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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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Governor’s Message

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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  •   SENIOR AIRLINK DELEGATION VISITS ST HELENA

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    A meeting was held on Saturday, 10 November 2018, to undertake the first annual review of the contract to provide an air service to St Helena.  Chief Financial Officer in Airlink, de Villiers Engelbrecht, joined representatives from the St Helena Government (SHG), Enterprise St Helena (ESH), and Legislative Council for the meeting. Representatives from the Department… Continue reading

  • NO DRIVERS TESTS OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD

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    The following is a Public Announcement from the St Helena Police Directorate: The Vehicle Inspector & Driving Examiner would like to advise the public that no Drivers Tests will be held during the festive period from 14 December 2018 through to 7 January 2019. Any inconvenience caused is regretted and the Police Service thanks the… Continue reading

  • COME AND MEET THE ST HELENA POLICE

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    The Police Directorate would like to advise the public that they will hold an Open Day on Thursday, 22 November 2018, at 10am-12noon. This will give members of the public the opportunity to meet the Police team, see examples, and ask questions about policing. There will also be displays showing the type of work the… Continue reading

  • INITIAL POLICE TRAINING

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    WEEK THREE Over the weekend of 2 & 3 November, the students were paired up with an experienced Police Officer and went out on patrol. They dealt with a variety of incidents from parking obstructions to dealing with intoxicated members of the public. The debrief on Monday morning highlighted that Policing is diverse and no… Continue reading

  • EXCO REPORT – TUESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2018

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    Executive Council met today with just one item on the open agenda. This was to consider an increase in fees and charges under the Road Traffic Ordinance 1985.  It was noted that these fees and charges have not increased since April 2013 and that an increase would help to ensure ongoing delivery of SHG services.… 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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