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Commonwealth Police Service (CPS) Name Gunman
The CPS have confirmed the identity of the man the Rosewood Hotel shooter has fifty eight year old Colla Baye.

Baye worked for a employment agency that supplied temporary & seasonal staff to the catering industry. He had worked a few shifts has a dishwasher at the Rosewood Hotel before but wasn't working that night. Hotel staff said that he entered the building through the service entrance with a duffel bag, when questioned by staff members he said he was called in last minute by the kitchen manager.

Gemini International which was providing close protection officers to the event have confirmed that one of their officers who is a foreign national has died in hospital after receiving gunshot wounds to the chest. A spoke person said they "thank the officer for their years of service & dedication to the company
and that Foreign Relations & Trade Office is currently working with Gemini International to ensure the officer's relations are informed."


The CPS are still investigating the motive behind the attack, Baye wasn't known to the security services nor had a history of psychotic or reactionary tendencies.

Doctors say Pàra Glas will make full recovery
Little River Medical Centre plan to discharge Glas in next few days but the Liberal Party worry that their leader will not be fit enough to run for his seat this upcoming election.

The Party only are running for a handful of seats with hopes they can become kingmaker for the Progressive Democratic Party.

A small peaceful protest outside the Ministry of Domestic Affairs over some people misgivings over the CPS handling of the case had be quickly shutdown by the police after it was hijack by violent reactionaries.
 

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Rosewood Hotel shooter has no reactionary or criminal connection

The Minister of Domestic Affairs has said in a conference with the police Commissioner Llwyd Belvin that the Commonwealth Police Service shall be ending their investigation soon after a lengthy and inquest into the events leading to the Rosewood Hotel shooting. Describing what happened a tragic case of undiagnosed psychotic illness leading to senseless violence, stating.

"I have complete confidence what happened is a one off incident and unrelated to the wider political climate or any kind of reactionary plot of social destabilisation in the run up to the election."

Soon after speaking the Minister allowed Commissioner Belvin to state that there had been two deaths resulting from the shooting, one being a hotel staff member and other being a close protection officer working for Gemini International. All relations of the dead have been informed and that the Commonwealth Police Service send their condolences

Announcing a complete renewal of the security plans covering election campaigning, the Commissioner said that the Commonwealth Police Service will be in contract with all parties to ensure that they receive the best advice on personnel safety but stop short of providing close protection for the Liberal Party & Traditional Union, stating;

"Close Protection is the responsibility of the CPS's Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Unit which is only offered to those entitled to Parliamentary privileges which at the present both parties' leaderships currently do not have."

The Commissioner did later stress that Gemini International as the private security partner would be communicated with at all times.
 
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Members of the Commonwealth Army have created and are enforcing a five mile exsolution zone around the airport​

Prime Minister confirms that a hostage situation is on-going at Sandycroft international airport

A terrorist group calling themselves the Dark Harvest Commandos have taken number of hostages in the arrival area of Terminal 2, the Prime Minister has said after chairing a meeting with Public Safety Committee. Commonwealth Police Commissioner Belvin is at the scene alongside a team of negotiators.

The group have demanded the release of jailed members of the Commonwealth Parotic Front and claimed they currently have access to a nerve agent which they have threaten to use if their demands aren't met in forty eight hours. All those living & working in the five mile exclusion zone have been evacuated and being temporary housed by the Commonwealth Army.

The Department of Defence have said at the current time they couldn't verify the claims that the terrorist group possession of chemical weapons but are not taking any risks so have containment unit made up from members of the Medical Brigade & Commonwealth Ambulance Services on stand by.

Various nationalities are believed to be held hostage, the Foreign Relations & Trade Office is communicating with all related embassies.
 
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Members of the CPS's Special Operations Unit guard Sandycroft international airport​

Security Services end hostage situation

A joint operation carried out by the Commonwealth Defence Force & Commonwealth Police Service leaves both hostages & hostage takers dead but Police Commissioner Belvin has stated that the threat of a wider chemical attack by the terrorist has been dealt with, in a press conference soon after the airport was secured, he said.

