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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  • RUPERT’S WHARF

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    The Port Control Section would like to remind members of the public that Rupert’s Wharf remains a construction site and therefore a restricted area. No pedestrians or vehicles (other than authorised Emergency Services vehicles) are allowed beyond the security barrier and onto the new Wharf at Rupert’s. The public should adhere to the signs in… Continue reading

  • MENTORING SESSION HELD AT PLANTATION HOUSE

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    Governor Lisa Phillips hosted a mentoring evening for Prince Andrew School’s sixth formers (year 11 & 12 students) at Plantation House on Tuesday evening, 27 September 2016. The Governor invited senior leaders from St Helena Government to the session and posed the question – ‘What advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?’ – to… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA’S MARINE PROTECTED AREA

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    PART 1 A 200 nautical mile Maritime Zone in the sea around St Helena has been designated a Marine Protected Area (MPA) (see attached map) – announced at the 2016 ‘Our Ocean’ Conference hosted by US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington DC on Thursday 15 September 2016. The MPA and subsequent Marine Management… Continue reading

  • NEW SPORTS & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CHAMPION FOR ST HELENA

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    Councillor Cruyff Buckley has been elected by Council as the new Sports & Physical Activity Champion for St Helena, following Councillor Gavin Ellick relinquishing the role. Elected Members have shown a clear commitment to sports and physical activity and their importance to the health and wellbeing of the St Helena community. The role of the… Continue reading

  • PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE MEETING

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    A formal meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will take place on Monday, 3 October 2016, in the Council Chamber. Members of the public and interested persons are invited to attend the meeting, which will also be broadcast live on SAMS Radio 1.  Programme of Business   Time Monday 3 October 2016 09.00 –… 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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