Ethel Yon OBE was today reappointed as Sheriff of St Helena by HE Governor Lisa Honan.
Mrs Yon took the prescribed Oaths before the HE Governor in the Governor’s Office at the Castle. Mrs Yon’s appointment is effective until 31 December 2019.
The Sheriff of St Helena is nominally responsible for enforcing Court Orders, with this 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. Her most conspicuous public role, however, is the swearing in of Governors and Acting Governors.
Source: St Helena Government