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“Sirocco ready for 2014″ – Premier

Alston, CA, Dec 31 - Premier Daniel Anderson has hailed the year 2013 as a “triumph”, and has said the country is ready to take on the challenges “of what may be our hardest year yet.” Speaking in Alston this morning ahead of new year celebrations, Anderson said that he was excited for the prospects of […]

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Rathlyn pack-up complicated by box shortage

Rathlyn, HB, Nov 19 – Work has this afternoon begun on packing up Rathlyn for this weekend’s move back to Alston. The size of the task means that despite starting just after 4:30pm Sirocco time this afternoon, the city will not be ready to leave until early tomorrow afternoon. The government has begun collating documents and preparing […]

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Concern raised over MicroWiki financial shortfall

Rathlyn, HB, Oct 20 – MicroWiki site management has expressed concern about a financial gap that is seeing the site run at a more than §2 monthly deficit. Site owner Pierre d’Egtavie revealed in the Micropolitan IV chatroom this afternoon that average daily views of the site have dropped from a peak of 10,000 per […]

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Telegram services begin under new NP&T

Alston, NCD, Jan 22 - Sirocco’s national postal service has been reorganised today into a postal and telegraphy service as the Atomic Age continues its spread over the country. National Post and Telegraph (NP&T) replaced Sirocco Post at 5pm NZDT this evening with the introduction of telegram services. The reorganisation was signed into law at 3:27pm NZDT […]

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Atomic calendar introduced in Sirocco

Alston, NCD, Dec 19 – A calendar honouring the Atomic Age has today been introduced in Sirocco for a trial run to see if it is feasible to run a dual-calendar system. The Atomic Calendar officially began on 16 July 1945, the date of the Trinity atomic test in Nevada, USA, with years being counted […]

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Large harvest suggested as first foodstuffs exported

Alston, NCD, Oct 1 – The first batch of Siroccan foodstuffs has been exported to New Zealand as initial reports suggest a good harvest of fruits and vegetables this summer. An estimated four to five kilograms of lemons were picked yesterday from a tree in the Alston domain yesterday and trucked to North Alston where they […]

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Ministry of Finance unveils new simoleon notes

Alston, NCD, May 16 – The Ministry of Finance has shown off Sirocco’s new banknotes today, replacing Sirocco’s fifteen-month old “2011 series” notes. The banknotes were unveiled at around 4pm NZST this afternoon. The biggest change has been the demonetisation of the §500 note. Worth NZ$800, it was seen as unnecessary and cumbersome. Other changes include […]

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Government to introduce assistance programme

Alston, NCD, May 5 – The Siroccan Government is to launch a scheme to assist Siroccans finding it hard to make their way through the current economic climate. Announced this evening by Premier Daniel Anderson, the Commonwealth Assistance Programme aims to provide monetary and food aid to Siroccan citizens experiencing hardship in the current economic […]

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Board of Ministers formally dissolved, replaced by Executive

Alston, NCD, Feb 19 - Sirocco’s Board of Ministers has finally been disbanded after over a year of its famous inactivity. In its place a new “Executive” has been formed, comprised of just four ministries, compared to the Board’s eleven. Premier Anderson said a short time ago of the re-sort the following: “Sirocco can hopefully now […]

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“Second Sirocco” project begins

Alston, NCD, Aug 27 – The Siroccan National Government has announced the beginning of an initiative to prepare Sirocco for major changes early next year. Dubbed the “Second Sirocco Project”, the objective is to organise many aspects of Sirocco for a possible shift in location next year. While no formal location has been confirmed, it […]

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