News

All the latest News on St Helena.

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Visitors

Whether coming to St Helena as a tourist, to visit family or to work, you will find all the information you need here.

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Investors

Here we cover business opportunities on the Island. Whether looking at ideas linked to tourism or investing in an existing business, you will find advice and links here.

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Saints Overseas

With the airport, St Helena is changing into a business-led economy with a growing variety of potential job opportunities. More information here for Saints Overseas.

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Governor’s Message

Welcome to the St Helena Government Website – your gateway to what you need to know about our wonderful island. On St Helena we have a heady mix of adventure, heritage, unique species, clear blue warm waters, dark starlit skies, and rugged untouched beauty, to offer our visitors and investors alike. Islanders, known as Saints, are known across the world for their hospitality and friendliness. St Helena is safe, politically stable and offers a unique opportunity to participate in the development of a new Tourism destination.

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  • RABBIT CONTROL TRIAL WITH POISON BAIT

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    The Landscape & Ecology Mitigation Programme (LEMP) along with the Agriculture & Natural Resources Division (ANRD) submitted a proposal to trial rabbit control with poison bait following discussions with conservation organisations as well as the Environment Management Division (EMD) and the Environment & Natural Resources Directorate (ENRD) colleagues around the issue of rabbit impact on… Continue reading

  • EXCO REPORT – TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2018

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    Executive Council met today with only one item on the Open Agenda. Council, sitting as Planning Authority, considered and advised the Governor to approve Outline Development Permission, with conditions, to alter (internally) and extend (externally at the rear) the Jamestown Court House, as recommended by the Land Development Control Authority. Council was keen to ensure… Continue reading

  • LADDER HILL ROAD CLOSURE

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    The Highways Authority has given approval for Ladder Hill Road to be closed on Wednesday, 28 February 2018, from 1.30pm to 3pm. This is to enable masons from the Roads Section to carry out repairs to a section of damaged retaining wall. As normal, only Emergency Service vehicles will be granted access. Other drivers needing… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA REPRESENTED AT OCTA MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE

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    St Helena is being represented by Councillor Tony Green and SHG UK Representative, Kedell Worboys MBE, at a week of EU-related meetings, currently taking place in Brussels until Friday, 23 February 2018. Today, Councillor Green and Kedell will be attending the Trilateral meeting which will discuss progress on the 10th and 11th European Development Funding… Continue reading

  • ROAD CLOSURE – WHITE GATE TO WATER COURSE ROAD

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    The Highways Authority has given approval for the road to be closed from White Gate to Water Course Road from 9.30am to 3pm on Tuesday, 27 February 2018. This is to enable the Roads Section to carry out planned maintenance works.  For the duration of the works, the diversion route will be via Francis Plain… Continue reading

With the construction of an airport well underway on St Helena, the Island is poised for the biggest transformation in its history. The priorities now are economic growth – particularly tourism – whilst safeguarding St Helena’s unique culture and remarkable environment.More than a year on from the airport announcement of November 2011 and the signing of a £250 million Design, Build and Operate contract between St Helena Government and Basil Read Ltd – we plot the remarkable engineering challenge and the progress that has already been made on the forthcoming airport.Read the latest news on airport construction here.

St Helena Government PublicationsA wide range of St Helena Government publications are available here, from press releases and newsletters, to key documents such as the Sustainable Development Plan, Sustainable Economic Development Plan and the Environmental Management Plan.Along with the latest financial news, including the monthly St Helena Government analysis of accounts, St Helena Laws, the St Helena Government Gazettes, St Helena Laws, Committee Reports and Reports on Council Meetings.

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The St Helena Ambassador is a monthly newsletter, issued by the SHG Press Office and designed for a varied audience including Saints overseas. The Ambassador charts the path that St Helena is taking, at this time of tremendous change across the Island. It balances serious news against lighter, more community-focused stories.

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