The following is a public announcement from Legislative Council:

Councillors will be holding a series of Constituency Meetings during October 2018. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meetings in their districts to raise any issues they may have.

Each meeting will start at 7pm.



Levelwood Clinic Monday, 8 October
Half Tree Hollow Community Centre Monday, 8 October
Harford Community Centre Wednesday, 10 October
Sandy Bay Community Centre Wednesday, 10 October
Blue Hill Community Centre Monday, 15 October
Jamestown Community Centre Tuesday, 16 October
St Michael’s Church, Rupert’s Wednesday, 17 October
St Mary’s Church, The Briars Wednesday, 17 October
Kingshurst Community Centre Monday, 22 October

25 September 2018

The St Helena Utilities Regulatory Authority has today published its fifth annual ‘Report on the Quality of Services Provided by Connect Saint Helena Limited, 2016/17’. 

On 1 April 2013 the Utility Services Ordinance 2013 came into force. The Ordinance established the Utilities Regulatory Authority and created a legal framework to facilitate the provision of licences for private sector utility services.

The members of the Authority are Chief Magistrate, Nicholas Aldridge (Chairman), Mrs Elizabeth March and Mr Paul Hickling. The Judicial Services Manager, Yvonne Williams, is Secretary to the Authority, to whom any communication should be made.

The main purpose of this annual reporting is to inform the public of the level of services being delivered by Connect, and to make Connect aware that such services are being monitored, scrutinised and will be publicly reported upon by the Authority. This aims to motivate the sole utilities provider to improve the quality of the services it provides.

The full report relates to the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018, and can be found on the SHG website at:

#StHelena #UtilitiesRegulatoryAuthority #FifthAnnualReport #ConnectStHelena

25 September 2018

The following is a public announcement from the Roads Section:

 Following successful repair works to the retaining wall, the public is advised that with effect from today, Monday 24 September 2018, Shy Road has been reopened to the public.

The public is thanked for their patience and cooperation during this closure.

24 September 2018

The following is a public announcement from Port Control:

Port Control would like to advise the public that the Jamestown Wharf will be closed on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 from 8am to 4pm. This is to enable the Transport Section to carry out an MOT test on the SHG crane.

Port Control would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank the public in advance for their continued understanding and cooperation.

24 September 2018


St Helena Police are appealing for witnesses with regards to a burglary that took place at a residence and business property in the Longwood area between 6pm on Saturday, 22 September 2018, and 9am on Sunday, 23 September 2018.

A large amount of St Helena pounds was stolen, together with a black metal Clark digital-keypad safe and a small grey metal cashbox.

Should anyone have any information, no matter how small it may seem, about the burglary, cash box, safe, or even noticed an individual spending an unordinary amount of cash, they are urged to contact Detective Constable, Joe Phippard, on tel: 22626 (ext 210). Your call will be treated in confidence.

DC Joe Phippard said:

“This is another crime against the community of St Helena with a real loss felt by the individuals and the business involved. Working together, we can stop and prevent this type of crime from spreading.

“Please keep an eye open for any of the stolen property or any suspicious activity by any induvial, including spending amounts of money that is out of the ordinary for that individual to do so.”

#StHelena #StHelenaPolice #Burglary #AppealForInformation


24 September 2018

During her recent overseas leave, Her Excellency Governor Lisa Honan took the opportunity of a private holiday to Italy, to visit the Island of Elba, the place where Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled before his subsequent exile and death on St Helena.

While there, Governor Lisa had an official meeting with the Councillor of Tourism, Claudio Della Lucia, and also had a chance to look around one of the houses in which Napoleon lived during his exile. One of the discussions at this meeting was the approach Elba took to tourism and the possibility of developing a relationship between Elba and St Helena. Some of the ideas they thought were worth exploring included:

  • Joint tourism marketing
  • Fostering relationships between various organisations, e.g. the tourism offices, museums, Napoleonic residences etc.
  • Cultural exchanges
  • Sharing of experience on issues of commonality
  • Links between schools

Governor Lisa said:

“Before coming to St Helena, I had read about Napoleon’s escape from Elba and had always wanted to see the Island for myself. When I became Governor of St Helena, the Island which he didn’t escape from, Elba became even more fascinating.

