Nauru

Nauru’s President Waqa receives Cuban Ambassador-designate Lago

Ambassador-designate Carlos Manuel Rojas Lago began his visit with a courtesy call on the Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade Michael Aroi, and was then received by the Commissioner of Police Corey Caleb for the playing of the national anthems and inspection of the Police Guard of Honour.

Later, Ambassador Lago was escorted to the Office of the President for the presentation of Credentials. 

Nauru holds three-day law conference organised by department of justice

He said that “The topics of the conference program make it obvious that we will need more professionals in a range of disciplines including but not limited to the law, ocean science, governance and human rights.”

The President encouraged more Nauruans to take up legal studies and assume positions of leadership in the Justice Department.

In welcoming participants, the Secretary of Justice Mr Graham Leung noted that the objective of the conference was to stimulate discussions on topical issues of relevance to the country.

Nauru to create history at Oceania 7s

The organisers are overwhelmed with the interest shown by the Island team in this year’s competition.

Oceania 7s Tournament Director, Wayne Schuster says the tournament is expected to be more competitive.

“With Nauru making their first appearance, there will be no shortage of passion and excitement in their maiden appearance at a regional and international Rugby 7s Tournament,” he said.

Nauru, alongside New Caledonia will be making their first appearance at the tournament.

Nauru Government rejects claims of mistreatment of 19 defendants

The accusations were made by former justice minister Mathew Batsiua about actions by the Nauru Health Department.

There were claims that the Minister for Health ordered the Director of Health to deny access to Nauru’s de-compression chamber for injured diver Rutherford Jeremiah are untrue.

The government said Mr Batsiua’s comments bring into question where the information was sourced from, as there was no directive of this kind from the Minister. Whatever the source, it was unreliable.

Nauru government condemns refugee and asylum seeker parents who put children at risk

The Government says it condemns the actions of refugee and asylum seekers parents who put their children at risk by intentionally hurting them, ordering them not to eat or drink, or encouraging them to self-harm, in order to influence legal proceedings or create a medical emergency so that they can be taken to Australia.

“As we have stated many times, this has happened and continues to happen, and those who deny this are misinformed or simply don’t want to admit the truth.”  

Digicel Nauru 9th birthday celebration prize giveaway

Digicel Nauru CEO, Deepak Khanna was elated with the response and the hundreds of thousands of entries in the ‘Top up and Win’ promotion, where all customers who topped up with $6 or more entered the draw to win fabulous prizes including cash, smartphones and free data.

Nauru Government refutes reports of deportation of Australian doctor

According to a statement released by the Government, the doctor was briefly questioned by police but released without charge after photos were taken of a child without authorisation at the regional processing centre.”

“Under the Asylum Seekers (Regional Processing Centre) Act 2012, photographing of a protected person is an offence whether inside or outside the centre. There is also a long-standing expressed centre rule which forbids the taking of any photographs within the regional processing centre unless it is authorized,” the statement said.

New UN Resident Coordinator ready to take up role in the Pacific

Mr Samarasinha will also be presenting his credentials to the heads of states in the respective countries.

He said he was grateful for the opportunity to meet Pacific leaders at the Pacific Islands Forum summit in Nauru last month.

He said it was the chance to discuss priorities with the leaders and how the UN can deal with them.

He hopes to take something tangible back to the countries as well as have conversations with as many people as possible including representatives of civil society and the media.

Nauru tennis players conduct training camp in Kiribati

The team comprised of ten players under 8, 10, 12 and 14 years, four adult players and the young players parents.

KTF President Bantarawa Ietimeta told Radio Kiribati News the NTA has chosen Kiribati for its training camp because its young players are among the best in the Pacific region.

Ietimeta said training sessions for young players started from 10am to 12pm and the adults from 12pm to 2pm. The team will complete their trainings and return to Nauru on October 7th.

The team’s visit to the country was supported by the Nauru Government and assisted by KTF.

Kiribati and Nauru urge UN to recognise Taiwan

Kiribati President, Taneti Maamau, made the call while addressing the Assembly in New York.

He said the meeting's theme implied that the UN is one family, so Taiwan should be included in international processes and discussions.

"This theme will be irrelevant if the UN continues to ignore the 20 million people who live and contribute to our shared home and continue to exclude them from the process."

Nauru President, Baron Waqa, backed up sentiments and said making the United Nations relevant to all people, must include the people of Taiwan.