St Helena News

On Christmas Eve, the annual Island convoy of revellers tours St Helena, visiting various care facilities and homes to hand out festive treats, blasting out Country Christmas songs as they go. At the top of Jamestown, floats and costumed performers join up for a parade into Jamestown. This is an annual event organised by a […]

It was only a few weeks ago many supporters, friends and family gathered at the landing steps in Jamestown St Helena to wave farewell to the crew of the yacht Carpe Diem who was about to set sail on a 1700-mile journey to Cape town to prepare for 2018 Cape to St Helena yacht race. […]

Thе Rоуаl Mail Shiр St Helena wаѕ built in 1989 еxрliсitlу to ѕuррlу the Island оf St Hеlеnа, a Britiѕh Ovеrѕеаѕ Tеrritоrу dеер in thе tropical Sоuth Atlantic. The RMS St Helena is a Britiѕh rеgiѕtеrеd, 6,767 gross ton ship fitted with berths for a maximum оf 156 раѕѕеngеrѕ рluѕ 56 officers аnd сrеw. The […]

Following the press release from the St Helena Government today Friday 21st July, confirmed that an agreement had been signed off for SA Airlink to provide a scheduled air service to the Island from Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa to include a monthly service to Ascension Island. The service to and from Tambo […]

Six months ago, St Helena experienced a very frustrating situation whereas the Island was faced with a critical water shortage. In February that situation improved when the long awaited down pour of rain finally came. Although rainfall has been fairly consistent over the last few weeks, yesterday the situation was totally different from that of […]

For over 27 years it has been a memorable adventure for most tourist class passengers who have stepped on board the RMS St Helena and made a journey of a lifetime to our Island. The RMS has been memorable for most who have travelled on her over the years, and over the next few months […]

The official announcement was delivered today. “That SA Air link are the chosen bidders to provide commercial air services to St Helena” The long awaited press release from the St Helena Government announcing the successful bidder was somewhat brief and sort of an anticlimax; As it was always apparent who was going to be the […]

Renting, buying or letting property on St Helena has been made simple with a website that allows you to do all of the above with a simple process. The Property finder St Helena was launched last year and continues to deliver the one stop service for property owners and anyone just wanting to buy or […]

It has been announced by SHG that an Air partner chartered RJ85 Aircraft will arrive at St Helena’s Airport from Cape Town with some of the affected RMS passengers onboard as early as Wednesday 03rdMay 2017. The affected passengers spent weeks of frustration sitting in Capetown whilst SHG and DFID negotiated and agreed to put […]

Travel to St Helena by sea and air gets even more frustrating to say the least. The recent news of the RMS with a further problem and the Ascension runway closed for emergency repairs and despite all of this St Helena has an operational airport but no air service. Rumours are on the Streets of […]


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