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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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  • Statistical Bulletin No. 4, 2018

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    About this Bulletin This fourth bulletin of 2018 covers the release of the new estimates of inflation rates and the Retail Price Index (RPI) for the first quarter. The data released in this Bulletin, including the RPI, itself, can be downloaded from the St Helena Statistics website at: www.sainthelena.gov.sh/statistics-data. A PDF version of this Bulletin is… Continue reading

  • MESSAGE FROM ST HELENA POLICE – ALCOHOL AND VIOLENCE

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    Recently, St Helena Police have been called to a number of incidents of a serious violent nature, particularly occurring in or around licenced premises, which suggests that alcohol is a contributing factor. Police Inspector Julianne Benjamin said: “Alcohol reduces the human ability to think clearly. Too often we don’t know our limit of alcohol consumption.… Continue reading

  • SEA CONDITIONS

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    A north-westerly swell is forecast for St Helena from Saturday, 21 April, through to Monday, 23 April 2018. This might result in a large sea swell and breakers in James Bay and Rupert’s Bay.  The public is advised to use caution when accessing the Sea Front area. To avoid damage to vehicles, drivers are asked… Continue reading

  • SILVER HILL BAR CONSTITUENCY MEETING POSTPONED

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    The public is advised that the constituency meeting, which was scheduled to be held at Silver Hill Bar tonight, Wednesday 18 April, has been postponed until next week. A new date will be published soon.  #StHelena #ConstituencyMeeting https://www.facebook.com/StHelenaGovt/ https://twitter.com/StHelenaGovt SHG 18 April 2018

  • PUBLIC MEETING ON THE PROPOSED SITE FOR THE NEW PRISON

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    HE the Governor and Executive Council, together with members of the Prison Project Board will host a Public Meeting on Monday, 23 April 2018, at 7pm, at the Harford Community Centre to present the proposed site for the new Prison. The preferred site for the new Prison is the Goat Pen area in Bottom Woods,… 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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