Press Releases

  • St Helena Police Education And Awareness Programme – Police Appeals

    St Helena Police are currently conducting an education and awareness programme for the local community. Each week a different topic will be aired on local radio stations, issued via information releases and posted on Social Media. This week’s topic is Police Appeals: Many of you will have seen, read or heard an appeal from Police […]

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  • Inaugural Meeting of Legislative Council – Councillor Julie Thomas elected as Chief Minister

    The inaugural meeting of the newly elected Legislative Council took place in the Council Chamber today. Local media, members of the public and Public Service officials attended to witness this historic first formal meeting under the new Ministerial government. The proceedings were opened with the entry of the President, His Excellency Governor Dr Philip Rushbrook, […]

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  • St Helena Health Transformation Programme – Orthopaedic Review Update

    As previously announced, the Health Services Directorate is reviewing its Orthopaedic Service as part of its new St Helena Health Transformation Programme. All patients who have received orthopaedic treatment under our Orthopaedic Service within the past six years have been contacted via letter. To date, 104 patients have provided their consent to allow the Health […]

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  • Inaugural Meeting Of Legislative Council – Monday, 25 October 2021

    The Inaugural Meeting of the newly elected Legislative Council will take place on Monday, 25 October 2021, at 10am in the Council Chamber. This meeting will be broadcast live via SAMS Radio 1 and is also open to members of the public who wish to attend. At this meeting a new Speaker, Deputy Speaker and […]

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  • Public Consultation Meeting – Development Proposal For Satellite Earth Stations At Horse Point

    The Planning Service has received a development application for the development of 19 Satellite Earth Stations and a Control Building at Horse Point and is now seeking the views of the community, businesses and other interested parties. This is the formal stage of the development process to assist with the assessment and its potential impact. […]

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  • Jacob’s Ladder Refurbishment Project – Update

    In March 2021, Lord Michael Ashcroft KCMG, PC, made a generous donation of £300,000 to the British Napoleonic Bicentenary Trust to support the preservation of the built heritage on St Helena. One of the projects funded from this donation is the repair of Jacob’s Ladder. A Working Group was established in March to lead on […]

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  • St Helena Sea Rescue Team Undertakes Radar Training With HMS Protector

    The St Helena Sea Rescue team participated in a RADAR (Radio, Detection and Ranging) training class on-board the HMS Protector on Saturday, 16 October 2021 (see photos attached).  The class covered the components of different Radar systems, the basic operation of Radar systems, the limitations of Radar, how other systems complement the Radar to build […]

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  • St Helena Police Report – 11 – 17 October 2021

    During the week of Monday, 11 October, to Sunday, 17 October 2021, St Helena Police dealt with a total of 38 reports, resulting in two arrests. One person was arrested for assault occasioning actual bodily harm –  they have been bailed to return to Police, pending further investigations. One person was arrested for fear or […]

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  • HE The Governor Hosts Reception To Celebrate Achievements In Education

    HE Governor Dr Philip Rushbrook hosted a reception at Plantation House on Tuesday, 12 October 2021, to celebrate achievements made in the Education, Skills & Employment Portfolio. In attendance were staff of the Education, Skills & Employment Portfolio who recently achieved professional and academic qualifications over the last two years. In his welcome remarks, Governor […]

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  • St Helena Continues To Maintain ‘Investment Grade’ Credit Rating

    St Helena has once again achieved a Credit Rating of BBB-/A-3 stable, from global credit-rating agency Standard & Poors (S&P). The credit rating is ‘investment grade’ meaning that St Helena is a low risk destination to invest relative to other countries. S&P regularly updates their credit ratings for all countries. Through subsequent research into risks […]

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