This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News for Thursday, January 17, 2019.

In the headlines: Dominica Social Security says there will be an increase in benefits in 2019; from the region, OAS commits US$500,000 to build resilience of Caribbean small and medium tourism enterprises; and internationally, French Prime Minister implements contingency plan in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

News presented by Sheena Harry, with technical assistance from Hazary Williams.