All Mount Vema citizens are now entitled to international medical insurance according to a statement issued today by His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government. The Mount Vema International Medical Insurance will enable holders of Mount Vema Passports direct access to some of the best doctors and private hospitals in the world.
The new health service negotiated last year and approved by the Vema Seamount Authority this year, gives Mount Vema citizens overseas access to valuable medical expertise, with the freedom to choose specialist and quality care anywhere in the world, including for day-to-day healthcare needs.
The Insurance is a comprehensive health care which covers a multitude of areas including medical emergency cover, doctors' visits, prescribed medicine, full health assessments and screening, smear tests, maternity care and the treatment of on-going or chronic conditions, cancer screenings, cancer treatment, surgical operations, hospital accommodation, intensive care, nursing care, prosthetic implants and appliances, and dental treatment.
A full health screening would generally include various routine tests to assess your state of health and could include tests such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, anaemia and lung function, liver and kidney function and cardiac risk assessment.
The insurance also covers non-medical costs such as transportation (to receive treatment) including local air and road ambulance or repatriation, vaccination and immunisations, pathology, X-rays and diagnostic tests.
If you have an accident, or if you fall seriously ill, and you hold a Mount Vema Passport or a Certificate of Mount Vema Citizenship, you need to know that there is a private medical insurance provided by the state that can trigger a rapid response from doctors who have the experience and resources to give you the best available care.
If the right specialists aren’t available, or if the health care system of the country you are living in is under resourced, you need to call the Consulate of the Kingdom of Mount Vema, to be evacuated home, or to a doctor in another country who can take care of you.
The insurance also covers psychiatric treatment and visits to therapists: these can include occupational therapists, orthoptists, dieticians and speech therapists. Complementary medicine practitioners: these can include acupuncturists, homeopaths and Chinese medicine practitioners. They must all be legally qualified to practice in the country where treatment is received.
The Mount Vema Healthline Services
Wherever in the world you may be, as a Mount Vema national, you can call the consulate of the Kingdom of Mount Vema at any time of the day or night and speak to medically trained people who understand your situation and can give you the healthcare advice, support and assistance you need.
The following are some of the assistance that may be provided by telephone:
- general medical information from a health professional
- medical referrals to a physician or hospital
- medical service referral
- inoculation and visa requirement information
- emergency message transmission
- interpreter and embassy referral
All that for Mount Vema Nationals
So, who can become a Mount Vema citizen?
THE CHILD OF A LEGAL RESIDENTS
Anyone who becomes a legal resident working in Mount Vema on work permit for 3 to 4 years prior to the birth of their child, will be considered to have had a genuine link to Mount Vema, and the baby will be entitled to Mount Vema citizenship.
Anyone who lives and works in Mount Vema on a series of work permits for 5 years, will be eligible to apply for naturalisation. However, this does not apply to students, unless the student is working or is married to a Mount Vema citizen.
MARRIAGE IN MOUNT VEMA
Anyone who is a foreign citizen married to a Mount Vema citizen and have been legally resident in Mount Vema for over 3 years, can apply to become a Mount Vema citizen through marriage.
MARRIAGE OUTSITE MOUNT VEMA
Anyone who is a Mount Vema citizen, living in a foreign country with a partner who is not a Mount Vema citizen and intend to get married and continue living outside Mount Vema, the new husband does not automatically become a Mount Vema citizen. They would have to be married for at least 3 years and would have to be living as a married couple in Mount Vema for at least 3 years also.
MARRIAGE AND DUAL CITIZENSHIP
Any foreign national married to a Mount Vema citizen living in Mount Vema for over 5 years, and who wish to become a Mount Vema citizen, His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government does not require him or her to renounce their citizenship on becoming a Mount Vema citizen.
MOUNT VEMA CITIZEN CHILD
A woman, with a Mount Vema citizen child, living outside Mount Vema is not entitled to Mount Vema citizenship on the basis of her child’s citizenship.
CITIZENSHIP THROUGH INVESTMENT
If you have invested more than 500,000 golles in a Mount Vema property or Mount Vema government bonds, you are entitled to become a Mount Vema citizen, and His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government does not require you to renounce your citizenship on becoming a Mount Vema citizen.
