Press Releases

  • Public Consultation on draft Immigration Policy

    The Immigration team would like to thank the public for attending the consultation for the proposed updates to the draft Immigration Policy. During the month of November 2022, SHG officials, accompanied by Ministers held the following public consultation meetings on the draft Immigration Policy: Date Venue Attendees Monday, 7 November Jamestown Community Centre 21 Tuesday, […]

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  • Police update on incidents over weekend of 7 and 8 October

    On the weekend of 7 and 8 October, areas of the Jamestown Wharf and around the Castle were temporarily cordoned off to allow the Police to undertake investigations into several reported incidents. Since then the Police have conducted extensive investigations into the reported events. This culminated in the caution of a male for minor criminal […]

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  • Isaac Greentree and Marcella Mittens Attend 11 Commonwealth Youth Parliament in Trinidad and Tobago

    Isaac Greentree and Marcella Mittens have recently returned from the 11th Commonwealth Youth Parliament (CYP) that took place in Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The CYP is a Commonwealth Parliament Association (CPA) programme that brings together participants aged 18-29 representing the nine CPA regions, with the event running over the course of […]

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  • Legislative Council to go into Recess

    Legislative Council will go into recess from Saturday, 17December 2022, to Monday, 2January 2022. Normal business will resume from Tuesday, 3 January 2022. During recess Legislative and Executive Council will not meet to conduct business unless of an urgent nature.  Constituents needing to discuss urgent matters can contact the Council representative in their district during this time. Elected Members […]

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  • Legislative Council Meeting – Friday, 16 December 2022

    The ninth meeting of Legislative Council will take place on Friday, 16 December 2022, at 10.30am in the Council Chamber. This meeting is open to members of the public and will be broadcast live via SAMS Radio 1. The Order Paper includes one Bill, twelve Questions for oral response and five Motions. Nine Sessional Papers […]

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  • Drugs Amendment Bill 2022 to be presented to Legislative Council

    In October 2022, the Executive Council considered proposals to amend the legislation concerning controlled substances. Specifically, to make provision for an exemption from the restrictions on the importation, supply and possession of personal care, wellness and food and drink products derived from cannabis and that contain the controlled drug tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The Executive Council has […]

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  • RRS Discovery St Helena Scientific Expedition Begins

    After lots of planning, and several failed attempts since 2020 due to COVID-19, the Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery has arrived in St Helena’s waters. Local scientists Elizabeth Clingham, Leeann Henry, Joachim Naulaerts, Kirsty Jones, Cerys Joshua and Kirsten Augustus have boarded the vessel for nine days of exciting scientific expedition on the high seas. […]

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  • St Helena All Party Parliamentary Group elects new Chair

    Chair of the APPG Amanda Milling and UK Rep Kedell Worboys

    On Wednesday, 30 November, the St Helena All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) met in London at the Palace of Westminster to elect a new chair. The St Helena APPG is an informal, cross-party group formed by Members of Parliament and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in promoting and supporting […]

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  • Health Services, food and water laboratory retains ISO/IEC accreditation

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) recently carried out the reassessment for the Food and Water Laboratory within the Pathology Department of the Health Services Directorate. The Laboratory is *ISO/IEC17025 accredited and these assessments take place annually. The accreditation is for test methods that the lab uses for testing water and fish to ensure their […]

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  • International Civil Aviation Day

    Today, Wednesday 7 December 2022, is International Civil Aviation Day, when the world recognises the social, economic and developmental benefits of aviation and international air travel.  It provides a chance to acknowledge the flight industry’s influence on modern life. Flying has made the world a much smaller pace and had a huge impact on our […]

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