NATION

PASSWORD

Search found 108 matches: "International District"

Searched query: "International District"

Return to: The Western Isles News

by Trigel
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:00 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image
Trigel sets up navy, Remodin government calms them down
Tuesday, February 2nd 2021
Image
Trigelian sailors gathering before they get on the ship.

By: Cartier Konshu
Over the past days, navy divisions from Trigel have been assembled around Remodin islands in protest of the terrorisms attacks. They also want to claim some disputed islands. Remodio never agreed to "Trigelian ships scouting their land." It could be an exercise, a protest, or a sign of battle. No one knows why they are doing this and what it could be for. The Trigelian government was even discussing breaking diplomatic ties with their neighbor. The Remodin government was not in support of this, and had their own say:

"This has totally crossed the line. No more of this!"


It looks like the next few weeks will be tight. For Remodio it seems as if they might litigate. In response to this, new Ministint Boris Lachenko said:

It is a fully protected right that you can protest and exercise your armies. And we are allowed to protest when there were terrorists in our country.


Remodio and Trigel are having a war of hatred. A step further, and it could turn in to actual war.

By: Keiven Latoinen
In the International District, during the Western Isles Gala, new members are arriving. One of them whom is Trigel Ministint Boris Lachenko. He arrived yesterday expecting to better explain the situation of the tensions between Trigel and Remodio. Since the Western Isles Gala is going on that meeting will be delayed till tomorrow. For the Western Isles Gala Ministint Lachenko was with his wife and other politicians party ready. Boris Lachenko as his opening line said, "Yes, there is a complicated politics situation. This is the time to let it out, relax. Time for the celebration!" He must have enjoyed his break because now he has much to do in politics.

By: Alberto Kanovski
For his first days in office Lachenko has already checked off his promises. He joined the Global Experimental Thermo-Nuclear Reactor Project, The Western Isles Climate Response Council, and the Western Isles Democratic Alliance. He has also communicated with other countries and connected airlines to various foreign and domestic airports. He recently started the program, Economic and Military Relationships (EMR). In his recent interview he said:

It is a lot we need to improve the country. But what we need to improve is where we are improving."


Looks like the president is happy with his changes and progression, but how will he deal with Remodin relations?

Sports Reminder: Tommorow is the start of the Isles Cup.
by New Jacobland
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:21 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

New Jacobland News

Main Story

Domestic - Palo insurgency escalates
Natasha Meller

The insurgency in the Palo Territory is threatening to become a full scale civil war after multiple attacks have been reported in the last week. The Union for Palo Independence (UPI) are designated as a terrorist organisation by New Jacobland. They are a group that believe Palo should be independent, and they will use any means necessary to get it.

List of attacks:
DatePlaceDeathsInjuries
January 26Rollan St, Junlan512
January 28Anholia Bakery, Rasmussen85
January 31Keverai Square2337


The Keverai Square attack was the deadliest terrorist attack in the Palo since 1997. The square was packed full of people on January 31, enjoying the pleasant temperature and the weekend. A bomb detonated at 11:39am, killing 15 people immediately, and leaving 20 people critically injured. 8 more people have died since, and 6 people are still fighting for life. The attack was condemned across New Jacobland, and shows how dangerous this group is. President Saxman's Supreme Democratic Council will meet today and are expected to take action on the rapidly escalating conflict in the Palo.

Other News

International - Western Isles Gala!
Benjamin Jons

The Western Isles Gala was held yesterday in the International District. Many nations sent delegates, from kings to ministers, and New Jacobland was no exception. New Jacobland League delegate Kevin McCarthy and Foreign Minister Rod Stevens attended the gala, and they took the opportunity to meet ssome other leaders. McCarthy said," It was great fun, I had some nice chats with some delegates and had a good time!"
by Martenyika
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:43 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Tuesday February 2, 2021
RKT - Royal Kessa Times


Former Vice President Dindi Passes Away Following Resignation

Former Vice President Gabriel Dindi passed away early this morning after losing his short yet fierce battle with cancer. Despite their best efforts, doctors at Morgan Kosi National Hospital in Kessa pronounced him dead at 5:32 AM. He is survived by his two children Yasmin and Fabien, who were present at the hospital. Arrangements are being made to bury the former Vice President alongside his wife, who lost her own cancer battle four years ago.

Dindi's passing comes shortly after his resignation from the office of Vice President. Gabriel Dindi announced his official resignation one week ago citing his health, which was deteriorating rapidly. Although the VP initially had to be evacuated from a meeting and rushed to the hospital, it was believed that he would remain stable and possibly recover over time. However his condition took an abrupt turn for the worse overnight.

In response to his VP's resignation, President Maxime Zubele appointed (former) Parliamentary Chief of the Republic Amelie Lafrenz to the Office of the Vice President. Émile Mbombo has also taken over from Amelie Lafrenz, and will now serve as Martenyika's Parliamentary Chief. This reshuffling has sparked some controversy, however. Many of President Zubele's critics do not believe former PC Lafrenz is qualified, and instead think current Chief Minister of the Republic Adewale Chéreau is more capable of the transition to VP. Vice President Lafrenz is already taking on foreign affairs, attending the Gala at the International District in Dindi's stead. Chief Minister Chéreau has yet to weigh in on these recent political developments, although he has offered his condolences to Gabriel Dindi's family and children.
by Dormill and Stiura
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:30 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image
Faronna Islands go from Hotbed to Flashpoint

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Image
Balniki troops preparing for joint exercise with Dovaro in the Faronna Islands

By: Jeremiah Vogel
KAPOLDER - Over the weekend, military forces from the Federation of Balnik and the Doravan Empire assembled in and around the still in dispute Faronna Islands, just off the east coast of Gael and straddled between Balnik and Roendavar, for what was described as "regularly held joint exercises" between the two nations. In accordance with the Cour Rouge-Rustov Agreements, signed in 2002, the United Republics of Dormill and Stiura and the Federation of Balnik agreed to reduce cross-border tensions by being more transparent about the general activities of their militaries, including exercises performed either alone or with international partners. This transparency had, in the past, taken the form of diplomatic missives being passed between each others' militaries some time before the exercises are set to begin or before any public announcement of their commencement. When the Doravan state media company Imperial News Network announced to the Isles of the upcoming February exercises with Balnik, there was an initial shock within the diplomatic sphere of Dormill and Stiura, followed by anger, with President Dyson going as far to say in a Friday Press Briefing:

The mere fact that this exercise was even considered within the disputed area of Faronna was a problem enough for us, but Balnik's refusal to send any advance notice to the United Republics in accordance to the peace is beyond shameful. This is in addition to the presence of Doravo, which is a clear and obvious escalation on the part of this so called "Iron Pact". Their involvement in Gaeltic affairs will not be remembered fondly by my government.


This comes on the heels of weeks of litigation between Roendavar and Balnik in the International Court of Justice, which remains ongoing. In response, President Dyson urged Congress in a letter to begin taking considerations as to dealing with Balnik and Doravo in the future, additionally making a call to the League to open a dialogue on the matter at their next session.

The Dispatch reached out to the governments of both Balnik and Doravo for comments but received no response at publication.
By: Ellery Ackerman
INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT - The Annual Western Isles Gala is one of the biggest events of the early year, marked by some of the best people, outfits, and music the Western Isles can offer. Hosted this year by King i Florin Celion Faunus Eleos Caenalren Iralethias in the Hall of World Peace and featuring all the pageantry natural to Roendavar, the Gala was nothing but beauty from dusk till dawn. Among the attendees were several high-ranking government officials including Segentovan Chief of State Pierre Delacroix, Deputy President Nora Soodalter of Almorea, and Estral Consul Zirilo Arsua alongside international celebrities and other members of high society. One of the biggest moments of the night was President Dyson's second public appearance alongside his new partner, Sylvia Vilar, who exited Griffon One with mirrored white and gold outfits, with Dyson in white and Vilar in pure gold. The pair have been together since last November and have been seen together in public sparingly in the final weeks of the election, with the first true showcase of their affection only coming when his election victory became clear in the early morning hours of 20 December. This marks the second time they are truly in public together after his 10 January inauguration.
By: Cooper Dean
TOULONT - Chief of the General Staff of the Unified National Defence Forces of French Charbagnia (FDNU), Renaud Léon, announced on Monday that the FDNU will begin a program seeking to replace the ad hoc equipment held by the ground forces with a true national stockpile. The program includes small arms, heavy weapons, vehicles such as trucks, APCs, and tanks, and even helicopters. At present, the FDNU has narrowed down a shortlist of competitors which includes Eagle Industries, Hunter Defense Systems, Verhun Defense Systems, and Redseed Manufactories. The program seeks to test all aspects of ground warfare and the ability for multiple systems to interface in a unified command and control scheme. Up until now, the FDNU has relied on equipment either taken from Federal forces during the 2018 Revolution, donations from the League and the ASRF, or those recovered from the ARRF invasion, none of which are presently compatible with the FDNU's plan to create a modern and efficient army. When reached for comments regarding a possible French Charbagnian Air Force or Navy, the Ministry of Defense responded:

At the moment, the core of our concerns and the majority of our resources are directed at refitting the Ground Forces. While we intend to develop Air and Naval forces, we have neither the time nor finances to invest in either while we still try to develop. Until such a time that we can, neither is relevant to our decision-making regarding the ongoing program.


