March 27, 2017

Statement – Re Australian citizens detained

The Government of Nauru can confirm that two Australian citizens have been detained under the immigration act while awaiting deportation. They are being provided with consular access. The Government reserves the right to revoke any visa by a foreign national if deemed to be in our national interest.
January 30, 2017

RPC update

Nauru is currently host to a number of asylum seekers and refugees who are living and working with the Nauruan community at large. As of 10 January 2017, the total number of refugees living in the community and in community housing offered by the Nauruan people and the government are […]
January 15, 2017

Gabrissa Hartman takes oath of office as new MP

Gabrissa Hartman was sworn in as the newest Member of Parliament before acting Chief Justice Shafiullah Khan and full attendance of members in parliament on 24 January. In taking the oath Ms Hartman swears to “be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Republic of Nauru” and “will justly and […]
January 4, 2017

President thanks Taiwan for another year of cooperation

  President Baron Waqa has personally thanked Taiwan’s Ambassador Mr Chin-Fa Chow for “another year of wonderful cooperation between our two nations”. Mr Waqa said the impact of the relationship has been felt across all areas of Nauruan society. “Taiwan has contributed to the well-being of Nauru in many ways […]
December 21, 2016

Nauru says fake news still a problem in Pacific

The Government of Nauru has referenced US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s appeal for a check on fake news in a renewed call for media outlets in Australia and New Zealand to ignore false reports from refugee advocates. Justice Minister David Adeang said a recent report from Radio New Zealand about […]
December 14, 2016

Faster internet speeds now on Nauru

  The Government of Nauru says the introduction of the new 4G connectivity network will have far reaching and profound benefits to the nation, including improved business, education and health outcomes. Digicel Pacific and its satellite partner O3b Networks have signed an agreement to increase satellite capacity to bring state-of-the-art […]
December 9, 2016

Tribute to Hon Valdon Dowiyogo

  The Government of Nauru has extended its deepest sympathies to the family of Hon Valdon Dowiyogo who passed away overnight. His Excellency President Baron Waqa said Mr Dowiyogo was a highly regarded cabinet minister and extremely capable member of Parliament. “Mr Dowiyogo served in my first cabinet from 2013 […]
November 29, 2016

Vote for Lucina and help her be crowned Miss Pacific Islands

Our very own Miss Nauru is locked in a tense battle in the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant which will be judged in Samoa this Friday, December 2. The beautiful and talented Lucina Detsiogo is doing our country proud and is polling extremely strongly to be just a few hundred votes […]
November 16, 2016

Admission of new pleaders

Eleven new pleaders were admitted to the Nauru Bar in a ceremony last week (11 November) at the Court of Nauru. Following the arrival of the Acting President His Excellency David Adeang, MP, the court convened and the mover of the petitions Assistant Minister for Justice Lionel Aingimea read out […]
November 13, 2016

Nauru welcomes US refugee resettlement

  The Government of Nauru has welcomed news that refugees on the island will be resettled in the United States and has commended the Australian Government for its handling of the process. Minister for Justice David Adeang said while the Government has consistently sought to correct false reports about conditions […]