The St Helena Government (SHG) notes with regret that ongoing negotiations between SHG and Basil Read’s business rescue practitioners with regard to Basil Read’s continuing role with St Helena Airport have not been successful.  SHG has terminated the contract under which Basil Read have been operating St Helena Airport. The termination is effective as of today, Tuesday, 2 October 2018.

St Helena Airport is critical to St Helena, its people and the economic future of the Island.

DFID will continue to provide funding and support to ensure that the Airport remains open and operational. To this end and as part of SHG and DFID’s contingency plans, a new company, St Helena Airport Ltd, has been set up to assume responsibility for the operation of the airport and to maintain the St Helena Aerodrome Certificate.

Subject to some conditions, which will be met, the Regulator, Air Safety Support International (ASSI), has agreed that the Aerodrome Certificate can be transferred over to the new company without the Airport having to be recertified. 

It is intended that all of the current operational arrangements at St Helena Airport will continue.

SHG will be the principal party in St Helena Airport Ltd. The company will be limited by guarantee, using existing funding support from DFID. In the initial stages of establishing the Company, the Airport Contracts Manager, Deputy Financial Secretary and Airport Director are to serve as its directors. This is an interim arrangement until the Board of the Company is fully established over the coming weeks.

Contingency plans for the remaining construction work under the Airport Project will be implemented. Further discussions are taking place with critical staff, suppliers and sub-contractors.

During this difficult time we would like to thank the affected staff, suppliers and subcontractors for their continued support.

SHG

2 October 2018

The following is a Public Announcement from the Airport Directorate:

The Airport Directorate would like to advise that, due to circumstances beyond their control, the Airport Operations Roadshows for the rest of this week will be cancelled and will be re-scheduled for later dates in the near future.

They apologise for the short notice and any inconvenience that these cancellations may cause.

SHG
2 October 2018

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THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2018

The following is a Public Announcement from the St Helena Police Directorate:

St Helena Police will be carrying out firearms training at the Police range at Cox’s Battery on Thursday, 4 October 2018, from 9am to 12pm.

Red flags, signs, and barriers will be in place. Walkers in the Cox’s Battery area should not approach the range area as live firing will be in progress.

For further information, please contact Support Officer – Firearms and Procurement, Garry Henry, on tel: 22626 or 62441 or via email: gary.henry@sainthelena.gov.sh.

SHG
2 October 2018

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As a result of a road traffic accident, damage was caused to the roadside wall above Half Tree Hollow Clinic during the early hours of Saturday, 22 September 2018.

St Helena Police are appealing to the person responsible for this damage to come forward. Additionally, St Helena Police are appealing to the public for any information regarding this incident.

Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Police Headquarters on tel: 22626 or the Confidential Crime Line on tel: 22888 regardless of how minor they may consider their information.

 The community is thanked for their assistance.

SHG
28 September 2018

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On Monday, 17 September, Mr Buckley was convicted of a serious criminal offence. Other matters were found not proven. He was sentenced on Friday, 21 September, to 16 weeks imprisonment.

The St Helena Police would like to thank the complainants and witnesses in the case of R v Cruyff Buckley for having the courage to come forward and give evidence.

The St Helena Police Service will always investigate any reports of domestic abuse seriously and encourage any victim, male or female, to come forward and make a report. Domestic abuse will not be tolerated on St Helena.

DCI Michael Luke, Head of Investigations, said:

“It takes immense courage for victims of domestic violence to report matters to the Police in the first instance.

“Working with our partners, we constantly look to encourage and support victims to report any incidents of domestic abuse as it is vitally important that they are listened to and believed. Domestic abuse, in any form, is not acceptable in modern society.

“It is right that the case against Cruyff Buckley was heard in the courts where there is a high burden of proof. Mr Buckley was found guilty of a serious criminal offence, namely being in possession of a prohibited weapon, namely a stun gun.

“Mr Buckley was sentenced on the basis that he retuned back to the domestic setting of the family home with the stun gun where two children were present, the youngest being ten years old.

