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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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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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  • DISABLED PERSONS DESIGNATED PARKING SPACES

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    St Helena Police are aware of some drivers parking in the designated disabled persons parking bays in Jamestown without the required permits. These parking spaces are there for persons who are disabled or have mobility impairments. They must not be used by anyone without a permit. St Helena Police would also like to remind drivers… Continue reading

  • GOVERNOR RECEIVES PETITION TO ‘KEEP DOCTOR RHYS’

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    Governor Lisa Honan, who has overall responsibility for the Public Service, this morning, Friday 18 January 2019, at 10am, received a petition entitled ‘Keep Doctor Rhys’. The petition was delivered to Governor Lisa in Her Excellency’s Office at the Castle by three members of the public namely Melvina Fowler, Veronica Augustus and Tania Constantine. Governor… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA AIRPORT WELCOMES ‘ROUND THE WORLD 3.0’ – FIRST SINGLE PROPELLER PLANE TO LAND AT THE AIRPORT

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    ‘We must be crazy’ writes Captain Jack Long on his blog and who, along with his wife Carolyn and their friends Becky and Josh, arrived in his Pilatus PC-12 (a single propeller plane) at St Helena Airport at 3.22pm on Thursday, 17 January 2019, on their third trip around the world. The group has flown… Continue reading

  • POPPY APPEAL 2018

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    Corporate Support would like to extend sincere thanks to all who supported last year’s fundraising in aid of the Poppy Appeal Fund, and to all who attended the Remembrance Sunday Service on 11 November 2018. The sum of £1,434.97 was raised this year and will be sent on behalf of St Helena Island to The… Continue reading

  • SIGNAL HOUSE MAST WORKS UPDATE

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    The following is a Public Announcement from the St Helena Fire & Rescue Service: The St Helena Fire & Rescue Service, along with their partners from the Environment & Natural Resources Directorate (ENRD), would like to advise the public that the Flag Pole section of the Mast at Signal House has safely been removed. The… 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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