by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The tragic death of a toddler on Nevis, following a dog attack has generated extensive public discourse and a possible intervention from the Government as it relates to amendments to the Dogs (Licensing and Control) Act.
Attorney General, the Honourable Garth Wilkin said the incident is being investigated by the Police and discussions will be held between the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture to determine the way forward.
“I assure you that the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs will engage with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Police to determine whether the Act needs to be strengthened to help to prevent such a tragedy occurring again. That is our promise” said Attorney General Wilkin.
He added, “My thoughts and prayers are with the child’s family. This is truly a national tragedy. ALL of us must do what we can to ensure this tragedy is not repeated.”
Meanwhile, citizens and residents are invited to visit the lawcommission.gov.kn website, and type “dog” in the search box to access the Dogs (Licensing and Control) Act. Individuals can suggest amendments to the Act by emailing the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs at email@example.com.