“This was the scene of an earlier incident. Mr Buckley was acquitted of all offences arising out of that earlier incident.

“Our message to victims of domestic abuse remains clear that the St Helena Police Directorate takes any report very seriously and will take positive action when cases are reported. I would urge anyone who has experienced any form of domestic abuse to come forward and report it to us.”

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27 September 2018

Due to a change of concessionaire, the landside upper-floor restaurant at St Helena Airport will temporarily close whilst management and practical arrangements are transitioned from the Rose & Crown to the new provider. As such, until further notice, the restaurant will not be providing food or beverages to the public on flight days.

The viewing deck will remain open and therefore visitors to the Airport may continue to access the viewing deck via the restaurant area, as well as make use of the seating area in the restaurant if desired.

St Helena Government would like to thank the Rose & Crown management and staff for their landside restaurant service to the public over the past two and a half years. Whilst the management of the restaurant will shortly transition to the new provider, the Rose & Crown will continue to manage the airside café, duty-free and landside retail concessions.

Further information about the landside restaurant will be made available shortly.

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SHG
26 September 2018

As part of their Neighborhood Policing Programme, St Helena Police Officers will continue their ‘Beat Surgeries’ in various places around the Island throughout October 2018.

These surgeries are designed to take place in busy areas where it is easier for more people to attend. Members of the public are encouraged to use these surgeries to raise any concerns or issues affecting them, or to report crimes or give information on any offences or offenders. Police will also be available for community engagement, consultation, help and advice.

Please see below the dates, times and venues for October.

Date Time Venue
Tuesday, 2 October 11.30am – 1.30pm Yon’s Shop, Blue Hill
Friday, 5 October 4pm – 6pm Silver Hill
Saturday, 6 October 1pm – 3pm Harris’ Flats Courtyard
Saturday, 13 October 11pm – 1pm Sandy Bay Shops
Monday, 15 October 4.30am – 6.30pm Philip John’s Shop and Scotland areas
Tuesday, 16 October 5pm – 6pm Botanical Gardens, Jamestown
Wednesday, 17 October 11am – 1pm Longwood Clinic
Thursday, 18 October 2.30pm – 3.30pm Harford Primary School
Saturday, 20 October 11am – 1pm Francis Plain
Thursday, 25 October 2pm – 4pm

 

8pm – 9pm

MTB’s, Half Tree Hollow

 

Wicked Wahoo, Ruperts

Sunday, 28 October 1pm – 2pm Somerville Shop, Sea View

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SHG

25 September 2018

 

St Helena Government and St Helena Airport are presenting a series of Airport Operations Road Shows.

The presentation will be given by:

  • Gwyneth Howell, Airport Accountable Manager and Head of Operations;
  • Dr Tim Baker, UK Met. Office Senior Meteorologist; and
  • Alan Shaw, Airport Contracts Manager

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Airport Operations – who, what, how
  • Meteorology – what, why
  • Communications and navigation – what, how
  • Buying Airline tickets – a basic introduction
  • Travel Insurance – a basic introduction
  • Question and Answers

  Dates, venues and times for the Road Shows are as follows: 

Date Venue Time
Monday, 1 October Jamestown Community Centre 7pm – 8.30pm
Tuesday, 2 October Kingshurst Community Centre 7pm – 8.30pm
Wednesday,3 October Blue Hill Community Centre 7pm – 8.30pm
Thursday, 4 October Harford Community Centre 7pm – 8.30pm
Friday, 12 October Prince Andrew School (Staff and Pupils only) To be confirmed

 All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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SHG

25 September 2018

The following is a public announcement from the Roads Section:

The Highways Authority has given approval for the road to be closed from White Gate to Watercourse Road between 9am and 3pm on Thursday, 27 September 2018. This is to enable the Roads Section to continue their planned maintenance works.

For the duration of the works, the diversion route will be via Francis Plain Road through to Scott’s Mill and Red Hill Road and vice versa. As normal, only Emergency Services will be granted access.

The Roads Section would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank the public in advance for their continued understanding and cooperation.

SHG
25 September 2018

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