House and a SHED as a response to gender based violence in Nauru

The Self Help Ending Domestics (SHED) programme focuses on changing men’s behaviors and attitudes. It provides a place for men to discuss their challenges and concerns, and to receive counseling.

Taiwan to help Nauru launch clean energy initiative

In a meeting in Taipei with visiting Nauru President Baron Waqa, Ma said Taiwan will help Nauru halve its use of diesel for power generation by 2020.

To this end, Taiwan will provide the island country with solar-powered lighting equipment and energy-saving lamps, Ma said.

Eight Pacific Islanders off to meet the Queen

They are among 60 young people from around the Commonwealth to receive a Queen's Young Leaders Award.

The winners aged between 18 and 29 are working to support others, raise awareness and inspire change on a variety of issues including climate change, gender equality and mental health.

Nauru President visits Taiwan

During his stay in Taiwan, Waqa will meet with President Ma Ying-jeou, Foreign Minister David Lin and other senior government officials, and visit central and southern Taiwan, according to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement.

Waqa is visiting Taiwan for the 10th time and the third time as president of the Republic of Nauru, the statement said.

Nauru welcomes high court ruling

The government issued a statement in response to the decision in the Federal Court of Australia to dismiss an appeal by US hedge fund Firebird.

High Court judges in Canberra late last week ruled that Nauru’s Westpac accounts could not be garnisheed as they held the operational funds of the nation and are not used for commercial purposes.

Nauru’s Finance Minister David Adeang says resolution to the long-running case now brings clarity and peace of mind to all Nauruans. 

Nauru Primary School holds Awards Presentation Night

The students were presented with certificates for their excellent performance in their classes.

The awards night kicked off with the school’s anthem followed by an address by the principal.

Parents and guardians turned up in full support for the children and there was a lot jubilation as some of them received their awards.

The students are now looking forward to the school holidays which begin at the end of the week.

Yaren Primary School rewards students at Awards Day

Yaren Primary School held its prize giving ceremony at the school grounds today.

The event attracted a large number of parents, guardians and friends.

Students and guests enjoyed the event and as is tradition, children performed dances and plays depicting the birth of Christ.

They also kept the audience entertained with their Christmas carols.

Awards were given to students for academic and merit achievements and good behaviour.

Another year of hard work has paid off for the students who are now looking forward to a break and the festive season.

Nauru Central Market expands in seven years

Seven years ago, the market started with vendors selling locally-made products like brooms and food.

The vendors’ line-up of products later expanded to include clothes from Australia and Fiji, handicraft, body oils, jewellery and electronic gadgets.

Central Market was also situated at the Centennial Hall. Then it moved to the Civic Centre where it has become very convenient for shoppers especially those who frequent Eigigu supermarket, Ocean Store and Digicel under the same roof.

The market now operates opens early on Saturday morning and closes at midday.

Court rules for Nauru in hedge fund case

High Court judges ruled that Nauru's Westpac accounts could not be garnisheed as they were not for commercial purposes, an immunity granted by the Foreign States Immunities Act.

Had the decision gone the other way, Nauru would have been up for a very substantial sum - $31 million when the case was launched, but under half that on the current exchange rate.

35 per cent families in Nauru opt to migrate due to climate change

The survey was also conducted in Kiribati and Tuvalu where seventy per cent of households said they would migrate as well.

It’s the first and largest survey of its kind to be done in the Pacific by the United Nations University, and the results were released at the margins of the UN’s 21st Conference of the Parties currently underway in Paris.

A total of 6,852 individuals in the three islands participated in the study, who represented 852 households in Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu.