This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News and Sports for Thursday 13 May, 2021

In the headlines:

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and other elected members of the Dominica Labour Party of 2014, have pleaded not guilty to alleged treating

Meantime, one of the complainants has withdrawn from the case

In the region, Grenada’s government prepares to extend the country’s State of Emergency to November

Internationally, airlines pause flights while others divert them, amid a surge in hostilities in Israel and Gaza

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