"Eight men calling themselves members of the Dark Harvest Commandos, have been killed during a rescue attempt carried out by a specialist team from the Commonwealth Defence Force. With great sadness I must say the twenty hostages were murdered by their capturers, after tireless negotiating with the group in order to free the hostage unharmed. They started to executed their hostages when their self imposed deadline neared, that is when I authorised the rescue attempt."

The Commonwealth Defence Force have captured the nerve agent sarin from the dark harvests commandos and are currently investigating its origins.

The Prime Minister will confirm later in a special broadcast whether the nation wide curfew will still be enforced, at present the Department of Education & Child Services have said schools will be closed until Wednesday, the Celtic Rugby league match between The Free Nightingales & The Wild Badgers is postpone.

With new & developing threat of chemical weapons used by a terrorist group within the Prydain Isles.

The Foreign Relations & Trade Office will be possibly opening its door for the first to the European Forum.
 
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Pelasgian People's Republic
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Public Statement

№ 26/2022 | Circulation: Secret | Urgency: Urgent
Propontis, 01/04/2022


To whom it may concern,

The Pelasgian People's Republic is most saddened by the tragic news of the massacre that occurred in at Sandycroft. We condemn this needless and unjustified barbarism in the strongest of terms, and remain committed to bringing its perpetrators and authors to justice.

At the same time, we are concerned at the tactics employes by the Commonwealth negotiators and security services, especially given the offers of assistance made by multiple foreign governments. We will be working closely with our counterparts in Prydain to verify that the conduct of the Commonwealth's forces did not lead to or exacerbate the massacre of our citizens.

Pelasgia is ready and able to work with all interested parties to ensure that such horrors never occur again, and that all those responsible are swiftly and appropriately punished.

Signed and sealed,

Ανάξανδρος Κολίγος
Anaxandros F. Koligos
Minister of Foreign Affairs
People's Government of Pelasgia
 

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Justizministerium
Fehrbellin, Rheinbund


We are saddened and shocked to hear about the massacre at the Sandycroft airport, and strongly condemn the actions carried out by the Dark Harvest Commandos. We also think that it would be good to evaluate this event and see if lessons can be learned from it. The Rheinbund is committed to assisting in bringing the people behind this heinous action to justice.

Gustav Kohlschreiber, Minister of Foreign Affairs
 

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CPS's Public Order Unit​
Drunken mob of unemployed youth riot
Commonwealth Police Service are called by housing estate residents after a gang of forty youths started playing music and taking heavy amount of alcohol & drugs, it is believed that a known drug dealer in the area set up the street party. Fighting broke out after a local father believed that the gang of youth were trying groom his fourteen year old daughter whom they fed alcohol.

The father was beaten on the ground before some residents believing a police response wouldn't be fast enough took the law into their own hands and armed themselves with metal poles & cricket bats. Lucky the father was taken away to safety before he suffered from serious injury, when the police finally arrived four cars were set a light and the entire housing estate turned into a scene of street brawling.

A resident that didn't wanted to be named told CBA.

"I support the nation wide curfew but it has handed over the streets to the dogs, I work night shifts at a factory, I have definitely
seen more girls working the streets that look same age as my niece alongside junkies roaming about."


The Commonwealth Police Service have said that the situation was brought to a end in the early morning and that they have opened up multiple investigations.


Leader of the Liberal party makes full recover

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Pàra Glas Speaking to Reporters outside Little River Medical Centre

After spending over two weeks in hospital to be treated for the gunshot wound he suffered during the Rosewood Hotel shooting, Glas is back running the Liberal Party shadowed the whole time by a small army of close protection officers, he paid tribute to Adam Nicolotis the close protection officer that died during the shooting, he said.

"I own my life to Adam, he worked for the Liberal Party's security team for three years, he was loyal & hardworking there's nothing more I can say."

Questioned on the rumours that the upcoming May election may face a six months delay after the Sandycroft airport massacre, he said.

"I was sleeping when the deputy leader phoned me to tell me to turn the TV on in order to watch the news, I am deeply sicken by what happened.
It turns my stomach twenty people murdered in cold blood. Now we have a possible terrorist group that has access to chemical weapons, the government has completely gone dark on the matter. I have spoken to someone who was directly effected by what happened and they tell me they face radio silence from the police. I demand fully answers from the security services & armed forces, what were their operating procedures & did it lead to the unnecessary deaths of innocent people?"
 
