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Zebra57
1014001.  Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:41 pm Reply with quote

The Mail on Sunday visited Nauru and broke the news of the Royal birth - here are some extracts from the article:

"A BABY? WHAT BABY? WE BREAK THE NEWS TO AN ENTIRE NATION

On the tiny island of Nauru, they still talk about a visit the Queen made more than 30 years ago. But the momentous news of a new Royal baby has barely caused a ripple in the smallest nation in the Commonwealth. As The Mail on Sunday toured the once British-ruled island, it became clear many residents had no idea a future King had been born. But as we broke the news, the message for William and Kate was clear: ‘Bring George to see us!’


There are no newspapers on Nauru and only one television network, which is watched by just a few of the 11,000 inhabitants. The internet is notoriously unreliable. Over breakfast at the Sunset Cafe in Nauru’s central business district yesterday, most people were unaware of the Royal birth.


At a nearby market, we showed off a picture of the new infant.
Clothes stallholder Corina Deduna said: ‘I had no idea about this. He’s beautiful. I’d better get some Royal blue baby clothes with George on them.’

We also visited Nauru College, where a photo of the Queen and Prince Philip arriving in 1982 is still displayed on a noticeboard, and broke the news to a classroom of children and their teacher.
Student Azaria Jones, 15, said: ‘It would be the best thing if William and Kate could come here with baby George.’
George is a popular name in Nauru, but Atniza Batsiua, 15, suggested a Nauruan name to add to his others: Oyon.
‘It means strong,’ she explained. ‘I think Kate is very pretty and they all make a good family.’"
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Zebra57
1022580.  Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:14 pm Reply with quote

Riots have broken out in this small country in the asylum unit. Video evidence has been posted. The "Nauru problem" will be an issue for the newly elected Australian Government.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-12/new-video-emerges-showing-nauru-riots-underway/4881088

 
Zebra57
1030117.  Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:38 pm Reply with quote

While it has been claimed that conditions for workers on Nauru appear to be worse than for the asylum seekers, the tiny island seems to be rapidly deteriorating into chaos.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australian-workers-on-nauru-going-without-power-flushing-toilets-20131009-2v8do.html

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/15/second-pregnant-woman-in-nauru-detention-a-serious-health-concern

 
Zebra57
1034256.  Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:09 pm Reply with quote

Nauru has had a problem with its currency dealings for a long while. There now may be a solution. At present Australian dollars are the only legal tender in Nauru. Foreign exchange on the island is difficult and problematic.

Cash is the only form of payment accepted in Nauru. Credit/debit cards/cheques are not accepted.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/financial-services/nauru-banking-on-bendigo-branch-out/story-fn91wd6x-1226753076444

http://www.solomonstarnews.com/news/regional/19518-nauru-banking-on-bendigo-branch-out

 
Zebra57
1040692.  Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:48 am Reply with quote

These rather disturbing images have appeared in the press.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2013/dec/06/nauru-gallery

 
Zebra57
1126918.  Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:38 pm Reply with quote

The most recent controversy involves reports of abuse at the Nauru Detention Centre in the Australian press.

http://rt.com/news/245601-nauru-detention-australia-abuses/

 

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