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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 – 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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  • ACTING GOVERNOR LOUISE MACMORRAN ST HELENA DAY 2018 SPEECH

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    I am delighted to be with all of you here today to mark St Helena Day 2018, and to celebrate all that’s great about St Helena (including parades, I do love a good parade!). This year’s theme, the ‘Good Ole Days’, no doubt takes many of you back to a time when St Helena was… Continue reading

  • EXCO MEETING

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    A meeting of Executive Council will take place in the Council Chamber at 9.30am on Tuesday, 29 May 2018. The following item will be discussed on the Open Agenda: Proposed New Build Prison Site This paper (ExCo Memo) is available online at the following link: http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/councils/executive-council/. Members of the public who would like to view… Continue reading

  • HALLEY’S MOUNT ROAD CLOSURE – 5 & 6 JUNE 2018

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    The Forestry Section of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Division (ANRD) would like to advise the public that the road, from the junction near St Matthew’s Church towards Halley’s Mount and through to the Dungeon Cemetery, will be closed on Tuesday, 5 June, and Wednesday, 6 June 2018, from 9am to 3pm.  This closure is… Continue reading

  • SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS & DISABILITIES POLICY DEVELOPMENT DAY

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    The Education Directorate’s Inclusion Team held a community-based Policy Development Day on Thursday, 17 May 2018. The day was focused around children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) across all areas including communication, learning, mental health, and physical needs. The purpose of the day was to engage a wide range of… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA RESILIENCE FORUM

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    INFORMATION REGARDING SHARKS Following reports of two shark sightings during April 2018, the St Helena Resilience Forum (SHRF) reminds the public to use caution when swimming in the sea and to be aware of their surroundings. If any member of the public sees a shark in any known swimming areas, please note any details 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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