Press Releases

  • World Population Day 2020

    World Population Day is tomorrow, Saturday 11 July. To recognise and celebrate the day on St Helena, here are some population ‘fun facts’ about the Island and the world: · In 2020, the number of people on the entire planet earth is around 7.8 billion people, over 1.7 million times more than on St Helena · Every […]

    Read more
  • Outcome of investigation into an alleged unauthorised disclosure of an ExCo Closed Agenda Item

    Following a report of an unauthorised disclosure of a closed Executive Council (ExCo) agenda item in May, the Governor referred the matter to the St Helena Police Service. Their investigation has now concluded. The investigators concluded the information relating to the closed agenda topic broadcast on the radio was likely pieced together from a number […]

    Read more
  • St Helena Police Drink-Drive Campaign – Booze It, You Lose It!

    L-R: Members of St Helena Police, Fire & Rescue Service and Health Directorate

    St Helena Police has today, Friday 10 July 2020, launched their Drink-Drive Campaign ‘BOOZE IT, YOU LOSE IT!’ This Campaign is supported by agencies across Government working towards the Island’s ‘Altogether Safer’ goal. Due to an increase in drink-drive offences since the last campaign in April 2020, it is necessary for St Helena Police to […]

    Read more
  • Executive Council agrees Commercial Fishing Licence Quotas for St Helena

    Executive Council discussed and considered Commercial Fishing Licence Quotas for the St Helena Fisherman’s Co-operative at their meeting on Tuesday, 7 July 2020. The two types of quotas discussed were the Annual St Helena Commercial Fishing Licence Quota which would set the Total Allowable Catch for Yellowfin Tuna and an Exploratory Fishing Licence Quota for […]

    Read more
  • Repatriation Charter Flight

    Humanitarian Charter Flight from the UK on Monday, 20 April

    St Helena Government (SHG) is pleased to confirm that the next repatriation charter flight is planned for the week commencing Monday, 27 July 2020. The flight will be operated by Titan Airways utilising their Boeing 757-200 aircraft. The flight will depart from London Stansted and include a stop at Ascension Island en-route to St Helena […]

    Read more
  • Two Promotions To Senior Staff Nurse Roles

    L-R: Jayne Adams-Duncan and Maureen Ellick

    Two Staff Nurses – Jayne Adams-Duncan and Maureen Ellick – have recently been promoted to Senior Staff Nurses within the St Helena General Hospital. As Senior Staff Nurses, Jayne and Maureen are responsible for co-coordinating the Hospital, teaching staff and mentoring junior nurses, participating in data collection and Hospital audit, being part of the senior […]

    Read more
  • ExCo Meeting

    TUESDAY, 7 JULY 2020 Executive Council will meet on Tuesday, 7 July 2020, at 9.30am, in the Council Chamber, to discuss the following items on the Open Agenda: Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) – 2021/22 to 2023/24 Audit Engagement Letter – SHG Financial Statements 2019/20 Business Support Package for Local Business to mitigate the impacts […]

    Read more
  • Elections to Executive Council and Chairs of Council Committees

    Councillor Buckley elected as a new Member of Executive Council Councillor Buckley appointed as new Chairperson of Environment & Natural Resources Committee Councillor Beard elected Chairperson of newly-formed Finance Committee During the third sitting of the sixteenth meeting of Legislative Council on Tuesday, 30 June 2020, elections were made for Members of Executive Council and […]

    Read more
  • Workshop to discuss St Helena Tuna Fishery Status & Management Advice Report

    Fisheries stakeholders, the Environment, Natural Resources & Planning Directorate’s (ENR&P) marine and fisheries team and a number of Elected Members yesterday afternoon attended a workshop led by the Blue Belt team to discuss the St Helena Tuna Fishery Status and Management Advice report recently released by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) […]

    Read more
  • Flights to and from St Helena Island

    On 1 June 2020 South Africa relaxed their lockdown restrictions to level 3 which allows for restricted domestic flights (within South Africa).  Scheduled international flights are not expected to be permitted to resume until the country moves to at least level 1.  It is not currently known when South Africa will move to level 1 […]

    Read more