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Delegate's Briefing Ⅶ (Jul '22 Term)

[color=#FFF][size=350][font=unifrakturcook,times new roman, serif]Delegate's Briefing[/font][/size]
[font=playfair display,minion-pro-1,minion-pro-2,Palatino,Georgia,times new roman,serif][i]Edition Ⅶ[/i][/font][/color]

[box][size=200][color=#109AED][font=nationstates][/font] [font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][b]Delegate's Introduction[/b][/font][/color][/size]
[sidebar][centre][size=160][color=#109AED][font=nationstates][/font] [font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][b]Please UPVOTE to spread the Briefing![/b][/font][/color][/size][/centre][/sidebar]

[align=justify][size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif]Howdy, fellow South Pacificans! :D[/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif]I'm here to bring you the seventh edition of the [color=#109AED][b]Delegate's Briefing[/b][/color], the Delegate's bi-weekly update to the region on off-site, Regional Message Board, and World Assembly activity! This edition covers the period from November 6 to 20.[/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif]We officially have [color=#109AED][b]a new Local Council[/b][/color]! Between the 7th and the 14th, South Pacifican WA nations headed to the polls and elected Canadian Goose Republic, Concrete Slab, and Evinea to the three open seats on the devolved on-site government. Congratulations to you three! The election also saw a corruption scandal [url=][color=#FF9900][b]being heard and adjudicated[/b][/color][/url] by the High Court of the South Pacific in the first Criminal Complaint since quite some time, which ended with the disqualification of incumbent Councilor Curlyhoward from the election as punishment for using his LC ability of sending regional telegrams at no cost to give himself an advantage during campaigning.[/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif]I'm also pleased to bring you an announcement from the Ministry of Culture: With new forum functionality, we have [url=][color=#FF9900][b]a "Culture Calendar"[/b][/color][/url] again! Using this site, you can easily see all the cool events the Ministry has planned, so you can check out their info and attend if you like what you're seeing. For example, this evening there's another [color=#109AED][b]Sunday Night Stream[/b][/color], where you can watch the film "Akira" together with your region-mates on [url=][color=#FF9900][b]our regional Discord server[/b][/color][/url]! :D[/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif]Now, in the Assembly, we had a vote on the [url=][color=#FF9900][b]appointment[/b][/color][/url] of Jay Coop (Qvait) to the Legislator Committee, the body responsible for processing new applications for legislatorship ‒ the appointment was confirmed unanimously, making Jay the third member on the Committee. If you'd like to join us in proposing, debating, and voting on regional laws and appointments, you should [url=][color=#FF9900][b]sign up to become a legislator[/b][/color][/url] on our forums ‒ this will also automatically make you eligible to vote in Executive elections! Speaking of which, I'm sad to report that incumbent Minister of Engagement Doge Land has [url=][color=#FF9900][b]tendered their resignation[/b][/color][/url] to the Assembly. A special election to fill the vacancy has been called accordingly.[/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif]The [url=page=dispatch/id=1730877][color=#FF9900][b]Great Council[/b][/color][/url] (TSP's equivalent of a constitutional convention) was also busy this fortnight. After it had [url=][color=#FF9900][b]passed[/b][/color][/url] a complete rewrite of the Charter (our constitution), several new bills have sprung up to also re-regulate other parts of the government (like the military, elections, or generally ceremonial procedure). This is a very interesting phase of the GC, and if you'd like to make an impact on the region's future, this is pretty much [i]the[/i] opportunity to do so (for reference, [color=#109AED][b]the last GC was held in 2016[/b][/color]!), so if you're interested in that I wholeheartedly recommend you to sign up in the [url=][color=#FF9900][b]GC participant registrations thread[/b][/color][/url]![/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif]Lastly, as usual, I warmly invite you to join the [url=page=wa][color=#FF9900][b]World Assembly[/b][/color][/url] ‒ taking your nation to the international stage is one of the first and easiest steps you can take to start your NationStates career [i]and[/i] help increase the South Pacific's stability at the same time! Once you have done so, please endorse [color=#109AED][b]me, the Delegate[/b][/color], as well as the [url=page=dispatch/id=1398091][color=#FF9900][b]members of the Coral Guard[/b][/color][/url]; they will endorse you back quickly so it's a win-win-win situation for you, them, and the whole region! ^‑^[/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif]That concludes the introduction address of this Delegate's Briefing ‒ thank you for reading (as always, have this slice of cake as reward! ~ 🍰), check out the RMB Awards and WA Activity below, and don't forget to [color=#109AED][b]upvote[/b][/color] to spread the word![/font][/size][/align]

