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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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  • DETECTIVE CONSTABLE JODY BALME JOINS ST HELENA POLICE

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    Detective Constable, Jody Balme, has recently joined the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the St Helena Police Service on a two-year contract from Norfolk Police in the United Kingdom. Jody brings with her a wealth of experience having spent the past five years as a Detective with a Major Investigation Team investigating and successfully prosecuting… Continue reading

  • EXCO REPORT – TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2018

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    Executive Council met today with one item on the closed agenda which was to discuss a proposal to give additional financial support to the St Helena Fisheries Corporation. In discussion, Council noted the updated Fisheries Improvement Plan and commended the Corporation and the Working Group for the considerable amount of work which had gone into… Continue reading

  • ST HELENA BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES PASSPORT – REMINDER

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    The Immigration Service of the Police Directorate would like to remind St Helenians that the full British Overseas Territories Citizen (BOTC) passports for all overseas territories including St Helena are printed by Her Majesty’s Passport Office in the United Kingdom. The turnaround time from the date of despatch is six to eight weeks for each… Continue reading

  • HM CUSTOMS OFFICE CLOSURE

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    The following is a Public Announcement from HM Customs: The HM Customs Office at the Wharf in Jamestown will be closed on Wednesday, 19 September 2018, for staff training.  If anyone would like to contact Customs they could leave a message on the switchboard via tel: 22287. The office will reopen on Thursday, 20 September,… Continue reading

  • NEW DENTAL OFFICER FOR ST HELENA

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    New Dental Officer, Heather Cowdry, recently arrived on St Helena to take up her new role within the Health Directorate. Heather has been appointed on a two-year contract and her main duties are to provide general dental care to the residents of St Helena, including continuing with the school Screening Programme. On a day-to-day basis,… 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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