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Historical Information on Members of the Parliament of Kiribati

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Historical Information on the Parliament of Kiribati

Members 1979-1982 | 1982 | 1983 – 1987 | 1987 – 1991 | 1991 – 1994 | 1994 – 1998 | 1998 – 2002 | 2003 - 2007

Presidents

Vice Presidents

Speakers

Ministers 1979 – 1982 | 1982 | 1983-1987 | 1987-1991| 1991-1994 | 1994-1998 | 1998-2002 | 2003-2007

MEMBERS

1979 – 1982
Mr. Baraniko Raaba - Tabiteuea North
Mr. Binata Tetaeka - Makin
Mr. Boanareke Boanareke - Tamana
Mr. Bwebwentaratai Benson - Betio
Mr. Bwebwetaake Areieta - Maiana
Mr. Etekia Batiua - Nonouti
Mr. Ioane Benna - Aranuka
Mr. Karawaiti Taraia - South Tarawa
Mr. Leo T. Ubaitoi - Tabiteuea North
Mr. Moiaua Toariri - Kiritimati
Mr. Naboua Ratieta - Marakei
Mr. Otiuea Tanentoa - Beru
Mr. Tabeata Tamaiti - Marakei
Mr. Tabuarorae Taniera - Banaba
Mr. Taniera Kautoa - Abaiang
Mr. Teburea T. Bakaoti - Betio
Mr. Teeta Ioran - Arorae
Mr. Teitintau Teitiaua - Tabiteuea South
Mr. Tekinaiti Kaiteie - Abemama
Mr. Tenanoa Kanono - North Tarawa
Mr. Tetaake Eria - Teraina
Mr. Tetimra Taie - Kuria
Mr. Teweia Uaruta - North Tarawa
Mr. Toanimatang Teraoi - Butaritari
Mr. Toia Taruru - South Tarawa
Mr. Willie Yee-On - Fanning

1982
Mr. Baraniko Raaba - Tabiteuea North
Mr. Binata Tetaeka - Makin
Mr. Bwebwentaratai Benson - Betio
Mr. Enoka Benson - Butaritari
Mr. Etekia Batiua - Nonouti
Mr. Etera Teangana - South Tarawa
Mr. Ieruru Karotu - Aranuka
Mr. Kabori Teken - Beru
Mr. Karawaiti Taraia - South Tarawa
Mr. Leo Kwong - Banaba
Mr. Leo Ubaitoi - Tabiteuea North
Mr. Matakite Bamatang - Abaiang
Mr. Naboua Ratieta - Marakei
Mr. Raion Bataroma - Arorae
Mr. Rotaria Ataia - Maiana
Mr. Taabwi Teataata - Kiritimati
Mr. Tebano Naurua - Betio
Mr. Teitintau Teitiaua - Tabiteua South
Mr. Tekabu Tika - South Tarawa
Mr. Tetaake Eria - Teraina
Mr. Tewareka Tentoa - Onotoa
Mr. Tiorim Bwauro - Abemama
Mr. Tokoia Arobati - Kuria
Mr. Uriam Tekaie - Betio
Mr. Utimawa Tominiko - North Tarawa
Mr. Willie Yee-On - Tabuaeran

1983 – 1987
Mr. Baraniko Raaba - Tabiteuea South
Mr. Bwebwentaratai Benson - Betio
Mr. Etera Teangana - South Tarawa
Dr. Harry Tong - South Tarawa
Mr. Ieruru Karotu - Aranuka
Mr. Ioteba Tamuera - Maiana
Mr. Iotua Kabuta - Tabiteuea South
Mr. Kabori Teken - Beru
Mr. Karawaite Taraia - South Tarawa
Mr. Leo Kwong - Banaba
Mr. Mamara Arawatau - Marakei
Mr. Matakite Bamatang - Abaiang
Mr. Naboua Ratieta - Marakei (1st Chief Minister 1974-1978.
deceased: 12/6/86)
Mr. Raion Bataroma - Arorae
Mr. Sungi Arue - Abemama
Mr. Taabwi Teataata - Kiritimati
Mr. Tamuera Taniera - Butaritari
Mr. Teburea T. Bakaoti - Betio
Mr. Teitintau Teitiaua - Tabiteuea South
Mr. Tetaake Eria - Teraina
Mr. Tewareka Tentoa - Onotoa
Mr. Tiaontin Kaiuea - Kuria
Mr. Titan Ietau - Marakei (12/08/86)
Mr. Tonginako Nakuau - Nonouti
Mr. Uriam Tekaie - Betio
Mr. Utimawa Tominiko - North Tarawa
Mr. Willie Yee-On - Tabuaeran