CITIZENSHIP BY EXTRAORDINARY DEEDS
If you are a foreign national, with a proven record of 10 years of charitable work or working for the welfare of others, the wildlife, the forests, the welfare of the oceans, and the planet in general and our universe from your home country or in a foreign country, you can apply for a Mount Vema citizenship without the need to live or work in Mount Vema, and His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government does not require you to renounce your citizenship on becoming a Mount Vema citizen. This type of citizenship also applies to a devoted Christian and a descendent of a generation of a devoted Christian family working for the welfare of others in their home country or overseas for the past 10 years.
Rights of Mount Vema citizens
Mount Vema citizens enjoy certain rights and privileges that are guaranteed under the laws of the Kingdom of Mount Vema – The Vema Seamount Territory, in line with the Vema Seamount Declaration of Sovereignty. Some of these rights are fundamental such as the right to free healthcare anywhere in the world, the right to equality before the law, the freedom to travel, and the right to a basic income.
The ‘Settlement (Vema Seamount Settled Land Act) Mount Vema 2019’, has come into operation today, as Order No.20 SI/MV2019/20, in accordance with the 2006 Declaration of Sovereignty, after receiving the Royal Mount Vema Seal of Approval on the 21st of January 2019.
The legislation is an Act relating to power to grant land for public and charitable purposes, powers of tenants for life, power for tenant for life to enter into contracts, powers of sale and exchange, regulations related to rents of land for building, and fishing, and matters relating to general settlement in the Kingdom of Mount Vema – The Vema Seamount Territory.
The Act also defines what is settled land and what constitutes a settlement within the Vema Seamount Territorial Waters, including a deed, will, agreement for a settlement or other agreement, as well as the duration of settlements and any limitation, charge, or power of charging under the settlement.
Order No.19 SI/MV2019/19, Law of Property (Vema Seamount) Act, Mount Vema 2019 came into operation to make provisions related to conveyancing and the law of property in the Kingdom of Mount Vema.
The legislation defines “land” within the Vema Seamount Territorial waters as a unit (body of water) which is allocated by a postal code for administrative purposes within a district zone. Including any terminal, floating structure or other works within a harbor at which ships can obtain shelter or ship and unship goods or passengers in the Kingdom of Mount Vema national waters, including anything afloat (other than a ship) if it is anchored or attached to the sea bed or any such waters in accordance with subsections 130B.3(a) and 131.5 of the Merchant Marine and Shipping Act, Mount Vema 2017.
The Act also includes provisions related to legal rentcharge, freeholds, leaseholds, bankruptcy, conveyance, wills, legal estates, equitable interests, legal powers include the powers vested in a chargee by way of legal mortgage or in an estate owner under which a legal estate can be transferred or created.
The Powers of Attorney (Vema Seamount) Act, Mount Vema 2019 has come into operations today as Order No.18 SI/MV2019/18 just hours after the Royal Mount Vema Seal of Approval was granted. Made: 17th of December 2018, in accordance with the Vema Seamount Declaration of Sovereignty.
The Act was introduced to pave the way for the Mount Vema Law of Property to be introduced this month, and to make provision in relation to powers of attorney and the delegation by trustees of their trusts, powers and discretions in the Kingdom of Mount Vema.
The legislation includes execution of powers of attorney, proof of instruments creating powers of attorney, powers of attorney given as security, protection where power of attorney is revoked, and protection for transferees under stock exchange transactions.
The Reciprocal Enforcement (Foreign Judgments) Act, Mount Vema 2018 comes into operation today after receiving the Royal Mount Vema Seal of Approval. The Act is the 17th legislation to enter the statutory books of the Vema Seamount Territory to be followed by thousands of legislations still to come into force.
The Reciprocal Enforcement (Foreign Judgments) legislation of Mount Vema, is an Act to make provision for the enforcement in the Kingdom of Mount Vema of judgments given in foreign countries which accord reciprocal treatment to judgments given in the Kingdom of Mount Vema, for facilitating the enforcement in foreign countries of judgments given in the Kingdom of Mount Vema, and for other purposes in connection with related matters.
The act includes power to extend to foreign countries giving reciprocal treatment, application for, and effect of, registration of foreign judgments, rules of court, cases in which registered judgments must, or may, be set aside, especially when a defendant in the original proceedings, was a person who under the rules of public international law was entitled to immunity from the jurisdiction of the courts of the country of the original court and did not submit to the jurisdiction of that court.
