A few days ago, no one could say anything, now we know why. A major announcement was due. The Government announced this morning that it has all in place to start what some have waited for 12 years. “There are some key deals with hundreds of contractors still to be negotiated, but we have the basics to get started.” Said the government in a statement this morning.
Until more companies join the pioneering journey to Mount Vema, transportation services for the workforce will be provided by W-Southern, all paid for by the employer. Jobs will be rotational, and staff will be 3 months at sea 1 month off, meaning 3 months off each year and 9 months at sea, until January 1st, 2020.
Workers travel expenses will be paid by the employer 3 times a year however people will be able to travel as often as they wish, at their own expense. From 2020 everyone will be responsible for paying their own transportation fare whenever they decide to travel.
Temporary accommodation will be provided by Bavarolle, paid by the employer until January the 1st 2020, the year when workers will be responsible for paying for their own accommodation. One thing the employers will not pay for is the entry visa/work permit fee.
Temporary work permits/entry visa have nothing to do with the employer, the entry fee at this stage should be waved too, however it won’t according to the government as it will be needed to maintain essential services including healthcare, security and emergency.
Meals will be prepared by specialist private contractors to be appointed from time to time, paid by the employer until January the 1st 2020. From this date workers will be responsible for paying for their own meals.
Healthcare will also be provided by private contractors, paid by the employer until January the 1st 2020, when the health service will be provided from hospital or clinics and will remain generally free for everyone.
Internet will be provided by private contractors to be appointed from time to time by MVScloud, until January the 1st 2020, when everyone will be responsible for paying for their own internet bills. The government is advising that some cell phones may not work in the area, but there will be other means to call home. Or people will need to buy a Mount Vema cell phone.
Vema Seamount Legislation
The Statutory Laws of the Kingdom of Mount Vema
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