Press Releases

  • ExCo Meeting

    TUESDAY, 1 DECEMBER 2020 Executive Council will meet on Tuesday, 1 December Firearms (Amendment) Bill, 2020, St Helena Population and Housing Census 2021, and Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 2020 will be discussed on the Open Agenda ExCo Memos are available to view on the SHG Website Executive Council will meet on Tuesday, 1 December 2020, […]

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  • Social & Community Development Committee Meeting Summary

    Equality & Human Rights Commission Annual Report discussed Committee agrees increase to Government Landlord Housing (GLH) rentals from 1 April 2021 Draft Immigration Policy, Elections Ordinance, Minimum Income Standard, Fixed Penalty Notices, and CASC Directorate updates all discussed on the Open Agenda The monthly meeting of the Social & Community Development Committee (SCDC) took place […]

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  • Public Health Committee Meeting – Wednesday, 4 November 2020

    The monthly meeting of the Public Health Committee took place on Wednesday, 4 November 2020. The proposed Primary Care Facility at Sundale was discussed. The Chairman gave an overview of the discussion held with Baroness Sugg regarding the demand for such a facility on St Helena and confirmed having highlighted the fact that financial constraints […]

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  • White Ribbon Campaign 2020 Concludes

    The awareness raising campaign – ‘Stand up and Speak out’ against Domestic Abuse – organised by the UN Development Programme Safe Haven Project and the Children & Adults Social Care Directorate concluded yesterday with a Closing Ceremony, held at the Castle Gardens, Jamestown. The Closing Ceremony started at 10.30am and included speeches from Miss St […]

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  • Op-ed from Baroness Sugg, Minister responsible for the Overseas Territories in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on the Joint Ministerial Council 2020

    The Overseas Territories are a much-cherished part of the British family. St Helena is no exception. This is why, as the Minister responsible for the Overseas Territories in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, I am pleased to chair the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC). The JMC is an opportunity for leaders across the Overseas Territories […]

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  • Draft Immigration Policy 2020 – Key consultation Points – Week 3

    The draft Immigration Policy 2020 is currently out for public consultation until Friday, 11 December 2020. Members of the public are being invited to provide their views and comments on key points for discussion in the draft Policy. Each week we will focus on a key consultation point. This week we look at proposed changes to […]

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  • First Virtual Joint Ministerial Council Meeting

    The first virtual Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meeting commenced yesterday, Monday 23 November, and will run over four days ending on Thursday, 26 November 2020. The JMC is chaired by Baroness Sugg, Minister for the Overseas Territories in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Councillor Derek Thomas, as President of the UK Overseas Territories Association […]

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  • What is Home Quarantine?

    The Incident Executive Group (IEG) has announced that, based on Health advice mandatory 14-day Home Quarantine for all new arrivals who have pre-approved accommodation will take effect from the January Charter flight. This is subject to a satisfactory risk assessment and education campaign. In this article we take a look at what is Home Quarantine […]

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  • St Helena Weekly Police Report

    WEEK OF 16 – 22 NOVEMBER 2020 During the week of Monday, 16, to Sunday, 22 November 2020, St Helena Police dealt with a total of 36 reports, resulting in four arrests. One person was arrested for Theft in relation to an ongoing investigation. They were bailed to return to Police Headquarters, pending further enquiries. […]

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  • Update On Airlink Flights Between St Helena And South Africa

    South Africa last week changed their entry requirements and has now reopened to all international travel, subject to the necessary health protocols in place including a negative COVID-19 test certificate not older than 72 hours before arrival to the country – similarly applicable to transit or departure. This change in the South Africa entry and […]

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