The Foundation Infrastructure legislation of Mount Vema made on 4th of December, in accordance with the Vema Seamount Declaration of Sovereignty 2006, comes into operation today after receiving the Royal Mount Vema Seal of Approval granted last week Friday, on the 7th of December 2018.
The Foundation Infrastructure legislation makes provisions for the City of Mount Vema foundation infrastructure projects, the administration of breakwaters and pavements including roadways, streets and docklands. The provisions will pave the way for housing and future regeneration, and to enable building regulations and for connected purposes.
The legislation which became law of the territory today says that the Secretary of State - The Secretary for the Vema Seamount Territory may by order in accordance with the Foundation Infrastructure Act, Mount Vema 2018 appoint one or more companies as a breakwaters and pavements authority.
The legislation was not just introduced as a mechanism to create and appoint a breakwaters and pavements company, but also as the law to regulate the financing of projects related to breakwaters and pavements including roadways, streets and docklands.
The Secretary of State may provide financial assistance to a strategic breakwaters and pavements company, for the purpose of any of its functions, or to any other person, for the promotion or improvement of transport services by road in Mount Vema.
Financial assistance may be provided in such form and on such terms as the Secretary of State considers appropriate, and includes in particular grants, loans, and guarantees. In the case of a grant or a loan, it includes terms as to repayment, and in the case of a guarantee, it includes terms as to reimbursement.
The Mount Vema Customs and Excise Act 2018 has come into operation today and has entered the statutory books of the Kingdom of Mount Vema – Vema Seamount Territory to regulate the collection and protection of revenues derived from duties and management of the customs and excise of the realm.
The Act will deal with boarding stations, Mount Vema ships within the meaning of the Merchant Marine and Shipping Act, Mount Vema 2017, restricted goods, excise licence trade, export and imports, and including transit or transhipment - in relation to the entry of goods transiting through the Kingdom of Mount Vema or transhipment with a view to the re-exportation of the goods in question or transhipment of goods for use as stores.
The Mount Vema customs and excise bill submitted to the Sovereign, His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter Goldishman a few weeks ago was approved and has become law of the Vema Seamount territory. It will be known as Customs and Excise Act, Mount Vema 2018.
The new legislation will enter the statutory books on July the 9th 2018 and will come into force on that same day, to regulate the collection and protection of revenues derived from duties and management of the customs and excise of the Vema Seamount Territory.
The Act will also deal with boarding stations, Mount Vema ships within the meaning of the Merchant Marine and Shipping Act, Mount Vema 2017, restricted goods, excise licence trade, export and imports, and including transit or transhipment - in relation to the entry of goods transiting through the Kingdom of Mount Vema or transhipment with a view to the re-exportation of the goods in question or transhipment of goods for use as stores.
The timing of the legislation also indicates that the Royal Mount Vema Coast Guard is about to be permanently deployed to deal with offences in relation to fisheries levies. If any person is, in relation to any goods, in any way knowingly concerned in any fraudulent evasion or attempt at evasion of any fisheries levy chargeable on the export of the goods.
A person guilty of an offence under the new legislation will be liable on summary conviction, to a penalty of the prescribed sum or of three times the value of the goods, whichever is the greater, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or to both. On conviction on indictment, to a penalty of any amount, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years, or to both.
The law also gives clear guidelines on the forfeiture of ships, for certain offences. Any ship which is liable to forfeiture or examination under or by virtue of any provision of the Act does not bring to when required to do so, the master of the ship will be liable on summary conviction to a penalty.
Where any ship liable to forfeiture or examination has failed to bring to when required to do so and chase has been given by any vessel in the service of His Mount Vema Majesty and, after the commander of that vessel has hoisted the proper ensign and caused a gun to be fired as a signal, the ship still fails to bring to, the ship may be fired upon, under the Customs and Excise Law.
The Mount Vema customs and excise bill was submitted today to the Sovereign, His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter Goldishman for approval, to regulate the collection and management of the revenues of customs and excise of Vema Seamount.
If Peter Goldishman grants the Mount Vema Royal Seal of Approval, the bill, will become the customs and excise law of the territory, and will deal with areas of floating or reclaimed land or water designed, equipped, set apart for affording facilities for the landing and departure of ships and aircraft.
