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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. Whether you are an Islander, visitor, or investor, please browse, catch up on our news, and find out about what we do to serve our communities.

For St Helena, as Governor, my initial focus is to work with partners to achieve better connections to the outside world through wider access and delivery of the internet potential of the forthcoming marine cable.

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  • WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY 2019

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    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is recognised every year on 15 June. WEAAD is an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding and raise awareness of abuse and neglect of older persons. This year’s theme is ‘Lifting Up Voices’ and the colour for the day is ‘purple’. The Children &… Continue reading

  • POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION – THEFT OF ENDEMIC PLANTS AT MILLENNIUM FOREST

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    St Helena Police are currently investigating the theft of a number of plants stolen from the Millennium Forest Nursery between 4pm on Tuesday, 11, and 8.30am on Wednesday, 12 June 2019. Conservation Projects Officer, Martina Peters, said: “These plants have taken much valuable time to grow and be cared for, in order to become established.… Continue reading

  • INCIDENT IN PRETORIA

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    St Helena Government (SHG) is aware of an incident in Pretoria today where three St Helenians accompanying medical referral patients were held at gunpoint while out shopping. The three persons were not harmed but some of their belongings were stolen. The persons are safe. They are receiving pastoral support and assistance from MSO and the… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FAIR REMINDER

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    The St Helena Community College (SHCC) will host their Learning Opportunities Fair at the College on Wednesday, 26 June 2019, from 10am to 6pm. The aim of the fair is to promote training opportunities which are available through the SHCC. The event will provide an opportunity to network and share experiences and will promote the… Continue reading

  • ‘FLASH SALE’ ON AIR FARES IN JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2019

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    Limited number of air fares available at approximately £500 (9,077 ZAR) return from July to September 2019 Discounted fares apply to journeys that originate in either Johannesburg or St Helena Discounts are offered by a number of Island accommodation providers during this time Opportunity to visit St Helena for a minimum of 14-nights at discounted… 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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