1987 – 1991
Mr. Biriata Tetaeka - Makin (27/07/88)
Mr. Bwebwe Manikaoti - Kiritimati (resigned: 29/07/90)
Mr. Ereman Taoaba - Tabiteuea North
Mr. Eritaia Reiti - Kiritimati (04/10/90)
Mr. Etekia Batiua - Nonouti
Mr. Fenua Tamuera - Butaritari (25/07/90)
Dr. Harry Tong - South Tarawa (resigned: 20/11/89)
Mr. Ibeata Tonganibeia - Makin (deceased: 21/05/88)
Mr. Ieruru Karotu - Aranuka (deceased: 15/02/90)
Mr. Kabori Teken - Beru
Mr. Kaikai Timau - Tabiteuea South
Mr. Kamwemwetaake Tika - North Tarawa
Mr. Krisiano Tareta - Banaba
Mr. Maerere Itaaka - Betio: 25/10/88
Mr. Marea Titi - Nikunau
Mr. Matakite Bamatang - Abaiang
Mr. Nenem Kourabi - Rabi
Mr. Raimon Teteki - Tabiteuea North
Mr. Raion Bataroma - Arorae
Mr. Ratintera Robata - Aranuka: 26/04/90
Mr. Roniti Teiwaki - South Tarawa: 15/02/90
Mr. Rutiano Benetito - Betio: 20/07/88
Mr. Tabwea Teitiniman - South Tarawa
Mr. Tamuera Taniera - Butaritari (deceased: 13/04/90)
Mr. Tebaute Toauriri - Abaiang
Mr. Teburoro Tito - South Tarawa
Mr. Tekinaiti Kaiteie - Abemama
Mr. Teiraoi T. Tetabea - Betio: To: 20/07/88
Mr. Terakoro Ruaia - Maiana
Mr. Tetaake Eria - Teraina
Mr. Tewareka Tentoa - Onotoa
Mr. Tiaontin Kauiea - Kuria
Mr. Tiorim Bauro - Abemama
Mr. Titan Ietau - Marakei
Mr. Tooki Kaake - Betio: 25/10/88
Mr. Uriam Tekaie - Betio
Mr. Willie Yee-On - Tabuaeran


