This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News and Sports for Friday 5th January, 2018.

In the headlines: The Union representing employees at the Ross University School of Medicine expresses sadness at the number of redundancies; Tourism Minister says carnival 2018 can provide many opportunities for Dominica post Hurricane Maria; In news from the region Barbados Government to launch a food planting project and Internationally North East United States braces for another round of record low temperatures.

News and sports presented by Sharome Burton with technical assistance from Hazary Williams.