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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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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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  • CHRISTINE COOPER SWORN IN AS ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL

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    Crown Counsel (Community Care), Christine Cooper, was today, Friday 22 September 2017, sworn in as Acting Attorney General. Christine took the prescribed Oaths in the presence of Governor Lisa Phillips and colleagues in the Governor’s Office, The Castle. Her appointment is effective immediately. The substantive Attorney General, Angelo Berbotto, departs on the RMS today for… Continue reading

  • TICKETS FOR ST HELENA AIR SERVICE TO GO ON SALE TOMORROW

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    St Helena Government and Airlink are pleased to advise that the sale of tickets for the scheduled air service to St Helena will go live at 8am GMT on Friday, 22 September 2017.  Airlink will operate a weekly service between St Helena and Johannesburg and St Helena and Cape Town (via the stopover at Windhoek… Continue reading

  • EXECUTIVE COUNCIL APPROVES DIGITAL STRATEGY FOR ST HELENA

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    During this week’s Executive Council meeting, Members approved the Digital Strategy for St Helena. The Strategy was widely consulted upon on St Helena and its overall aim is to take the Island forward and move it in line with the outside world through improvements in the Island’s health, education, economy and communications. Assistant Chief Secretary,… Continue reading

  • ASI – HLE Air Service Announcement

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    An announcement was made on Monday, 18 September 2017, from the Ascension Island Government revealing the ticket prices and schedule for the Air Service between St Helena and Ascension. Click the link below to read their Press Release in full. Air link schedule and ticket Final They have also issued a FAQ document that can… Continue reading

  • PUBLIC GUARDIAN ANNUAL REPORT – SEPTEMBER 2017

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    Public Guardian of St Helena, Paul McGinnety, has submitted his first annual report to Governor Lisa Phillips. The first Public Guardian for St Helena was appointed by Governor Lisa in September 2016, in accordance with section 124(1) of the St Helena Mental Health & Mental Capacity Ordinance, 2015. The role of the Public Guardian is… 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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