1991 – 1994
Mr. Amberoti Nikora - Aranuka: 10/09/88
Mr. Atiera Tetoa - Tabiteuea North: 2/10/92
Mr. Baitongo Taburimai - Abemama
Mr. Bauro Tongaai - Abaiang: 12/05/94
Mr. Beniamina Tinga - Nikunau
Mr. Ereman Taoaba - Tabiteuea North
Mr. Etekia Batiua - Nonouti
Mr. Kabori Teken - Beru
Mr. Kaikai Timau - Tabiteuea South
Mr. Kataotika Tekee - Tarawaieta
Mrs. Koriri Tenieu - Taiteuea North: 13/2/92 – 17/7/92
Mr. Krisiano T. Hedstrom - Banaba
Mr. Manraoi Kaiea - Marakei
Mr. Matakite Bamatang - Abaiang: (deceased: 18/3/94)
Mr. Miika Aram - Tabuaeran
Mr. Raatu Kaiteie - Teraina
Mr. Raion Bataroma - Arorae (resigned: 19/4/93)
Mr. Ratintera Robata - Aranuka (deceased 18/7/93)
Mr. Reete Bokai - Nonouti: 12/3/91
Mr. Robati Murdoch - Kuria
Mr. Roniti Teiwaki - South Tarawa
Rev. Rongorongo Terubea - Rabi
Mr. Rotaria Ataia - Maiana
Mr. Tabwea Teitiniman - South Tarawa
Mr. Taniera Awerika - Arorae: 1/7/98
Mr. Teaiwa Tenieu - Tabiteuea North. To: 14/11/91
Mr. Teburoro Tito - South Tarawa
Mr. Teiraoi Tetabea - Betio
Mr. Tewareka Tentoa - Onotoa
Mr. Tim Taekiti - Butaritari
Mr. Timbo Keariki - Kiritimati
Mr. Titan Ietau - Marakei
Mr. Uakerita Kanoanie - Abaiang
Mr. Uera Rabaua - Butaritari
Mr. Uriam Tekaie - Betio

1994 – 1998
Mr. Amatia Marietoa - Abemama
Mr. Amberoti Nikora - Aranuka
Mr. Bateriki Baree - Tarawaieta
Mr. Bauro Tongaai - Abaiang
Mr. Burenimone Biara - Banaba
Mr. David Christopher - Rabi
Mr. Etekia Batiua - Nonouti
Mr. Ituaa Binataake - Makin
Mr. Kabetite Mwetaka - Tamana
Mr. Kantera Beiaun - Teraina
Mr. Katua Tabunga - Nonouti
Mr. Mangkia Pedro - Kuria
Mr. Natanaera Kirata - Onotoa
Mr. Remuera Tateraka - Maiana
Mr. Rino Nautonga - Tabiteuea South
Mr. Roniti Teiwaki - South Tarawa
Mr. Taberannang Timeon - Tabiteuea North
Mr. Tabwea Teitiniman - South Tarawa
Mr. Tamwi Naotarai - Betio
Mr. Taomati Iuta - Beru
Mr. Teaiwa Tenieu - Tabiteuea North
Mr. Teatao Teannaki - Abaiang
Mr. Teitia Redfern - Betio
Mr. Tewaaki Kobae - Tabuaeran
Mr. Tewareka Boorau - Beru
Mr. Teweia Awira - Nikunau: 22/10/97
Mr. Titan Ietau - Marakei
Mr. Tiwau Awira - Nikunau (deceased 12/08/97)
Mr. Uera Rabaua - Butaritari

1998 – 2002
Mr. Amberoti Nikora - Aranuka
Mr. Anote Tong - Maiana
Mr. Baitongo Taburimai - Abemama
Mr. Bauro Tongaai - Abaiang
Ms. Beta Tewareka Tentoa - Onotoa: 12/02/01
Mr. Bureia Samuela - Rabi
Dr. Harry Tong - South Tarawa
Sir Ieremia T. Tabai - MBE, GCMG, Nonouti
Mr. Johnny Kum Kee - North Tarawa. To 29/10/99
Mr. Kabetite Mwetaka - Tamana
Mr. Kantera Beiaun - Teraina
Mr. Kiatamoa Kakoroa - Makin
Mr. Moteti Kakoroa - Maiana
Mr. Nabuti Mwemwenikarawa - North Tarawa
Mr. Patrick Tatireta - Marakei
Mr. Reete Bokai - Betio
Mr. Rino Nautonga - Tabiteuea South
Mr. Taberannang Timeon - Tabiteuea North
Mr. Tabwea Teitiniman - South Tarawa
Mr. Tamwi Naotarai - Betio
Mr. Taomati Iuta - Beru
Mr. Teatao Teannaki - Abaiang
Ms. Teima Onorio - Arorae
Mr. Tetabo Nakara - Beru
Mr. Teweia Awira - Nikunau
Mr. Tianoa Terimita - Banaba
Mr. Tinia Mariano - Tabuaeran
Mr. Uera Rabaua - Butaritari
Mr. Waysang Kum Kee - Nonouti

