG) is currently consulting on an increase to the Minimum Wage from 1 April 2020. Those wishing to respond to this consultation have up until 4pm on Monday, 18 November 2019, to do so.  Minimum Wage The Minimum Wage per hour is currently £3.13 (for persons over […]

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  • Marco Yon Passes Business Continuity Course With UK Emergency Planning College

    Deputy Emergency Planning Manager, Marco Yon, has recently returned to the Island having participated in and Passed with Merit a Business Continuity course with the UK Emergency Planning College. Business Continuity is an organisation’s capacity to continue to deliver its products or services at acceptable standards following a disruptive incident. The Course is run by […]

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