Monthly Archives: June 2018

H.E. Taaneti Maamau Given a Wonderful Welcome at Buariki

A parade by the Immaculate Heart College students to honour the Beretitenti on Buariki beach

Buariki village is the venue for the 4th Mayors General Meeting’s (MGM4) opening programme. Buariki village is an important historical village where many of the Kiribati legends are set, including the sacred shrine for Beia-ma-Tekaai.

Fourth Mayors General Meeting (MGM4) Kicks Off in North Tarawa

The fourth Kiribati Mayors General Meeting, or MGM4, was for the first time, hosted in a rural area council, Eutan Tarawa Council of North Tarawa. This was the decision of the third MGM, held in USP, Teaoraereke in 2016, on the proposal by the Mayor, Harry Tekaiti.
It was Thursday, 14 June, 2018, when all Mayors went to North Tarawa, the host for the MGM4. The one-hour lagoon crossing from the Parliament wharf in Ambo was blessed with a very calm sea, as if the Mayors were welcomed also by Bakoa, the supreme god of the sea. All 23 Mayors were on the wa-uoua, including the three Mayors from the Line Islands, who had just arrived that morning from Kiritimati, via a night’s transit in Nadi, Fiji.

(L-R): Some of the 23 Mayors on the wa-uoua – Tebamuri Teitia (Tab. South), Marakei’s Mawanei Atannara and Maiana’s Rebite Takeimoa

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