Press Releases

  • Consultative Poll on Governance Reform – Deadline for Supplemental List and Proxy Voting Applications

    To be eligible to vote on Polling Day, persons must be aged 17 years or older and be on the Register of Electors effective from July 2020 or have since applied to have their name included in it, or on the Supplemental List of Individuals. It is important to note that the Supplemental List is […]

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  • Consultative Poll on Governance Reform – Polling Day Two Weeks Away

    St Helena goes to the polls on Wednesday, 17 March 2021, after Legislative Council unanimously agreed that a Consultative Poll on Governance Reform will be held on St Helena. The Poll will ask the public if the current Governance System should be changed, and if so, whether it should be changed to a Revised Committee […]

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  • Vaccination Programme Update – Frequently Asked Questions

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    The remaining members of the community who are eligible to receive the AstraZeneca Vaccination have now been asked to come forward. Vaccinations for all persons in Groups 4 and 5 (ages 18+) will begin on Monday, 8 March. Information sessions have been organised at the Jamestown Community Centre as follows: Date Time Thursday, 4 March […]

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  • Titan Airways Charter Flights

    Titan Airways Charter Flight departing St Helena Airport

    MARCH AND MAY 2021 Two further Charter Flights have been scheduled to arrive to St Helena Island in both March and May 2021. March A Charter Flight, operated by Titan Airways, is scheduled to arrive to St Helena on or about the 24 March 2021. The current schedule is as follows: Date Flight No Departure […]

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  • Vaccination Programme – Bookings Now Open to Groups 4 and 5

    The Health Directorate has invited those in Group 1 (Frontline Workers), Group 2 (Institutions), and Group 3 (Extremely Clinically Vulnerable) to receive their first dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine in the week beginning Monday, 1 March 2021. All persons in Groups 4 (aged 55+) and 5 (aged 18-54) are now also invited to receive […]

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  • St Helena Climate Change And Drought Warning Network Project

    St Helena Government (SHG) has been awarded a Darwin Plus research grant to improve our understanding of the Islands climate and water resources. The three-year Project is a collaboration between SHG, Connect Saint Helena Ltd, the St Helena Research Institute, the UK Met Office, the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Arctium. The Project […]

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  • Bradley’s Medical Team Fully Vaccinated

    The Bradley’s Quarantine Facility’s Medical Team received their second and final dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine today, Friday 26 February 2021. The Medical Team is responsible for any medical needs or treatment of positive COVID-19 cases (should this occur) at Bradley’s during the quarantine period and was therefore prioritised along with the Islands front […]

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  • Social & Community Development Committee Meeting – Wednesday, 10 February 2021

    The Social & Community Development Committee (SCDC) held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, 10 February 2021. Two new Senior Social Workers (Childrens Services) – June Barney and Amy Martin – were introduced to the Committee. In light of the representations received, the draft Archives Lending Policy was reviewed and will be strengthened further with additional […]

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  • 2021 Population And Housing Census – Update And Next Steps

    A Population and Housing Census was conducted on St Helena on 7 February 2021. The Census is a complete count of all persons and dwellings on the Island, and those who live on St Helena but are temporarily away. It is the most important statistical exercise undertaken on the Island – forming the basis for […]

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  • COVID-19 VACCINES ARRIVE

    The St Helena Government received a delivery of 3800 doses of the Oxford AstraZenecca vaccine today, Friday, 26 February 2021.  After arriving on the Titan Airways flight, the vaccines were delivered to the General Hospital at 4:45pm.  The Health Directorate reported that all vials were received intact and have been transferred to refrigerated storage at […]

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