Other Stories in Today's Paper
  • Sports: Union League: Kapolder City 2 - 1 Chery, Port Orange FC 2 - 3 Dormill Union.
  • Economy: KapolderBrouse recovers from internet-led short squeeze, Securities Stability Office to investigate possible misconduct.
  • Entertainment: A Rekindled Flame, a historical drama set in the late years of the War of the Fourth Triumvirate and the start of the Second Oster War to premier on Privatel Backstage this Friday, read our review of Episodes 1 and 2 here or in the paper edition.


More in the paper edition...
The Vroomen Dispatch - Delivering the Kapitein's News since 1626
Editor-in-Chief - Zacharie Madison
VOL. CCCLXXXVI | No. 33
© MMXXI The Vroomen Dispatch Company
by Roendavar
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:35 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image



APROSIAN TOUR 'A SUCCESS', I FLORIN CELION FLIES TO THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT FOR GALA
Politics and International Relations
28th of January, 2021




DAŠARÓD, APROSIA- A rare sight in the realm of Roendavarieil politics as i Florin Celion Faunus Eleos Caenalren Iralethias toured the Aprosian People's Democratic Union, also known as Aprosia, as part of the Royal Tour. He would be the first Roendavarieil monarch to have ever visited Aprosia, signifying a normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries at the height of increased cooperation between the two.

On January 18, i Florin Celion Faunus Eleos Caenalren Iralethias landed in Dašaród International where he was welcomed by members of the Aprosian government. The entire 8 day tour was described to be 'solely professional' by the Royal Press. The Roendavarieil monarch visited the Council of States on January 19 and had a meeting with a majority of the Aprosians heads of state. During a formal speech, the Roendavarieil King expressed understanding and cooperation between the two countries, quote,

"...and it is, perhaps, a greater circumstance in which brings both our countries together for a purpose. It is not the differences that set what we be, but our similarities set what shall be. Similar interests, similar goals, similar missions, a similar vision for a future. This... this is why our two countries stand together today and, in goodwill, beyond."

Part of the Royal Tour in Aprosia included the King's visits to Roendavarieil investments in Aprosia, including factories, to assess their conditions. The following days of the tour focused on formalizing economic cooperation between the two countries. The Roendavarieil monarch has promised to allocate more investments into Aprosia in terms of economic growth, energy, social programs, and many more. A series of agreements were signed that detailed further cooperation between the two countries in the future, a move that would benefit both countries in the long run.

After negotiations and meetings were done, the Roendavarieil monarch toured the old Aprosian city of Ašín and visited important cultural sites in the area. It was reported that the King was in a good mood during the tour, mostly marvelling at the cultural sites of the old city. According to one of his aides, he was at awe at the different culture he had witnessed and expressed hope that he could return to Aprosia in the future.

On January 26, 2021, after days of touring Aprosia and attending meetings with state representatives, i Florin Celion Faunus Eleos Caenalren Iralethias departed Aprosia and arrived at the International District where he will be staying to help organize the Western Isles Gala that would see a meeting of much of the region's representatives. Reports released to the public say that the Gala was partly sponsored by the Roendavarieil government.

The overall mood of the Aprosian tour was seen as fairly neutral, which was no surprise to the Roendavarieil delegation. Unlike the countries of Ainslie and Thromsa who have close ties with the Roendavarieil monarch and have decades of cooperation with Roendavar, diplomatic relations with Aprosia, while established, were mostly out of the matter. In fact, Aprosia has been a controversial country to much of the Roendavari people. Several NGOs and advocacy groups have warned about the state of human rights in Aprosia, most notably its treatment of marginalized group and its status as a de facto dictatorship.

The Hall of the People have been the most vocal against the Roendavarieil monarch's visit to Aprosia. Vaicaris Cierael Ivareinil Thasclerin, one of the most vocal members of the Hall of the People, have implored the Roendavarieil monarch to reconsider his visit to Aprosia, quote, "As a nation of compassion and understanding, we must not embrace though whose ideas stand against us. What use is our stance as the country who defends the rights of the people if government itself defiles it?"

Despite criticisms from various sectors of society, the Roendavarieil government has pushed through with establishing ties with Aprosia. Roendavarieil political experts say that this entire shift of present relations between the two couuntries are mostly economic in origin. Sweeping regulations and reform in the Roendavarieil government have resulted in manufacturing companies in Roendavar to outsource production to other countries. Furthermore, a growth in the Roendavarieil economy, fueled by its service sector and robust trade with other countries, have seen Roendavarieil investment directed to other countries. These, as well as the renewal of the Roendavarieil Cooperation and Investment Agency in 2017, have been tapped by Aprosia.
by Roendavar
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:48 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image



ROENDAVAR CONCERNED AS BALNIK OCCUPIES FARONNA ISLANDS, VIOLATING TREATY AND RELATIONS
Politics and International Relations
December 9, 2020




Image
Faronna Island, one of the two Faronna Islands, from a distance


On December 9, 2020, the Federation of Balnik has occupied the Faronna Islands, much to the shock of most Roendavarians.The situation has thrown the Roendavarian government into full alert, immediately convening in the Royal Palace at Dociara.

The Faronna Islands refer to two islands off the western coast of Roendavar and Balnik. It is comprised of two islands, Faronna and Eldira, as well as small rocky outcrops and islets. The Faronna Islands, located at the middle of the Argaean Sea, are host to numerous migratory birds, wildlife, and countless marine fauna. The larger of the two, Faronna Island, is home to 2 endemic species of bird, 3 endemic species of insect, and 5 species of flora. The smaller of the two, Eldira, is home to hundreds of migratory birds that flock its shores.

Hisory of the islands date as far back to ancient times as Ariethosi explorers arrived on the islands sometime around 680 BCE and named them Falthereionna, meaning the Sancturay of Faltharon, the Protacist orinos (satyr) that once trained the greatest figures in Protacist mythology. During the Empire of Corinthus and the Empire of Daciara, the islands were home to pirates and mercenaries. The crackdown on piracy and slave trade by the Empire of Daciara wiped out the islands of its inhabitants, leaving them uninhabited for centuries. The islands would once again return to Roendavarian and Balniki maps during the 1900s as the Faronna Islands, a derivative of its original name.

During Roendavarian and Balniki talks regarding their maritime economic zones during the 1980s, the Faronna Islands were a hotly contested piece of land between the two countries. The Faronna Islands, aside from expanding the economic zone of whichever country owns it, are also in the middle of the Argaean Sea and north of the International District, placing it in the middle of the Western Isles' most important body of water for global trade and diplomacy. On the 3rd of June, 1983, after several diplomatic visits and discussions, the Faronna Islands Agreement was signed, ensuring that the islands will be shared between Roendavar and Balnik and that no one would have sole control over the important islands. The islands were turned into a nature reserve and has become one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in the Western Isles.

Image


Reports from the Alimeni Line informed the Roendavarian Royal Guard in Dociara that Balniki forces were on the move westward. The Coast Guard and aerial reconnaisance was deployed and it was confirmed that Balniki forces had occupied the Faronna Islands and have already set up weaponry on the islands, a severe violation of the Faronna Islands Agreement that was signed four decades ago. An emergency council was convened immediately at the Royal Palace and the Roendavarian Royal Navy was dispatched to Ciena in the case of rising tensions that may arise from the occupation. A separate announcement from the Balniki government confirmed their occupation.

However, this does not come as a surprise to the Roendavarian government as the Balniki government have expressed withdrawal from the agreement as far back as 2016, however, they did not make a move and the situation was put on the least priority. Declassified reports from the Agents of the Rose did confirm that the Balniki government did plan to make a move in the future, mostly to secure economic advantages beneath the Faronna Islands. According to the same reports, oil and natural gas were found under the islands by geological surveys, which was another contentious breach of the treaty between the two countries.

