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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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;