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Rioting carries on into the third night.

"We have lost control" admits Police Chief of Powys district, has riots rages on.
Police orders all resident living in the Powys district to stay indoors because of wide spread civil disorder, the disorder believed started after a teenager is stabbed to death which is believed to be linked to a on-going gang war.

Violence related to the drug trade & abuse have sky rocketed since the nation wide curfew with many senior police officers telling CBA anonymously that emergency services are over stench. High ranking officers of the Commonwealth Defence Force are resisting pressure to allow mass deployment of troops to assist in resorting public order because they believe their presence will only heighten tensions.

Dawn raid leaves one police officer dead
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A raid on a flat linked to the Dark Harvest Commandos was booty trapped with explosives resulting in the entire property being blown away. Fourteen members of the CPS's Special Operations Unit were seriously injured in the blast with one officer dying in hospital from their wounds.

The Ministry of Domestic is currently leading the multi-organisational investigation into the Dark Harvest Commandos, the Ministry is facing sharp criticism from the Department of Defence and relations of those killed at the Sandycroft airport massacre, many are upset by the lack of communication from the Commonwealth Police Service. While the Department of Defence believes that the threat of chemical weapons means that the Commonwealth Defence Force should be leading the investigation due to their specialisation in dealing with Biological & Chemical warfare.
 

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Liberal Party Leader, Pàra Glas becomes the biggest winner by gaining title of deputy prime minister after tense coalition negotiations

The Democrats gains majority support of the Tynwald after negotiations last to the early morning with the Lord Protector giving all parties in the Tynwald 72 hours to come up with a creditable path to functional government or face a second election.

The Liberal Party made their intention known early on during the election campaign stating they believed there wasn't any possible chance of winning enough seats to form a minority government let alone a majority one. Making strange bedfellows with the Traditional Union only common factor between them is both being exiled in 1952. Both parties heavily invested their campaign war chest in paying for the services of polling companies and creating a joint public communication team.

With the Traditional Union getting worse results than expected thanks to the stronger showing for the Democratic Labour Party, the party only gains itself one cabinet position that of Paymaster General which its leader, Jak de Rais shall hold.

De Rais nearly torpedoing any agreement over opposite to any type of change to the Protection of the unborn act (1927) and creation of anti-discrimination law that covers gender & sexual identity, stating that it will be against the Traditional Union moral core & deep betrayal of the party's membership faith.

Progressive Democratic Party, 103 seats
Democratic Labour Party, 91 seats
Liberal Party, 16 seats
Traditional Union, 10 seats
The new make up of Tynwald requires the Democrats to win the support of the Liberals & Traditional Union which will leave any government created with a majority of one. With all three parties being from across the political spectrum any possible policy programme will be built on weak foundations. It is not a surprise that the Lord Protector's office is watching what is currently unfolding with such a close eye, the current Prime Minister Quine been given alongside his cabinet a caretaker position for up to six months if needed.

The Democrats have accused Lord Protector Wyddfa in collaborating with Labour to continue one party rule.


Quine have labelled the suggestion as baseless & inflammatory that will increase the risk of political violence we have witness the last year, saying;

"We have a hung parliament and has before in the history of Tynwald, the ruling party from the previous session of parliament may step in a caretaking role while a suitable government is formed, this ensures the smooth continuous management of public services that all citizens rely on."
 
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Harris Cabinet is formed
Democratic Party leader, Dywel Harris becomes Prime minister-designate after Lord Protector grants permission for his coalition cabinet to be formed, which is the only first step in the process in the beginning of a new session of Parliament with its opening dated the third of January.

Even with his victory Harries warned in a press conference that there are those that are still plotting against any moves towards a peaceful civic society, where a ironclad code of ethics would be followed by those who wished governorship.

