The Constitution of the Marshall Islands
The Compact of Free Association as Amended (also know as "Compact II") between the Marshall Islands and the United States.
Hon. Anderson Jibas being sworn in as Mayor for the people of Bikini Atoll on January 5, 2016 [elected every 4 years]
Contact the Mayor: firstname.lastname@example.org
The newly elected 2016 Kili/Bikini/Ejit Local Government Council being sworn in at the High Court of the
Marshall Islands on January 5, 2016.
Retired Hon. Senator Tomaki Juda [pictured, right, in 2007], youngest son of King Juda, was elected for the first time in 1972 as Mayor and
served until 2000 when he was elected Senator after the death of Henchi Balos. He was reelected in November of 2003, 2007 and 2011. [elected every 4 years]
Hon. Wilson Note being sworn in as Mayor for the people of Bikini Atoll on September 9, 2015
after Hon. Mayor Nishma Jamore died in Guam on August 17, 2015. He served until December of 2015.
Hon. Mayor Nishma Jamore was elected in November of 2011, and then sworn in on January 23rd, 2012 (above photo). [elected every 4 years]. Mayor Jamore died on August 17, 2015
in Guam from complications due to a heart attack associated with chronic kidney disease. He was survived by his wife, Annette, and 4 children.
See the Mayor Nishma Nishma Jamore Tribute page
Mayor Alson Kelen (above) served from May of 2009 until January of 2012 as Mayor after former and late Mayor Kathaejar Jibas died in a car accident.
Former Bikinian Mayor Kataejar Jibas, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, October 2, 2008, in the
Philippines following an automobile accident that occurred on September 17 in Majuro, Marshall Islands.
He was 55 years old. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, nine children and many grandchildren.
See the Kataejar Jibas Memorial Page.
[L to R] Former President (he was Speaker of the Marshall Islands Nitijela at the time of this photo), Hon. Kessai Note, Hon. U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy,
former Hon. Bikini Senator Henchi Balos, and former Hon. Bikini Mayor Tomaki Juda (now senator) in the
U.S. Senate Chamber just before President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial in 1999.
[L to R] Former Bikinian Councilman Simon Jamore, Former Bikinian Mayor Eldon Note,
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Bikinian Senator Tomaki Juda, Washington, DC, July 25, 2002.
Kili/Bikini/Ejit Local Government Council Officers (elected in November of 2015, began serving in January 2016):
Mayor: Anderson Jibas (elected every 4 years)
Treasurer: Andy Bill (appointed)
Asst. Treasurer: Marsh Note (appointed)
Kili/Bikini/Ejit Local Government Council Voting Members:
Alap (non-elected traditional seat)
Jabkwon Aitap, represented by MIshimori Jamore
Toreka Lewis(Iroij for the people of Bikini), represented by Glann Lewis
Alap Tomaie Lektak, represented by Ichiro Mark
Council (elected every four years):
Ejit Island Ward [3 seats]:
Kili Island Ward [12 seats]:
* = Women Council members.
Kessai Note, whose father was a Bikinian, was elected unanimously as President of the Marshall Islands on January 3, 2000.
He is the first Marshall Islander to be President who does not hold any traditional lines of power. In his role as Speaker of the Nitijela and Senator from Jabot Island,
a tenure that lasted for the past 12 years, he became most known for his stand against gambling in the Marshall Islands. Before becoming President, he traveled for
many years as a member of the Bikini Atoll local government's delegations. He was reelected for a second term as President of the Marshall Islands in January of 2004.
After serving as President of the Marshall Islands for 8 years, in January of 2008, he began serving as a senator from Jabot Island.
Read a Pacific Magazine story about former President Kessai Note [November 2001]
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The historical information within this site, while constantly updated, is drawn largely from the book, FOR THE GOOD OF MANKIND: A History of the People of Bikini and their Islands, Second Edition, published in September of 2001 by Jack Niedenthal. This book tells the story of the people of Bikini from their point of view via interviews, and the author's more than two decades of firsthand experiences with elder Bikinians.
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