Press Releases

  • The St Helena Cloud Forest Project

    The St Helena Cloud Forest Project is an exciting partnership-based project to up-scale cloud forest restoration activities for biodiversity, water security and socio-economic benefits on the Island. The Cloud Forest is situated within the ‘Peaks National Park’ and holds at least 250 unique species that are found entirely or almost entirely within the Cloud Forest […]

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  • Formal Legislative Council Meeting – Monday, 2 August 2021

    A formal meeting of Legislative Council will take place on Monday, 2 August 2021, at 10am in the Council Chamber. This is the second sitting of the twenty-seventh meeting of Legislative Council and will be broadcast live via SAMs Radio 1. This meeting is also open to members of the public who wish to attend. […]

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  • ExCo Meeting – Monday, 2 August 2021

    Executive Council will meet on Monday, 2 August, at 1pm, to discuss the following items on the Open Agenda: Labour Regulating Authority (LRA) Employment Rights Ordinance Guidelines National Honours and Awards Regulations, 2021 Social Security (Amendment) Regulations, 2021 These papers (ExCo Memos) are available online at the following link: https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/councils/executive-council/. Members of the public who […]

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  • Fibre Optic Cable Project – Cable to be landed at St Helena in August

    Aerial view of Rupert's Bay & Rupert's Beach. Rupert's Beach is where the submarine cable will land.

    The Fibre Optic Cable Project which will connect St Helena to the Equiano subsea cable, providing the first fibre optic connectivity from St Helena to the outside world, through both Europe and South Africa, should achieve its next major milestone in August.  On Monday, 2 August, four personnel from Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) and eight […]

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  • St Helena Population and Housing Census – Final Report Issued

    The main report of the Housing and Population Census 2021, conducted on 7 February, has today been released by the Statistics Office. The report contains an overview of the methods used to conduct the Census, a presentation of the main results (in two sections, the characteristics of people and the characteristics of dwellings and households), […]

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  • Prince Andrew School holds annual Certificate and Awards Ceremony

    Students, parents and invited guests gathered at Prince Andrew School hall to celebrate the annual Certificate and Awards ceremony on Thursday, 29 July 2021. The Ceremony began with a welcome speech by HE Governor Dr Philip Rushbrook. Governor Rushbrook said: “The annual Awards Ceremony is the opportunity to take pride in what each of us […]

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  • Formal Legislative Council Meeting – Friday, 30 July 2021

    A formal meeting of Legislative Council will take place tomorrow, Friday 30 July 2021, at 9am in the Council Chamber. This is the first sitting of the twenty-seventh meeting of Legislative Council and will be broadcast live via SAMs Radio 1. This meeting is also open to members of the public who wish to attend. […]

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  • IEG Discuss Pathway out of Quarantine

    The Incident Executive Group (IEG) met on 22 July and agreed a phased risk-based approach to modify entry and quarantine arrangements. IEG will determine when Phase 1 and subsequent phases, will start.  No date has been confirmed however work is taking place with the aim for the first phase to start in October.   The decision […]

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  • One-off Airlink Medical Repatriation Flight

    An Airlink medical repatriation flight is being planned to operate from Johannesburg to St Helena on Thursday, 5August 2021, and return to Johannesburg the same day*.  The purpose of the inbound flight is to repatriate those Saints who had previously travelled to South Africa via the ‘Medevac’ flights. Given the very tight timescale of planning […]

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  • Annual Price Inflation Rate at 0.7%

    For the second quarter of 2021 the Retail Price Index has been measured at 107.5 (Chart 1). This is an increase of 1.2% from three months ago, when the Index stood at 106.3. It is also an increase of 0.7% from a year ago, when the RPI was 106.8. This means that the annual inflation […]

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