Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Governor-General Resumes Active Management of the Spanish Trail Estate

The Governor-General, Bo Register, The Most Honourable, Bo Register, Marquess of Mobile, Baron Von Servers of Fayette, PC, GSB has resumed direct, active management of the family's 20 acre 'Spanish Trail' holdings. The estate, located between Grand Ridge and Sneads on the Old Spanish Trail also borders the CSX Railway right of way. The property has not been actively managed since 1992.

The Governor-General, citing a reduction in pressing matters before Parliament, his increasing personal concerns over proper land management, and his long absence from the family estates returned last week to the holdings which had long been unmaintained.

In a statement made available to the Provisional Post, the Governor-General outlined his activities:

“My first priority was to oversee replacement of culverts and recreation of the access road from the estate to the Spanish Trail. Without proper road access none of the other projects I have in mind can be accomplished.”

“After that, I set about ensuring that a temporary residence was made ready for use by myself and my family. I contacted the West Florida Electric Co-operative, and obtained power and the utility pole. They were very gracious and worked us into their already tight schedule. I must say that I am impressed by the knowledge and professionalism of the Co-operative's employees.” Once we had power and road access I placed a temporary residence – actually a camper-trailer – on the land.”

“I will be conducting 'site reviews' and develop a land use plan to include permanent housing, reforestation and row crops.”

Imperium Investes in Fresh Water Infrastructure

The Imperial Government approved funding for improvements in the water delivery system infrastructure in the Agricultural District in the Imperial City, C.Z. [ Capital Zone ]; and authorized the installation to begin within the end of next month [ Feb, 2008 ].

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Governor-General's Statement on the Death of Ebrahim Lotfallahi

The Dominion of British West Florida is deeply concerned about the tragic death under suspicious circumstances of Ebrahim Lotfallahi, while in the custody of the 'government of Iran'. We call on Iranian 'authorities' to immediately begin to conduct a full and open investigation.

The sudden death in detention of yet more apparently healthy young people is extremely alarming. The Iranian 'government' only heightens our concern by quickly dismissing them as suicides. These young lives were extinguished in circumstances that make the 'official explanation' implausible and cry out for accountability. The Iranian 'leadership' must take credible steps to determine what actually happened and hold accountable any officials responsible for these deaths, if they wish to join the civilized world.

The unlawful, reactionary Iranian regime continues to deprive its citizens of a future free of fear, abuse, and arbitrary arrest. We remind the Iranian people that those who deposed the Shah claimed to be reacting to such conditions – the very conditions they now create.

We urge the regime to release all individuals held without due process and a fair trial, including the three young Baha'i teachers being held in a Ministry of Intelligence detention center in Shiraz and the three Amir Kabir University students that prison authorities refuse to free despite an order issued by an Iranian judge in late Decembe

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Governor-General Issues Statement on Recent Russian Actions.

We strongly regret seeing reports of an escalation of actions taken by Russian authorities against the staff and activities of the British Council in St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg. The offices were ordered to shut-down in a continuing dispute over ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko's death in London.

Russian authorities informed the British Ambassador in Moscow on 14 January that they intended "to take a series of administrative measures against the British Council. The British Council operates in 110 other countries and territories worldwide and its efforts to promote cultural and educational exchanges play a vital role in increasing understanding between the peoples of the United Kingdom and Russia. Its presence and activities are also specifically sanctioned by a 1994 UK/Russia Agreement on Co-operation in Education, Science and Culture, signed by Russia.

We hope this matter will be quickly and fairly resolved so that the British Council will be able continue its good work in Russia.

We call upon the Russian government to hand over Andrei Lugovoi, who British prosecutors have charged with murdering a Russian exile who died at a London hospital in November 2006 after the two met at a central London hotel.

We call upon the Russian government to abide by the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Reserve Bank's CIA publishes Public Notice

-- International Desk of the Central Information Authority

Notice to the Public:

At the present time the Central Information Authority of the Reserve Bank of the Dominion of British West Florida has reasons to believe to the government of Parkistan has become unstable.

All subjects of the Crown are advised to utilize extreme caution when dealing with any individuals claiming to represent the government of Parkistan.

Additionally the Government of the Imperium of DeWaCo Estates has declared a state of 'Virtual War' to exist between the Imperium and Parkistan. While the exact nature of a 'Virtual War' and its possible ramifications on neutral third parties is not precisely known, we believe that prudence in this matter would require to we advise all Subjects of the Crown to avoid both the Imperium and Parkistan 'territorial claims' until the matter is resolved.