2003 - 2007

Mr Bakeua Bakeua Tekitaa - Kuria (deceased 14 October 2006)
Mr. Banuera Berina - South Tarawa
Ms. Beta Tewareka Tentoa - Onotoa
Mr. Biribo Neemia - Beru
Mr. Emile Schutz - Abaiang
Dr. Harry Tong - South Tarawa
Mr. Ieremia Tabai - Nonouti
Mr. Jacob Teem - Kiritimati
Mr. Kabetite Mwetaka - Tamana
Mr. Kaneang Betero - Nikunau
Mr Katarake Tebweao - North Tarawa (deceased 17 Ocoober 2005)
Mr. Kataotika Tekee - North Tarawa
Ms Mary Tamwi - Betio
Mr. Patrick Tatireta - Marakei
Mr. Reete Bokai - Betio
Mr. Rimeta Beniamina - Nikunau
Mr. Rutiano Benetito - Marakei
Mr. Tamwi Naotarai - Betio (deceased 20 June 2006)
Mr. Teatao Teannaki - Abaiang
Mr. Tebuai Uaai - Tabiteuea South
Mr. Teburoro Tito - South Tarawa
Mr. Teitirake Henry Corrie - Rabi
Mr. Teiwaki Areieta - Maiana
Mr. Tetaake Eria - Teraina
Mr. Tetaua Taitai - Tabiteuea North
Mr. Timon R. Aneri - Banaba
Mr. Tinia Mariano - Tabuaeran
Mr. Tinian Reiher - Butaritari
Mr. Toakai Koririntetaake - Butaritari
Ms. Veronika Bakeua - Kuria
Mr. Waysang Kum Kee - Nonouti
Mr. Willy Tokataake - Abemama

REPUBLIC OF KIRIBATI PRESIDENTS

1979 – 1982 H.E Ieremia Tabai, GCMG Nonouti
1982 H.E Ieremia Tabai, GCMG Nonouti
1983 – 1987 H.E Ieremia Tabai, GCMG Nonouti
1987 – 1991 H.E Ieremia Tabai, GCMG Nonouti
1991 – 1994 H.E Teatao Teannaki Abaiang
1994 – 1998 H.E Teburoro Tito South Tarawa
1998 – 2002 H.E Teburoro Tito South Tarawa
2003 – 2007 H.E Anote Tong Maiana

VICE PRESIDENTS

1979 – 1982 Hon. Teatao Teannaki Abaiang
1982 Hon. Teatao Teannaki Abaiang
1983 – 1987 Hon. Teatao Teannaki Abaiang
1987 – 1991 Hon. Teatao Teannaki Abaiang
1991 – 1994 Hon. Taomati Iuta Beru
1994 – 1998 Hon. Tewareka Tentoa Onotoa
1998 – 2002 Hon. Tewareka Tentoa Onotoa (deceased: 3/11/00)
Hon. Beniamina Tinga Nikunau: 17/11/00
2003 – 2007 Hon. Teima Onorio Arorae

SPEAKERS OF PARLIAMENT

1979 – 1982Hon. Rota Onorio Arorae
1982 Hon. Matita Taniera Maiana
1983 – 1987 Hon. Matita Taniera Maiana
1987 – 1991 Hon. Beretitara Neeti Tamana
1991 – 1994 Hon. Beretitara Neeti Tamana
1994 – 1998 Hon. Tekiree Tamuera Maiana
1998 – 2002 Hon. Tekiree Tamuera Maiana
2003 – 2007 Hon. Etera Teangana

CABINET MINISTERS

1979 – 1982

Hon. Abete Merang South Tarawa
Hon. Babera Kirata Onotoa
Hon. Ieremia Tata Butaritari
Hon. Roniti Teiwaki South Tarawa
Hon. Taomati Iuta Beru
Hon. Teewe Arobati Abemama
Hon. Tiwau Awira Nikunau

