Wednesday, October 31, 2007

King of Hanover to host Open Social

-- Hanoverian News Release

His Majesty the King has approved a social event on AIM open to any and all interested.

The event shall take place on November 9th, 2007 at 10:00 PM EST.

Those wishing to participate should contact Vulstanius on AIM.

God save the King!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Wrath Crosby installed as the Governor General of New Bergen.

-- New Bergen News

The Crown of Hanover is very pleased to report that Wrath Crosby has been installed as the Governor General of New Bergen.

Wrath Crosby, for you excellent devotion, priceless advice, true and faithful allegiance, please come before me.

It gives me great pleasure to install you into the office of Governor General of the Colony of New Bergen, with all the rights, duties, obligations, benefits and blessings due your office.

Do you, before God and these witnesses, accept this office?

[Wrath indicated the affirmative.]

Please accept this, the Sceptre of the New Bergen, as a token of your office and symbol of our trust in you.

[His Majesty then gave him the Sceptre of New Bergen.]

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Wrath Crosby, the first Governor General of the Colony of New Bergen.

[Wrath then displayed the sceptre for all to see.]

Imperium of DeWaCo Estates declares US Administration 'Rogue'

-- Imperial News Service

In a symbolic expression against the Bush Administration's recent request to register the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as a "terrorist" organization, the Imperial Government has Declared the Bush Administration as a "Rogue Regime"; which continues to erode the very fabric of the US Constitution, and erase the rights and freedoms of the US Citizens.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Queen of Hatay visits Kingdom of Hanover

-- St. George Palace

The Crown of Hanover hosted Her Majesty Horiah Al-Baqir Queen of Hatay to a state visit. Her Majesty was received by His Majesty Alexander in the Palace of St. George with a reception to following.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Lieutenancies Act of 2007 Becomes Law

The Governor-General has granted the Royal Assent to the Lieutenancies Act of 2007 in the Name of her Majesty the Queen.

The following text accompanied the announcement today in Virtual Pensacola.

In order to provide for a personal representative of Her Majesty in each Barony, to foster close and binding ties of affection between Her Floridian Majesty and Her Loyal Subjects, and to provide a means by which our special favour may be expressed by appointment to the position of Lord Lieutenant, I have granted the Royal Assent to The Lieutenancies Act 2007.

(Text of the Act is reprinted below).

Whereas her Majesty currently lacks a personal representative in each of the baronies in her Dominion of British West Florida.

And whereas it has become readily apparent that a personal representative of Her Majesty, is absolutely vital in fostering close and binding ties of affection between Her Majesty and her subjects, in each of the baronies of British West Florida.

And whereas the lieutenancies in Great Britain already have an excellent and well established reputation for representing Her Majesty at the local level, and fostering close and binding ties between the British crown and its subjects.

And whereas enacting lieutenancies for the Dominion of British West Florida, would fulfill the requirement for a local representative of Her Majesty in each of the baronies, in order to foster close and binding ties between the baronial residents and the crown.

Now therefore it be enacted by the Grace of the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—


(1) A lord-lieutenant shall be appointed by Her Majesty or Her Governor-General for each barony in the Dominion of British West Florida, as well as the cities of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Mobile, and Panama City.

(2) Her Majesty or Her Governor-General may appoint lieutenants (in addition to the lord-lieutenant) for any barony or city.

(3) Schedule 1 to this Act (which identifies the areas which are baronies in British West Florida for the purposes of the lieutenancies) shall have effect; and in this Act “barony” and “city” shall be construed accordingly.


(1) The lord-lieutenant of a barony or area may, with Her Majesty’s approval, appoint a lieutenant of that barony or area as his vice lord-lieutenant.

(2) If a lord-lieutenant who has appointed a vice lord-lieutenant dies or otherwise ceases to hold office, the commission of the vice lord-lieutenant is vacated on the appointment of a new lord-lieutenant for the barony or area concerned.

(3) A commission as vice lord-lieutenant of a barony or area may, with the approval of Her Majesty, be revoked by the lord-lieutenant who granted it; and the lord-lieutenant shall revoke the commission forthwith after one year, unless informed of Her Majesty’s pleasure that it be renewed for another year.

