Press Releases

  • Criminal Justice (Fixed Penalty Notice) Bill, 2019

    The Social & Community Development Committee has been conducting Public Consultation Meetings on the new Criminal Justice (Fixed Penalty Notice) Bill, 2019. This legislation will create a Fixed Penalty Notice regime. At present most offences are dealt with by way of a criminal prosecution or a police caution. Fixed Penalty Notices will provide for minor […]

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  • ‘Green light’ for Judicial Service Section Relocation and Access to Justice Project

    ExCo approves relocation of Judicial Service Section and Access to Justice Project Project to be funded from Economic Development Investment Programme Project provides a number of benefits to St Helena including protecting individuals living and working on-Island as they interact with the legal system The relocation of the Judicial Service Section and Access to Justice […]

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  • Mauritian Health Delegation Exposure Visit

    Delegation from Mauritian Health Ministry visiting between 21 and 25 January Visit will be used to share information on initiatives to reduce non-communicable diseases Fantastic opportunity to forge an ongoing relationship with the Mauritian Health Ministry A delegation from the Mauritian Health Ministry – Director of Health Services, Dr Bhooshun Ori, Chief Health Promotion & […]

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  • Economic Development Committee Meeting – Monday, 13 January 2020

    A special meeting of the Economic Development Committee (EDC) took place on Monday, 13 January 2020, with one item on the Agenda. The import duty for motorcycles was reviewed for EDC to make a recommendation to Executive Council. Members also discussed questions raised by the public about why vehicle emissions were not tested at the […]

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  • St Helena Water Levels

    Average stored water levels have gradually reduced to just 35% Surface flows further decrease Island is reliant on water extracted from Bore Hole 5 At least a few weeks of heavy rainfall is needed to help replenish stocks The Island’s water stocks have recently seen a gradual decrease and is now at around 35% – […]

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  • Prices continue to go up, but annual inflation rate slows to 2.1%

    Latest rate of annual inflation estimated to be 2.1% between fourth quarter of 2019 and fourth quarter of 2018 Compared to a year ago, the largest increase in prices has been in ‘Transport’ and ‘Alcohol and Tobacco’ categories Average prices of items in each category went up or stayed the same compared to a year […]

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  • SHG Introduces Healthy Catering Policy

    SHG introduces new Healthy Catering Policy Policy ensures that food and drinks delivered by or on behalf of SHG include healthier options and support community wellbeing St Helena Government (SHG) has introduced a new ‘Healthy Catering Policy’, designed to ensure better food and drink choices are available for service users and staff and the public who […]

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  • Jamestown Swimming Pool

    Jamestown Swimming Pool will re-open today Water balance is now within acceptable parameters The Jamestown Swimming Pool will re-open to the public from today, Monday 13 January 2019. The Environmental Health Section has advised that water balance test results are now within acceptable parameters and the pool water is visually clear. The Health Directorate is […]

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  • Average wage from full-time employment falls to £8,410 in 2018/19

    Statistics Office releases new estimates of average gross incomes from employment for the 2018/19 financial year Estimated median annual before-tax income fell to £8,410 –  a fall of just under 5% compared to 2017/18, when inflation is taken into account The Statistics Office has today released new estimates of average gross incomes from employment for […]

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  • St Helena Community College Lifelong Learning Awards Ceremony – 8 January 2020

    51 Awardees presented with certificates at  Lifelong Learning Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 8 January Awardees achieve Functional Skills, GSCE, IGCSE, NVQ and ILM qualifications Presentations made to those completing Apprenticeship Programme The St Helena Community College’s (SHCC) annual Lifelong Learning Awards Ceremony took place at the College Hall on Wednesday, 8 January 2020. The ceremony […]

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