Nauru President dumps minister

The President of Nauru has dumped a minister from his four person cabinet.

Shadlog Bernicke was the Minister in charge of the Nauru Royalties Trust, the Minister of Telecommunications and the Minister of Communications and Technology.

There has been no indication of why Mr Bernicke has been dumped, but a government official said it was with immediate effect.

President Baron Waqa has temporarily assumed the portfolios.