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edit RIGETS TIDENDE - GJØTEBORG, HOVEDSTADSOMRÅDET 02/08/03

FALSE FIRES IN FREDERIKSTED
Earlier reports of fires breaking out in Frederiksted after the conclusion of the referendum in the night of the 30th of July turned out to be false.  Read More...
FLAG RAISING CEREMONY IN CHARLOTTE AMALIE

In front of the Groenhus, the Cruzan Parliamentary building, three flagpoles had been erected; two short ones on either side of a taller one. Yesterday morning, on the parade ground in front of the building, there were three formations of troops as well; SR's Prinsens Frikorps in the left side, Florida's troops on the right side, and the Cruzan Gendarme in the middle with its own band of musicians. Just behind the flagpoles were Governor Rivera and his staff.  Read More...
CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS IN THE CRUZAN ISLANDS
The Cruzan refendum over the Floridian plan is over, but that does not mean the issue over Cruzan sovereignty is. The Cruzan Constitution requires any changes of sovereignty to be approved in a referendum with a 75% yes vote and with more than 50% voter-turnout. In the recent referendum, the voter-turnout was indeed way above 50%. But the yes votes were were only just barely 53%. The question is, was the referendum also about a change in sovereignty?  Read More...
FORMER PRIVATEERS STILL IN TROUBLE
The plight of the former privateering companies is still unresolved. The SR government has been working on a plan that will allow the former privateering companies to return to transport and shipping and granting them monopoly rights over all transport and shipping to and from the Cruzan islands. This plan, however, has not been well received by Florida.   Read More...

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