Nauru AFL players to attend talent camp in Australia

The five-day event gets underway on Thursday.

The AFL South Pacific – Male Talent Camp will involve selected players from three other Pacific academies in Fiji, Vanuatu and PNG reports Nauru Media News.

They will undergo training prior to their games against Gold Coast Sun Academy players and Brisbane Lions Academy players in their age group of 18-19 years.

The Talent camp is an opportunity for the eight footballers to gain a scholarship pathway to the Gold Coast Suns and Brisbane Lions Academies.

Pacific islands tap Taiwan ally Nauru for next top diplomat

The Pacific Islands Forum, meeting in Fiji, also said it would hold more talks with Japanese scientists and the International Atomic Energy Agency over Japan's plan to release treated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.

Some Pacific islands fear the water release could contaminate fish stocks but Tokyo has said it does not pose a risk, and the meeting agreed that "science and data" should guide political decisions on the issue.

Nauru President in Fiji for Forum Special Leaders Retreat

He was received by the Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Filimoni Vosarogo.

President Kun will attend the Pacific Islands Forum Special Leaders Retreat.

Continuing the theme of “Reflection, Renewal, Celebration”, the Special Leaders Retreat will be held from 23-24 February 2023 in Denarau, Nadi and will focus on Forum solidarity.

The meeting will also see the transition of the Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum from Fiji to the Cook Islands.

Nauru Government issues travel restriction order

An order issued by the Acting Minister of National Emergency Services, Richard-Hyde Menke said only fully vaccinated travelers are allowed into the country.

It states that a traveller to Nauru by an aircraft shall produce proof of being fully vaccinated against Coronavirus (Covid-19) to the airline before commencing travel to Nauru unless the traveller is exempted from vaccination under Regulations 6 and 6A of the National Disaster Risk Management (Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Vaccination)) Regulations 2021;

Nauru hands over Micronesian Presidents’ Summit (MPS) Chairmanship to FSM

The handover took place at the 21st meeting of the MPS in Pohnpei on Monday.

President Kun is in Pohnpei to attend the 21st MPS and on invitation to the 25th Micronesian Islands Forum (MIF).

A statement said Nauru and Kiribati are not members of the MIF but it is the intent of the MIF to formally invite Nauru and Kiribati to become members at its meeting yesterday.

President Kun said despite the chaos and crisis of the recent past, the MPS has emerged stronger through a renewed sense of solidarity, standing side-by-side through a period of sensitive negotiations.

Planned power outage for Nauru

The power outage will be from 1pm- 4pm for the whole of Ijuw, today.

NUS said “Areas affected: Anabar Pond Camp Abs 150 to Grino Tokaibure residence Abs 187. This is to enable the replacing of high voltage wooden to fibre glass cross arm in Ijuw.”

“Power supply will return to normal as soon as works have completed.”

The corporation also confirmed that there will also be a power outage same time tomorrow for the whole of Anabar.

Homeschool to commence in Nauru

The Nauru Government said this is due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

“Support staff will be available at the school from 8.30am to 3pm for those who seek assistance in regards to the learning package provided.”

“Normal classes for Sacred Heart College Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8.”

The country is currently experiencing the second wave of Covid-19, due to the increase in the number of locally acquired cases reported over the last 4 weeks with further case numbers expected to increase.


Nauru braces for second Covid wave

The Government Information Office said the infections are due to the increase in the number of locally acquired cases reported over the last 4 weeks with further case numbers expected to increase.

The country has recorded a total of 200 active cases on island of which 154 newly acquired infections were identified during this reporting period; all but 2 cases were locally acquired. 

This brings the total number of Covid cases to 5121 of which 444 infections were reported since 1 January 2023.

US Ambassador presents credentials to Nauru President

On arrival at the government office yesterday, Ambassador Damour was received by the Police Commissioner Iven Notte for the inspection of the Nauru Police Force Guard of Honour before being escorted to the Office of the President.

President Kun said he looks forward to strengthening relations and mutual cooperation between the two allied nations moving forward.

A statement said Ambassador Damour is an experienced member of the US foreign office and is also Ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, and Tuvalu. She succeeds Joseph Cella who served in the role for over two years.

Nauru reports 127 new Covid cases, 219 active cases

According to the latest situational report, 127 are new cases of Covid and this is a 90 per cent increase compared to the same time last week.

The island nation is now experiencing the second wave of Covid-19 and further case numbers are expected to increase.

The highest number of new cases of 84 is reported in the 18-49 years age group.

Thirteen new cases are in the 0-4 years age group.

The report released yesterday said 419 people have been identified as ‘close contacts’ and are under quarantine.


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