This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News and Sports for Friday 01st October, 2021

In the headlines:

Dominica has launched activities for its 43rd anniversary independence

In news from the Region, Trinidad to allow physical classes for only vaccinated students from October 4, as school begins next week across the region

Internationally, the US President suffers a blow, as a trillion-dollar vote is delayed by Congress

News was presented by Jair Pendenque and sports by Garvin Richards, with technical assistance from Laila Langford.