Students in Nauru encouraged to be vaccinated before returning to school

The Department of Education said, “Once they receive their vaccine, they can then re-commence school.”

“Education and the task force advises parents & guardians including school staff to keep in mind COVID measures and continue to practice health measures to avoid getting Covid.”

Throughout the term, Education and taskforce will work closely to manage and contain Covid and to keep everyone safe.

The Department of Education has also welcomed back all staff and students and is urging parents and guardians to ensure their their children attend school every day.

Nauru probe into Thai property allegations

The Government understands the allegations relate to the residence being used as a facility for illegal operations by foreigners, for forging passports.

It said it did not sanction or authorise the former consul-general to allegedly lease the residence.

Nauru said this is the subject of ongoing investigations in Bangkok and reassures the authorities that it stands ready to cooperate to assist the investigation.


Nauru Government investigates reports of former diplomat implicated in allegations related to leased property in Bangkok

A statement released today said, “The Government had absolutely no knowledge that Mr Dame had entered into any such lease.”

BenarNews reports the residence, which investigators raided on December. 22, was used as a base for forging passports by foreigners including two Chinese nationals wanted by Beijing, Thai police have said. 

Dame’s whereabouts as well as his and the Nauru consulate’s role, if any, in the passport mill are unclear. According to the Thai police, the illicit operation forged Chinese and Nauru passports reports BenarNews,

20 Nauru Government scholarship students graduate

The students were given the opportunity to study overseas including Fiji and Australia.

Secretary for Education and Training Darrina Kun encouraged the students to continue pursuing their studies at a higher level, tertiary scholarships such as the AusAID Scholarships and Taiwan MOFA Scholarship are available for new applicant.

Nauru Media News NTV reports Nauru also has a USP campus open for enrolment that offers tertiary level of education.

24 graduate from Pleaders Course

The ceremony on Friday was hosted by the Department of Justice and Border Control, with Speaker of Parliament Marcus Stephen, Deputy Minister for Justice Maverick Eoe and Deputy Speaker of Parliament Lionel Aingimea conferring the certificates.

A statement said former Justice Minister Mathew Batsiua scored the highest amongst his peers, earning him the Best Overall Student award as well as the Best Male Student award while Blossom Tsiode achieved the Best Female Student award.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions it took two years to complete the 2021-2022 pleaders course.

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.