[color=#109AED][b][size=120]H[/size]IS [size=120]C[/size]AKENESS[/b][/color]
[i]Delegate of the South Pacific[/i][/box]

[box][size=200][color=#109AED][font=nationstates][/font] [font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][b]RMB Awards[/b][/font][/color][/size]

[align=justify][size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif]Welcome to lucky number seven of the RMB Awards![/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif]We have three ranked categories, in each ten posters will be listed on the leaderboard. The category names should be relatively self-explanatory, but I have attached a short description to each nonetheless. The winner of the "Most Likes Per Post" category will win a [color=#109AED][b]free Epic trading card[/b][/color]! Furthermore, we have one single-winner category: "Best Post". This one is decided by a jury consisting of the Delegate and the Local Council ‒ you can submit nominations to the Delegate at any time, and the jury will decide which of the nominated posts wins the award. A [color=#109AED][b]free Legendary card[/b][/color] will await the person winning "Best Post", so be sure to make high quality posts that can receive this award! My thanks to the Ministry of Engagement for sponsoring this card giveaway![/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif]It seems like Funnyman really can't be beaten ‒ [url=nation=orcuo][color=#FF9900][b]Orcuo[/b][/color][/url] successfully defends the "Most Posts" and "Most Likes" categories, claiming them for the sixth time in a row! My congratulations!! The "Most Likes Per Post" is won by [url=nation=tepertopia][color=#FF9900][b]your favorite Delegate himself[/b][/color][/url], with 79 likes received over 29 posts for an average of 2.72.[/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif]Sadly, we only received one nomination for "Best Post" this cycle, and thus I won't be handing out the prize... The sole nominee was [url=page=rmb/postid=49784248][color=#FF9900][b][i]the[/i] insider tip for the 2024 US presidential election[/b][/color][/url] by Cheeseburger Freedom Man. Thank-you to Orcuo for nominating it, let's hope for more nominees next month so someone can actually win a brand new Legendary trading card! ^‑^[/font][/size][/align]

[tr][td=c2][color=#109AED][b]Best Post[/b][/color]
[sup]This fortnight's best overall post, as judged by our jury.[/sup][/td][/tr]
[tr][td][i]— none —[/i]
There was only one nomination, and wins by default will not be awarded due to the value of the prize.[/td][/tr]
[td=c2][color=#109AED][b]Most Posts[/b][/color]
[sup]Ranking by number of posts made on the RMB.[/sup][/td]
[td=c2][color=#109AED][b]Most Likes Received[/b][/color]
[sup]Ranking by number of likes received on own RMB posts.[/sup][/td]
[td=c2][color=#109AED][b]Most Likes Per Post[/b][/color]
[sup]Ranking by ratio of likes received to posts made.[/sup][/td][/tr]

[tr][td]🥇 1[/td]
[/tr][tr][td]🥈 2[/td]
[/tr][tr][td]🥉 3[/td]
[td]British Bharat[/td][td]510[/td]
[td]Lile Ulie Islands[/td][td]1.77[/td]
[/tr][tr][td]🏅 4[/td]
[td]Federal Eagle Empire[/td][td]537[/td]
[td]Federal Eagle Empire[/td][td]451[/td]
[td]The Enclave[/td][td]1.57[/td]
[/tr][tr][td]🏅 5[/td]
[td]Jaktoko 2[/td][td]521[/td]
[td]Canadian Goose Republic[/td][td]1.55[/td]
[/tr][tr][td]🏅 6[/td]
[td]The New Las Vegas[/td][td]493[/td]
[td]The Enclave[/td][td]414[/td]
[/tr][tr][td]🏅 7[/td]
[td]British Bharat[/td][td]471[/td]
[td]The New Las Vegas[/td][td]397[/td]
[td]Concrete Slab[/td][td]1.49[/td]
[/tr][tr][td]🏅 8[/td]
[td]New American Dictatorship[/td][td]370[/td]
[/tr][tr][td]🏅 9[/td]
[td]New American Dictatorship[/td][td]435[/td]
[td]Jaktoko 2[/td][td]364[/td]
[/tr][tr][td]🏅 10[/td]

[align=justify][size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif]For next time, [color=#109AED][b]please send me a telegram or ping me on the RMB if you would like to make a "Best Post" nomination at any time[/b][/color], and be sure to include a link to the nominated post if possible![/font][/size][/align][/box]

[box][size=200][color=#109AED][font=nationstates][/font] [font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][b]WA Activity[/b][/font][/color][/size]

