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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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September 27, 2016
PART 1 A 200 nautical mile Maritime Zone in the sea around St Helena has been designated a Marine Protected Area (MPA) (see attached map) – announced at the 2016 ‘Our Ocean’ Conference hosted by US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington DC on Thursday 15 September 2016. The MPA and subsequent Marine Management… Continue reading
Councillor Cruyff Buckley has been elected by Council as the new Sports & Physical Activity Champion for St Helena, following Councillor Gavin Ellick relinquishing the role. Elected Members have shown a clear commitment to sports and physical activity and their importance to the health and wellbeing of the St Helena community. The role of the… Continue reading
A formal meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will take place on Monday, 3 October 2016, in the Council Chamber. Members of the public and interested persons are invited to attend the meeting, which will also be broadcast live on SAMS Radio 1. Programme of Business Time Monday 3 October 2016 09.00 –… Continue reading
CEO of the St Helena Equality & Human Rights Commission, Catherine Turner, returned to the Island on Wednesday 21 September 2016, having attended the first Overseas Territories (OTs) Human Rights Conference for OT Human Rights Commissions and practitioners. The conference was held in the historic surroundings of Lancaster House, London, from 12 -14 September 2016,… 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.
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.