Vastarosi Thronai ei-Fel. Victrius Agrezilian Eisecresil was the first high official to comment on the issue. He said in a press release immediately after the emergency council on the Royal Palace that,

"Balniki occupation of the Faronna Islands is a grave breach of the treaty between the two countries and is an insult to Roendavarian-Balniki relations. The Faronna Islands have always been a point of unity between the two nations and the current situation has made a mockery of this. We will immediately summon the Balniki Ambassador to shed information on the backhanded slight that they have dealt to us. Roendavar's position to the current situation is plain and simple: the Faronna Islands either does not belong to any country or belongs to both countries. The Roendavarian government shall file a case against the Balniki government in the International Court of Justice and we will not back down to the power-play in the Faronna Islands."


i Florin Celion Faunus Eleos Caenalron Iralethias also commented on the issue, calling for a more peaceful means to the situation, stating in a press release that,

"It is in the Roendavarian interest for peace and cooperation that the current tense situation must not escalate further. We appeal to the Balniki government to immediately accept Roendavarian diplomatic delegations and begin the process of understanding between the nations. De-escalation and compromise is of the utmost importance in addressing the issue at hand."


Roendavarian experts have expressed deep concern over the current political situation embroiling Roendavar. After the country's assertion of its place in the Western Isles through acquiring the position of Secretary General of the League, diplomatic talks between Roendavar's key allies, and Roendavarian interest in current conflicts, many experts fear that Roendavar might be taking too much than it could bear. The sudden crisis between Balnik and Roendavar in the Faronna Islands, according to experts, will serve as a major wake up call to the country that it needs to reasses its policies if it wants to assert its place in the Western Isles.

As of now, conflict is not expected to erupt between the two countries. However, as the situation continues to grow and last, Roendavarian neutrality and pacifism may not last and conflict may boil over between the two countries, another addition to the chaotic upheaval hitting the Western Isles in the past weeks.
by Corindia
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:10 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image
League Confirms Willingness to Unleash Extremely Harshly Worded Letter if Mokov Coup Continues




International District, 2:30 PM:
Secretary-General of the League of the Western Isles Cirasephona Alfethis Refihhlia has confirmed the League's willingness to swiftly act in its strongest capacity to stop the extreme right-wing takeover of Mokov in a speech to the assembled delegates to the League earlier today. This action, likely to be composed of a "two, or even three page letter" filled with "extremely acerbic language and potentially mild shaming", can be expected to arrive within the month if the previous government of Mokov is not restored to power and the leaders of the coup do not step down and allow order to be restored. Noting the intentions of the as of yet entirely unrecognized government to establish a state which has been described as "fascist", Refihhlia also promised that any communications with the regime would be "completely, utterly, and entirely disapproving, until they either decide to restore democratic government or it's inconvenient for us to continue snubbing them, whichever comes first".

UPDATE: 3:05 PM:
Upon being informed of the execution of Tsar Zvonimir IV, Secretary-General Refihhlia convened a closed session of the League Council of Extreme Passive Aggressiveness (LCEPA) to begin drafting a post script.



Image
by Littolyo
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:15 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Unexpected Friendship Blossoms Between Littolyen, Roendavari

Image

2020 November 19
Unexpected Friendship Blossoms Between Littolyen, Roendavarian League Ambassadors

International District—The morning after the League of the Western Isles completed its leadership elections for the coming session, Marius Helathrien Thescamon-Orelacthilia received a call. Mr. Thescamon-Orelacthilia represents the Kingdom of Roendavar at the League, and on the line was Ambassador Marsha Trindl, his Littolyen counterpart.

Ms. Trindl was calling to ask Mr. Thescamon-Orelacthilia to lunch. A Roendavarian had recently been elected Secretary-General of the League last week, and just last week, a Littolyen was elected as her deputy.

While relations between the two nations have always been cordial enough, the government or Roendavar has traditionally held Littolyo at arms’ length; their cultures are markedly different, with Roendavarians uneasy about Littolyens’ embrace of a strong central government that wields a powerful military. When Ms. Trindl’s office announced her lunch date with Mr. Thescamon-Orelacthilia, many Littolyen pundits reacted with a shrug, writing the meeting off as a perfunctory formality.

So it came as a shock to the aides of both diplomats when their hourlong lunch extended for more than three hours, ending with an ambling walk through the gardens around the International Building as their wide-ranging conversation flowed freely.

While Ms. Trindl’s office wouldn’t divulge any of the specifics of their discussion, her spokesperson did offer that she and Mr. Thescamon-Orelacthilia had “discovered great personal commonalities,” and that Ms. Trindl “appreciated greatly the opportunity to get to know one another better.” In a tweet yesterday evening, Ms. Trindl said she expects increased cooperation on issues of mutual importance going forward.

The Littolyen-Roendavarian relationship will take on added importance over the coming year, as their two officials lead the League together. Erika Lewis-Smith, a former governor of Altera State and the newly-elected Deputy Secretary General of the League, has pledged strong support for the agenda of the League’s new Roendavarian leader, Cirasephona Alfethis Refihhlia.
by Littolyo
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:33 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

First-Ever Littolyen Elected League Deputy General Secretary

2020 November 18
First-Ever Littolyen Elected League Deputy General Secretary

Image
Erika Lewis-Smith, a philanthropist and former governor of Altera State, gives a speech before the League in 2019.

International District—For the first time in the organization’s history, one of the top officers of the League of the Western Isles will be a Littolyen.

Erika Lewis-Smith, a wealthy philanthropist and former governor of Altera State, was elected Deputy Secretary-General of the League on Wednesday evening.

In a brief speech following the vote, Ms. Lewis-Smith thanked the nations of the Western Isles for their trust, reaffirming that she would be “an impartial voice for the advancement of all nations in the region.” She also pledged to faithfully support the League’s newly-elected Secretary General, Cirasephona Alfethis Refihhlia of Roendavar, declaring her “excitement to get to work.”

Ms. Lewis-Smith’s election became an immediate point of national pride for some in Littolyo, with more politically-attuned citizens on social media celebrating the result. In a statement from the Littolaestaff, a spokesperson for President Leon Drake lauded a “historic achievement” and said, “While we realize she enters this role in a neutral capacity, the nation is immensely proud of Governor Lewis-Smith.”

While it is not believed that the Drake Administration had any hand in urging Ms. Lewis-Smith to run, pundits are nonetheless casting the development as the latest evidence of Littolyo’s re-emergence on the world stage following decades of relative isolationism.

Ms. Lewis-Smith’s election, in which she narrowly defeated Prof. Alexandre Darcy Paquet of Segentova, means she will be working closely with Secretary General Refihhlia. While Ms. Lewis-Smith has experience working with the league through various international philanthropic efforts, she has little or no prior relationship with Ms. Refihhlia, and will be starting from scratch in that regard.

Civil rights advocates noted that this is the first time in history that the League has been led by two women, a fact celebrated by Littolyo’s ambassador to the League, Marsha Trindl, in a statement.
by Littolyo
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:29 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

2020/19/24
TWIN via The Littolyen Times
Portland, Olany, Littolyo


Image

Naval Flotilla Embarks on Goodwill Tour

Image

ABOARD THE LNS GOLEM, AMBER SEA—A small flotilla of Littolyen naval vessels is underway on a regional tour that will see ports of call in five nations around the Western Isles. The ships—the destroyers Titan and Golem, along with two smaller support ships and nearly five hundred Littolyen sailors—will cover 16,000 miles, conducting goodwill visits along the way in Ainslie, Wellsia, Martenyika, Solaryia, and Serpens Land.

The voyage will be the longest continuous trip carried out by the Littolyen Navy since 1844, when President Luko Verins attempted to celebrate Littolyo’s victory in the Second Onian War by sending forty ships on a voyage around the world. The mission turned to disaster when two of the Littolyen vessels collided and sunk, causing the fleet to abandon the mission; a third warship foundered in poor weather on the return home. In all, the 22,000-mile journey resulted in the deaths of more than seven hundred Littolyen sailors, a national catastrophe that prompted President Verins to resign months later.

This time, President Leon Drake is doing everything differently. The four ships set out last Tuesday from Naval Base Kenneth outside Aelix City with little fanfare, transiting the Argean Sea. After a brief stop to survey the International District, they steamed to Ainslie, where the flotilla spent Sunday night in Mandara.

On Monday morning the fleet set sail for Brookhaven Naval Station in Wellsia, a nearly 3,000 mile journey across open ocean that took the better part of four days. After dining with the Wellsian Navy and a good night’s rest, the ships transited the Wellsia Canal and made port at Côte Verte Naval Base in Martenyika, near the resort city of Port Bonaré.

Now about halfway through their journey, the coming week and a half will bring the flotilla through the Amber Sea to Solaryia, through a maze of uninhabited islands on the outskirts of the Mesder Sea, and finally to New Plymouth in Serpens Land by way of the Four Passages. From there, the group will return to Littolyo.

Image

While the mission is officially a training exercise intended to give newly minted sailors valuable experience on a high-endurance circumnavigation of the region, analysts suggest there may be other elements at play.

Friday night, Littolyen sailors made merry with their Martenyikan counterparts on the beaches of Port Bonaré, feasting on local seafood and dancing to Martenyikan tunes into the night. Missing from the festivities was Secretary of the Navy Rimos Leutens, who has been traveling aboard the Titan; he spent the evening on base, meeting with senior commanders of the Martenyikan military amid whispers in the local tabloids that negotiations for a Littolyen naval base in the country might be quietly underway.

In addition, the two destroyers leading the voyage are among the newest and most advanced ships in the navy. To Drina Richter of the Center for Strategic Studies in Littolica, “The intended message is implied but unmistakable: Littolyo has arrived on the world stage.”

Yaro Staemen, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was more circumspect. “In today’s world, it is so critical that Littolyo maintains close military cooperation and communication with our international partners,” he said.

Reached for comment, a spokesperson for Secretary Leutens raised a different perspective. “Visits like these not only strengthen those ties, but also help build cultural fluency. When our soldiers visit other countries, they are acting as our front-line diplomats.”

Whether this journey has a real and lasting impact on global affairs remains to be seen.
by Balnik
Sat May 23, 2020 3:53 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image


Politics|Gael: Trouble in Gael? Balnik Mobilizes.
May 23, 2020



Over the last several weeks the Balniki military, particularly the Balniki Air Forces have seen an increase of movement upon its Gaeltic neighbors, notably its close neighbors of Roendavar and Aruia. Several Balniki flights composed of unknown aircraft were reported to have entered the airspace of Aruia on the 18th and 20th of May on four separate occasions. On one instance at 13:00 on the 20th of May a flight of Balniki fighters that penetrated roughly 34 kilometres into Aruian airspace was intercepted by two Gaelfighter Tempest planes of the Squadron 180 or "Coast Soarers." Radio chatter occurred back in forth while the Balniki fighters were shadowed for roughly 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes the fighters were escorted back to Balniki airspace. Balniki state media has not reported any of these incidents nor has any acknowledgement of Balniki mobilization been present to us.

In Roendavar, more instances of intrusion were recorded, two on the 15th of May and one on the 17th of May. the two intrusions on the 15th occurred above the Great Lorason Forest with Balniki fighters patrolling the airspace before returning to their airbase. Due to the lack of a defense force Roendavar was unable to intercept the Balniki intrusion, however unconfirmed sources report that the planes were detected by radar and radio communication did occur between the planes and some sort of Air Traffic. On the 17th one Balniki early warning aircraft was detected near Ciena and returned home an hour later, it is unknown if dialogue occurred between the aircraft and the ground. A spokesperson for the Balniki Air Forces did issue a statement on the Roendavar intrusions on the 19th of May at 15:00 stating;

"On the 15th of May, two of our flight became lost and suffered errors with their navigational equipment, stuck over the Lorason Forest the four planes were lost and unable to navigate the vast and repetitive forests. Thanks to Roendavarian aid the two aircraft were able to return safe and sound. We meant no ill will with our intrusions and we appreciate the Roendavarian state for its aid."


No comment was made on the second trespass that occured on the 17th.

On the 21st of May unconfirmed reports from seafaring vessels claimed to have spotted Balniki aircraft enter the airspace of the International District at 0800. It is unknown whether these reports are true or if the planes were intercepted by Ahnslen/Vancouvian Forces.
by Alteran Republics
Sat May 16, 2020 5:30 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image

EXCLUSIVE: Strategos Ryansan's interview
regarding the Central Canal Crisis

Image




    The following is a transcript of Strategos Ryansan's May 15th interview with the Alteran News Network.

    CACISTUS LEON: Strategos Ryansan, once again - thank you for being with us this evening.

    RYANSAN: Thank you, it's a pleasure to be on the network, as always.

    CACISTUS LEON: It certainly has an interesting few weeks for yourself - both in terms of the nation and your company, Horizon Inc. But first, on the Central Canal. Many are asking why did we get involved? What was your motivation for Altera to get itself into this situation?

    RYANSAN: Yes, it indeed has been an ... an interesting couple of weeks; Horizon is set to go live with its global satellite internet service - GlobalLink - and of course, the Central Canal. As our direct neighbour to the south, and with so much of our country - and the international community - invested in the district, it was important that swift action was taken.

    CACISTUS LEON: Many have questioned the speed of Altera's response - why was it so rapid?

    RYANSAN: As you know, the Central Canal Authority is a hub of international trade and business. Not only that, but there are tens of thousands of foreign workers and companies - including a large population of Alteran and Segentova nationals - who commute to or live and work in the district. We simply didn't have the luxury of sitting idly by and discussing the situation when our own people, and those of our allies, were in danger.

    CACISTUS LEON: Members of League have asked why wasn't it brought to them?

    RYANSAN: The way the League has responded to this crisis is precisely the reason we choose not to be a signatory of the League. This crisis has been raging for weeks, even longer if you factor in the terrorist activities in Athara Magarat and here within Altera. Did the League offer assistance? Did they lend aid, or words of wisdom? They barely - if at all - spoke of these major destabilising developments. Gracious, I'd be surprised if they even lifted a finger when our central government was callously murdered in cold blood!

    CACISTUS LEON: Could the League not have offered more legitimacy to the intervention, or indeed more support?

    RYANSAN: We'd get a swifter response from the League had they been entirely staffed by sloths. As for legitimacy - our coalition is formed of Noronicans, Alterans, Magtelians, Almorea, Segentovians - with many more nations contacting us daily to lend us support in materiel, peacekeepers and words of support; what more legitimacy do we need than from the International community? Words of support from career hungry politicians and bumbling clerks in the League?

    CACISTUS LEON: It is many in the League that are accusing us of land-grabbing - occupying the district in order to claim back land.

    RYANSAN: The issue with this claim, is that the "missing territory" is literally an area of less than a hundred square miles of the Central Canal Authority territory. Both that claims from the League, and indeed the inaccuracies and mistranslations of our Athara Magarathi counterparts, have confused the issue. We're not there to take the land, or assets, or the canal - we're there to stabilise the district so it can return to independent rule, and rid the district of terrorists and their support networks. I'll admit the League have a point when they go back in time and do something more than protest when Vancouvia moved into the I.D.

    CACISTUS LEON: It is hard to justify that stance, when Alteran boots are on the ground in the District.

    RYANSAN: Whilst it's difficult for some in the League to grasp this concept, we do not have the luxury of discussing the crisis for weeks on end in the safety of the International District, when there is essentially a civil war - risking the lives of our own people and citizens of those idle League members - on our very doorstep. Should we continue to sit in the League and discuss, argue and counter-argue points of political intrigue whilst our citizens, friends and family are at risk of death? I do not believe that any leader worth their merit can callously sit idly whilst human lives are in danger.

    CACISTUS LEON: Many are asking; how long does Altera stay in the Central Canal District?

    RYANSAN: For one, I don't want citizens in the Central Canal District to feel like they're under the jackboot of foreign powers; that's why we're working with the international coalition we've formed to restore order, reorganise their government and restore their faith in their leaders. The previous governors of the Central Canal District were too quick to crumble and give-in at the first sign of trouble, so we need to assist in any way we can to rebuild their trust in a government that can represent them.

    CACISTUS LEON: And for Alteran rule in the Canal District?

    RYANSAN: No, let me spell this out clearly. We are not taking over. We are not conquerors. We are not colonists. We are stabilising a very unstable region, meeting terrorists and murders head-on with cold, Alteran steel and restoring hope to a beleaguered state.

    CACISTUS LEON: That's difficult to justify when there are Alteran troops on the ground there.

    RYANSAN: What would they have us do, send a letter of protest? Sit at the border and hold a "Pray for the District" sing-a-long? No - we needed to take swift and difficult decisions and not toy with lives of innocents. I say the League should look to themselves and hang their heads in shame at their lack-luster and pathetic response to this and every crisis that's rolled onto their doorstep.

    CACISTUS LEON: Moving on to the domestic policy, it's clear that Horizon is once again making headlines - investing large sums of money into foreign tech markets. Is the Curia abusing its power for your personal profits?

    RYANSAN: The Alteran Trade Commission is dedicated to expanding Altera interests through trade, part of that strategy is creating investment opportunities in foreign markets. Horizon, Conway, Rowlands, Conta, AAe - they're all companies that are working with the ATC to create wealth and prosperity for Alterans and foreign nations through our trade and technical expertise. Diplomacy through Trade is our motto, and by the Architect, we'll continue to do so.

    CACISTUS LEON: Speaking of commerce, recent statistics put the percentage of female C.E.O.s in the Alteran top 100 businesses has increased to 35% - up from 30%. Is this a trend you'd like to see continue.

    RYANSAN: I couldn't care less if the C.E.O. is male, female, black, white, Alteran, Miklanian or from the moon - so long as the best person for the job is in the chair - that's all that matters.

    CACISTUS LEON: Mr Strategos, thank you for your time.

    RYANSAN: You're welcome.



The following is a paid advertisement.
Image
by Magtel
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:32 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image


9th of April, 2020



President Gustavo Rodolfo urges de-escalation amid rising tensions in the Argus Canal region


Rúben Larcón, Political Correspondent.



Magtelan President Gustavo Rodolfo this morning called on "all parties to exercise utmost restraint" as tensions continue to rise in the Argus Canal Region.

The president issued a public statement saying there was "an urgent need for de-escalation" and that "the current cycle of violence in Khumbuwan must end."
Image


Earlier this week, the central government of Athara Magarat led by the newly-elected Rhula Hangma issued an ultimatum to the Central Canal Authority to stop providing asylum to refugees who fled the Khumbuwan region after a failed coup that was cut short last December after a missile carrying Sarin Gas struck the city of Khotehang, the regional capital, killing an estimate of 80 people.

The Magarati ultimatum warned the Canal Authorities that they were prepared to take drastic measures to force the repatriation of the Khumbuwani emigrates should they fail to comply, sparking reactions from governments across the Western Isles.

Among the foreign governments to take action during this crisis, the Alteran Confederacy has mobilised its air force to establish a 'no-fly zone' to defend Alteran assests in the Argus Canal region from a threatened Magarati invasion.

President Rodolfo has expressed on behalf of his administration "deep concerns for the negative consequences the outbreak of an international conflict could have for the region" further adding "Rhula Hangma's administration's ultimatum is clearly extremely concerning".

"It is in everyone's interest that this crisis does not escalate into open warfare. The Sarin gas attack last December should be the tragic end of this crisis, not the spark that ignites even more tragedy" said the Magtelan leader.

President Rodolfo has also brought forward the idea of a meeting of all parties involved on neutral ground, suggesting either the International District or the Magtelan capital Benevolencia as locations for such a meeting amid the current, fast-developing situation, hoping that it is not too late for a peaceful resolution.

While the Grand Duchy of Magtel is committed to its policy of 'armed neutrality', the Benevolencia based humanitarian organisation the 'Foreign Volunteer Corp.' has stated that they are monitoring the situation at the Argus Canal very closely, with a spokesperson for the FVC stating "we have already begun constructing plans for helping the populace of the region should open conflict erupt there" adding "its always the common people who pay for conflicts like these, we already saw that with the gas attack last December".

Join in on the conversation, using our hashtag #eldiario on Twitter, or commenting on our Facebook page.



Image



Image
by Almorea
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:29 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image
JULY 17, 2019



Almorea seeks to revive trade talks with Athara Magarat


Image
President Alasdair Hallowell (left) and Almorean trade representative Luis Patrick (right) at a news conference in Seavale, Baranor province, on July 17, 2019


SEAVALE- The Department of Trade today announced that Almorea will revive trade talks with the Athara Magarati Federation of Hangates, reopening negotiations that fell apart in December 2018 during tensions over the International District.

Speaking at the biannual convention of the National Exporters' Council in Seavale, trade representative Luis Patrick unveiled the government's plans after an introduction by President Alasdair Hallowell. Trade Secretary Donald Hauke, the official who will take charge of trade negotiations, is currently on sick leave.

The Almorean-Athara Magarati Reciprocal Trade Agreement (AMRETA) was first negotiated in November 2018. A visit to the Magarati capital of New Libang by the President, scheduled to take place in January of this year, was quietly cancelled after a crisis erupted in late 2018 over the Magarati naval presence in the Gatadpatigan Sea.

The draft of AMRETA prohibits either Almorea or Athara Magarat from levying import duties on the other. Almorean exports of petroleum, and Magarati exports of paper, wood pulp, and automobiles, are specifically mentioned.

The deal also allows the Almorean Navy to once again purchase Thunderbolt anti-ship missiles in large quantities. This process was halted in early 2019, leaving only three of the Navy's eight Ozymandias-class destroyers equipped with the missiles.

Mr. Patrick affirmed that a revisited AMRETA would also pave the way for Almorean membership in the Cooperative Union. Almorea's ally and ALDRATO partner, Dragao do Mar, is a member of the organization, which also includes Athara Magarat.

The Joint Commerce Committee, a bipartisan group in Congress, welcomed the new negotiations in a statement on social media, while cautioning that "Almorean participation in the CU must be carefully studied by Congress and the public." The organization has long been a bone of contention between the Hallowell administration and the opposition Federal Party.

Mr. Patrick said that trade negotiations will open "as soon as possible", but did not provide a specific timetable.

The Times of Ellsburgh reserves all rights to this publication. Copyright MMXIX.
by Athara Magarat
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:03 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image

Actually Brought to You By


Image

June 14th, 2019

Vancouvian Agnion?





Image
The Hang of Khumbuwan (pictured) announced support for Vancouvian Agnion


We all know that the Charbagnian War ended months ago. Magarati neo-imperialists got Kachee as their protectorate of sorts. Almost immediately, the laughably incompetent Magarati government started receiving threats from French Republic of Charbagnia (who have Enemy Number 1 Dormill and Stiura as their sugar daddy). And we all know what happened next for the Magarati paper tigers. In a move that Magarati citizens called "appeasement of Doraltic and Charbagnian aggressors", the Jrm Hangma administration and (former) Sultan Yonghang offered Kachee's merger with French Republic of Charbagnia; provided that the latter treated the former as a special autonomous region. Things were going as expected until good old Wellsia decided to barge in, overthrew Sultan Yonghang in a not-so-covert operation and installed a five-man council that answered to them. Wellsian ships now patrol Kachee and their soldiers flex their sexy muscles as Kachee women stare at them.

While this shit-fuckery was going on for months, someone forgot to tell the Vancouvian Congress that war in Charbagnia was over. Which is why, only yesterday did they announce the formation of Agnion. I cannot imagine what it must have gone for VSF or VNA. Some VNA soldier out there must have been super-pissed. "You are telling us war ended months ago and we have been murdering technically Vancouvian citizens till now? And here I was wondering why we are not seeing any more Noronnican or Magaratis dying from our friendly fires!"

Vancouvia is a modern-day colonialist nation and they are proud of that fact. So proud that they are literally calling their new territory "Vancouvian Agnion" like in the good old days. Imagine Magarati Kachee or now Wellsian Kachee; or Doraltic Charbagnia. Or Svalbardian Wake Atoll. Wait, that's a thing?

And like all good colonizers; the Vancouvians know where to start best that by language imposition. German will no be replaced by Vancouvian English. And Vancouvian Congress announced "prolonged withdrawl" from Agnion all the while sending 5,000 VNA soldiers to curb dissent. Dammit Vancouvian Congressmen and Congresswomen! Pick an option not both!

As for international support for Vancouvian Agnion; it has already started with the Hang of Khumbuwan and the Second Tamuwan Hang declaring Agnion a Vancouvian territory. These two men have been seen together a lot lately. They were also the first among our local buffons to announce support for Polar Svalbard in the Wake Atoll bleepfest. Then and now, they have been ahead of Jrm Hangma in making public statements.

Speaking of Jrm Hangma, what does she even do nowadays? The last time she made a public announcement was declaring national emergency over Hornet War. Before that, the only public statement she made that I remember now is "Illa Islanders are now off the list of Arun Valley Protocol after they were found supporting terrorists and Vancouvian Congress totally did not pressurize us or anything". You say what you say, Hangma. It was just a great coincidence that you and some Vancouvian Congress members announced some railway project and building yet another bridge connecting Magarati mainland and the International District. It was just a great coincidence that Magarati soldiers were in Charbagnia when that announcement was made.
by Polar Svalbard
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:15 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image
Sanctions Against Wake Sud Already Effective


KARANOA - Already the sanctions imposed on Wake Sud Friday are having an effect. The sanctions were imposed due to the likely involvement of the Wake Sud government in inflaming tensions in Wake Atolla. Problems on the island are spreading and it is unknown what is going to happen. In the past tensions have flared up and died down, but the government seems to believe that the new government in Wake Sud will be making the problem worse.

The impact can be seen in a number of places. Many citizens are crowding the streets demanding that the government help them as their family members are barred from coming home from where they may be in North Wake, Wake Atolla and Polar Svalbard; and the bank accounts supporting them have been closed off from them. Suddenly they have lost access to the funds that provide support for them as many on the island are unemployed due to limited prospects. Along with that many are shouting that the government has to take action against Polar Svalbard.

