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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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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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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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    Data on Population, including total population and arrivals and departures up to July 2019 have been released on August 13, 2019: Population. Additional statistical series and indicators are available on the Statistics Data page, and published statistical reports, including Statistical Bulletins, can be found on the Statistics Reports and Publications page. We welcome comments and suggestions on any of… Continue reading


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    A meeting of Executive Council will take place in the Council Chamber at 9.30am on Tuesday, 20 August 2019. The following items will be discussed on the Open Agenda: Mid-Year Changes To Customs Duty Tariffs Draft Legislative Programme The paper (ExCo Memo) for the first item is available online at the following link: Members… Continue reading


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    The following is a public announcement from Port Control: The MV Faugro Gauss is expected to arrive at St Helena at 6am on Sunday, 18 August 2019, and will dock alongside of Rupert’s Jetty. The vessel is expected to stay in St Helena’s waters for two days. Port Control would like to advise the public… Continue reading


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    The following is a Public Announcement from Waste Management Services: Waste Management Services (WMS) would like to advise the public that there will be no changes to existing services during the upcoming public holiday on Monday, 26 August 2019. Residents are requested to have their waste ready for collection by 6am on their normal collection… Continue reading


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    The following is a public announcement from Port Control: During recent cargo operations, damage was caused to the hand rails, the landing steps and one of the fenders on Rupert’s Jetty. Port Control would like to advise the public and all boat owners to use great caution when accessing the Jetty area. Boat owners should… 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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