Press Releases

  • ExCo Meeting – Tuesday, 11 May 2021

    Executive Council will meet on Tuesday, 11 May 2021, at 9.30am, in the Council Chamber, to discuss the following items on the Open Agenda: · Exempting Better Life Allowance Payments from Income Tax · Excision of National Forest Land from the Government Forest Estate These papers (ExCo Memos) are available online at the following link:                                                             https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/councils/executive-council/. Members […]

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  • Crime Prevention Advice – Burglary

    St Helena Police have recently received two reports of burglary at unoccupied houses where the residents are away for an extended period of time. Police offer the following advice to prevent these types of incidents from happening or reoccurring in future: Tips: Make your home look occupied, and install timer lights for night time Lock […]

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  • Chief Justice Charles Ekins Esq to Retire

    After 14 years of service, The Chief Justice, Charles Ekins Esq, will retire later this year as Chief Justice of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha. The Chief Justice announced the intention of his retirement at the close of this week’s Supreme Court sitting, which due to current travel restrictions was conducted virtually. […]

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  • Governance Reform – Update 1

    On 26 March 2021, Legislative Council passed a resolution endorsing theresult of the Consultative Poll conducted on St Helena on 17 March 2021.The resolution further recommended that the Constitution be amended tochange the governance system of St Helena to a ministerial system ofgovernment. A Governance Reform Implementation Group has representation from theGovernor’s Office, Attorney General’s […]

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  • Preliminary data from the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

    St Helena’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme drew to a close on Saturday, 24 April 2021.  Work is now being undertaken to analyse the data collected.  At this stage, preliminary figures show that 3,528 members of the population of St Helena received both the first and second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Data emerging from the initial […]

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  • Bicentenary Of Napoleon’s Death – Today’s Event To Be Broadcast Live

    Today, Wednesday 5 May 2021, marks 200 years since the death of Napoleon, Emperor of the French. To commemorate the Bicentenary of Napoleon’s death, the gardens at Longwood House will be open from 5pm and a ceremony will take place at 5.30pm to include a two-minute silence, at 5.48pm, the playing of the Last Post […]

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  • First Flight Operation Under the Travel Corridor

    The flight planned for Tuesday, 11 May 2021, will be the first one operating under the travel corridor between St Helena and Ascension Island.  Persons who have been resident on St Helena and Ascension for 14 days or more prior to the flight will be able to travel freely between the two islands, without the […]

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  • New Custody Suite Officially Opened

    HE Governor Dr Philip Rushbrook officially opened the new Custody Suite at Police Headquarters, Coleman House, on Monday, 3 May 2021, with a special ‘ribbon cutting’ ceremony. Governor Rushbrook at the beginning of his speech said: “I am extremely pleased to be here with you today. A particularly special day. It is a day that […]

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  • EXCO Approves National Honours and Awards Bill

    Executive Council has agreed for the Freedom of the City of Jamestown award and the Honour of the Badge of St Helena contained within the National Honours and Awards Bill 2021 to be presented at the next formal Legislative Council meeting in May. The symbolic, Freedom of the City of Jamestown award shall be made […]

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  • SHG Service Delivery Survey

    The ‘live’ Service Delivery Survey launched by St Helena Government (SHG) in February 2021, to gauge customer satisfaction in respect of services offered by SHG, has been available for the past 11 weeks.  There has been a review of the results from 52 participants thus far.  The Survey asks customers to rate their satisfaction with […]

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