When looking at the docks many exports are sitting there that were meant to go out on ships to Polar Svalbard today. Those shipments have to find new places to go and that will be costly in time and money. While the sanction does not affect all shipments, Wake Sud mostly conducts commerce within the area close to it. The biggest problem will come soon as Wake Sud obtains most of its foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals from Polar Svalbard. Since the distances are so small and the fact that much of the commerce was still between the islands trade between the former and possibly still enemies is common, but now that "Its just business" attitude is coming back at Wake Sud.

Along with that it seems as though a government plane left to the International District to a destination that can be only guessed as the League.

Military Units In Wake Atolla Begin Targeting Possible Insurgents


Ka Tema - Today saw three raids in the capital city and countless other places as military units on the island begin taking suspected insurgents into custody.

It is unknown whether or not these are actual insurgents or how the military is picking their targets although in the capital the raids went off with no complications. How this will affect the situation is uknown but protests continue across the island. In the capital there was a large protest in the square which had military units containing it. This is in direct conflict with the martial law being imposed but it seems that the military is trying not to inflame anything more than it has to as it let the protests go on so long as nothing happened. This may be due to possible insurgents in the crowd and trying not to turn public opinion more against them.

The military has also decided to implement a no fly zone and drones have been spotted around the island flying. It is unknown if these drones carry munitions or if they are just in the air for reconnaissance.

If you are still on the island and are a natural Svalbardian citizen, the government has issued a memo to go to any military base or government building and bring your papers with you to arrange safe passage off the island until these troubles calm down. Stay safe.
by Almorea
Sat May 18, 2019 8:38 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image
NEWSWIRE


Senate confirms new ambassador to League


ELLSBURGH (APA)- The Senate today voted 25-8 to confirm the new Almorean ambassador to the League, Camden Zava, more than three weeks after the abrupt resignation of the previous ambassador, Barnabas Reid.

Mr. Zava was nominated by President Alasdair Hallowell to replace Reid after the latter quit on April 27 after grueling testimony before Federalist senators. In his message to Congress announcing the nomination, President Hallowell extolled Zava’s experience as ambassador to Noronica during the political crisis of the previous autumn and hailed him as an “excellent choice to represent the nation” before the region’s most important international body.

During his confirmation hearing, Mr. Zava testified that he would “pursue the administration’s multilateral approach to foreign affairs”, but insisted that he represented an “independent voice” with a “conscience”.

Senators were pleased enough with Mr. Zava’s credentials to cross party lines and support his nomination. Sen. Sarah Tolton (F-Gavshin) called the new ambassador a “smart choice” by the President and commended his Senate testimony.

Before travelling to the International District, Mr. Zava will address the 2019 Almorea and the World Symposium in Kingsford. The Symposium, the premier annual gathering of foreign-policy experts, was originally scheduled to host President Hallowell.

Ellsburgh mayor, eyeing 2020 spoils, presses for basic services


ELLSBURGH (APA- Ellsburgh mayor Marlon Caesar (A), who many analysts predict will seek the governorship of Adashawnee province in the 2020 provincial elections, today called for the Almorean Party to adopt universal basic services (UBS) as part of its legislative program.

Mr. Caesar, speaking to the Metropolitan Council, called for the Hallowell administration and congressional leaders to “guarantee fair and guaranteed access to basic human needs” by “adopting, promoting, and executing a platform that provides UBS”.

Mr. Caesar did not offer solutions as to how universal basic services in Almorea would be funded. As federal welfare spending currently totals over $53 billion annually, some have suggested that the cost of direct assistance could be “rolled over” into UBS programs.

President Alasdair Hallowell, who is expected to call for food security legislation in his upcoming June 24 address, has previously dismissed UBS proposals as “impractical”, although some in the party have pointed to the success of countries such as Athara Magarat in implementing similar policies.

Asked about his gubernatorial or, perhaps, presidential ambitions, Mr. Caesar was dismissive but could not help flashing a smile. “I’m doing this because I want to help people,” he told the APA. “It’s about time that somebody involves these proposals in political discourse.

ALMOREAN PRESS ASSOCIATION- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ©MMXIX
by Nhoor
Wed May 01, 2019 9:17 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image


Barch li munustali syandume hot mhedast; asarunyesyem cela secywrítícil sòcom jomhtevwqhirescom
Minister’s son found dead; suicide suspected by the police


Sárruc, 1ch li méyili · 1203 | 1 May 2019 – A dead body found in one of the public bathrooms of Sárruc Central Station this morning has been identified as Corhad Demher, son of government minister Ranhòd Demher, spokesman Jamhord Soqhwqh of the city police has confirmed in a joint press conference during which First Minister Sanhad Bórya was speaking as well. Soqhwqh didn’t want to elaborate on the cause of death but said that there are clear indications that Demher took his own life. As the deceased is a close relative to a government minister however, it is likely that a full scale investigation will be set up. This was confirmed by First Minister Bórya, who extended condolences to minister Demher and his two daughters and their families on behalf of the government and the people of Nhoor, and asked the press to resepect their privacy in this difficult time.

Corhad Demher was born in 1989 as the only son and youngest child of theoretical physicist Ranhòd Demher and his wife Nháqo Barus, who died in a car accident in 1996. Corhad went to study art history in 2007 but after his first year he flunked and started working with as a bar tender in the capital. He ended up in dubious company and was arrested a few times, much to the embarrassment of his family. In recent years, Corhad’s personal situation seemed to have stabilised however and to the public he appeared to be doing well.

Following the swearing in ceremony that took place yesterday, Minister Ranhòd Demher officially stepped down as defence minister and took up the domestic affairs portfolio today; it was announced however that he will take an extended leave following this morning’s tragic event.

Nhóra pw rholaswn cu banhocurswch pw rasytímhanacu lonasyanduye Córwndar
Government to investigate Nhoor membership of international organisations


Sárruc, 22ch li aprílili · 1203 | 26 April 2019 – The government will investigate a membership or an associated membership of international organisations such as the Coalition of Six or the Cooperative Union. This was announced by the ministry of foreign affairs following a visit of minister of foreign affairs Orumha Cany-Jwchmiqen to the International District earlier this week. According to the announcement, the government of Nhoor shares the values of peace and stability, and feels that our country could better contribute to the propagation of these values as part of an alliance than on its own.
by Athara Magarat
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:00 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image

February 18, 2019

Polar Svalbard states MSTO will not renew the Magarati Arms Limitation Treaty anytime soon





NEW LIBANG

The government of Polar Svalbard has stated that it is "too early" and not the "most suitable of times" for Magarati Arms Limitation Treaty to be renewed. The comments are a blow for Jrm Hangma of the Athara Magarati Federation of Hangates, who was recently reelected with promises of renewing the Magarati Arms Limitation Treaty.

"The treaty was renewed in 2016 due to pressure from Noronica and Vancouvia. It is quite too early for it to be renewed yet again. We, on the behalf of the Mesder Sea Treaty Organisation (MSTO), explained to the Magarati side calmly that nothing could be scheduled at the moment especially since they are having a national emergency right now." A senior Svalbardian told reporters.

On the other hand, Magarati officials accused the MSTO of using the national emergency, called "Hornet War" by the media, as an excuse to not renew the treaty. "We had been in talks before this crisis started. We agree that now is not the best time for this but Svalbardian and MSTO officials continue to dodge questions about when the appropriate time for renewal is as always."

The original Magarati Arms Limitation Treaty was first signed in 1953 after the Empire of Magarat was defeated by the Free Powers and split into twelve different occupation zones. This treaty enforced that the Magaratis would never declare war, have armed forces or possess weapons of mass destruction. Furthermore, the divided hangates were made puppet states who relied on various Free Powers for their defense. Most historians and political analysts agree that the lack of standing armies for the hangates led to the communist revolutions easily overthrowing the puppet hangs one by one. Furthermore in 1991, the then Hang of Chatha had to call in the San Montagnan army to put down a rebellion in his country due to the limitations imposed by this treaty. This act lead to the disastrous 30th Parallel War.

In 1996, immediately after the end of the 30th Parallel War and the fall of their allies in the United Central Communist Republics (UCCR), the government of the newly formed Athara Magarati Federation of Hangates sought to renew the 1953 Magarati Arms Limitation Treaty and establish diplomatic ties with member nations of the MSTO. This treaty was renewed in 1998 after long discussions and several high-profile meetings. The 1996 renewal provided the Magaratis with 20,000 active standing army, 250 aircraft and 20 naval ships while still forbidding them from declaring war, operating more than one ship exceeding 10,000 tons of displacement and from possessing biological, chemical, nuclear or radiological weapons of mass destruction.

