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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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  • 100% FRUIT JUICES – ARE THEY GOOD FOR YOU OR NOT?

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    INFORMATION TO HELP CONSUMERS UNDERSTAND THE SUGAR CONTENT OF FRUIT JUICES The 100% or ‘Pure’ fruit juice drinks made from concentrated juice or pulp of fruit have been popular for many years and were something many of us grew up understanding to be a ‘natural’ and healthy thing for the whole family, and especially a… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA HAS ITS FIRST HUMPBACK WHALE SIGHTINGS OF THE YEAR

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    The Marine Section of the Environmental Management Division has received its first reports of Humpback whale sightings in St Helena waters for this year. Humpback whales are annual visitors to St Helena, usually from June to December. St Helena waters are used by Humpback whales as a sheltered location to give birth and allow their… Continue reading

  • EXCO REPORT – TUESDAY 17 JULY 2018

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    Executive Council met today with just one substantive item on the Open Agenda which was a request to endorse the recently developed Fisheries Investment Prospectus. Members noted that whilst the financial position of the St Helena Fisheries Corporation was still precarious, good progress has been made by the Fisheries Working Groups. Members were especially pleased… Continue reading

  • DRAFT ST HELENA BUILDING REGULATIONS 2018

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    PUBLIC CONSULTATION The draft St Helena Building Regulations 2018 will be out for public consultation between Tuesday, 24 July, and Tuesday, 21 August 2018. The document is significantly important to all contractors, architects/draftsmen, stakeholders and importers on St Helena. Throughout the 28-day consultation period, the Building Inspectors of the Environment & Natural Resources Directorate will… Continue reading

  • BUSINESS SUPPORT INITIATIVE FOR TOURISM ACCOMMODATION

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    A quarter of a million pounds will be made available to help small and medium sized accommodation businesses on St Helena who have invested in the tourism sector. The funding recently approved by DFID, is aimed at supporting tourism accommodation businesses struggling to remain operational during this low season. To this end, St Helena Government… 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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