This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News Update for August 24, 2016.

In the headlines: Dominica gets closer to having new consumer protection laws; A day of National prayer and thanksgiving to commemorate the first anniversary of Tropical storm Erika; a defense force soldier in Antigua is charged and at least 73 dead in Italy’s earthquake.

News presented by Hazary Williams with sports by Vynliz Dailey and technical assistance from Midian ” DJ Midian” Pacquette.