Good, Insightful and Timely | Year 18 | 06 July 2020
SOUTH PACIFIC INDEPENDENT NEWS NETWORK
AMERION AND PENGUIN RUN TO SUCCEED SOMYRION AS DELEGATE
Amerion and Penguin are running in the election to succeed Somyrion as Delegate of the South Pacific. Amerion is running on a platform of strengthening the region's WA efforts and bridging the gap between gameside and offsite. Penguin has highlighted their years of experience in the region, including in executive office, and has promised to be a steady and trustworthy presence. The election will consist of a forum voting round and a subsequent gameside voting found, with the top two candidates of the first round.
ASSEMBLY RESUMES DEBATE ON WHISTLEBLOWER ACT
The Assembly has resumed its debate on a proposed Whistleblower Act. The bill, which has not yet been motioned to a vote, would make revealing the identity of a whistleblower a crime of espionage. The bill, which was proposed following the alleged disclosure of a whistleblower's identity during the recent Cabinet election, would protect whistleblowers from facing any repercussions for reporting illegal actions. While legislators have expressed support for the bill, some have expressed over classifying the outing of whistleblowers under espionage, rather than as a separate crime.
SPECIAL FORCES REPORT 251 OPERATIONS SINCE JUNE 27
The Special Forces have reported having participated in 251 operations since June 27, an average of 21 operations per update. This was communicated in the second weekly report that has been published since Phoenix assumed the office of Minister of Military Affairs. The report, written by Omega, listed 106 defences and 145 detags, operations that were conducted alongside fellow defender partners The Grey Wardens, the Rejected Realms Army and the Ten Thousand Islands Organisation.
QWERT ANNOUNCES NATION SHOWCASE WEEK
Qwert, one of the more prominent participants of forumside roleplay, has announced the second ever Nation Showcase Week, an event where gameside roleplayers will be encouraged to expand on their worldbuilding according to themes set for each specific day. Themes often range from sharing news to detailing each nation's government, history, artwork and even its geographic features. While the event has been announced, there are no specific dates for it yet.
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