Notice to Heads of State and Government:

We have it on reliable authority that the Government of Parkistan is repudiating treaties by means other than the protocols recognized by the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969).

We advise all treaty partners with Parkistan to carefully review their commitments and options under any treaty with Parkistan.

We have it on good authority that the Imperium intends to pursue actions that would compel Parkistan to honour the existing treaty between the Imperium and Parkistan.

We advise that Pakistan may be unsafe and should be avoided.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

HSH the Grand Duke of Elsanor completes state visit to Europe.

-- Pelican Broadcasting System - Jan. 4th, 2008

Representing Elsanor, the Grand Duke regularly makes official visits in Elsanor and abroad. He also receives heads of state and other foreign guests on official visits to Grand Duchy of Elsanor. This is one way in which he represents the Realm.

On January 4th, His Serene Majesty returned from his trip to the United Kingdom. Having left on the 27th of December, His Majesty spent a full week traveling through England, Wales and southern Scotland. His Serene Majesty has proclaimed the highlight of the trip to be his stay in London for the New Years Eve festivities.

While abroad, His Serene Majesty met with Matthew Pierce, an old friend and citizen of Elsanor since 2004. Matthew currently resides in Perth, Australia. The two arranged their holidays so as to provide for a rendezvous for a few days.

His Majesty counts among the highnotes of the trip his visit to the Tower of London, an excursion to Buckingham Palace, the lush scenery in Cumbria, a ride on the London Eye, the numerous art and history museums, and of course his arrival at the seat of Ball power in Scotland- Traquair Castle, just north of Edinburgh.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Imperium Issues 'State of the Community of Nations'

Annual Address: "State of the Micronational Community of Nations" 2008
{ * As Viewed By The Lord Imperator ~ CommiCzar of the Imperium of DeWaCo Estates * }

Greetings to ALL of the Serious and Dedicated
Micronationalist, MicroStates, and MicrOrganizations !!

The Year 2008 has inherited the remnants and remains of the 2007 Year;
which reflects some positive growth for the Micronational Movement, and
the traditional carry-overs of mistrust and distrust among a majority of the
members of the micronational community of nations.

Even though there still exist no real sense of community unity between the
majority of micro-governments, there still remains an optimistic attitude that
one day there will be a unifying event or recognition, that will become the
catalyst of mutual growth for all micronations which stay the course, and
continue to provide a positve path towards eventual acknowledgement and
acceptance within and outside of the micronational spheres.

The Year 2007 brought about the birth of the micronational government of
Independent Long Island; which joins the current list of seperatist and
restorationist movements, which remain a very vital vessel for all of those
who are involved in the Micronational Movement.

The Year 2007 brought about the birth of several other serious MicroStates;
some which have already expanded their presence in the community, and
some which have yet to explain their purpose. In either case, growth of the
Community of Micronations appears to be positive; which provides for the
potential growth of not only these new micronations, but for the community
as a whole.

The Year 2007 witnessed the rise and fall of various MicroGovernments;
with the list much too long to make an accounting of.

The Year 2007 witnessed the rise and fall of various MicrOrganizations
as well; with the list much too long to make an accounting of.

The Year 2007 witnessed the passing of several Micronational Leaders
and Citizens; some who were either directly or indirectly involved in the
internal and external affairs of their respective micronation.

The Year 2007 witnessed the expansion of micronationalism in other macro
regions of the world; which up until now, were either not common knowledge,
or else were not yet established.

One a more personal note, the Imperial Commonwealth of the Imperium
of DeWaCo Estates was strengthened in depth, dedication, and degree;
as the three semi-autonomous states of the Parkistani Protectorates were
assimilated into the Imperial Commonwealth, thereby joining the Imperium,
the People*s Republic Of Galt / P.R.O.G., and the Federal Republic of
Eastern Edinburg / F.R.E.E.

In summary, even though the old traditional views of distrust still have a
strangle-hold upon the growth of the majority of the micronations of the
world, and thereby having a direct-effect upon the mutual potentials of
the Micronational Movement, the Year 2007 managed to move the ideas
and ideals of micronationalism forward to a small degree; thereby providing
encouragement for the seasoned, and a continued interest for anyone and
everyone who ventures into the diverse spheres of the Micronational Movement.

May the Year 2008 set a new pace for those who are on the path to achieving
their individual and mutual micronational goals for growth.

May the Year 2008 prove to be a positive year for growth of older established
micronations and organizations; as well as, a year for new beginnings for
those micronationalist who bear the burden, and accept the challenge to
build and lead.

May the Year 2008 prove to provide Peace and Prosperity for all of those
who dare to call themselfs "MicroNationalist" !!

Thank You !!