Press Releases

  • Public Access to Government Information

    The draft Public Access to Government Information Bill was discussed by Executive Council (ExCo) at their meeting on Tuesday, 28 July 2020. The draft of the Bill was based on the Code of Practice for Public Access to SHG Information but includes some significant changes to the existing Code of Practice.  Following Tuesday’s discussion, the […]

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  • Economic Development Investment Programme Update

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    A number of Projects which will be the strategic focus of the Economic Development Investment Programme (EDIP) over the next two years (2020/21 – 2021/22) have recently been approved by Executive Council. These Projects are: Rupert’s Development Rehabilitation of Field Road and Side Path Road Water Security Increased Agricultural Production Jamestown Development Sustainable Sewerage Facility. […]

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  • New Police Custody Suite for St Helena

    A new, purpose-built, Human Rights compliant Police Custody Suite, funded by the UK Government’s Conflict Stability, and Security Fund (CSSF), will be built at Police Headquarters, Coleman House, with the project scheduled to start in August 2020. The new four-cell Custody Suite will contain a Consultation Room, Medical Room, Interview Room, storage areas and office […]

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  • Education Committee Meeting

    Education Committee

    WEDNESDAY, 15 JULY 2020 Discussions on the development of a Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice Policy Management Framework Assistant Director of Lifelong Learning gives brief overview of the Apprenticeship Policy Additional meeting before the August monthly meeting to be arranged The monthly meeting of the Education Committee took place on Wednesday, 15 […]

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  • Spotlight on Bradley’s Camp Hospital and Medical Team

    St Helena continues to ensure we have the appropriate preventative measures in place to respond to the COVID-19Pandemic. As we look forward to welcoming another charter flight from the UK this week and another round of passengers to undergo 14-days of compulsory quarantine at Bradley’s Camp, Hospitality staff have been working hard to ensure the […]

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  • ‘Booze It, You Lose It’ – Drink-Drive Campaign Week Two

    Message from the St Helena Police Service During the second week of our ‘Booze It, You Lose It’ drink-drive awareness campaign, St Helena Police have been active in many areas on-Island including Sandy Bay, Half Tree Hollow, Longwood, Ladder Hill,  Jamestown and on the Haul Road. Despite there being two reported road traffic collisions, these […]

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  • Underage Drinking – A Concern For St Helena Police

    St Helena Police are concerned about a number of recent underage drinking cases and where on some occasions children have had to be hospitalised as a result. The Police are therefore proactively engaging with young people on the Island when they are out and about, especially during the hours of darkness in the Jamestown area, […]

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  • Gareth Drabble Awarded Chevening Scholarship

    Gareth Drabble awarded FCO Chevening Scholarship Gareth will undertake a Master’s Degree in Digital Technologies, Communication and Education at the University of Manchester Applications for the next round of Chevening Scholarship Awards will open on 3 September 2020 Gareth Drabble of Levelwood has been awarded a Foreign & Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholarship. Gareth will undertake […]

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  • Proposed Box Junction At Ladder Hill

    Proposed box junction at the entrance of Ladder Hill Fort

    The Highways Authority has given approval to pilot a new box junction on the road adjacent to the entrance of Ladder Hill Fort. A box junction is a yellow box filled with criss-crossed yellow lines painted on the road and is a traffic control measure designed to prevent congestion at junctions. Roads Manager, Deon Robbertse, […]

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  • Repatriation Charter Flight arriving on Thursday

    Titan Airways Boeing 757-200 Aircraft ©

    St Helena Government (SHG) has been notified by Titan Airways that the Boeing 757-200 aircraft to be used for the repatriation charter flight to St Helena is cleared for operations having experienced some minor technical issues following a bird strike. The flight will depart the UK on Wednesday, 29 July 2020, (48 hours later than […]

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