• Minimum Wage Public Consultation – Reminder

    The public is reminded that St Helena Government (SHG) is currently consulting on an increase to the Minimum Wage from 1 April 2020. Those wishing to respond to this consultation have up until 4pm on Monday, 18 November 2019, to do so.  Minimum Wage The Minimum Wage per hour is currently £3.13 (for persons over […]

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  • Marco Yon Passes Business Continuity Course With UK Emergency Planning College

    Deputy Emergency Planning Manager, Marco Yon, has recently returned to the Island having participated in and Passed with Merit a Business Continuity course with the UK Emergency Planning College. Business Continuity is an organisation’s capacity to continue to deliver its products or services at acceptable standards following a disruptive incident. The Course is run by […]

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  • Remembrance Sunday 2019

    All persons wishing to take part in the Divine Service are asked to assemble at the Cenotaph by no later than 10.40am. Remembrance Sunday falls on 10 November 2019. On that day The Right Reverend Lord Bishop of St Helena Dale Bowers will conduct a Divine Service at the Cenotaph. His Excellency the Governor will […]

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  • Comprehensive Development Area at Bunkers Hill given go ahead

    Executive Council has agreed to transfer Crown Estate land at Bunkers Hill to Nigel George Construction & Plant Hire for the development of approximately 146 serviced plots to be made available for sale to Resident First Time Buyers, Residents and Residents and/or Investors, subject to planning permission being granted. The land at Bunkers Hill which […]

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  • Road Closure – New Bridge Pond To Estcourt Gardens

    The following is a Public Announcement from the Infrastructure & Transport Directorate: The Highways Authority has given approval for the road from New Bridge Pond to Estcourt Gardens to be closed from 1pm to 3pm on Wednesday, 6 November 2019. This closure is to allow the Roads Section and Rock Guards to remove an unstable […]

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  • Remembrance Sunday – Road And Parking Spaces Closure

    The public is advised that the Highways Authority has given approval for the road and area surrounding the Cenotaph to Donny’s Place, and five parking spaces in front of the Court House, to be closed on the morning of Sunday, 10 November 2019, in order for the Remembrance Sunday Service to take place. The road […]

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  • Economic Development Committee Meeting – Thursday 24 October 2019

    The monthly meeting of the Economic Development Committee (EDC) took place on Thursday, 24 October 2019, and the following is a summary of the main items discussed: Enterprise St Helena (ESH) presented their Progress and Performance Report for August 2019, inclusive of brief updates.  Particular mention was made of the two recent cruise ship visits […]

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  • Sea Conditions

    The Emergency Planning Department would like to inform the public that a north- westerly swell is forecast for St Helena from Sunday, 3 November 2019. This may result in a large sea swell and breakers in James Bay and Rupert’s Bay. The public is asked to use caution when accessing the Seafront area. To avoid […]

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  • Alternative Business Model for Fish Processing and Sales on St Helena

    On Tuesday, 29 October 2019, Executive Council discussed the option of an alternative business model for processing and selling fish on St Helena, with a view to curtailing the crippling losses incurred by SHG’s state owned entity St Helena Fisheries Corporation (SHFC) and reducing the subsidy provided to it by Government. The alternative business model […]

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  • Training for St Helena Emergency Services

    15 personnel from the St Helena Emergency Control Room, Sea Rescue, Fire & Rescue and Police Services last week participated in training delivered by the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency and UK College of Policing. The Emergency Control Room, Sea Rescue, and Police Service underwent the following training with Philipp Bostock and Rob Priestley of the […]

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