AG HON. CJ LYCH – EX OFFICIO

1982

Hon. Ataraoti Bwebwenibure Marakei
Hon. Babera Kirata Onotoa
Hon. Baitika Toum North Tarawa
Hon. Boanareke Boanareke Tamana
Hon. Ieremia Tata Butaritari
Hon. Taomati Iuta Beru
Hon. Tewee Arobati Abemama
Hon. Tiwau Awira Nikunau

AG HON. R L. DAVEL – EX OFFICIO

1983 – 1987

Hon. Babera Kirata, O.B.E. Onotoa
Hon. Baitika Toum North Tarawa
Hon. Binata Tetaeka Makin
Hon. Boanareke Boanareke Tamana
Hon. Taomati Iuta Beru
Hon. Teewe Arobati Abemama
Hon. Tiwau Awira Nikunau
Hon. Uera Rabaua Butaritari

AG HON. MICHAEL N. TAKABWEBWE – EX OFFICIO

1987 – 1991

Hon. Ataraoti Bwebwenibure Marakei
Hon. Babera Kirata Onotoa
Hon. Baitika Toum North Tarawa
Hon. Boanareke Boanareke Tamana
Hon. Rotaria Ataia Maiana
Hon. Taomati Iuta Beru
Hon. Tiwau Awira Nikunau
Hon. Uera Rabaua Butaritari
Hon. Ieruru Karotu Aranuka (deceased 15/2/90)
Hon. Raion Bataroma Arorae (resigned: 1990)

1991 – 1994

Hon. Anterea Kirata Abemama
Hon. Baitika Toum North Tarawa
Hon. Binata Tetaeka Makin
Hon. Boanareke Boanareke Tamana
Hon. Ieremia Tabai, GCMG Nonouti (res: 15/1/91)
Hon. Remuera Tateraka Maiana
Hon. Tamwi Naotarai Betio
Hon. Tiwau Awira Nikunau: Jan 1991

AG HON. MICHAEL N. TAKABWEBWE – EX OFFICIO

1991 – 1994 Hon. Taomati Iuta Beru


AG HON. MICHAEL N. TAKABWEBWE – EX OFFICIO

1994 – 1998

Hon. Kataotika Tekee North Tarawa
Hon. Manraoi Kaiea Marakei
Hon. Emile Schutz Abaiang
Hon. Tanieru Awerika Arorae
Hon. Beniamina Tinga Nikunau
Hon. Anote Tong Maiana (res: 5/7/96)
Hon. Willie Tokataake Abemama
Hon. Teiraoi Tetabea Betio
Hon. Tiim Taekiti Butaritari
Hon. Timbo Keariki Kiritimati
Hon. Tewareka Boorau Beru: July 1995

AG HON. MICHAEL N. TAKABWEBWE – EX OFFICIO

1998 – 2000

Hon. Kataotika Tekee North Tarawa
Hon. Teambo Keariki Kiritimati & Kanton
Hon. Manraoi Kaiea Marakei
Hon. Tiim Taekiti Butaritari
Hon. Baraniko Mooa Kuria
Hon. Teiraoi Tetabea Betio
Hon. Willie Tokataake Abemama
Hon. Emile Schutz Abaiang
Hon. Teaiwa Tenieu Tabiteuea North
Hon. Natanaera Kirata Onotoa: 17/11/00

2003 – 2007

Hon. Amberoti Nikora Aranuka
Hon. Bauro Tongaai Abaiang
Hon. Ioteba Redfern Betio
Hon. James Taom Makin
Hon. Martin Tofinga Tabiteuea North
Hon. Nabuti Mwemwenikarawa North Tarawa
Hon. Natan Teewe Abemama
Hon. Natanaera Kirata Onotoa
Hon. Tawita Temoku Kiritimati
Hon. Tetabo Nakara Beru

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