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  • Executive Council Sitting as Planning Authority

    Two development applications have been referred to Executive Council sitting as the Planning Authority, in accordance with the Direction to the Chief Planning Officer, by Executive Council dated 14 June 2022. An open session meeting will take place on Tuesday 23 July 2024 commencing at 09:30 where Executive Council will consider the following applications: Documentation […]

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  • Chief Minister Julie Thomas Congratulates New UK Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer

    On Friday 12 July 2024, Chief Minister Julie Thomas extended her congratulations to Sir Keir Starmer on his recent appointment as Prime Minister of the UK, following Labour’s decisive victory in the recent General Election. In a letter sent to the Prime Minister, Chief Minister Thomas conveyed the warm greetings of the Government and people […]

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  • Arrival Of The MT Talisker

    The MT Talisker is scheduled to arrive at St Helena on Sunday 21 July 2024, at 12:00 and will dock alongside Rupert’s Jetty at 06:00 on Monday 22 July 2024. Bunkering operations will commence as soon as practicable and will continue until completion. The public are therefore advised that the whole of lower Ruperts, including […]

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  • Statistical Update: Price Inflation

    Latest index value and inflation rates for Q2 2024 The Statistics Office has released new estimates of the Retail Price Index (RPI) and the annual inflation rate for Q2, 2024. For the second quarter of 2024 the RPI has been measured at 117.3; in Q2 2023 the RPI was 115.3, resulting in an annual inflation […]

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  • Primary and Secondary School Open Days 2024

    The primary and secondary schools on island will be hosting their annual Open Day next week. All parents, guardians, carers and members of the public are invited to attend. Opening times are as follows: Pilling Primary School Tuesday 23 July 09:00 to 12:30 13:30 to 15:00 16:00 to 18:30 Harford Primary School Thursday 25 July […]

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  • Overseas Medical Referral Update

    Recently, the Health and Social Care Portfolio (HSC) issued a letter updating their patients identified for overseas medical referral of the status of their referral. Unfortunately, the contents of this letter have been misunderstood by some, and therefore, miscommunicated in the public domain. With this in mind the HSC aims to address these recent concerns […]

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  • Rock Fall Warning: Safety Risk For Fishermen

    Recent rock falls have been identified on the eastern side of St Helena, specifically in the area known as “Spot”, situated between Duck Yard Point and Buoy’s Hole. These rock falls have created a potential hazard for fishermen frequenting this popular fishing location, with the rock fall zone located more towards the Buoy’s Hole side. […]

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  • St Helena Research Institute to Host First Online Conference on St Helena

    The St Helena Research Institute (SHRI), established in 2019, is proud to announce its first global research conference, ‘St Helena: a unique environment, a rich tapestry’, in collaboration with the University of Manchester. This landmark online event will be held on Wednesday 20 November 2024, with a possible extension to Thursday 21 November depending on […]

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  • St Helena Education System Under Review: Exploring Options For A Sustainable Future

    The Education, Skills and Employment (ESE) Portfolio is undertaking a comprehensive review of the island’s primary education system. This review aims to identify the most effective and sustainable path forward, considering the current challenges and future needs of St Helena’s children. Declining Population and Staff Shortages Drive Review The current school structure faces difficulties due […]

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  • International Paramedics Day 2024: Honouring a Legacy of Care

    Today, 8 July 2024, marks International Paramedics Day, a global observance recognising the invaluable contributions of paramedics worldwide. This date coincides with the birthday of Dominique-Jean Larrey, known as the ‘father of modern ambulance services’, symbolising the profession’s rich history and ongoing dedication. Organised by the College of Paramedics in the UK and supported by […]

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