This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News and Sports for Friday 23rd July, 2021

In the headlines:

The American airlines announced plans to begin direct flights into Dominica this year

In the region, assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise was laid to rest this morning

Internationally, the European Medicines Agency approved the use of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 17

In sports, Dominican athletes Thea Lafond and Dennick Luke led the island’s delegation, as the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games began this morning

News and Sports were presented by Jair Pendenque, with technical assistance from Laila Langford.