5 Aug 2011

Sir Ieremia Tabai

From New Flags Flying

Kiribati's first president, or Beretitente, was Ieremia Tabai from the southern Gilbert Island of Nonouti, which he still represents in the nation's parliament. His service as Beretitente was the maximum period allowed by law, 12 years (1979-1991). He was interviewed by Ian Johnstone in 2011.