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The Weekly News #3 - 29 June 2020

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Good, Insightful and Timely | Year 18 | 29 June 2020
SOUTH PACIFIC INDEPENDENT NEWS NETWORK

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REGIONAL SECURITY
CRS ANNOUNCES THE CREATION OF A CORAL GUARD

The Council on Regional Security (CRS) announced on June 26 the creation of the South Pacific Coral Guard. Described as an "important form of defense in the region", the Coral Guard will be allowed a higher endorsement cap -85% of the third highest endorsed CRS member- and will be counted on for coordination in the event of a regional security crisis. Members of the Coral Guard will be required to have served at least 6 months in the Assembly or 2 terms in the Local Council, and must be vetted by the CRS.

REGIONAL SECURITY
CRS SETS A DYNAMIC ENDORSEMENT CAP

The Council on Regional Security (CRS) announced on June 26 a change in the way the endorsement cap will be set. Instead of a fixed number that is updated on a periodic basis, the CSS announced its decision to implement a "Dynamic Endorsement Cap" set to 85% of the lower endorsed CRS member at any given point in time. This change ties the endorsement cap to the degree to which the region endorses CRS members and allows citizens to obtain higher levels of endorsements over time.

HIGH COURT
COURT TAKES CASE ON LOCAL COUNCIL VACANCIES

The High Court has admitted a case on the filling of vacancies in the Local Council. The legal question, prompted by the resignation of Rabbitz from the Local Council following their election as Chair of the Assembly, asks whether the Council is legally required to fill vacancies that occur when less than half of the term remains. Based on the record of prior cases, and assuming no unforeseen delays, a ruling should be expected around the second or third weeks of June.

MISCELLANEOUS
DISCUSSION STARTS ON A UNIFIED DISCORD SERVER

Roavin has started a discussion in the Operations Center about the possibility of unifying all regional servers into a single, unified server. Currently there are individual servers for each ministry, as well as servers for other government initiatives such as the Office of World Assembly Legislation (OWL). The idea, which reportedly is being discussed by the Cabinet, would simplify server management, though there are concerns about the ability of ministers to manage the channel distribution for their individual ministries.

The South Pacific Independent News Network (SPINN) is an independent news organisation established in 2003 whose goal is to provide good news, insightful commentary and timely information for the citizens of the South Pacific. The opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editorial Board. Content is published anonymously, unless is the author requests otherwise. The SPINN is in no way, shape or form associated with the Government of the South Pacific.

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