New chapter for DHL Express in Nauru

Mark Komene, DHL Express Country Manager for Fiji and Pacific Islands says ‘DHL Express and Nauru’s national carrier have had a close business relationship for many years. We utilise Nauru Air to provide services to many island nations in the South Pacific. We are excited to partner Nauru Air to provide DHL Express with ground services in Nauru’.

This new partnership means Nauru Airlines will provide shipment handover services for DHL Express shipments arriving into Nauru, and a drop off service for any export shipments that DHL Express customers wish to send.     

Nauru to debut at Oceania rugby this month

The Oceania Rugby Cup (formally known as the FORU Cup) was first played across New Caledonia, Tahiti, Cook Islands and Papua New Guinea in 2007.  It is Oceania Rugby’s longest serving tournament.

The PNG Rugby Football Union (PNGRFU) will host the Oceania Cup for the next four years with Interim Chairman Sydney Yates saying that it is the perfect opportunity to grow the game in PNG, in light of the challenges surrounding the hosting of such events.

“To have the rights to host the Oceania Cup is indeed a huge boost to our morale,” Yates said.

Nauru urges ISA members to finalise exploitation regulations

President Baron Waqa told a special 25th anniversary sitting of the assembly of the ISA in Jamaica that the regulations must be in harmony with the Convention on the Law of the Sea.

“They must balance commercially viable mining of the seabed with protection of the ocean ecology for the benefit of mankind as a while,” he said.

In March this year, the Legal and Technical Commission, a 30-member expert advisory body of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) released the draft regulations on exploitation of the mineral resources in the international seabed area.

Innovation needed to meet future challenges says Nauru Finance Minister Adeang

Nauru’s Finance Minister David Adeang last week highlighted the need for Pacific island countries to explore new innovative ideas as global economies continue to face strong headwinds, due to the heightened US-China trade tensions and geo-political tensions, especially in the Middle-East.

“Global growth appears to be stabilising, and is generally projected to pick up moderately later this year and into 2020. However, growth remains low and risks remain tilted to the downside,” Adeang said.

Nauru Finance Minister highlights impacts of US-China trade tensions on Pacific

This was highlighted by Nauru’s Finance Minister and Chair of the 2019 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM), David Adeang during the meeting at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in Suva, Fiji Thursday.

Speaking during his opening address, Adeang told economic and forum ministers from the region that their meeting was held during a critical time when the global economy continued to face strong headwinds by the heightened intensity in the US-China trade tensions and the geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.

Nauru presents Voluntary National Review at UN High Level Political Forum

The VNR was presented by David Adeang, Minister for Finance and Sustainable Development.

Since the adoption of the 2030 agenda in 2015, Nauru began the process of reviewing its National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) to ensure that it is responsive to the changing needs and priorities of the Nauruan people.

The revised NSDS is also aligned with relevant global processes such as the SAMOA Pathway and 2030 agenda and provides a useful roadmap. The VNR is aligned to coincide with the review process to avoid duplicating efforts.

Nauru powerlifters gold rush

Nauru's Nitram Dagagio won gold in the under 74kg, with Papua New Guinea winning silver and Kiribati bronze.

In the 83kg category, Nauru also took gold and silver, with Tahiti winning bronze.

In the up to 93kg category, Nauru's Jesse Roland again took gold, with Tahiti (Miguel Hopuetai) taking silver and bronze going to New Caledonia’s (Frederick Warsdi).

Roland said: "I am very happy about the result, and of course this is what I was dreaming of - to take home my gold medal."

Nauru Secretary for Justice appointed to International Seabed Authority

Mr Leung officially joined the authority at an event in Jamaica on Tuesday when he presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the ISA, Michael Lodge.

The ISA is responsible under the Law of the Sea Convention for managing the seabed and ocean floor beyond national jurisdiction. The Authority is currently spearheading efforts to finalise exploitation regulations which are expected to be adopted in late 2020.

Nauru to hold election on 24 Aug

The notice was published in the Government Gazette Monday, 15 July 2019.

The Electoral Commissioner, Joseph Cain has also been advised to conduct the poll on Saturday, 24 August.

The National Electoral Roll will be published on Friday, 19 July 2019 on the Gazette and Nauru Electoral Commission Notice Board for viewing.

Voter transfers and registrations will be closed on Saturday, 3 August 2019 at 5pm.

Voting is compulsory and the NEC is advising families living abroad that the Commission has appointed witnesses to assist them with proxy voting forms.

Nauru weightlifters add bronze to medal tally

That event was won by Australia and Kiribati walked away with the silver medal.

Doguape also clinched a bronze medal with a lift of 150kg in the Clean & Jerk event.

His compatriot, Ika Aliklik also won bronze in the Snatch event.

Kiribati lifter, Taretiita Tabaroua won the gold medal in the event.

Nauru also won bronze in the Oceania Championship also underway in Apia.

At the end of day 4 of competition, Nauru was placed in 7th place with 5 gold, 1 silver and 8 bronze in the overall medal tally.