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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 St Helena Police Directorate have recently launched an official Facebook page with the aim to keep the public informed of the work of the Police Directorate, further promote safety campaigns, and release urgent announcements. Chief of Police, David Lynch, said: “The importance of the St Helena Police Directorate being on Facebook is that it… Continue reading


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    The public is advised that urgent repair works are needed on Ladder Hill Road. In the interest of public safety, Ladder Hill Road will therefore be fully closed to all traffic and pedestrians from 9.30am on Tuesday, 24 October, until Monday, 30 October 2017. The Roads Section will be repairing the road and retaining wall… Continue reading


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    REMINDER The public is reminded that the Foreign & Commonwealth Office are inviting nominations for the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Persons wishing to submit nominations for the 2018 Birthday Honours are reminded that the overriding principle is that honours are awarded on merit for exceptional achievement or any service recently carried out over and… Continue reading


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    St Helena Police will be carrying out firearms training at the Range at Cox’s Battery Mondays to Saturdays from 8.30am to 5.30pm between the period Monday, 30 October, until Friday, 24 November 2017. Red flags, signs and barriers will be in place. Walkers in the Cox’s Battery area should not approach the Range as live… Continue reading


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    The Education Committee met on Monday, 16 October 2017. Three Advisory Teachers were introduced to the Committee: Mr Jacques Krige, Maths Advisory Teacher, spoke of the current staffing challenges within the Maths Department, his role and his aspirations within Prince Andrew School Mr Fraser Stone, Business & ICT Advisory Teacher, shared his initial observations and… 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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