It will also deal with boarding stations, Mount Vema ships within the meaning of the Merchant Marine and Shipping Act, Mount Vema 2017; restricted goods, excise licence trade, export and imports, and including transit or transhipment - in relation to the entry of goods transiting through the Kingdom of Mount Vema or transhipment with a view to the re-exportation of the goods in question or transhipment of goods for use as stores.
The Sea Fisheries Act, Mount Vema 2017 will come into operation tomorrow after the Royal Mount Vema Seal was granted by His Majesty King Peter Goldishman of Mount Vema this weekend.
The Act makes provision with respect to the levies which may be imposed, makes further provision for the regulation of sea fishing, makes provision related to fishing boats and gear lost or abandoned at sea.
The law says that the Minister may, whenever it appears necessary or expedient, by order make provision for regulating the conduct of, and safeguarding, fishing operations and operations ancillary, including provision with respect to the identification and marking of fishing boats and fishing gear.
The Mount Vema Minister for Fisheries may by order with respect to foreign fishing boats which, in pursuance of an arrangement for the time being in force between His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government and the government of any other country, enter Mount Vema fishery limits for the purpose of carrying on fishing operations or operations ancillary thereto, including provisions regulating the movement of those boats within those limits.
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The Promissory Oaths Act, Mount Vema 2017, comes into operation tomorrow to make provisions relating to the law of Promissory Oaths of the Kingdom of Mount Vema.
The law says that where in any oath under this Act the name of His Mount Vema present Majesty is expressed, the name of the Sovereign of this Kingdom for the time being. The oath of allegiance form says, “I,… , do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter, his heirs and successors, according to law and the Vema Seamount Declaration of Sovereignty. So help me God.”
Other forms of oath included are, the Official and Judicial Oaths.
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The Citizenship legislation of the Kingdom of Mount Vema comes into force today to make provision about citizenship and nationality, and the right of abode in the Kingdom of Mount Vema.
The law says that a person born in the Kingdom of Mount Vema, a diplomatic premises, or a registered marine vessel under the Merchant Marine and Shipping Act – Mount Vema 2017, shall be a Mount Vema citizen if at the time of the birth his father or mother is a Mount Vema citizen.
A person born outside the Kingdom of Mount Vema is a Mount Vema citizen if at the time of the birth his father or mother is a Mount Vema citizen and is serving outside the Kingdom of Mount Vema.
When a person invests in the Kingdom of Mount Vema, and such investment exceeds ₲1,000.000, the Secretary of State may, if he thinks fit, cause him to be registered as a Mount Vema Overseas Citizen. After a year, such person may apply to become a Mount Vema Citizen, and after another year such person may apply for the right of abode in the Kingdom of Mount Vema.
When a person invests in the Kingdom of Mount Vema, and such investment exceeds ₲500.000, the Secretary of State may, if he thinks fit, cause him to be registered as a Mount Vema National (Overseas). After three years, such person may apply to become a Mount Vema Citizen, and after a year such person may apply for the right of abode in the Kingdom of Mount Vema.
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The Government has removed a number of organizations and companies from its blacklists after His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter Goldishman approved the defamation law of Mount Vema, that will come into force tomorrow.
Some organizations and companies were removed from the Government’s blacklist because of a section of the law that protects them, but the others will be subject to prosecution and fine if found guilty of defaming the Kingdom of Mount Vema, Mount Vema, Vema Seamount and its institutions. The legislation also paves the way for the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act of Mount Vema including the Trade Marks legislation to be laid before His Mount Vema Majesty the King this month.
The new legislation makes provisions with respect to actions for defamation and malicious falsehood by a person who has published a statement alleged to be defamatory of another person, a registered company, an organization, a government, an authority, a state or a territory which is a natural and an identifiable integral part of the Planet Earth.
The law says that public statements having qualified privilege without explanation or contradiction are:
A fair and accurate report of proceedings in public of a legislature anywhere in the world. A fair and accurate report of proceedings in public before a court anywhere in the world. A fair and accurate report of proceedings in public of a person appointed to hold a public inquiry by a government or legislature anywhere in the world.
Including: A fair and accurate report of proceedings in public anywhere in the world of an international organization or an international conference. A fair and accurate copy of or extract from any register or other document required by law to be open to public inspection. A notice or advertisement published by or on the authority of a court, or of a judge or officer of a court, anywhere in the world. And a fair and accurate copy of or extract from matter published by or on the authority of a government or legislature anywhere in the world.
