Press Releases

  • Reminder On The Use Of Unlicensed Telecommunications Equipment

    Earlier this year St Helena Government notified the public that using terminals, such as Starlink, for the purposes of internet connectivity is in contravention of the exclusivity of current telecommunications licensing arrangements made under section 3(4) of the Telecommunications Ordinance 1989. SHG recognises the importance to the public and businesses of fast, affordable and reliable […]

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  • 16 Days Of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

    St Helena started the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence with a ‘White Walk’ on Saturday 25 November, White Ribbon Day. Leading the parade was Detective Sergeant Andre Bak, accompanied by His Excellency Governor Phillips and Mrs Phillips, Chief Minister Julie Thomas, Minister Mark Brooks, Elected Members, Health and Social Care Portfolio Director Tracy […]

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  • UK Financial Aid Mission Delegation Arrives

    Two representatives from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) arrived in St Helena on Tuesday 5 December 2023 to take part in Financial Aid Mission (FAM) discussions for the 2024-25 financial year. Currently on Island are Adam Pile, the Deputy Director of FCDO’s Overseas Territories and Polar Directorate, and Ben Stern, Head of […]

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  • Newly Discovered Seamount Named After Rodney Young

    The St Helena Government (SHG) is pleased to announce the official name of the recently discovered seamount as “Young Seamount.” This geological feature was mapped in St Helena’s waters by the Royal Research Vessel Discovery last year. The name was chosen to honour the late Captain Rodney Young, the first St Helenian captain of the […]

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  • Access To Peaks National Park – Further Prohibition Until March 2024

    In response to the increasing concerns of the presence of plant pathogens affecting endemic trees within the Peaks National Park and the potential for these to spread, since April 2023 access to some areas of the Peaks National Park has been prohibited. This prohibition was initially put in place until the end of December 2023, […]

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  • St Helena Joins Wavysail Open Oceans Fund

    Today, St Helena Government and Wavysail are delighted to announce that St Helena Island has become an official partner of the Wavysail Open Oceans Fund. This will enable two fully funded places on Wavysail Ocean Sailing Adventures to be made available to ‘Saints’, or people closely connected to the Island, over the next few months. […]

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  • Minister Henry Returns From Overseas

    On Saturday 25 November 2023, Minister for Health and Social Care Martin Henry returned to St Helena following two weeks overseas. During that time Minister Henry attended the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) in London, met with health officials in the UK, and travelled to Gibraltar to meet with government and health officials there, a trip […]

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  • Who To Contact For Non-Emergency Medical Issues

    The Health and Social Care (H&SC) Portfolio encourage the public to familiarise themselves with the most appropriate way to contact a medical professional for non-emergency medical issues. Recently there has been a number of instances where members of the public have contacted staff at home, stopped them in the street, or sent confidential medical information […]

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  • Virtual Workshop For New Prison Proposals

    St Helena Government (SHG) launched an open procurement exercise for the “design and build” of a New Prison on 2 October 2023 via SHG’s e-procurement portal, In-tend. The closing date for tenders is 22 December 2023. The Economic Development Investment Programme (EDIP) team has invited potential bidders, via the In-tend portal, to a virtual workshop […]

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  • Parliament Week Marked On St Helena

    During the week commencing Monday 6 November, St Helena schools celebrated Parliament Week. As the Children’s Champion, Councillor Rosie Bargo took this opportunity to lead a program to educate young people about how the St Helena Legislative Council and new Ministerial system operate. This aimed to inspire their interest in legislative proceedings, politics and democracy […]

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