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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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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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    The public is advised that the SHG Transport Section will be transporting the 30-tonne crane out of Jamestown between 6am and 7am on Friday, 15 December 2017. The crane will be moved from Greenlands to Two Gun Saddle via Napoleon Street and Sidepath Road. To avoid delays, the Transport Section asks residents and drivers to… Continue reading


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    Executive Council met today with five items on the Open Agenda. Sitting as Planning Authority, the Governor in Council considered and approved an application for Outline Planning Permission in respect of the Half Tree Hollow Comprehensive Development Area (CDA).  This application set out 33 demarcated (to be fully serviced) land parcels in addition to 25… Continue reading


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    St Helena Government, in partnership with Connect Saint Helena Ltd, released a Request for Proposals to commission a renewable energy project for the Island in June 2017. SHG and Connect Saint Helena Ltd are today pleased to report that the procurement process is progressing well, with a number of firms bidding to help the Island… Continue reading


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    HE Governor Lisa Phillips of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha was awarded a CBE by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on Thursday, 7 December 2017. Governor Lisa received the honour for her ‘services to international development’ in particular her work in championing the role of women and girls… Continue reading


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    The Public Health Committee met in Open and Closed Sessions on Wednesday, 6 December 2017. The committee welcomed new Medical Officer, Dr Kamar Tanyan, visiting eye specialist, Dr Igor Tavcar, and Clinical Governance Lead, Joanne Ansell, to the Health Directorate. All are very experienced practitioners who have ‘hit the ground running’ and are already contributing their… 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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