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Postby Luthori Moderate » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:50 am

Jade Kent steps down, Brandon Kent takes over

As Expected, Jade Kent has step down as the leader of the Lutori Moderate Party. Most experts knew it was a matter of time but after the announcement in June of 4373 that she would step down. She will continue to be a public figure and mentor for the new leader Brandon Kent. It is expected that Brandon will be elected as the Moderate Party´s leader easily as there will probably be no competition against him, if so, they may get 5% at most.

Jade Kent comments

It was a great run but I have gotten too old to run the Moderate Party more effectively than my son Brandon. He is fit and ready to take over the Moderate Party and will continue the great progress that we had taken to bring Luthori back to a great power like it has historically been.


Brandon Kent on the matter

I am ready to serve as the new Moderate Leader. I would like to thank Jade for all of her work and accomplishments in her 22 years as Moderate Leader. But Father Time is undefeated and now its time for her to take it easy a bit more and be a public figure instead of having all of the stress of being the leader of a political party.


Brandon Kent explains the state of Luthori
Jade and White Rose-R´s leader Marquis Elad Weston has done a great job starting Luthori´s journey back to a great power. And I intend to continue what she started.
With the addition of the New Conservative party, the 3 ¨Luthori to Great Power¨ parties will work very hard to strengthen Luthori to the point of becoming a great power like it has historically been.
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Postby Maxington » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:39 am

Government launches free-port initiative
Government introduces initiative aimed at increasing trade throughout region.
11th February, 4376

In a recent move by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Finance, the commercial ports of Shippington and Louth, under advisement from the local Chamber of Commerce of those city as well as the Public-Private Cooperative Business Association (an association of private and public companies, centred on promoting joint private-public business opportunities), have been designated as "free-ports" in an attempt by the Ministry of Trade and Industry to bolster the economy in the country. The laws were proposed by Minister of Trade and Industry Arther Butler and seeks to introduce less strict customs regulations and lowered taxes on income for investors. The Minister addressed the Imperial Diet earlier today where he said,
Luthori has a high potential of being the capital for trade and business on the Artanian Continent. In this legislation i propose to the commercial ports of Shippington and Louth, the status of free-ports with an ease in our customs regime on these ports. I can assure the members of this assembly that, we do intend on expanding the capacity of these ports to accommodate for increased operations.


The idea to make Shippington and Louth's commercial ports, free ports came after the Division of Trade Promotion spoke of plans to introduce a renewed customs regime within the cities as a means of increasing funds to assist the venture of the Luthorian Developmental Bank. News figures released from an independent research and analysis group known as, the Centre for Economics and Business, showed that during the first 5 months of 4369, the mentioned ports handled 60 million tonnes of cargo about a quarter of the total turnover. The report stated that the most productive port was the Port of Shippington, which handled 40.1 million tonnes of cargo compared to Louth which handled 19.9 million tones of cargo within the same period. Nonetheless it signals a move that these cities and their ports are a pillar to forging closer trade ties between various regional and international partners.

Government commences seaport expansion programme
Government commences initiative to expand seaport in Shippington to accommodate for increased trade
11th February, 4376

The Maurice Maritime Corporation (MMC) through a joint venture with the Port Authority of the Port of Shippington, has been appointed as the lead contractor in the expansion of the international port. The expansion project will increase the lengths of berths 3, 4 and 5, giving the port ,in general, the capacity to handle/berth massive container vessels. Dredging of the area was commenced several months prior and was done in preparation from construction to begin around the vacation period. The project will involve dredging 1 million cubic metres of material to provide the berth and approaches, and enable a new steel-piled quay wall to be built. General Manager of the Port Authority, Darrell Miller, commented on the expansion project.
The Port of Shippington caters from international trade. It is the largest seaport in the country and is the centre of maritime operations throughout the country as thousands of minor and major maritime corporations have established bases of operations in the port's facilities. For this port to operate at the highest level of efficiency,
it must now cater for largest international vessels. As such, with our cooperation with Maurice Maritime Corporation and the port authority's own construction group, the expansion of the port could see an increase in facilities and general space for future operations.


According to officials from Maurice Maritime Corporation (MMC), they intend on reclaiming land from the sea to accommodate for the construction of three wharves, two dry docks and increased housing space for business operations within the port itself. The new extension will be equipped with three new ship-to-shore gantry cranes, each with a 25-container wide outreach. According to officials from the Division of Trade Promotion (a department of the Ministry of Trade and Industry), the expansion of the Port of Shippington is expected to accommodate for the increased diplomatic activity in which the Foreign Ministry is going to initiate by reintroducing Luthori to trade with the its various international partners.