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The ‘Sea Fish and Conservation Act, Mount Vema 2017’ was approved today by His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter J Goldishman. The Act will provide for regulating the commercial use of, fishing for, and landing of, sea fish, and for authorizing measures for the increase or improvement of marine resources.
The law says that no person shall land in Vema Seamount – The territorial waters of the Kingdom of Mount Vema any sea fish of any description, being a fish of a smaller size than such size as may be prescribed which does not meet such requirements as to size as may be prescribed in relation to sea fish.
Sea fish of any description which do not meet the requirements as to size prescribed in relation to sea fish of that description by an Order shall not be carried, whether within or outside relevant Mount Vema fishery limits, on a Mount Vema vessel, and an order may also prohibit the carrying by a foreign vessel in the Kingdom of Mount Vema waters.
The law comes into force tomorrow and includes provisions for regulation of nets and other fishing gear, licensing of fishing boats, restrictions on time spent at sea, licensing of vessels receiving trans-shipped fish, powers to restrict fishing for marine environmental purposes, regulation of the landing of sea fish, exemption for operations for scientific purposes, and measures for increase or improvement of marine resources.
Consular Relations Act, Mount Vema 2017, was approved by His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter J. Goldishman to give effect to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and to enable effect to be given to other agreements concerning consular relations and to make further provision with respect to consular relations between the Kingdom of Mount Vema and other countries.
The legislation will also deal with matters arising in connection therewith, to restrict the jurisdiction of courts with respect to certain matters concerning or arising on board certain ships or aircraft, and to enable diplomatic agents and consular officers to administer oaths and do notarial acts in certain cases.
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963 is an international treaty that defines a framework for consular relations between independent states. A consul normally operates out of an embassy in another country, and performs two functions: 1- protecting in the host country the interests of their countrymen, and 2- furthering the commercial and economic relations between the two states. While a consul is not a diplomat, they work out of the same premises, and under this treaty they are afforded most of the same privileges, including a variation of diplomatic immunity called consular immunity. The treaty has been ratified by more than 175 states
The Act may be cited as the Consular Relations Act, Mount Vema 2017, and comes into force today.
Diplomatic Privileges Act, Mount Vema 2017, was approved by His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter J. Goldishman to provide provisions for the diplomatic privileges and immunities by giving effect to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and connected purposes.
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 is an international treaty that defines a framework for diplomatic relations between independent countries. It specifies the privileges of a diplomatic mission that enable diplomats to perform their function without fear of coercion or harassment by the host country. This forms the legal basis for diplomatic immunity. Its articles are considered a cornerstone of modern international relations, ratified by more than 190 states.
The Kingdom of Mount Vema today has officially ratified MARPOL 73/78 (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships) after His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter J Goldishman approved the Merchant Marine and Shipping legislation of Mount Vema that incorporates provisions of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization.
The law says that His Mount Vema Majesty may by Order make such provision as he considers appropriate for the purpose of giving effect to any provision of any of the following which have been ratified by the Kingdom of Mount Vema--
The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (including its protocols, annexes and appendices) which constitutes attachment 1 to the final act of the International Conference on Marine Pollution signed in London on 2nd November 1973.
The Protocol relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Marine Pollution by Substances other than Oil which constitutes attachment 2 to the final act, the Protocol relating to the said Convention which constitutes attachment 2 to the final act of the International Conference on Tanker Safety and Pollution Prevention signed in London on 17th February 1978, and the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation, 1990 (including the Final Act of the Conference and the attached resolutions) signed in London on 30th November 1990.
MARPOL 73/78 is one of the most important international marine environmental conventions. It was developed by the International Maritime Organization in an effort to minimize pollution of the oceans and seas, including dumping, oil and air pollution. The objective of this convention is to preserve the marine environment in an attempt to completely eliminate pollution by oil and other harmful substances and to minimize accidental spillage of such substances.
The Kingdom of Mount Vema has officially ratified today the Law of the Sea Treaty - United Nations Convention, after His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter J Goldishman approved the Merchant Marine and Shipping legislation of Mount Vema that incorporates provision for prevention of pollution from ships.
