June 24, 2021 – The Royal Mount Vema Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed plans to reopen its Diplomatic Office in Angola. A move widely welcomed by people with connections to the Vema Seamount Authority.
The first Diplomatic Office in Angola was opened in 2012 and was the office assigned to represent Mount Vema not just in Angola, but also in Namibia and South Africa.
The move is significant, not simply because of the proximity of these three countries to Mount Vema but because of the memories and connections that for the Vema Seamount Authority are not just symbolic but runs deep.
The journey of Peter – The Vema Seamount Authority is not just a long one, but it has also shaped the man he is today and, has established some connections with many nations and people who he came to admire and respect.
The Story of Peter - The Vema Seamount Authority and Mount Vema
Children usually see the world in a remarkably simple way. It is all about what they see and what they hear. They are not usually ready to understand the complexity of the world. This is the reason why Peter tells his childhood stories differently in comparison to what the history books say. This may have taught him to never show much interest in ongoing stories. Sources say that if you ever tell the Vema Seamount Authority anything, he will first ask you how does it end? Or tell me the scenarios of how it could end? Then he listens.
Why is he always interested in the end-product? The reason may be the fact that he learned throughout his journey that it is not about what you see or hear, it is how it ends. It is like saying ‘it is where you’re going, not where you are coming from’.
Multiple sources say that as a child he always had a great respect for the people of Namibia, the ones he knew then as the ‘SWAPO’ because these were the men, he saw every day in a land that had nothing to do with them and died in the front line so their land and the others could be free. You may tell the story differently but to him as a child that was what he saw.
As a child he always had a great respect for the people of Cuba because these were the men, he saw every day in a land that had nothing to do with them and died in the front line so others could be free. You may tell the story differently but to him as a child that was what he saw.
As a child he always had a great respect for the people of Russia because these were the men, he saw every day proving technical support in a land that had nothing to do with them and so others could be free. You may tell the story differently but to him as a child that was what he saw.
As a child, at a certain time of the day, at home he always heard a radio in the background with the volume turned slightly down. It was World News, the other side of the story. He was not the one listening, it was his father. So, he wondered how in the mist of all could they be so informed? Who were their sources? But usually just thoughts. So, he developed a great respect for the journalists who somehow got his father informed. You may tell the story differently but to him as a child that was what he heard.
Then he heard of the struggles of the men of the ANC in South Africa, and the collective efforts for freedom and to liberate Nelson Mandela. So it all started to become clearer that the men and women of the ANC, the men and women of Namibia (The SWAPO), the youth of Angola dying day after day, the Cubans and the Russians somehow had a common purpose.
But history has these things, that may be one of the reasons why the Vema Seamount Authority never jump to conclusions according to sources. He always waits for the end of the story. So, the end of the story was that Nelson Mandela was freed. He became President of the Republic of South Africa, Namibia became independent, and the journey of Peter as a teenager begun without the need to have to put on the uniform because that would be inevitable as he was coming to age for preparations to join the fight alongside the forces of Angola, the Namibians, the Cubans and the men and women of the ANC.
After that stage of his life Peter begun the journey that led him to Mount Vema. During that journey he start to read and understand that there were other players that helped bring the freedom in the region he left behind and the world and one of the most important players was the President of the United States Ronald Reagan who is until now, along-side men like Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, who happened to be some of the people the Vema Seamount Authority most admire for their courage when sometimes everything seemed lost.
After a long journey outside of Angola throughout his teenage life, in the late 90s, Peter settled in the Republic of Ireland, and then he moved to London England where he lived for more than 20 years and where the story of Mount Vema begun.
How did it happen?
Peter - The Vema Seamount Authority has never been a man who does things without purpose, and this is the reason he never smoked, he sees no need for it. He does not do drugs he sees no need for it, he does not drink alcohol, he is not a fan of night life except if it is a special occasion, and he does not like gambling either. If you ever hear anything negative about him, is in business, where his risky ventures have caused him problems in the past.
However, there is something above all that he loves, and that is the ocean. Peter loves the sea. The humanitarian side of him, led him to the thought of building a city somewhere at sea to better provide aid to others free of political strings attached. So in 2006, that is when it all begun, when he was in his early thirties.
For the people of Great Britain, the Westminster Abbey which is one of the United Kingdom's most notable religious buildings and the traditional place of coronation and a burial site for English and, later, British monarchs, has an important meaning. However, for Peter it has more. It was in an office in a small street right next to Westminster Abbey that a meeting took place between Peter and a man from the Netherlands, who is the head of one of the largest maritime construction companies in the world. The man, according to our sources, was recommended to Peter by another company from the Netherlands called the Royal Van Oord, a Dutch maritime contracting company.
Prior to the meeting Peter told the man that he wanted to build a city at sea, but Peter was not sure where. So when the two men met they discussed the idea, then the Dutch man said “I have a location you will like, courtesy of our friends at the British Royal Navy” the charts of the South Atlantic were presented to Peter and there was ‘Vema’ hidden underwater, which at the time very few people knew about it. That is when it all begun, the story of Peter – The Vema Seamount Authority and Mount Vema.