Boe Community dart competition a success

Men and women pitted their skills in the competition held last week.

There were three categories, female, male and mix doubles. There were also prizes for the highest peck male/female and highest score male/female.

 Here are the results:  

Female- Abba Cain

Runner-up -Jayvina Capelle

Male- Kelly Mobit

Runner-up - Max Kamtaura

Mix Double - Fredrick Starr and Christine Namaduk

Runner-up - Corey Namaduk and Felisha Starr

Highest peck (F) - Jayvina Capelle

Highest peck (M) - Kelly Mobit

Digicel install FREE Wi-Fi in Nauru school’s

The new 3G unwired Wi-Fi is part of Digicel roll out of its new unwired 3G service. 

CEO at Digicel, Ben Kealy, said that: “he was delighted to support the local schools programme and hoped that access to FREE Wi-Fi would help the children of Nauru develop their education.  He went onto say that it was part of Digicel’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and is now part of supporting the many Communities in Nauru.

These new 3G unwired units are available at the Digicel Flag ship store at the Civic Centre.

The school installed with FREE Wi-Fi are as follows:

Authorities to remove asylum seeker baby from hospital

While a spokeswoman for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said nothing has changed and the Department was still negotiating with the hospital about one-year-old baby Asha, refugee advocates said the girl's mother was told their relocation was imminent.

Baby Asha was being treated in Brisbane for injuries after she was accidentally burnt by boiling water in a tent on Nauru in January.

Doctors at the hospital have refused to release her until a suitable home environment is found.

Nauru changes procedures for visitor visas for Australian and New Zealand citizens

A government statement said this is a result of some media representatives dishonestly entering Nauru on false documentation.

No visas held by Australian and New Zealand workers who enter Nauru for legitimate work reasons are affected.

Training with SPREP lays the foundation for future planning of marine resource management in Nauru

A training workshop on Marine Spatial Planning ended last week, it followed on from a Geographic Information Systems workshop which introduced the concept of MSP and its benefits as a training tool.

Brain drain hinders Nauru in climate change battle

Ms Hubert was speaking at a Pacific climate change conference at New Zealand's Victoria University.

She told delegates the government is acting at an international level but the country does not have the skilled people to implement projects on the ground.

Float parade for Nauru’s 48th Independence Day celebration

The competition which was in two categories was open to anyone interested.

One of the categories was for corporations and the other for communities.

The floats were of various kinds showcasing creative talents of people.

There were mini local huts on the backs of trucks carrying children dressed in grass skirts. There was also one vehicle that carried the face of the founder of Nauru, Captain John Fern and the leader who brought independence to Nauru, the Late Hammer DeRoburt.

Orientation for USP Nauru campus on Sat, Feb 6

This event is designed to enhance the commencement of students’ time at USP. It will provide an opportunity for new and continuing students to:


Nauru govt hits back at claims over asylum seekers

In a statement, the justice minister David Adeang said some Australian leaders are peddling lies in order to achieve a political agenda.

He said any claims sending children back to Nauru is like child abuse is dishonest, unconscionable and outrageous, and an insult to all people on Nauru.

Fireworks light up Nauru skies for Independence Day

Families came from all around the island and spread mats and set up chairs while others came in their cars or on their motorbikes well before 9pm to get a good view.

Children watched in awe as each firework exploded and lit up the skies with an array of colours. Some toddlers though clung to their mothers in fright during the 15 minute display.