The St. Kitts and Nevis Racing Commission is to regulate and control racing and the operation of race horses and race dogs and to carry out such other functions as are assigned to it by or in pursuance of the provisions of the Act or any other enactment, said a Government release.
According to the legislation passed in 2009, the Commission shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in its corporate name and may acquire, hold and dispose of any property.
The release has confirmed the names of the Commission approved by the Federal Cabinet to include: Mr. Calvin Edwards, representing the Ministry of Finance; Mr. Christopher Evelyn and Mr. Richard Lupinacci, representing the Owners and Breeders; Ms. Donna Harris, representing the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs and Mr. Heston Hamm, Business Owner.
According to the Official Gazette, Minister of Industry, Dr. Timothy Harris’ appointment of those persons to the St. Kitts and Nevis Racing Commission, took effect from the 24th of August 2011 and terminates on the 31st of August 2014.
The provisions of the Schedule shall have effect as to the constitution and operation of the Commission which shall be responsible for the regulation and control of the racing industry and in furtherance of its responsibility shall have the power to make all such rules as are necessary; undertake the registration of race horses, dogs and owners; issue such licences and permits as may be required by this Act; establish training schemes for jockeys, stable lads and other personnel in the racing industry; administer and enforce rules made under section 22.