This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News and Sports for Tuesday 17th August, 2021

In the headlines:

A total lockdown announced for Dominica this weekend

In news from the region, CARICOM pledges support for the people of Haiti following devastation caused by Saturday’s earthquake

Internationally, Taliban militants gave their first press conference this morning, two days after completing their takeover of Afghanistan

News and Sports were presented by Jair Pendenque, with technical assistance from Delma Semper.