This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News and Sports for Saturday 16th October, 2021

In the headlines:

Agriculture Minister Fidel Grant says an action plan to tackle chronic non- communicable diseases is urgent.

In the region, Barbados prepares to add COVID vaccine to student vaccination roster.

Internationally, US offers to pay relatives of Kabul drone attack victims.

News was presented by Jair Pendenque and Sports by Garvin Richards, with technical assistance from Hazary Williams.