Harris Cabinet as it stands,
Deputy Prime Minister- Pàra Glas ,Liberal
HM Treasurer- Dai Jeffries, Democrat
Domestic Affairs Minister- Muireach Catan, Democrat
Foreign Relations Minister- Tàmhas Cèamp ,Democrat
Defence Secretary- Rhys Wren, Democrat
Education & Child Welfare Secretary- Griffith Pierce, Democrat
Health & Social Care Secretary- Dywel Gwynne, Democrat
Economic Development Secretary- Yann Jullou ,Liberal
Commonwealth Services Minister- Donnan Coic ,Liberal
Trade Secretary- Tujan Moisan, Liberal

Traditional Union has no position in Harris Cabinet but as part of their confidence and supply agreement its leader, Jak de Rais shall hold the title of Paymaster General and all its MPs are excluded from a three line whip when it comes to any vote deemed to threaten the party's "unquestionable Christian faith."

It is understood that the coalition agreement will only last eighteen months.

Market reforms, digitalisation of public services & future proofing the Defence Forces
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Outside a promise of a transition to multi-party Representative democracy, the coalition government program has three main aims;

Market reforms- The Democrats being a spilt of the Labour party, they no longer rely on the Trade Union Congress for funding and are working on a compromise between the social corporate system a bedrock of society since the 1960s and the pro-free market push favoured by the Liberal Party.

Digitalisation of public services- Government information being kept on floppy dishes, application for a permit from the local council having been done on paper and then handed in-person to the office. All three parties agree in order to improve productivity in all areas of society, all public services should be accessible digitality and ageing IT equipment to be upgraded. The agreement states that core-public services such as the police, education, health & social care will be first to have all aspects of their respected departments to be fully digitalisation with all other government departments to be done by end of this decade.

Future proofing the Defence Forces- A conscripted army using aging equipment, vessels & aircraft of the air force and navy who spend most of their time warehoused due to lack of skilled engineers and parts needed no longer being produced.

One of the red lines of the Traditional Union is defence spending originally demanding a 30% increase in yearly defence government to fix the problems mentioned. At current time the final increase in defence spending is undecided with the Liberal Party heavily pushing for a capped to be placed on spending for law-enforcement & defence till 2032.
 
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Green Free State: The Rise of the Private Police & Narco-state

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More than six decades after the country was granted self-autonomy within the Commonwealth, a sense of insecurity persists in daily life in the Green Free State, and access to the public good of security has remained astonishingly unequal. In face of overstretched law enforcement , affluent neighbourhoods are adorned with nine-foot cement walls, expandable steel security gates, and armed guards. Even the state itself employs private security officers, hiring private guards to patrol the public transport network and carry out land evictions. Private security in Green Free State is like a snake eating its own tail, as the government itself invests in the firms that are undermining its own authority.

The size of the private-security industry in Green Free State is staggering: There are over three private security guards for every one public police officer. And that’s a conservative estimate, including only those guards who are officially registered and deemed active by the Private Security Industry Authority (PSIA). Despite the fact that white Free staters make up only around 10 percent of the country’s population, they employ private security at much higher rates. According to an annual survey conducted by the PSIA from 2003 to 2017, around 60 percent of white Free Staters hire private security firms, while only 5 percent of black Free staters do so.

Within these private security companies the racial divide repeat themselves. Long low paid shift work such as manning gatehouses outside affluent neighbourhoods & patrolling the public transport network are done by unarmed black free staters who receive little training as well as dealing with verbal & physically abuse daily.

In comparison those registered with PSIA as a private armed security guard are 85% white, these armed guards primary assigned to protect business of all types within the city centre of Llyn Bochlwyld. Only 5% are black and 10% are Paʻumotu.



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Outside seasonal work in agriculture & tourism, the next best option for unemployed black free staters is to become drug runners and low level enforcers for the half dozen street gangs who are in service of Chief Watihana, the biggest cocaine producer in the world.

Operating out the slums in the east of the Capital, they mostly become couriers on the island's many smuggling routes or organise prostitutions rings. Rest of their time the gangs are busy fighting each other or will be used by Chief Watihana to bulk his numbers up when Paʻumotu villagers club together to force out cocaine production off their land.

The two other urban settlements of the Green Free State are lose collection of shanty towns over run by street gangs, where there is no access to public services and mob justice rules. Only escape for local living in the shanty towns is to sign up to recruitment agencies that send them to work overseas months at the time and charge high fees, leading to many of those in debt bondage.

So far the Chief Minister, O'Phelan would rather forces on developing Llyn Bochlwyld's commercial district & dinning rich white Free stater donors.
 
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