Mrs Ethel Yon OBE was this morning reappointed as Sheriff of St Helena (photo attached).
The Sheriff’s prescribed Oaths were taken before Governor’s Deputy, Mrs Judi Leon, in the Governor’s Office at the Castle.
The Sheriff of St Helena is nominally responsible for enforcing Court Orders, 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.
23 December 2016