This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News and Sports for Thursday 4th January, 2018.

In the headlines: Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project to deploy new state of the art hydro met network; In news from the region, new UN Mission to take innovative approach to strengthening rule of law in Haiti and Internationally, 12 dead, 180 injured in South Africa train crash

News and sports presented by Sharome Burton with technical assistance from Stephen Dangleben.