(4) Without prejudice to Her Majesty’s power to make other provision under section 3, if—

(a) the lord-lieutenant of a barony or city is absent from the county or area, sick or otherwise unable to act; or

(b) there is a vacancy in the office of lord-lieutenant for a barony or area, the vice lord-lieutenant of that barony or area shall stand for all purposes in the lord-lieutenant’s place and, accordingly, may do anything which may be done by the lord-lieutenant.


(1) If—

(a) the lord-lieutenant of a barony or city is absent from the Dominion of British West Florida, sick or otherwise unable to act; or

(b) there is a vacancy in the office of lord-lieutenant of a barony or area, Her Majesty may authorise any three lieutenants of that barony or city to act as its lord-lieutenant.

(2) During the period for which they are authorised to act, the persons authorised under this section shall stand for all purposes in the lord-lieutenant’s place and, accordingly, may do anything which may be done by the lord-lieutenant.


(1) There shall be a clerk of the lieutenancy for each barony or city, appointed by the lord-lieutenant.

(2) The lord-lieutenant of a barony or city may revoke the appointment of the clerk of the lieutenancy.


The lord-lieutenant and lieutenants of a barony or city shall have such functions and privileges (whether provided for under any enactment or otherwise) as are for the time being exercisable by or vested in the lord-lieutenant or lieutenants respectively of that barony or area.

The lord-lieutenant's authority and remit shall extend to the following areas:

1. Arrange baronial or city visits of the Royal family or Her Majesty's Governor-General and escort Royal visitors, ;
2. Present medals and awards on behalf of Her Majesty;
3. Grant pardon in Her Majesty's Name for misdemeanors - this expression of Her Majesty's prerogative of Mercy shall in no way be construed to reduce the authority of the Local Lord to grant pardons and clemency.


(1) Her Majesty may issue commissions of lieutenancy in respect of the City of Pensacola to such persons as She thinks fit to be the Commissioners of Lieutenancy for the City of Pensacola (in this section referred to as “the commissioners”).

(2) For the purposes of the application of sections 4 and 5 to the City of Pensacola, the commissioners shall be treated as if they were the lord-lieutenant of a barony.

(3) Nothing in this Act affects the functions or privileges of the commissioners (whether provided for under any enactment or otherwise).


(1) Schedule 2 to this Act (which contains transitional provisions and savings) shall have effect.


Baronies and areas for the purposes of the lieutenancies in British West Florida


1 The provisions of this Schedule identify the areas which constitute baronies in British West Florida for the purposes of the lieutenancies in British West Florida.

2. The baronies in British West Florida for the purposes of this Act are—

East Baton Rouge,
East Feliciana,
West Feliciana,
St. Helena,
St. Tammany,
Pearl River,
Santa Rosa,

4 The City of Pensacola shall be treated as a barony for the purposes of sections 4 and 5.



1 The substitution of this Act for the enactments repealed or revoked by this Act does not affect the continuity of the law.

2 Anything done (including subordinate legislation made) or having effect as done under a provision reproduced in this Act has effect as if done under the corresponding provision of this Act.

3 References (express or implied) in this Act or any other enactment, instrument or document to a provision of this Act shall, so far as the context permits, be construed as including, in relation to times, circumstances and purposes before the commencement of this Act, a reference to corresponding earlier provisions.

4 A reference (express or implied) in any enactment, instrument or document to a provision reproduced in this Act shall be construed, so far as is required for continuing its effect, as being or, as the case may require, including a reference to the corresponding provision of this Act.

5 Any document made, served or issued on or after the commencement of this Act which contains a reference to any provision reproduced by this Act shall be construed, except so far as a contrary intention appears, as referring or, as the case may require, including a reference to the corresponding provision of this Act.


(1) This Act may be cited as the Lieutenancies Act 2007.

(2) This Act shall come into force upon the Assent of Her Majesty the Queen either by Her Own Hand and Seal, or by the hand of Her Majesty's Governor-General and the Seal of the Dominion of British West Florida.

