DSCN6306.JPGHarold Legg OBE JP has been appointed by Governor Gurr as Sheriff of St Helena 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 at the Governor's Office in the Castle on Friday 7th January and will immediately become effective.
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 Governorsand Acting Governors.
Public Relations/Information Office, Office of the Chief Secretary
10 January 2011