“Elba and St Helena were key components of Napoleon’s ‘exile story’. I found it amazing to be walking around Napoleon’s house in Elba and to see comments on the information boards about St Helena. There was even a painting of Napoleon on his deathbed. Indeed I recognised many echoes of Napoleon’s time on Elba in what I have seen on St Helena. These are little nuances which the normal tourist to Elba wouldn’t pick up – from the similar layout of both gardens to the cypress trees he planted on both locations. I think it would be exciting to link up the two Islands more as we move forward with our tourism development. We have so much to learn from Elba, but we also have a lot in common. I have asked the Director of Tourism and the Director of Education to make contacts and see what can be done.”

#StHelena #IslandofElba #Napoleon #Tourism

21 September 2018

The Chevening Secretariat is currently accepting applications for 2019/20 Chevening Scholarships via until Tuesday, 6 November 2018.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences.

St Helena Chevening Officer, Sandra Sim said:

“The Chevening Scholarship programme provides an ideal opportunity for scholars in the Territory to develop their qualifications to a higher standard.  I would encourage those who meet the Chevening criteria, and who are keen to become future leaders, to apply for the Scholarship and take their studies to the next level with a view to reaching their goals.”

A Chevening stall will be held in front of the Canister on Thursday, 27 September 2018, from 11am to 1pm for those who might be interested in applying for a scholarship. There will be information packs available containing details on eligibility and other requirements. It is hoped that as many people as possible will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about Chevening Scholarships and possibly apply or encourage others to apply.

For further information please visit or contact Sandra Sim on tel: 22308 or e-mail:

There are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally for the 2019/2020 academic year, demonstrating the UK’s ongoing commitment towards developing the leaders of tomorrow.


21 September 2018



New Learning & Development Sergeant, Mark Coombe, recently arrived on-Island with his wife Carol, to take up his post within the St Helena Police Service.

Mark’s role is to develop and deliver a sustainable training schedule for new and established officers. He will be delivering training that will enhance the positive interaction between the public and Police. One of his first tasks is to provide a seven week Initial Police Training course for new recruits.

Mark said:

“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to contribute in some small way to the future of Policing on the Island and I look forward to carrying out my role.”

Mark has 30 years of experience in Policing and was previously the Chief Firearms Instructor for a Tri-Force. He has over 15 years training experience and has also acted in an advisory role to the Royal Falkland Islands Police.

#StHelena #StHelenaPolice #Learning&DevelopmentSergeant

21 September 2018

The following Bills have been approved by Executive Council for presentation as Government business at the next formal meeting of Legislative Council:

  • Legislative Council (Remuneration and Allowances)(Amendment) Bill 2018
  • Charities (Amendment) Bill

 These Bills can be found on the St Helena Government website, under the Public Consultations section of the Publications page at the following link:

Comments should be sent to the Clerk of Councils on tel: 22470 or Assistant Clerk of Councils on tel: 22590 or via email:

Legislative Council (Remuneration and Allowances)(Amendment) Bill 2018

 This Ordinance amends the remuneration, allowances and benefits payable to Members of the Legislative Council, Speaker and Deputy Speaker to which they are entitled under the Legislative Council (Remuneration and Allowances) Ordinance, 2010.

Charities (Amendment) Bill

 This Ordinance amends the Charities Ordinance, 2005, to require charitable organisations that deal primarily with vulnerable adults to develop and maintain a safeguarding policy with respect to these beneficiaries. Failure to comply with the safeguarding policy may result in the organisation being removed from the register.  The Ordinance also makes provision for payment of a civil penalty to the Commission in the event of failure by an organisation to submit an updated annual report with respect to the implementation of its safeguarding policy. The penalty also applies for failure by charitable organisations to submit annual financial statements and accounts.

#StHelena #PublicConsultation #Bills


21 September 2018

The following is a Public Announcement from the Police Directorate:

St Helena Police Officers would like to advise the public of the following changes which have been made to the ‘Beat Surgeries’ scheduled for September 2018. The new dates and times are:

Beat Surgeries – Dates & Times

Date Time Venue
Saturday, 22 September 10am – 11am


‘Shanicar’ Shop (Carol Yon), Longwood
Saturday, 22 September 11am – 12pm Ricky Andrews’ Shop, Longwood
Monday, 24 September 10am – 11am Alarm Forest Bus Shelter
Tuesday, 25 September 5pm – 6pm Briars Village
Thursday, 27 September 4.30pm – 6.30pm Phillip John’s Shop and Scotland area, St Paul’s

 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.

St Helena Police would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank the public for their continued cooperation.

20 September 2018