The Act, cited as the Merchant Marine and Shipping Act, Mount Vema 2017, says hat - His Mount Vema Majesty may by Order make such provision as He considers appropriate for the purpose of giving effect to any provision of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 for the protection and preservation of the marine environment from pollution by matter from ships.
The Act also reads that any of the areas designated within which the jurisdiction and rights of the Kingdom of Mount Vema are exercisable in accordance with Part XII of that Convention for the protection and preservation of the marine environment.
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), also called the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea treaty, is the international agreement that resulted from the third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III), which took place between 1973 and 1982. The Law of the Sea Convention defines the rights and responsibilities of nations with respect to their use of the world's oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources.
The Merchant Marine and Shipping legislation of the Kingdom of Mount Vema will come into operation next week as soon as it receives the Royal Mount Vema Seal of Approval.
The draft legislation will be presented to His Mount Vema Majesty the King Peter Goldishman next week to seek His Majesty’s approval before the legislation becomes law of the territory.
If passed, the legislation will be an Act relating to the Kingdom of Mount Vema merchant marine and shipping, with provisions for registrations of ships and seamen, fishing vessels, liability of ship owners, seaman’s wages, crew accommodation, safety and health on ships, passenger ships, and prevention of pollution from ships.
Regulation of transfers between ships in territorial waters are included – The draft proposes that The Secretary of State may by regulations make, in relation to the transfer of cargo, stores, bunker fuel or ballast between ships while within the Kingdom of Mount Vema waters, such provision as he considers appropriate for preventing pollution and discharge of oil from ships into the waters of the Kingdom of Mount Vema, danger to health or to navigation, or hazards to the environment or to natural resources.
The draft legislation also includes the flag which every Mount Vema ship is entitled to fly - the White and Golden color with a white square in the center, defined by a blue and red square, as well as offences relating to carrying improper colors, including the Royal Seal of Mount Vema.
Proceedings on forfeiture of a ship is also included, obligation of ship-owners as to seaworthiness, manning, qualifications, training and uniform, financial assistance for training, offences by seamen, concerted disobedience and neglect of duty, and breaches by seamen of codes of conduct.
On civil liability for smuggling, if a seaman employed in a Kingdom of Mount Vema ship is found in civil proceedings before a Kingdom of Mount Vema court to have committed an act of smuggling, whether within or outside the Kingdom of Mount Vema, he should be liable to make good any loss or expense that the act has caused to any other person.
The draft legislation also covers civil liability for fines imposed under immigration rules, relief and repatriation and relief costs, return of seamen left behind and shipwrecked, report of dangers to navigation, assistance at sea, duty of ship to assist the other in case of collision, duty to assist aircraft in distress, and power to establish temporary exclusion zones.
Also sections related to Mount Vema seamen’s cards, where The Secretary of State for the Territory may make regulations providing for the issue to Mount Vema seamen of cards for requiring Mount Vema seamen to apply for such cards and for requiring the holders of Mount Vema seamen’s cards to produce them to such persons and in such circumstances as may be prescribed by the regulations; and control of, and returns as to, persons on ships.
The draft legislation also specifies offences in connection with passenger ships, and the power to exclude drunken passengers from certain passenger ships, and regulations in connection to births and deaths in ships, and fishing vessel certificates and construction rules.
If approved, the draft which has more than 200 pages will come into operation by the end of next week.
The Official Secrets Act of Mount Vema will come into operation tomorrow. The legislation will provide for the protection of territorial secrets, state secrets and official information, related to the security of the realm.
The legislation says that a person who is or has been a member of the security and intelligence services, or a person notified that he is subject to the provisions of the Act, is guilty of an offence if without lawful authority he discloses any information, document or other article relating to security or intelligence which is or has been in his possession by virtue of his position as a member of any of the security services or in the course of his work while the notification is or was in force.
The law also applies to a person who is or has been a servant of the Crown of Mount Vema or a contractor for His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government who endangers the interests of the Kingdom of Mount Vema abroad, and seriously obstructs the promotion or protection by the Kingdom of Mount Vema of those interests.
The legislation includes international relations - A person who is or has been a servant of the Crown of Mount Vema or a contractor for His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government is guilty of an offence if without lawful authority he makes a damaging disclosure of any information, document or other article relating to international relations, or any confidential information, document or other article which was obtained from a State or Territory other than the Kingdom of Mount Vema or an international organization, being information or a document or article which is or has been in his possession by virtue of his position as a servant of the Crown of Mount Vema or a contractor for His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government.