The 2016 renewal spearheaded by Noronnican and Vancouvian pressure on the MSTO added clauses stating that Athara Magarat could now join wars of her allies and utilize her armed forces to launch humanitarian aid and relief operations in conflict zones across the Isles. The Magaratis repaid their debt by joining Noronica's wars in both Arvan and Charbagnia while supporting Vancouvian actions in Illa Ilse and the International District. However, many hard-line and moderate factions within Athara Magarat maintain that the treaty is still highly restrictive and that Athara Magarat would not be able to defend herself against an invasion or unexpected crisis. Continued refusals by the MSTO to renew the treaty has made newer Magarati generation, who are easily swayed by the hard-line factions, more and more anti-MSTO.

Image
by New Totzka
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:31 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image
FPANY agree to delay independence referendum following concerns over International District and the Central Canal.

The Leadership of the Front For The Yhai Nation (FPANY) have formally agreed to the government’s request to delay the vote on Yhai independence to the 18th february following recent international tensions surrounding the International District and the Central Canal. Ado’Illusan Vilo, the party’s spokesperson, held a press conference in which he made the following statement:

Access to the Central Canal and the International District will be essential for Yhaiva’s international trading potential post-independence. We have no wish to bring the Yhai nation into the world with its umbilical cord wrapped around its throat. Furthermore, with Vancouvia and Athara Magarat displaying such open aggressive jingoism there are significant concerns over the defence of Yhaiva’s sovereignty when Parazina withdraws its protection. Delaying the vote will give us more time to organise Yhaiva’s security following separation.


Vilo’s statement has been met with praise by both the government and the public outside Yhaiva. Socialist commissioner and Father-Of-The- Comissão Rajender Castelo Duda, one of the loudest opponents of Yhai independence, praised Vilo and FPANY for “demonstrating responsible leadership” and not “blindly running Yhaiva into becoming the isle’s next failed state.” Opinion polls have seen approval ratings for FPANY outside Yhaiva rise by 13.61% while within Yhaiva there was a slight drop of 2.31%.

Within Yhaiva FPANY’s decision has proved divisive and appears to indicative of growing split within the independence movement between Vilo’s so-called modernist faction, who want an independent Yhaiva to take advantage of the steppe’s vast bitumen wealth, and the Nomadists, who want the Yhai to return to their pastoralist nomadic roots. The party’s executive committee held a vote yesterday on whether or not they would accept the government’s suggestion to delay the referendum. The committee voted to accept the request by 14 votes to 11.

Anti-independence groups within Yhaiva like the Segunda Cláusula Movement welcomed the decision while many of the more vocal members of FPANY took to the internet to voice their displeasure, often with racist undertones. Many derided Ilhan members of the Federal Government as “con men” and claimed FPANY “was being led by the blind.” Others suggested that the Federal Government was working with Vancouvia and Athara Magaret to kept tensions high.

Zdenka on AECAT: “It all depends on the pipeline.”
Image
AECAT commits the Almorean government into paying $4 million
Almorean Dollars for the pipeline


The continuation of the Almorean-Totzkan Economic and Trade Agreement (AECAT) was thrown into doubt last Friday when President Hallowell found himself short of the $4 million Almorean dollars (equivalent to 270 million ES$) agreed upon. Almorea is bound by AECAT to allocated $4 million towards the building of the new oil pipeline between Almorea and Totzka.

Despite the pipeline’s potential to be beneficial to both nations the opposition Almorean Party, who control the Chamber of Representatives, refused the president’s request for the $4 million to build pipeline. Despite petroleum products constituting a major part of the Almorean economy the Almorean Party is generally anti-fossil fuel although hyperpartisanship may have had more of influence on the party than ideology.
The pipeline could potentially be a major boon to Totzka, massively reducing our energy costs. Totzka currently has to rely on overseas imports to satisfy its energy needs, shipping much of its oil and gas over from central Argus. In a joint statement the Director of the Bureau of Foreign Affairs, Matea Zdenka, and the Chairman of the Council of National Resources, Anupam Santana, said that AECAT is unlikely to proceed unless the construction of the pipeline is guaranteed.

Along with reducing tariffs of Almorea oil exports AECAT will also incentives Totzkan companies to buy more silver and electrical components from Almorea. AECAT will also see Almorea turn increasingly more to Totzkan agricultural products to feed itself and its textile industries.
by Xrevaro
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:31 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

December 24, 2018
X.I.N.N.
The City, International District

Keverai Government: Exposed

Violence and looting has become standard in some neighbourhoods of Kevara, as protests escalate amidst the execution of extreme measures by the Keveraite Government - but this last point is not completely accurate or representative of the reality in politics in the small, affluent nation.

The elected government of Keverai, led by Chief Consul Burnell Renaut, has been blamed for the incidents of recent times, when in fact it is an institution that has been in force for decades which authorised these measures. Keverai’s Government does not function similarly to other democracies such as Norstham, Polar Svalbard or Dragao Do Mar, or even like its previous rulers, Ainslie.

Keverai has a Judicial Council. Not like the one in Xrevaro, or the one in Samudera, or the one in Ainslie. Although its roots are in Ainslie, Keverai opted for a less democratic approach with its Judicial Council than even its former ruler.

In Keverai, the Judicial Council picks Chief Consul candidates and vets their choices for other important roles in the government. This has mainly attributed to the classic status quo, the relative stability, that Keverai has experienced for many years. Recent protests have been against the handling of the leaks, but it has further multiplied and grown stronger into a movement for a more democratic society. Inequality is strong in Keverai, and is mainly not talked about. Following the leaks and the Judicial Council of Keverai’s conduct which has been said to be “crossing the line” creates a serious dilemma for the democratic government. The Isles Review is not here to report or comment about that right now, or encourage or discourage the concept of Judicial Councils in Keverai. In our spirit of independence and objectivity, we are here merely to document what the Judicial Council in Keverai has done. They have:

  1. Turned Keverai into a de facto one party state due to clear bias towards the now banned Argus Conservatives party, directly intervening in elections up until the most recent one.
  2. Been greatly underestimating the vote counts of rural Keverai up until the election before the one Renaut won.
  3. Ordered heavily armed police to break up protesters at ‘the roundabout’
  4. Attempted to extradite Chris Revire on treason charges which would not stand in a court of law. This was stopped by Renaut before it become official.
  5. Used their power to vet Consuls in order to enable corrupt behaviour by the Judicial Council judges
  6. Intervened in the operation of lower courts in a way that would solely advantage the JCK
  7. Created and maintained agencies that actively worked against the Keveraite Constitution.

This is in addition to the various practices the Judicial Council of Keverai knowingly allowed that were unveiled in the leaks. We are not here to comment or incite rebellion. Our board of directors unanimously voted for this issue to be reported on, despite large resistance within the organisation. To finish, here is a quote from current Chief Consul Renaut, during his election campaign last year in response to criticism around starting his election campaign so early.

“I break protocol, break tradition, because that’s what society needs at times. The esmerging generation, the leading Keveraites of the future are calling for a leader who is not a carbon copy of the last one. I certainly hope to be a unique leader, one who does what he needs to in order to benefit the nation. I care about people far more than protocols and traditions.”

Powerful words in difficult times.
by Almorea
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:10 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image


WARS OF WORDS BRING NO JOY THIS HOLIDAY
As officials jet off on vacation and Congress prepares to leave capital, state of world affairs leaves many worried


Image
The Guardian of the Republic keeps watch outside Carldon Hall in this December 2018 photo


ELLSBURGH (FBCA)- The winter solstice today brings cheer to many across Almorea, as Nyssic traditionalist societies and town officials organize communal dinners, dances, and children's celebrations. Families around the country have begun to decorate Christmas trees, and online retailers have been hassled to keep up with the volume of gift orders.

For members of the Almorean government, however, the 2018 holiday season is not bringing much cheer.

President Alasdair Hallowell left Ellsburgh today in his state jet, heading for his mother's family home in Cidade de Caio, New Arván province; he was observed to wear an expression of consternation as he pored at his desk over plans for a pipeline to Totzka. Secretary of State Kirk Thurson remained in his office all day today, the blinds pulled over the windows, and refused to speak to reporters. Trade Secretary Donald Hauke has been worried recently, according to sources, that the trade deal he negotiated with Athara Magarat in November could be thrown out the window.

The 454 members of Congress, due to depart the capital when the legislature adjourns on December 23, have begun to sneak out early; when procedural business was transacted today, party whips had a difficult time rounding up enough congressmen to reach a quorum. With the Budget Authorization Act signed by the President on Wednesday, funding the government until April 2020, there seems to be little else to do for Congress except to watch and wait for the clock to run out.

