Nauru signs agreements for financial support with Australia

A statement from the Nauru government Friday, June 9 said Finance Minister Martin Hunt signed the agreement with Australian High Commissioner Helen Cheney in Yaren.

It said the funding from Canberra will go towards the education sector and improving Covid response capabilities.

Hunt said it will help establish a quality learning environment for Naruan students.



Digicel organize activities to give back to the community

As part of this initiative, Digicel Nauru, one of the companies under Telstra, has organized various activities to support the local community.

Digicel Nauru also presented a dividend fund of $2,341,442.94 to the Minister for Telecommunication, Honourable Pyon Deiye M.P.

On June 9th, Digicel Nauru invited the Department of People Living with Disability (PLD) to the Centennial Hall to receive seven wheelchairs and other mobility aids valued at $30,000.

Nauru to commemorate World Environment Day

World Environment Day is celebrated annually around the world to encourage environmental actions and awareness.

This year’s theme is “Solutions to plastic pollution.”

With the increasing impacts of plastic pollution and other factors that contributes to plastic pollution, acting on the matter can make a difference.

Results for the competitions will be announced at the Centennial hall from 9am to 3pm on Monday.

Stalls prepared by the various schools will also be displayed.



15 Nauru Police Officers receive Level 4 Certificate in Policing

 The Nauru contingent were part of a batch of 185 police officers from Fiji, Tuvalu and Nauru to pass out.

Speaking with Nauru Media, Superintendent of Learning and Development, Czarist Daniel said “the basic recruits’ course will be an ongoing training program with Fiji Police”.

She added that there is other training with Fiji Police which is part of a MoU signed between Fiji Police and Nauru Police in assisting NPF with capacity building. These trainings were for higher ranking officers and forensics training.

Nauru rock blasting operation to continue

The corporation is advising the public not to proceed through Menen portion 230 and portion 430.

NRC said, “The rock blasting will be conducted from Mondays to Saturdays at different times. The blasting will commence in the morning between 6am to 7am and in the afternoon between 12pm to 1pm.”

Nauru Rehabilitation Corporation is also advising motorists and pedestrians not to proceed through Menen portion 230 and portion 430.

The ongoing blasting operation will be carried out till 31 December 2023.


Nauru youth to attend Pacific Australia Youth Summit

The PAYA summit focuses on the development of youths and a platform in voicing out concerns and issues youths are facing in their everyday lives.

Nauru Media News reports the Pacific Australia Youth Association (PAYA) is a network of youth leaders working together in sharing knowledge and developing plans on how they can address the concerns, issues and challenges youths are facing these days.

PAYA was first established back in 2020 and a summit held annually with the participation of pacific island countries and small island territories.

World Bank highlights Pacific debt distress

The report, named Raising Pasifika: Strengthening Government Finances to Enhance Human Capital in the Pacific is a public expenditure review for Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

According to RNZ Pacific, the report's executive summary says the Covid-19 shock, combined with overlapping shocks from natural disasters and global inflation, risks reversing a decade of progress in building human capital across the Pacific.

Nauru observes International Nurses Day

A statement said “It is a day to campaign and acknowledge the importance of nurses’ duties they deliver and provide to the public and the health care system. The health ministry hosted a health symposium on Friday 12th in commemoration of this auspicious day.”

Their theme this year is "Our nurses, Our Future. The workshop on nurse's symposium is part of the health ministry's program in celebrating the International Day of Nurses.

Nauru and Nepal establish diplomatic relations

The signing was done by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Nauru to the United Nations, Margo Deiye, and the Permanent Representative of Nepal, Amrit Bahadur Rai.

A statement said they were formally establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries, at the Permanent Mission of Nepal, in New York, 4 May.

The two Permanent Representatives also signed a joint letter informing the Secretary General of the United Nations, His Excellency Antonio Guterres, about the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Nauru President attends King’s coronation

Prior to the coronation, on Friday, 5 May, President Kun met King Charles at Marlborough House during the Commonwealth leaders meeting which Deputy Minister Asterio Appi also attended.

President Kun later attended a reception at Buckingham Palace with Deputy Minister Delvin Thoma and met with Prince William.

Charles acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022, upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II.

The symbolic ceremony was held at Westminster Abbey, with the King becoming the 40th reigning monarch to be crowned there since 1066.