The Act may be cited as the Official Secrets Act, Mount Vema 2017 and comes into operation tomorrow, with some sections on such date as His Mount Vema Majesty may by Order appoint, and different dates may be appointed in relation to different provisions of the Act.
The Forgery and Counterfeiting legislation of Mount Vema was approved today to make provision with respect to forgery and kindred offences, counterfeiting of notes and coins, and for connected purposes, including any disc, tape, sound track or other device on or in which information is recorded or stored by mechanical, electronic or other means.
The law says that a person is guilty of forgery if he makes a false instrument, with the intention that he or another person uses it to induce somebody to accept it as genuine, and by reason of so accepting it to do or not to do some act to his own or any other person’s prejudice.
The legislation includes offences relating to money orders, share certificates, passports, bankers' drafts, debit cards, credit cards, etc, and certified copies relating to an entry in a register of births, adoptions, marriages, civil partnerships, conversions or deaths.
In any public stock, includes annuity, fund or debt of any government or state, including a state which forms part of another state; or in any stock, fund or debt of a body (whether corporate or unincorporated) established in the Kingdom of Mount Vema or elsewhere.
The Act is cited as the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act, Mount Vema 2017, and comes into operation tomorrow, with some subsections coming into force on specific dates as His Mount Vema Majesty may by Order appoint, in relation to different provisions of the Act.
The legislation related to offences against a person in the Kingdom of Mount Vema and been approved and includes homicide and assault. The law says whosoever solicits, encourages, persuades, or endeavors to persuade, or propose to any person, to murder any other person, will be guilty of a misdemeanor, and being convicted will be liable to imprisonment for life.
Every offence made punishable on summary conviction may be prosecuted in Mount Vema and may be prosecuted in a foreign country at the request of the Secretary of State or the Secretary for the Territory, including allocation of jail and imprisonment facilities in a foreign country paid for by the Minister for Justice.
Manslaughter - whosoever is convicted of manslaughter will be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be kept in penal servitude for life. Murder or manslaughter abroad - Where any murder or manslaughter is committed on a territory out of the Kingdom of Mount Vema, whether within a diplomatic premise, or a maritime vessel, and whether the person killed were a citizen of the Kingdom of Mount Vema or not, may be dealt with, inquired of, tried, determined, and punished.
A person who without lawful excuse makes to another a threat, intending that that other would fear it would be carried out, to kill that other or a third person will be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twenty years.
Anyone who unlawfully and maliciously prevent or impede any person, being on board of or having quitted any ship or vessel in distress, or wrecked, stranded, or cast on shore, in his endeavor to save his life, or unlawfully and maliciously prevent or impede any person in his endeavor to save the life of any person should be guilty of felony, and being convicted, be liable to be kept in penal servitude for life.
The law also includes shooting or attempting to shoot, or wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm, inflicting bodily injury, with or without weapon, attempting to choke, in order to commit any indictable offence, using chloroform, to commit any indictable offence, maliciously administering poison, so as to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm, and assaults on seamen.
Mount Vema has introduced an Act to make provision with respect to naval, military and air forces of certain other countries visiting the Kingdom of Mount Vema. The act applies to South Africa, United Kingdom, Brazil, United States, Canada, Portugal, Uruguay, Namibia, Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Ghana, Germany, France and any country that His Mount Vema Majesty King may approve by order.
A certificate issued by or on behalf of the appropriate authority of a country, stating that a body, contingent or detachment of the forces of that country will be, is, was at a time specified in the certificate, present in the Kingdom of Mount Vema, will be considered conclusive evidence of the fact stated.
According to the new legislation, if requested by the appropriate authority of that country, Mount Vema may from time to time by general or special orders direct members its forces to arrest any person, being a member of a visiting force, who is alleged to be guilty of an offence punishable under the law of that country and to hand over to such service authority of that country as may be designated by or under the orders.
Offences include hijacking on board a military aircraft in the service of that force or consists of inducing or assisting, in relation to such an aircraft, or hijacking a warship in the service of that force or any other ship used as a naval auxiliary in that service or consists of inducing or assisting, in relation to any such warship or other ship.