The Assent to this Act is granted in the name of Her Majesty the Queen by the hand of Her Governor-General in for this Dominion of British West Florida on this 17th Day of October in the year of our Lord 2007, and of Her Majesty's reign the 55th.

Bo Register, Marquess of Mobile, Baron Von Servers of Fayette,
Her Majesty's Governor-General in and for the Dominion of British West Florida
in Service to The Dominion of British West Florida

Monday, October 15, 2007

Belgian resistance heroine Countess Andrée de Jongh dies at 90

-- Wikinews

Countess Andrée de Jongh, who as a young nurse founded the Comet Line, an escape route for Allied airmen during World War II, died Saturday in Brussels at the age of 90. The Comet Line went from Brussels to the Pyrenees through France to the British consulate in Madrid and on to Gibraltar. Andrée de Jongh and her fater Frédéric De Jongh organised the escape line, which helped more than 700 airmen to escape Nazi-occupied Belgium. Andrée herself accompanied 118 of them before she was arrested by the Gestapo.

The Gestapo captured Frédéric de Jongh in June 1943 and later executed him. Many other members of the Comet Line were also captured and 23 in all were executed. Andrée was captured in January 1944. Unwilling to believe she could have organised the network herself, the Gestapo let her live. She was sent first to Fresnes prison in Paris and eventually to Ravensbrück concentration camp and Mauthausen concentration camp. She was liberated by the advancing Allied troops in April 1945. "We accepted that we could be arrested. It was our job," she said later. "We didn't say 'if we get arrested,' we said 'when we get arrested.'" The Comet Line inspired the BBC drama series Secret Army.

Andrée de Jongh was awarded the United States Medal of Freedom and the George Medal by the late King George VI of the United Kingdom. She was also granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Belgian Army. Later, she was granted the title of countess by the late King Baudouin of Belgium in 1985.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Imperium Creates 'Bug Board' - Investigates Possible Biohazards

The Ministry Of Science-Technology [ M.O.S.T. ], in full support and cooperation with the Ministry Of State Security [ M.O.S.S. ], announces the establishment of the government funded Research & Developement [ R & D ] facility:
Biological Operations and Administration for Research and Developement [ B.O.A.R.D. ];
which will be a Bio-Lab operated and staffed by "Student Scientist", who will engage in research of lower scale biological agents [ common germs ], and the developement of effective counter-measures to these bio-agents.

M.O.S.T. and M.O.S.S. acknowledge that Student Scientists of B.O.A.R.D. have already embraced the standard preventive measures endorsed by the majority of the macro scientific and medical communities, regarding the following bio-agents which B.O.A.R.D. Student Scientist have been
able to successfully cultivate, study, and record the data:

[1] Salmonella enteritidis [ salmonellosis / gastroenteritis / "food poisoning" ]

[2] Trichophyton mentagrophytes [ "athletes foot" fungus ]

[3] Streptococcus + AS, throte [ "strep throat" ]

[4] Escherichia [ E. coli ]

[5] Infectious Mononucleosis [ Epstein-Barr Virus / "kissing disease" ]

[6] Other similar categories of bio-agents to be introduced

NOTE: All R & D is conducted under strict supervision;
provided by both "macro" and "micro" authorities.


Although the above listed bio-agents are regarded as "common germs"
[ a.k.a. controllable / lesser virus and fungus ] by the majority of western
industrialized "macro" medical and scientific communities, due to the easily
accessible means of prevention and / or elimination of these agent's effects;
the Imperial Government undertood the need to establish the Bio-Lab so
as to provide a controlled enviornement for future studies, and as such
agreed to sponser and support the Student Scientist of B.O.A.R.D. when
first approached with a request for the needed operational funding.

