Press Releases

  • Vaccination Programme – Second Dose Roll Out – Week Two

    The Health Directorate will continue the roll out of the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine during the week commencing Monday, 12 April. Please check your AstraZeneca appointment card for the date on which you will receive your second dose. The Health Directorate would like to ask all persons to please attend on the day […]

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  • Minimum Income Standard

    The Minimum Income Standard (MIS) is the income that people need in order to reach a minimum socially acceptable standard of living in St Helena, based on what members of the public think. The MIS for St Helena was calculated using an international standard methodology by specifying a basket of goods and services required by […]

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  • Social & Community Development Committee Meeting Summary – Wednesday, 10 March 2021

    The Social & Community Development Committee (SCDC) monthly meeting took place on Wednesday, 10 March 2021. The Acting Chief of Police presented Quarter 3 (October – December 2020) Police Performance Report and an update on Risks. The report rated performance measures against strategic objectives and overall was deemed satisfactory. No issues of major concern were […]

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  • St Helena Joins The World’s Largest Ocean Monitoring System To Protect Wildlife And Biodiversity

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    The ocean wildlife and diverse ecosystems of St Helena and other UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) will soon be more visible than ever thanks to pioneering work to establish a major network of underwater camera deployments known as the Global Ocean Wildlife Analysis Network.  Funded as part of the UK Government Blue Belt Programme, St Helena […]

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  • Passenger to be transferred from Bradleys to the General Hospital

    A passenger currently in quarantine at Bradley’s Camp has taken ill.  The passenger’s condition is not COVID-19 related. The passenger having tested negative for COVID-19 pre-departure, on arrival to St Helena and on Day 10 of quarantine, poses minimal risk to the community and healthcare workers.  Unfortunately the passenger’s condition is serious and requires urgent […]

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  • Fishing Vessel Ramses Dous – Bradleys Medical Staff Boarding the vessel on Tuesday 6 April

    The fishing vessel Ramses Dous remains in St Helena waters under quarantine conditions, following the identification of positive cases of COVID-19 on board.  The vessel has delayed its onward journey in order to have ease of access to medical assistance, should this be required. The quarantine period is due for review on Tuesday, 6 April.  […]

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  • Lifting of Immigration Restrictions- Thursday, 1 April 2021.

    Executive Council have repealed Regulations restricting entry to St Helena with effect from today, Thursday 1 April 2021. This means that individuals can enter St Helena by land and sea, subject to normal Immigration Laws and requirements of the Public Health Coronavirus Regulations.    It is therefore likely that members of the community will see new […]

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  • Fishing Vessel Ramses Dous- Update

    SHG has been made aware of concerns from the public that the vessel Ramses Dous is adrift North of James Bay and could potentially be fishing whilst in St Helena waters.  The vessel is unable to anchor in James Bay as it is not in possession of a mechanism needed to deploy the anchor that […]

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  • DPLUS099 Project and Environmental Conservation Training

    In conservation, we’ve learnt that it is only through continuous learning, continuity of effort, and timely intervention that builds on the experiences and knowledge gained by people over time, that progress can be made and sustained. The work to save and restore the fragile cloud forest habitat on the Peaks is a good example of […]

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  • Minimum Wage Increase And New Minimum Wage Policy

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    Executive Council, on 30 March 2021, approved an increase to the Minimum Wage of 7p per hour. Effective from 1 July 2021, the Minimum Wage will be £3.25 for persons over 18 and £2.30 for persons aged 16 or 17. In addition, Executive Council approved a new Minimum Wage Policy which sets out the principles […]

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