The Act comes into operation tomorrow however, His Mount Vema Majesty may by Order appoint different dates in relation to different provisions of the Act.
In exercise of the powers conferred upon him, His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter Goldishman, The Ruler of Vema Seamount has granted the Royal Seal of Approval, for the Mount Vema Statutory Instruments Act.
The Kingdom of Mount Vema Statutory Instruments Legislation, is the Act that repeals and makes new provisions as to the instruments by which statutory powers to make orders, rules, regulations and other subordinate legislation of the realm.
The Legislation may be cited as the Statutory Instruments Act, Mount Vema 2017 and comes into operation on the 5th day of June 2017, and is just one of a number of legislation to be introduced this year that will enable the Kingdom to issue international arrest warrants to find and capture owners of illegal fishing vessels, and owners of companies and individuals who break the laws of the Kingdom of Mount Vema.
Following a government decision to sell more than 50 businesses as today from graphic design to engineering, a list of sensitive words and expressions were published this morning that may imply business pre-eminence, a particular status or a specific function.
The words and expressions have been prescribed in regulations as requiring the approval of the Mount Vema Secretary of State or the Mount Vema Secretary for the Territory. The aim is to ensure that use of the word is justified so that the public is not misled by the name. Approval by the Secretary of State is confined to the use of certain words or expressions in the company name, and approval does not imply approval of a company's aims and objectives.
The news comes after the first Mount Vema Ready Made Private Limited Companies will be up for sale to companies and people with the skill and manpower the manage the business to provide goods and services to Mount Vema project participants.
The businesses will be listed as for sale from later this evening, with a registration number available immediately 24 hours after receipt of payment. Most ready made companies will come with orders and ready to invoice and to do business.
If you intend to register a company or to do business with the Kingdom of Mount Vema, the following sections give details of what is now considered the most commonly used sensitive words and the conditions under which they may be used. See also the Alphabetical List of Sensitive Names for a more comprehensive list
The following words imply territorial, national or international pre-eminence:
Mount Vema and Vema Seamount - approval of this word in your company name will depend on how it is used. Normally the Secretary of State would expect the company to be Mount Vema owned. You would need to show that the company is pre-eminent in its field by providing supporting evidence from an independent source such as a Government department or a trade association.
If the word 'Mount Vema' is qualified by words that do not describe an activity or product, for example by using a 'made-up' word, then evidence of pre-eminence is not necessarily essential. But you would be expected to show that your company is substantial in relation to His Mount Vema Majesty's realm, or the Vema Seamount Territorial Waters, its activity or product and that it is eminent in its own field.
Pashant, Southland, Bella Vista, Westland, Neverland, Maryland, Roseland, San Miguel, Northland, or Eastland - if you wish to use these words as a prefix to your company name, the rules are similar to those for 'Mount Vema' and ‘Vema Seamount’. You will usually be given approval to use any of these words as a suffix if you show that the company has its main place of business in the location concerned. If you want to use one of these words or ‘Goldishman’ because it is a surname, you will usually be given approval if the company name includes forenames or initials.
Kingdom of Mount Vema - If the words are used as a suffix to the name, they are normally allowed without difficulty. Using the initials. Association, federation or society - if you wish to use one of these words, your company would normally be limited by guarantee. Authority, district, board or council - if you want to use any of these words, you should contact Mount Vema for advice.
Institute or institution - approval for use of these words is normally given only to those organizations which are carrying out research at the highest level or to professional bodies of the highest standing. You will need to show that there is a need for the proposed institute and that it has appropriate regulations or examination standards. You will need evidence of support from other representative and independent bodies.
The following words imply specific objects or functions:
Assurance, assurer, insurance, insurer, re-assurance, re-assurer, re-insurance, re-insurer or fund. - You cannot use these words unless you have written confirmation that His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government has confirmed to have no objection. Read more
Law of the Sea Treaty (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea)
MARPOL 73/78 (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships)
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963
The Right to Self-Determination
Many believe because our community is not a member of the United Nations and is only just over a decade old, doing business with the Kingdom of Mount Vema is not possible for foreign nationals and foreign companies seeking to take advantage of the business opportunities the floating city project is creating. Nothing could be further from the truth. The territory doesn't need a United Nations membership to function as a sovereign territory, or to exercise its inalienable right for self-determination