This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News and Sports for Tuesday 9th January, 2018.

In the headlines: Tourism Minister says Roseau ready to receive first cruise ship of 2018 season; In news from the region murder toll in Jamaica nears 40 since the start of the year and Internationally East African country outlaws rape for the first time in its 20 year history.

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