The Imperial Government further states that all of the individuals and
any of the infrastructures of B.O.A.R.D. are in no way meant as a means
of expanding or exploiting the potentials of any of the above mentioned
bio-agents; and that any and all research and developement [ R & D ] that
is conducted in the Bio-Labs is for pure scientific purposes only.
Lord Imperator ~ CommiCzar

Grand Duke of Elsanor, the Earl of Rum competes in Triathalon

On Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, His Serene Majesty traveled to Panama City Beach to compete in the American Triathalon Association's Florida Event. After a hearty pasta dinner with several friends at olive Garden, His Majesty saw to final preparations for the next morning's event.

Commencing at 7:30am, the event began with a one-third mile swim. Following this, a 15 mile bike rek was undertaken, followed lastly by a 3.5 mile run.

His Majesty's final time was 1 hour and 36 minutes. He finished in the top third, and soon came to realize that he beat out his Spring Hill College history professor.

The results per leg are as follows:

1/3 mile swim time: 8:28 minutes
15 mile bike time: 1 hour, 4 minutes
3.5 mile run time: 23:31 minutes

Imperium of DeWaCo Estates Government Denounces I.L.I. Declaration of War

All divisions of the Imperial Government of the Imperium of DeWaCo Estates, in a show of strength and support for the Lord Imperator ~ CommiCzar, have unanimously voted to Formally Condemn and Denounce the recent acts committed by the ILI Govt.

"The Government of the Imperial Commonwealth of the Imperium of DeWaCo Estates does hereby renounce and condemn the Leadership and Government of Independent Long Island, for their recently committed acts of aggression against the macro government of Myanmar."

"It is with deep regret that the Imperial Government is compelled to enact such formal complaints against another micronation, especially such a new micro-government; however, the ILI's un-provoked acts of aggression are nothing less than a sign of aggrivated attempts to engage itself in a macro event, which could cause collateral damage onto the Micronational Movement;
of which, other innocent new and established micronations could very well feel the consequences of such actions."

"Until such time that the ILI Government Formally and Officially withdraws it's self-proclaimed 'declaration' and 'invasion' against the macro-govt of Myanmar, the Imperial Government and People will continue to stand firm in our public display against the ILI Government."

As endorsed and committed to by the:

Estates Senates { Upper & Lower Houses },
People*s Com~Gress { Common Communication (to) Addressively Address Progress },
Ministries Of Government { M.O.G. }

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Kingdom of Hanover to establish "island" in the virtual world.

The Kingdom of Hanover has unveiled plans rent an "island" in the virtual world, Second Life.

With over a thousand dollar commitment in the first six months, this is a big investment for the Kingdom, but one which her King, Alexander I, believes will have many dividends for the Kingdom. Second Life offers a 3d environment for citizens to interact, and allows the kingdom to convey a vision as to what Hanover aims to be to the millions of second life users.

The Kingdom hopes to offset the costs of maintaining the Kingdom's second life presence by engaging in the second life real estate market.

More information about the ongoing development of the Kingdom of Hanover's second life colony can be found at the New Bergen blog.
This bill currently before the Hanoverian parliament would establish the legal basis for the colony.

Anyone with a Second Life avatar can contact Aderyn Villiers (SL name) or Hanover Dench (SL name) for more information, or just a chat

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Principality of Vikesland deploys first UAV

-- Vikeslandic Broadcasting Service

Today Principality of Vikesland received its first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). This is a scaled down model of the UAV predator used by the U.S. Air Force. The working model has a four foot wingspan and is electric powered. Neither His Serene Highness, nor any other official source offered any comment on the source or methods used to obtain the UAV.

The Grand Prince announced that Vikesland will be mounting a small wireless camera on the UAV for reconnaissance purposes in the remote areas of the Prince's private estate - the "ranchlands".

Monday, October 08, 2007

Governor-General Announces two new Appointments

His Excellency the Governor-General has announced the appointment of two new officers of Her Majesty - an Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and Her Majesty's Herald of Arms.

The newly appointed Ambassador to Germany, His Excellency, Martin Papenheim has established the Dominion's Embassy in Düsseldorf.

Her Majesty's Herald, the Honourable Gary Edwin Loy, Serves her Majesty from North Carolina, founded by a royal charter of His Majesty King Charles II in 1663.