[size=150][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]Delegate's Voting Record[/b][/color][/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]⦿ Nov 06 | [/b][/color] SC: FOR [i]"Condemn Creeperopolis"[/i][/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]⦿ Nov 08 | [/b][/color] GA: AGAINST [i]"Repeal 'Freedom of Religion'"[/i][/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]⦿ Nov 10 | [/b][/color] SC: AGAINST [i]"Historical Region Act"[/i][/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]⦿ Nov 13 | [/b][/color] GA: FOR [i]"Public Domain Act"[/i][/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]⦿ Nov 14 | [/b][/color] SC: AGAINST [i]"Liberate Moon"[/i][/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]⦿ Nov 17 | [/b][/color] GA: FOR [i]"Protection of Sexual Assault Victims"[/i][/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]⦿ Nov 19 | [/b][/color] SC: FOR [i]"Repeal 'Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls'"[/i][/font][/size][/td]


[box][size=200][color=#109AED][font=nationstates][/font] [font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][b]Government Record[/b][/font][/color][/size]


[tr][td=c2][centre][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][size=150][color=#109AED][b]Prime Minister[/b][/color] [url=nation=purple_hyacinth][color=#FF9900][b]Purple Hyacinth[/b][/color][/url]'s Cabinet[/size]

[tr][td][img][/img][/td][td][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][size=150][url=nation=sporaltryus][color=#FF9900][b]Sporaltryus[/b][/color][/url][/size]

[tr][td][img][/img][/td][td][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][size=150][url=nation=the_web_of_life_and_destiny][color=#FF9900][b]The Web of Life and Destiny[/b][/color][/url][/size]

[tr][td][img][/img][/td][td][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][size=150][url=nation=doge_land][color=#109AED][b]vacant[/b][/color][/url][/size]
[i]incumbent resigned[/i][/font][/td][/tr]

[tr][td][img][/img][/td][td][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][size=150][url=nation=sandaoguo][color=#FF9900][b]Sandaoguo[/b][/color][/url][/size]

[align=justify][size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]⦿ Nov 06 | [/b][/color] The Cabinet [url=page=rmb/postid=49713873][color=#FF9900][b]releases[/b][/color][/url] the weekly Cabinet update, recapping cultural events and an SPSF test run on new bot technology.[/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]⦿ Nov 09 | [/b][/color] Sulenia is [url=][color=#FF9900][b]appointed[/b][/color][/url] the new OWL Director by the Cabinet, following the stepdown of incumbent Jag the week prior.[/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]⦿ Nov 13 | [/b][/color] In the South Pacific Special Forces, Esfalsa (Pronoun) gets [url=][color=#FF9900][b]promoted[/b][/color][/url] to Commander rank, the second-highest military rank, subject only to fellow Commanders additionally serving on the General Corps.[/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]⦿ Nov 13 | [/b][/color] Another weekly Cabinet Update is [url=][color=#FF9900][b]released[/b][/color][/url], reporting on two movie nights by the Ministry of Culture, progress on the Ministry of Engagement's cards program, and usual SPSF activity.[/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]⦿ Nov 17 | [/b][/color] Following the [url=][color=#FF9900][b]resignation[/b][/color][/url] of incumbent Minister of Engagement Doge Land, the Election Commissioner [url=][color=#FF9900][b]opens[/b][/color][/url] candidacy declarations for the due special election, which will decide the person to complete the October—Feburary Cabinet term.[/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]⦿ Nov 17 | [/b][/color] Incumbent Local Councilor Curlyhoward [url=][color=#FF9900][b]receives sentence[/b][/color][/url] for the charge of Corruption on which he was convicted seven days prior. The Court removes his ability to hold public office until the end of the year, but decides not to institute additional penalties.[/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]⦿ Nov 17 | [/b][/color] Accordingly, Curlyhoward is disqualified from the ongoing Local Council election by the Election Commissioner, who officially [url=][color=#FF9900][b]certifies[/b][/color][/url] Canadian Goose Republic, Concrete Slab, and Evinea as the winners of the November LC election; the Delegate appoints them as Regional Officers a few hours later.[/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]⦿ Nov 19 | [/b][/color] In the Great Council, a fully rewritten version of the Charter of the South Pacific [url=][color=#FF9900][b]passes[/b][/color][/url] with a comfortable majority.[/font][/size]

[size=120][font=avenir,segoe ui,sans-serif][color=#109AED][b]⦿ Nov 19 | [/b][/color] The Assembly of the South Pacific [url=][color=#FF9900][b]unanimously confirms[/b][/color][/url] the appointment of Qvait (Jay Coop) to the Legislator Committee.[/font][/size][/align]