July 31, 2017

Statement by His Excellency President Baron Divavesi Waqa

His Excellency Baron Waqa has used a speech to the 10th Conference of the Pacific Community and 70th Anniversary in Noumea to address modern challenges being faced by South Pacific countries. The President said new challenges need new solutions and innovation is the best way forward.   I would like […]
July 21, 2017

New justices for Nauru

The Government of Nauru has announced the country’s new judicial appointments. The current Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nauru, Filimone Jitoko, has been appointed the new Chief Justice, replacing his Honour Chief Justice Joni Madraiwiwi, who passed away last September following a short illness. His Honour Justice Jitoko, a […]
July 17, 2017

President Waqa receives Czech Republic ambassador-designate

His Excellency President Baron Waqa received the Ambassador-designate of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Nauru at the Office of the President this morning (17 July) for the presentation of the Letter of Credence. Ambassador Jaroslav Olsa Jr. arrived at the government offices and was greeted by Secretary for […]
July 12, 2017

Nauru makes economic progress

Nauru has been recognised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for the progress it has made on tax transparency. The nation has been given a rating of ‘largely compliant’ by the OECD’s Global Forum review. The OECD’s Global Forum is a body that gives direction on how […]
June 30, 2017

Public Notice: On behalf of Nauru Utilities Corporation

As of 1st July 2017 water and electricity rates will be changed. Commercial, government and industrial rates remain the same at 0.70 per kilowatt hours. The domestic lifeline tariff will reduce from 300kw at $75.00 to 200kw at $50.00 per month. Please see new rates here
June 30, 2017

Jubilee celebrations to launch on handover day

Celebrations for Nauru’s 50th Independence Day anniversary will officially launch with a mega carnival packed with entertainment this weekend, 1 July. The announcement was made by President Baron Waqa during a televised address on public service, reiterating the importance and significance the anniversary is to Nauru and gave thanks for […]
June 28, 2017

Nauru’s History Front and Centre

National drive to collect and preserve items of interest to Nauru’s history, memorabilia and war relics. As part of the 50th Independence Day anniversary celebrations, there will be a history display set up for public viewing. The history display is expected to feature various items and memorabilia (photos, objects, recordings, […]
June 26, 2017

Sports agreement signing

The Governments of Nauru and Australia have signed an agreement to refurbish and renovate sporting facilities on the island and to enhance Nauru’s Community Sports Outreach Program. Australia has allocated $490,000 for the projects, which is expected to be provided within the next two months. It’s hoped the measures, which […]
June 12, 2017

President Waqa reaffirms Nauru’s commitment to Israel on official visit

His Excellency President Baron Waqa met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem and reaffirmed Nauru’s support during his first official visit to Israel this week, 10 June.  The welcome is one of genuine friendship as Nauru stands strong in its support for Israel in international fora especially in Israel’s […]
June 9, 2017

Milestone for Nauru audit office

The Nauru Department of Audit has reached a milestone by tabling in Parliament the public accounts of the 2013/2014 financial year. This confirms the Waqa Government’s commitment to international standards of transparency and accountability. In delivering the Government’s budget, Minister for Finance Hon David Adeang, MP said the completion of […]