Press Releases

  • Garry Henry Recertifies as St Helena Police Armourer

    St Helena Police Support – Firearms & Procurement Officer and Police Armourer, Garry Henry, has recertified as an Armourer having recently completed a recertification training course in the UK. Initially certified as an Armourer in 2015, Garry undertook the Armourer recertification course in Nottingham with Heckler & Koch, a German defence manufacturing company. Here Garry […]

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  • Remembrance Day Flag Ceremony

    A Remembrance Day Flag Ceremony, to mark the moment in World War 1 when the guns fell silent on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month and to honour all who have served, was held at Plantation House today, Monday 11 November 2019. His Excellency Governor Dr Philip Rushbrook gave a […]

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  • Remembrance Sunday Service 2019

    The annual Remembrance Sunday Divine Service, in honour of those who lost their lives or had been injured during active duty, was held at the Cenotaph in Jamestown on Sunday, 10 November 2019. His Excellency, Governor Dr Philip Rushbrook, arrived at 10.55am, and the Right Reverend Lord Bishop of St Helena Dale Bowers invited the […]

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  • Formal Opening of Supreme Court

    MONDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 2019 The formal opening of the St Helena Supreme Court took place at 9am today, Monday 11 November 2019. The opening commenced as His Lordship, the Chief Justice, Charles Ekins Esq, entered the Courthouse accompanied by the Sheriff of St Helena, Mrs Ethel Yon OBE, Bishop Dale Bowers, and Chief Magistrate, Nicholas […]

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  • Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories lay Remembrance Wreaths at Cenotaph for first time

    Representatives of the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories yesterday laid wreaths for the first time at the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph (Sunday 10 November 2019). This year a representative from each of the three Crown Dependencies and representatives for the inhabited Overseas Territories laid their own wreaths in remembrance of their many […]

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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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