Ⱡ100bn infrastructural programme commences
Billion pound infrastructure programme announced by government to boost productivity
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Construction of the R3 roadway from Fort William to Shippington.
11th February, 4376

A report recently released by the Luthorian Developmental Bank has put the nation's domestic infrastructure on the spotlight. After years of neglect, Luthori's infrastructure has received a battering. This is evident as several motorways and bridges have been closed due to safety concerns. According to the report entitled "Public Investment and Infrastructure in Luthori", it was proposed that the government invested heavily into Education, transport and digital networks infrastructure, and residential buildings construction. Farris Khan says that their economic models show that the proposed investments would "strengthen the growth potential of the Luthorian economy, and in the long term, result in a significant increase in aggregate economic production.

While there are regional variations — schools are administered by the provinces, and their regional administrative bodies and not by the central government — a typical school-day in Luthori starts at 8 AM and ends at 2 pm. This can present logistical problems for the many families in which both parents work at full-time, nine-to-five jobs. The report proposed a Ⱡ10 billion per annum to improve the education system and extend hours into the afternoon. According to the LDP, the move would improve childrens' educational outcomes, enhance the cultural integration of the very large number of foreign-born schoolkids, and free up both parents in lower- and middle-income families to take full-time jobs.

The report proposed a Ⱡ20 Billion increase per annum on public spending transportation infrastructure and the construction of a modern digital infrastructure. In view of the rapid evolution of digital technologies, broadband fibre-optics networks should be expanded even beyond the Luthorian government's existing, fairly ambitious plans in this respect, which date from 4350, according to the Developmental Bank. They estimate that an additional Ⱡ60 billion to Ⱡ100 billion will have to be spent in total over coming years, in excess of what had already been planned, in order to complete a nationwide fibre optic network capable of future data transmission speeds of several gigabits per second.

In response to the nation's crumbling infrastructure, the government through a Ⱡ70 Billion investment into infrastructure, has commenced work on construction and modernisation of various infrastructural systems including motorways, bridges, ports and buildings with the intention of accommodate for a hopeful population boom and increased economic activity. The initiative aims to modernise the nation's transportation system by bringing a "rapid rail" system into Fort William and other cities throughout the nation. The government aims at championing the principle of efficiency, citing that Luthori must maintain its international standard for efficiency. The Luthorian Developmental Bank cited that the umbrella purpose of the initiative was to create jobs. It has been stated that the proposed investments would generate about 160,000 additional new full-time-equivalent jobs by 4390, and more than 350,000 new jobs by 4410, compared to business-as-usual, as the investment is intended to increase annually by Ⱡ5 Billion.
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President of the Trond Henrichsen Institute for International Affairs.
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Postby Luthori Moderate » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:14 pm

Luthorian Military conducts first military exercise after reorganization

September 19th, 4377

Luthori conducted its first military excerise after its long reorganization. It was conducted on the coast right on the border of Tinako and Geharon. Dubbed exercise Fall Renaissance, 20,000 troops from the Army, Navy, Airforce, and the Marines were involved in this excerise. It was not known exactly which units were involved, but the 1st and 2nd divisions and 1st and 2nd brigades are rumored to be some of the units involved. It is reported that the defense ministry was very happy with the new look military before the exercise but now are ecstatic with the military that Luthori has.

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Postby Cirith » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:46 pm

White Rose Win Back Majority and Governor General Wins Historic 8th Victory

White Rose (IA) have won a majority in the Imperial Diet in the May 4380 election where the Royalists won 218 seats/32.78% of the vote and the Moderates won 151 seats/22.71% of the vote, giving White Rose 369 of the 665 seats/56.05% of the vote, a majority of 73. They are expected to reject a Coalition with the Moralists in favour of a White Rose Government. The White Rose also won the Governor Generalship with 62.07% of the vote, giving Marquis Alexander Weston an historic 8th victory in elections for the role.

The Weston family have held the Governor Generalship for 37 of the 45 years since its creation in 4335 when the position was created after the Union with House Steuart-Carmichael, and Marquis Alexander has personally held it for 20 years, over 4 separate terms (4352-4356/4359-4368/4374-4376/4377-Now) His father, Marquis Elad, held it for 17 years from 4335 to 4352.

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The Governor General hailed recent White Rose public spending increases in the last 5 years; which saw a doubling of the foreign aid budget, a £5 billion increase in the defence budget, a £3 billion increase in the Home Office budget, £2 billion in Food & Agriculture, £3 billion in Trade & Industry and an additional billion in Tourism, Education and Health budgets too.