The cause of the malaise that has thus settled over federal officials is not hard to find. Recent developments around the world have shaken Almorean foreign policy and rattled diplomatic and military leaders; even the markets are starting to slide towards the Christmas holiday.

The ongoing multilateral dispute over the International District looks set to continue into 2019. The Hallowell administration on Thursday declared its tentative support for Polar Svalbard, which has dispatched a portion of its navy to assert international freedom of navigation rights in the face of a strong Magarati presence in the Gatadpatigan Sea.

"Almorea stands behind Polar Svalbard in its support for the rights of all nations to enjoy free movement on the open water", the statement from the State Department said. "Deescalation and diplomatic engagement in all aspects of this crisis are absolutely necessary at the present moment."

Multiple sources within the foreign-policy apparatus say that, if a shooting war breaks out between Athara Magarat and Razzgriz over the Osean Territory, then the AMRETA trade deal, negotiated between Almorea and Athara Magarat in November, might be put on ice and President Hallowell's planned visit to New Libang in January scrapped.

Another source of worry for the government is the recent turn of events in Noronica; there, the Constitutional Court, derided by many Almorean observers as a "kangaroo court", has ordered Overlord Tytus I to abdicate by late January in order to stand trial. The court decree represents a significant victory for Prime Minister Joshua McIntosh in his lengthy struggle for power with the Overlord, and has sent intense waves of anxiety rippling through not only the Hallowell administration but also through Dormill and Stiura, where the national legislature has been called into emergency session.

Open civil war in Noronica will push Almorea even farther towards its two neighbors, Totzka and Dragão do Mar, according to many analysts. The crises in Central Argus and the risk of Noronnican chaos "will disrupt international trade and upend the relatively stable international order", according to Walter Whitlam, a former State Department employee who now works at the Center for Strategic Studies in Seavale. "It would hardly be surprising to see this administration begin to reevaluate how it approaches international engagement in a new, more dangerous world."

International affairs are not the only source of headaches for the government as 2018 crawls to a close. On December 19, a grand jury in the Federal District issued three sealed indictments in connection to the Transportation Department embezzlement case, to be opened on January 4, the day that Congress reassembles after the Christmas recess. Legal analysts say that one of the indictments is likely to name Transportation Secretary Maisie MacDougall. Criminal charges would no doubt lead to impeachment of MacDougall by Congress; the Inspector General may be sealing the indictments in order to allow for impeachment, according to a source in Congress.

President Hallowell has not publicly spoken on the investigation since it began in early November. MacDougall showed up to work today as usual, but she must surely be aware of the questions swirling around possible criminal charges against her.

As 2018 enters its final 11 days, there are many in the government who must be praying to ring in the New Year.

Copyright MMXVIII. First Broadcasting Corporation of Almorea. All rights reserved.
by Polar Svalbard
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:10 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image
Word on the Second Fleet arrives

The Second Fleet was recently heavily involved in what is going down in the International District, and word from the government states that it still is.

The Second Fleet participated in what the government is calling a Freedom of Navigation Operation in which the Svalbardian government stated that it is the right of any nation to be able to sail its ships through waters so long as it is in transit. This maritime law is important as without it many straits and shipping lanes would be inaccessible or at least take much more time and money to transit. With the recent increased presence of Vancouvian and Ruiosian naval vessels and an actual blockade by Athara Magarati ships in the western straits, the Svalbardian government took a hard stance and the second fleet was sent back through the area ahead of time from when it normally would have.

The transit went well with minimal incident. In the Eastern straits the transit was communicated well with Vancouvian ships in the area and no incident happened, the interactions being cited as cordial. We have learned though that the fleet did separate with a task force of two destroyers and three frigates sailed through the Western straits. No major interactions between Svalbardian ships and Athara Magarati ships occurred with only minor incidents due to how many ships were in the area. We are told though that the ships are currently stopped in the Osean port of Unovi to both strengthen relations between Polar Svalbard and Razzgriz and, we are told, as a reward for how they handled exercises in the Southern Sea. Along with that the government is sending some diplomats and military personnel by air to have talks with Osean governmental figures.

It is unknown how Athara Magarat will react to this as the nation considers the port of Unovi to be under Osean control illegally.
by Dormill and Stiura
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:10 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image
Breaking Story: President Dyson calls the National Congress back to session to address the international situation
Image
The President moments before making his address

By: Ellery Ackerman


Today marks an important day in Dormill-Stiuraian politics, this is the first time President Dyson had called on the National Congress to assemble while it was out of session. In a somber address to the nation, he outlined the situation in the Isles, making note of the most recent events and where he stands with regards to each. As the address went on, and the more the weight of the situation became clear, the more serious his tone became. The recent events in Noronica, Vancouvia, the International District, Menna Shuli, Thuzbekistan, Gresswell Island, and Swaneeak Atoll had created a new crisis in the Isles, the Winter of Discontent. The full address reads as follows:

Friends, Republikeinen, Dormill-Stiuraians, lend me your ears. The situation in the Isles has changed dramatically over the past few days. I know as much as the rest of you that the timing could not be worse in the face of impending Christmas celebrations, but the machinations of the political world cares not for the holidays we so cherish. As many of you may well know, the situation in our northern neighbor, the Overlordship of Noronica, has been deteriorating at a rate most frightening to the administration. The conflict between the Prime Minister and his Overlord has overshadowed Noronnican politics, and has infected the governments of the rest of the Isles, as they are all now primed for seemingly inevitable conflicts. In Bezrus Oda, the International District, the Vancouvians, Rouians, and Magaratis have committed themselves to displaying their power over one of the greatest testaments to international cooperation. The League of the Western Isles has attempted to respond to this situation, unfortunately, debates have been stalled and the writing is on the wall that there are lines being drawn in the sand, die are being cast. In Gresswell Island, Thuzbekistan again shows it is unwilling to cooperate with the international community by withdrawing itself unilaterally from an agreement that protected the island's sovereignty and nature as free from international conflict. In the Swaneeak Atoll, Vancouvia again shows that it desires more than what it has by "offering" payments for the surrender of the islands claimed by the many other nations present there, an offer which the United Republics declines. In Menna Shuli, their recent catastrophe, though receiving plenty of international aid, has not stopped vile elements from attacking those who had dedicated the lives of many men and women to aiding the Mennan people. We are all fortunate in their case, that not many have died, but it is a tragedy of the highest order nonetheless that people died, were brutally murdered, only because they saw it in their hearts to help those who were so hurt by this disaster.

Therefore, in light of these situations and others, by the powers vested in me by the Constitution of the United Republics of Dormill and Stiura, I, Cedar Mark Dyson, President of the United Republics of Dormill and Stiura, hereby Call the National Congress of Dormill and Stiura to assemble in One Week for a period of no more than Six Weeks, in the Interest of the United Republics to address and respond to recent these developments. For Freedom, For Unity, For Our Republics.


Shortly following the 12:30 PM address, the Speaker of the Forum, Garret Davidson, had responded in his own address in his Courlaroux home, acknowledging and accepting the President's call to reassemble and calling on the remaining members of the Forum to accept the call in turn.

The Opposition Leaders in both the Council, Robrecht Lémieux, Republic of Avillon, and the Forum, Marijn Savege, have also stated that they acknowledged and accepted the President's call, and are preparing to depart for Courlaroux.

As stated by the President in his address, the National Congress shall reconvene in one week, on the 27th of December, and will remain in session for no longer than six weeks, overlapping the time when the National Congress would normally reassemble for next year's session. When asked about this later, the President went on to state "The National Congress will be given the chance for an early recess next year in response to being called in so close to Christmas. Regardless of what they do about that, this call is critical to the nation, we need a unified response to these situations and that can only happen while the iron is still hot, so to speak. There was no other way around this."

At the moment, there have been no objections to this call, the Dispatch will update this story as it progresses.
by Dhaulapahar
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:37 am
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: The Western Isles News
Replies: 5516
Views: 415715

Image
His Excellence Shah Jahan Abdullah adresses blockades

Image
President Namazullah speaking about the recent acts


The Western Isles have been rocked recently by new political developments. The biggest of these is the blockade of the International District by Athara Magarat. In a speech, President Abdullah spoke about the need for a balanced solution to the problem, one which balanced international stability with Athara Magarat's claim to the stolen Chatha lands. He also condemned the Vancouvian claims to the Sawneeak atoll, defending the rights of fellow muslims Negarakita to their land. Dhaulapahar is a neutral and pacifist country, so it is unlikely that much policy will change based on these events. In other news, the new Usmanbad-Bahadurpura railway extension has been completed, which will ease the transportation of goods between the two cities.
Next

Advertisement

Return to: The Western Isles News

Advertisement

Remove ads