Nauru Ambassador presents credentials to UN in Geneva

The Director General of the United Nations in Geneva Tatiana Volavaya welcomed and received Jeremiah’s credentials at the United Nations office in Geneva last week.

A Government statement said Ambassador Jeremiah served as the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Nauru prior to her appointment in Geneva.

In 2016 she completed her placement as Consul General in Brisbane, Australia and went to her next post in Taipei to be Nauru’s Ambassador to the Republic of China (Taiwan).

She then moved to be Nauru’s Ambassador to Switzerland in 2019.

Evacuation drills conducted for Nauru Schools

DRM Director, Diminski Reweru said, “Fire and Tsunami evacuation drills are different. In a tsunami drill the students and teachers will be required to move to higher ground, while in a fire drill, students and teachers will be required to assemble in a designated safe area 15 to 20 meters from the school.”

The safety drills are an annual event organized by the department for safety reasons.

Fire and Tsunami evacuation drills are organized annually in the schools because students and teachers change annually.

Micronesian Games delayed due to issues with facilities

It's the second time the Games have had to be postponed with the event due to take place in July-August 2022 pulled due to ongoing uncertainty about covid-19 and restricted travel in the region.

In a letter to member island nations of the council, secretary general Joey Miranda said that after recommendations from the Marshall Islands government and other stakeholders involved, they concluded that the quadrennial event can't be delivered on the July 2023 date.

Seven teams participate in Nauru’s ULVPF programme’s Airstrip relay

The programme kicked started with a relay around the airstrip with a great turn out from the supporters.

The airstrip was packed with families and friends of the participant’s right from the start to the finish point.

The Dream Team won the relay finishing ahead of the Team Rugby, who finished in second place.

Third place went to Menen Crew.

The Unique-Lee violence prevention foundation is a non-government organization that was first established in 2018.

Nauru lifters to participate at World Youth Championship

Nauru Media News reports the lifters competing in different weight categories consist of four young girls and two young men.

  • Taisha Grundler – 49kg
  • My-Only Stephen – 55kg
  • Jo-veth Deireragea – 59kg
  • Femily Notte – 64kg
  • Johannes Adam – 49kg
  • Ditto Ika – 67kg

Head Coach Quincy Detenamo (Vice President of NWF) said, “These young lifters to attend this event are facing top weightlifters in the world which will be of great benefit and experience to them in the future and their sporting career”.

Nauru signs 99-year land lease for chancery in Canberra

Solomon signed the contract together with Gillian Sally Barnes, delegate of the Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia.

The signing of the 99-year lease is the first key milestone of the project formalising ownership of Block 17 Section 67 in Deakin, Canberra.

A statement said the construction of the chancery must commence within 18 months from the lease commencement date and completed within three years.

Nauru President highlights important role of CPSC

President of Nauru and Minister for Nauru Port Authority Russ Kun said the role of the CPSC is “extremely important for the member countries with a mandate that will ensure a broad social and economic outcome for our island nation and its people… specially addresses the provision of regular, predictable shipping services that are sustainable and with affordable shipping rates”.

He made the comment at the Annual General Meeting of the SPSC in Nadi, Fiji.

Nauru chairs 9th Central Pacific Shipping Commission AGM

Nauru is chairing this 9th AGM, the first face-to-face meeting since 2019.

The government said this is the third time for Nauru to chair.

CPSC members are Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Tuvalu and Wallis & Futuna.

Nauru Maritime Deputy Director Kemp Detenamo chaired yesterday’s meeting on behalf of Nauru and said the technical meeting provides the opportunity for country representatives to table their grievances and challenges about the shipping services.

Nauru commemorates IWD with Public Holiday

The order has been published in the Government Gazette dated 6 March 2023.

International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.

The theme for the 2023 campaign is Embrace Equity.  


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Nauru inducted to Micronesian Islands Forum

This annual summit brings together the six governors and three presidents of the Micronesia region.

The other members of the forum are Guam, Palau, the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Meanwhile, the Island Times reports Kiribati continues to be in receipt of a standing invitation to join the Forum "at its discretion and interest".


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