The increases followed income tax reform whilst White Rose abolished corporation tax altogether, meaning the Government no longer tax profit, despite this, they maintain a surplus of £461 million a year. The Royalists said such a change will encourage wage growth, investment and economic growth across the country, whilst also ending the job tax, allowing companies to employ more people without fear it will diminish their bottom line or increase their tax liabilities. The Royalists famously abolished VAT in there first majority Government back in 4317.

The Royalists promised to roll back restrictions on the use of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, as well as abolish trade tariffs to open the country once more to all international trade, and to promote private pensions once more. They have also said they will end the cap on rent, put together a national road policy, authorise selective schools and the re-introduction of capital punishment for terrorism, treason and crimes against mankind.

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Marquis Alexander announced this would be his last election, as he intended to pass the Marquessate on to his son, Samuel, after 34 years as Marquis and Leader of the Party. He went on to say he looked forward to the Terran Olympic Games of 4380, hoping the Luthori delegation would perform well, and that he intended to meet with the new Emperor before the Marquis leaves office at the next general election.

He once more confirmed his commitment to the renewal of the Artanian Union, his support for the Luthorian-Lourennais Trade Agreement and his decision to support the withdrawal of recognition for Hulstria-Mikuni and expand the embargo of the Republic of Saridan.
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Postby Cirith » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:58 pm

New National Identity Imposed by Diet

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The Diet have voted to endorse a new motto and anthem for the Empire, as well as restore the ancient flag for the Holy Luthori Empire, moving away from the Rose flag once more.

MOTTO

In hoc signo vinces (In this sign you will conquer)


NATIONAL ANTHEM

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon Luthori's mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On Luthori's pleasant pastures seen?
And did the countenance divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Yishelem builded here
Among those dark satanic mills?

Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Yishelem
In Luthori's green and pleasant land.


The Governor General, Marquis Alexander, said, 'We have adopted a new hymn as our anthem to recognise Luthori's Hosian character as the Coalition Government promote a new national identity as we recognise a new Emperor with the ascension of Alexander of House Steuart-Carmichael to the throne.'
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Postby Cirith » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:34 pm

LOC Hold Olympic Launch Event in Fort William

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Scott Henderson, the Environment and Tourism Secretary which covers sport, has wished the Luthori Olympic delegation well in the upcoming games, at an event held by the LOC in Fort William. President of the Luthori Olympic Committee, Mark Dixon, has said he is hopeful that Luthori can win 10 or more medals with the best opportunities in Archery, Swimming, Cycling and Boxing. Luthori is sending the 3rd largest delegation of all 50 nations participating in the games wth 453 athletes, hoping to improve on its 7 medals from 4360 which included 4 gold.
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Postby Cirith » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:34 pm

First State Diet Elections

The Home Secretary, Laura Owen, who holds responsibility over local governance, has allocated a large portion of the £3 billion increase in the Home Office budget to the new State Diets established by the National Reform Act 4379. Each State Diet consists of 120 Members, they elect a Speaker and a State Chancellor who chairs a Cabinet consisting of no more than 8 Ministers.

White Rose performed well in the elections, but the Moralists had the best election of any single party, with decent showings in the coastal Archduchies of Geharon and Tinako. White Rose performed well in Yodukan and Utagia, whilst the Hosian Democratic Union did well in Orange.

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RESULTS OF THE STAT DIET ELECTIONS
YODUKAN
White Rose (IA) – M – 42 seats
White Rose (IA) – R - 36 seats
Hosian Democratic Union - 35 seats
Moralist Party - 7 seats

UTAGIA
White Rose (IA) – M - 19 seats
White Rose (IA) – R - 59 seats
Hosian Democratic Union - 6 seats
Moralist Party - 36 seats

TINAKO
White Rose (IA) – M - 30 seats
White Rose (IA) – R - 30 seats
Hosian Democratic Union - 1 seats
Moralist Party - 59 seats

GEHARON
White Rose (IA) – M - 21 seats
White Rose (IA) – R - 38 seats
Hosian Democratic Union - 21 seats
Moralist Party - 40 seats

ORANGE
White Rose (IA) – M - 24 seats
White Rose (IA) – R - 34 seats
Hosian Democratic Union - 35 seats
Moralist Party - 27 seats

GREATER FORT WILLIAM
White Rose (IA) – M - 20 seats
White Rose (IA) – R - 39 seats
Hosian Democratic Union - 40 seats
Moralist Party - 21 seats
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