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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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  • PUBLIC CONVERSATIONS WITH DR JEREMY SARKIN – CURRENT GOVERNMENT SYSTEM

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    Dr Jeremy Sarkin will be on-Island from Saturday, 21 September 2019, for his first visit to facilitate a debate and gather ideas on the present Committee-based system and explore the Island’s understanding and appetite for alternative systems. There will be an opportunity to meet with Dr Sarkin at the following dates/times:   Date Venue Time… Continue reading

  • PARKING SPACES CLOSURE – PUBLIC LIBRARY TO PWD YARD GATE

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    The following is a public announcement from the Environment, Natural Resources & Planning Directorate (ENR&PD): The Highways Authority has given approval to close 14 parking spaces between the Public Library and PWD Yard Gate, Jamestown, from 8.30am to 3.30pm on Wednesday, 25 September 2019. This closure is to allow the Forestry Section of the ENR&PD… Continue reading

  • AN OPEN QUESTION: HOW DO WE WANT TO GOVERN OURSELVES?

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    It is a question about the way we want our elected representatives to tackle the issues and opportunities that in some way affect each and every one of us on St Helena. The issue of how to govern ourselves has recently moved up the agenda. Many will recall the Island has toyed with governance reform… Continue reading

  • GOVERNOR TO DEPART ON OVERSEAS LEAVE

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    HE Governor Dr Philip Rushbrook will be on overseas leave between Saturday, 21 September, and Saturday, 5 October 2019. During HE’s absence, Head of the Governor’s Office, Greg Gibson, will be Acting Governor. #StHelena #Governor #OverseasLeave #FCO #HOGO https://www.facebook.com/StHelenaGovt/ https://twitter.com/StHelenaGovt  SHG 18 September 2019

  • STATISTICS UPDATE:  POPULATION, BENEFITS, EXCHANGE RATES AND CLIMATE

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    Several statistical updates have been released on 18 September 2019 as follows: Benefits, up to August 2019 Exchange Rates, up to August 2019 Climate, up to August 2019 Additional statistical series and indicators are available at  http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/statistics-data, and published statistical reports, including Statistical Bulletins, can be found on the statistics reports and publications page of… 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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