Press Releases

  • 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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  • 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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  • Governor Issues Writ Of Election For 2024 Bye-Election

    Acting Governor Tasha Harris has today issued the Writ of Election for the upcoming bye-election to be held on Wednesday, 14 August 2024. The Writ confirms the last day and time for receiving nominations to elect a new member to fill the vacant seat on Legislative Council. The last day and time for receiving nominations […]

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  • 2024 Register Of Electors Published

    The Register of Electors effective from 1 July 2024 has today been published in an Extraordinary Gazette. This register will be used for the forthcoming bye-election. The 2024 Register of Electors is available on the SHG website at: https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/news/government-gazettes/. Alternatively, hard copies of the register will be available at the following locations: #StHelena #RegisterOfElectors

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  • Alcohol Awareness Week: 1 To 7 July 2024

    St Helena Government joins the world in raising awareness about the effects of alcohol during Alcohol Awareness Week, which takes place from 1 to 7 July 2024. The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Understanding alcohol harm’. The Health Promotion team are encouraging all to get involved in this year’s campaign by talking about the […]

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  • Maritime Registry, Licensing and Safety Standards Information Meeting

    The Maritime Authority is proposing steps to implement new registry and licensing of local vessels to cover necessary safety standards. To facilitate this, all boat owners are invited to attend an information session on the following topic: Local Vessel Registry, Licensing and Safety Standards Policy In a bid to enhance safety within St Helena’s waters, […]

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