His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government has confirmed this weekend that Mount Vema will go ahead with plans to build food processing factories and distribution centers from April this year to support the country’s estimated USD$500,000,000 a year fisheries industry.
The factories will process both captured and aquaculture fish from Mount Vema and then pack and distribute it for consumption worldwide as frozen fish, fish sausage, canned fish, crispy fish, frozen steak, and frozen fillets.
The plan was first unveiled in 2013 when Mount Vema expressed intention to set up its logistics center in the United Kingdom of Great Britain, but the plan was later shelved because more work was needed. This year it all seems ready to go after the government confirmed that Mount Vema is ready, but no word yet which country the government is planning to establish its multimillion dollars logistics center.
People familiar with the plans knew about this since late last year when as part of a new plan to make sure the project pays for itself, Peter Goldishman – The Vema Seamount Authority authorised the Mount Vema fishing industry to initiate commercial fishing activities at the same time as the scientific and construction sector, although works on precast concrete is only concentrated outside Mount Vema for now.
The Mount Vema fishing industry alone can generate more than 400 million golles in foreign exchange annually for His Mount Vema Majesty’s Treasury, but because the annual target will be less than the figures planned for 2025 onwards, the government expects to generate a comfortable USD $500,000,000 figure per year before 2025.
In 2013, the fisheries sector was planned first for 2014, but it was cautioned by the Vema Seamount Authority who was at the time reluctant to engage in commercial fishing activity over Vema Seamount, as he was more interested in good management of fisheries as essential to meet international obligations in terms of food supply at a later stage. Now although some trade negotiations still need to take place, The Vema Seamount Authority feels the time is right to start.
The fishing revenues will be used to fund the City of Mount Vema project starting with the breakwaters, and the Port of Mount Vema. However, from 2025 His Mount Vema Majesty’s plans to join the list of top fish exporting countries as part of a long-term plan to help combat hunger with fish and fishery products. The territory plans to reach and maintain annual targets of 200,000+ tons by 2025, to generate more than 400 million golles of fish stocks from both capture and aquaculture.
Back in 2014, the Vema Seamount Authority concerns were justified due to a report that fish trade was not only helping poor countries shore up their food security situation but was also increasing international demand that was at times resulting in excessive fishing pressure, leading to the over-fishing and wasteful use of stocks.
The Vema Seamount Authority aim was always from the creation of the Kingdom of Mount Vema, to ensure that demand must always be balanced with sustainable management. Today’s confirmation of plans for the food processing factories is an indication that the Vema Seamount Territory is ready.
The Royal Mount Vema Department of Foreign Affairs, also known as the Royal Department announced today that as of March 1st 2019, it will issue regular travel advice to be made available to Mount Vema citizens and companies on every country and territory.
The travel advice is to help Mount Vema nationals make their own informed decisions about overseas travel, as more citizens overseas are expected to travel on regular basis each year visiting or seeking investment opportunities. The information will be provided on neutral basis to advise against travel to countries or regions where risks of civil unrest, natural disasters, diseases and terrorism are high.
Another issue is the Mount Vema passport which is already widely accepted as a valid government issued identification, especially by a growing number of businesses across the world, however travel is not as simple yet. Although the Foreign Department sees this as a temporary issue, Mount Vema nationals must be aware that because Mount Vema is not yet listed as an ISO listed country, citizens are advised to check first before travelling on Mount Vema passports to some destinations.
Every country has a different entry requirement. In countries where visa is required, Mount Vema nationals must get a valid visa and/or work permit before travelling, and should apply several weeks before the intended travel date. However, in some countries Mount Vema passport holders don’t need a visa to enter as a tourist. On presentation of a valid Mount Vema passport you will normally be granted a 90-day stay in the country, as long as the passport is valid for the proposed duration of stay, but the Foreign Department advises citizens to always have a proof of return travel.
Rules for Entry
The authorities in the country or territory you’re travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further reassurance, you’ll need to contact the embassy or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to. You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.
General Travel Advice
The advice according to the Royal Department will include countries where consular support is not available, but it is safe to travel, as well as countries where the department will advise against all travel because the level of consular assistance which can be provided is extremely limited including health insurance cover. In these high risk countries the Diplomatic and Consular services will not be able to accept registrations from Mount Vema nationals or monitor their safety. Some of these countries also have a high threat of kidnapping, and it is not His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government policy to pay ransoms to anyone, so these countries must be avoided.
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.