This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News for August 24, 2017.

In the headlines: Dominica to introduce new legislation for small business development; CARICOM countries urged to treat fleeing Venezuelans with compassion; and Russian nuclear bombers fly near North Korea in rare show of force.

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