This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News and Sports for Friday 08th March, 2019

In the headlines: Dominica continues to make significant strides in the achievement of gender equality, as the country observes International Women’s Day; In the region the working day has been suspended, and schools are closed as Venezuela blackout continues; And Internationally Finland’s Government resigns just weeks before a general election.

News was presented by Sheena Harry and Sports by Garvin Richards with technical assistance from Kimara Hurtault.