Nauru government

Mask use recommended by Nauru govt

In a statement, a spokesperson says some of the new infections have been listed as community transmission cases.

It recommends face masks be worn outdoors, in office settings and in large gatherings.

The World Health Organisation says Nauru has had just over 4,600 Covid-19 cases since the virus arrived at the border in January 2020.


Nauru Government hands over two new houses to owners

The Twin houses located in Buada District were completed to relocate residents from the red zone area due to construction of the new port.

While handing over the houses, Member of Parliament, Wawani Dowiyogo said there are 70 houses to be built under the initiative.

Nineteen houses are currently under construction, four have already been handed over to new home owners and two houses are yet to be completed.

The two new houses were built and completed at the same time on 18 August 2022.

Nauru Government receives sporting equipment for schools

The donation was made by the country’s major development partners in Australia.

Deputy Australian High Commissioner, Andrew Hodges presented rugby balls, AFL footballs, basketballs, ten pin bowling set and mats.

Secretary for Sport, Dagan Kaeirua thanked Australia for funding the sports equipment that will be used as part of their community sport programme.

Hodges thanked the sports department for their assistance.

He said he looks forward to seeing the students using the sports equipment to live a healthy life style by being active.

Nauru President addresses speculations on flight crew incident

On arrival in Nauru, Friday 8 May around 6.30pm, all five crew members did not disembark the plane but underwent the routine health screening by Nauru Health Officer for coronavirus, this includes the rapid diagnosis testing in the front gallery of the plane.

As a result, one of the members of the crew had a positive rapid test. A positive rapid test indicates that the person has likely been infected some time.

Nauru's leader says UN has key role fighting climate crisis

Mr Aingimea, who was speaking on behalf of the Pacific Islands Forum, said Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas was an example of the more frequent extreme weather event that will undermine the region's survival and viability.

The president said building climate-resilient systems that support peace and stability will take a concerted international effort and that the UN has an important role to play in this.

He called on the UN to respond to the Pacific's call for it to urgently appoint a Special Representative on Climate and Security.

Digicel pays AUD$890,379 Dividend to Shareholders

Since 2009, Digicel has paid over US$15million to the Government of Nauru in dividends and taxes.  Digicel continues to be the most prolific financial supporter and sponsor of sports, education, health and cultural initiatives in the country.

His Excellency Hon. Lionel Rouwen Aingimea, President of The Republic of Nauru thanked Digicel for its significant contribution to the communications infrastructure in Nauru and said; “On behalf of a grateful country, Thank you very much.”

Nauru Government pays $500K to widows

This forms part of the total $40 million Nauruans lost in the banking collapse.

An initiative of President Waqa, Parliament approved the payment during the last sitting, and Finance Minister David Adeang revealed the funds were deposited into recipients’ Bendigo Bank accounts last Thursday and Friday.

Mr Adeang said many Nauruans lost large amounts of money, which people never expected to see again, particularly after the previous administration wrote off ninety per cent of the total amount.

PINA urges for ‘Pacific Way’ to resolve impasse between Nauru Government and ABC

“If current media reports are indeed true about the ABC being denied entry to Nauru to cover the upcoming Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Summit in Nauru, we appeal to the Government of Nauru to rescind its decision and allow ABC journalists to cover this meeting in September.

“This is the highest political gathering where our regional leaders, as well as regional media, look forward to attending every year.

Nauru Government to appeal court ruling to pay for Australian lawyers

Justice Minister David Adeang said the ruling was surprising, given that the legislation committed to provide all defendants with legal representation in a similar way to many other democratic nations.

“The legislation passed by Parliament recognises the importance of due process and provides for every person charged with a criminal offence to have representation by way of a public defender, at no expense to them.

Nauru magistrate departs after contract non renewed

RNZ reports the decision comes after Emma Garo had sentenced three people who had pleaded guilty to various charges laid in connection with an anti-government protest 17 months ago.

The government is understood to be upset at what it sees as both the lenient sentences and the granting of bail by Ms Garo.

Earlier this year in parliament, Justice Minister David Adeang had warned judges to be careful about being what he considered too lenient, suggesting their contracts may not be renewed.