Press Releases

  • Titan Airways Charter Flights – June and August

    Titan Airways Charter Flight departing St Helena Airport

    St Helena Government (SHG) is now able to confirm the dates of Charter Flight operations by Titan Airways in June and August 2021.   June The Titan Airways Charter Flight is scheduled to depart Stansted Airport for St Helena, on 21 June.   The full flight schedule is listed below: Date Flight No   Departure Time Departure […]

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  • Formal Legislative Council Meeting – Friday, 30 April 2021

    A formal meeting of Legislative Council will take place on Friday, 30 April 2021, at 2pm in the Council Chamber. This is the first sitting of the twenty-third meeting of Legislative Council and will be broadcast live via SAMS Radio 1. The meeting is also open to members of the public who wish to attend. […]

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  • Economic Development Committee Meeting Summary – Thursday 22 April 2021

    The monthly meeting of the Economic Development Committee (EDC) took place on Thursday, 22 April 2021. The new Investment Coordinator, Melissa Fowler, who joined the Sustainable Development Team at the beginning of April was introduced to the Committee. Melissa will be the first point of contact for investors, supporting investors who wish to apply for […]

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  • World Immunization Week

    World Immunization Week was first endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2012, it has since been an annual, global public health campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO), to raise awareness and increase rates of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases around the world. It takes place each year during the last week of April.  On […]

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  • Financial Aid Settlement 2021/22

    St Helena Government (SHG) has received confirmation of a Financial Aid Settlement of £31.79 million from the UK Government (UKG) – a flat line budget in cash terms when compared to the core financial aid budget for the 2020/21 financial year. This is a one-year settlement for the financial year 2021/22 and is Year Three […]

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  • Update on Key Economic Development Work Streams

    During the current round of Constituency Meetings, Elected Members have been asked to provide updates on various key work streams. Below is an update on a number of key work streams that fall under the remit of the Economic Development Committee:  Fibre Optic Cable Project Work is progressing well with the new Fibre Optic Cable […]

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  • Economic Development Investment Programme 2021/22 Micro Projects

    The Capital Programme Office (previously known as the Programme Management Unit) is pleased to advise that the following micro projects, funded through the Economic Development Investment Programme (EDIP), have been approved for 2021/22: Maldivia Parking HTH Water Investigation and Immediate Mitigation Embankment Stabilisation Works on ENRP Controlled Land, Scotland Repairs to Bishops Bridge have also […]

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  • Commemoration of the death of Napoleon – Local Events

    Napoleon, Emperor of the French, died on St Helena on 5 May 1821, five and half years after his exile to the Island in 1815.  To commemorate the Bicentenary of the French Statesman’s death, a calendar of events specifically involving St Helena is taking place in France and in Belgium. Although local events are on […]

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  • 2020 Year-end Report for St Helena’s Labour Market Strategy Released

    The 2020 year-end report for St Helena’s Labour Market Strategy: 2020-2035 has today been released by St Helena Government (SHG).  In December 2019, Executive Council endorsed the Labour Market Strategy (LMS) to take effect from 1 January 2020. The LMS identifies programmatic targets that will be reviewed every six months as well as indicator data […]

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  • Update on Titan Flights – Accra Fuel (Technical) Stop

    On recent Titan Airways charter flights, some passengers travelling to and from Africa (for example South Africa) have been allowed to board or alight at Accra Airport. This has included Saints who were medically referred to South Africa and needed to return to the Island. This process has been complex with requirements including: A Ghanaian […]

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