5 September 2014 | Comments
Harry Legg OBE JP has been appointed by Governor Capes as Acting Sheriff of St Helena (see attached photo), whilst the current Sheriff, Greta Pat Musk MBE JP, is away from the Island.
The Sheriff’s prescribed Oaths were taken before the Governor in his Office at the Castle and became immediately effective from 4 September 2014.
The Sheriff of St Helena is nominally responsible for enforcing Court Orders, and this is usually carried out by the Police 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.
5 September 2014