Kili-Bikini-Ejit

People protest money use

People protest money use

GIFF JOHNSON The first demonstration in Majuro in many years happened Monday at the Kili-Bikini-Ejit Town Hall in Uliga. All demonstrations in the Marshall Islands, a country whose people are noted for “speaking under the waves,” are unprecedented in some ways. They are also relatively few and far between. Hospital staff demonstrated and then went […]

DC showdown for KBE money

DC showdown for KBE money

US Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska followed through on her promise late last year to introduce legislation to mandate US Interior Department control over the Bikini Resettlement Trust Fund. A hearing on Senate Bill 2182 is set for next month in Washington, DC. Murkowski was angered by the Interior Department’s decision last November to give […]

Big bucks for Bikinians

Big bucks for Bikinians

Christmas arrived a few days early for the Bikini community. Last week, Mayor Anderson Jibas and Kili-Bikini-Ejit (KBE) council members and staff delivered hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash to KBE residents. A ceremony was held late last week on Ejit for the distribution of $3,000 cash to each of the approximately 50 homes […]

KBE wants control of spending

KBE wants control of spending

The Kili-Bikini-Ejit (KBE) Local Council wants to end US government oversight of its Resettlement Trust Fund. KBE Mayor Anderson Jibas recently wrote to Isaac Edwards, the senior majority counsel for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, informing him that “the time has come to end the Federal oversight of the Resettlement Trust Fund.” The […]