Harry Legg OBE JP has today been appointed by Governor Capes as Acting Sheriff of St Helena (see attached photo), whilst the current Sheriff, Greta Pat Musk MBE JP, is temporarily away from the Island.
The Sheriff’s prescribed Oaths were taken before His Excellency in the Governor’s Office at the Castle and become immediately effective, until the substantive Sheriff returns to St Helena on 29 July 2013.
The Sheriff of St Helena is nominally responsible for enforcing Court Orders, and this is usually carried out by the police service on the Sheriff’s behalf. The Sheriff is also responsible for summoning Jurors when a Jury is required, either in the Supreme Court or for a Coroner’s Inquest. The most conspicuous public role, however, is the swearing in of Governors and Acting Governors.
8 July 2013