Nauru and its investment program should serve as cautionary tale for the Philippines

With a land area of only 8.1 square miles, it is the smallest country in the world after Vatican City and Monaco.

Its population of about 10,000 makes it the world’s smallest republic, as well as the smallest island nation. It has no rivers or streams and virtually all of its water, food, and manufactured goods have to be imported. There are no harbors or protected anchorages, and no sizable arable land fit for farming. Nauru has no official capital.

Nauru age-grade Sevens team enjoy week of first before tournament

The young squad will play in the World School Sevens tournament this weekend with All Black Akira Ioane on hand at training today to present jerseys to the players.

The flanker joked he was given a run for his money.

“I thought we were just playing touch but you can see how much it means to them,” Ioane said.

Nauru, an island that stretches 21 kilometres, is home to just 11,000 people and a three-hour flight from Fiji. They've have been enjoying a season of firsts ahead of their campaign this weekend.

Nauru 2022 legal year formally closes

In his address, Chief Justice Khan spoke of court efficiency, the importance of annual legal conference, continuing legal education and the extension of the court registry. He acknowledged the government of Nauru for their support of the courts and thanked staff “for their dedication” and hard work.

Acting Secretary for Justice Bhavna Narayan stressed the importance of law practitioners familiarising themselves with Election Petition Rules 2019 and the functions of the Court of Disputed Returns.

Nauru commemorates World Aids Day

   The walk commenced at Anibare Lodge and ended at the health clinic at Anibare boat harbor where participants enjoyed refreshments of water and fruits.

World Aids Day is commemorated on 1 December each year.

It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

According to the Nauru Global AIDS Progress Report 2015, the island nation registered the first case of HIV in a Nauru citizen in 2014.

No Covid second wave in Nauru

“There are five isolation cases, 4 are at home and one in Menen transit station. For the home isolation case, a child was presented to the hospital with flu-like symptoms and subsequently tested positive and contact tracing was carried out with the family. Those in home isolation are receiving essential supplies with assistance from the Nauru Post, and are being monitored by Nauru Public Health.”

“Wear your mask, hand wash, sanitise, and keep your distance of 1.5-2 metres,” Aingimea said.

Operation Render Safe successfully disposes unexploded ordnances in Nauru

The operation is a joint mission between the governments of Nauru and Australia, carried out by the Australian Defence Force (ADF), the Nauru Police Force (NPF) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

A statement said this is the continuation of the first Operation Render Safe mission undertaken in Nauru in 2020.

Eight UXOs were safely and successfully disposed of at a secure site at Topside on Wednesday.

Three of which have been described by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) as dangerous.

Nauru prepares to celebrate Aroreni Day

The event which celebrates the 12 tribes of Nauru and the history of Aroreni wil be held tomorrow and Saturday.

The Department of Internal Affairs has organised a programme which involves several activities and competitions for all the tribesmen and women.

Competitions include canoe fishing, noddy bird catching, net fishing, rod fishing and catching flying fish which will be tomorrow.

There is also an outboard fishing competition on Saturday August 20.

Nauru Minister’s Cup Marlin Competition hosts over 50 participants

The Nauru Fisheries and Marine Resources Authority hosted the event last week to commemorate its 25th anniversary.

The boats launched in the early hours of the morning at 5am and returned before 11am on 9 August. Forty-six boats launched from Boe channel and eight launched from Anibare boat harbor. Twenty-eight boats returned to Anibare boat harbour for weighing purposes.


The winners are as follows.

Single heaviest tuna

1st - Baiyo 42.8 kg yft

2nd - Paroro 41.6 kg yft

3rd - Lloyd 25 kg yft

Overall total

Over 90 children receive Covid-19 vaccination in Nauru

Another 120 received theirs on Monday 8 August, totaling 217 children.

President Lionel Aingimea said of this 217 total, 11 children received their first dose (89 per cent) and 206 children received their second dose (58 per cent) and are therefore fully vaccinated.

“Children who have taken their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine three weeks ago are now eligible to take the second dose.”

Nauru receives Covid vaccines from Switzerland

President Lionel Aingimea expressed his gratitude to the government of Switzerland for the donation and Australia for covering the cost of the associated ancillaries (syringes, diluents).

Aingimea also thanked the government of the United States of America for donating 12,000 Pfizer vaccines which will be delivered at a later date.

As the country responds to the pandemic, step 3 of easing of Covid restrictions remains in place.