Opening Statement October 14, 2018 Good day, all. To begin, I'd like to thank @Brendog for all his hard work as Minister of Communications last term, and for introducing me to the Ministry. Without him, we wouldn't be where we are today. This will be my first term as a Minister in The North Pacific. I'm very excited, as I've got a few big plans for the Ministry moving forward. I'll be using this thread as my desk throughout the term. If you have any comments, suggestions, ideas, concerns, or questions, feel free to post them here. I will do my best to reply as soon as possible, and I guarantee a response. Minor announcements may also be posted here. The Northern Lights: In recent issues, there have been several repeated sections, such as the NPA Bulletin, WA Digest, RA Highlights, and Election Results. I believe these sections should be separated from TNL and be consolidated into a Foreign Update. The Foreign Update will be published entirely separate. TNL will retain The Spotlight for interviews, a gameside RMB/RP Reel, as well as in-depth analysis and op-ed commentary on TNP and broader NS news. Northern Broadcast Service: There is huge potential in NBS Radio. I’ve already invested a lot of effort into a NationStates/TNP tutorial series, and have posted these to a new YouTube channel created for the Ministry of Communications. And I have big plans for NBS. At the minimum, I'll want broadcasts once every two weeks. However, I'll be aiming for two broadcasts per week throughout the entire term. I can't promise that, but I think that's a good goal. I've also spent some time to compile a list (albeit an ambitious list) of future topics for NBS. Spoiler: Ideas for NBS Interviews with government officials Cabinet Town Halls Start of Term Address Delve into the past with legacy nations; discuss TNP history Read TNL; read Foreign Update Fireside chat from the Delegate Discuss forum move to XenForo RA Discussions Town Halls with Wonderess RMB RP Talks; Osean League Assembly TNP University courses Executive Staff tutorials TNP midterm political discussion Board game review Debate show/Game show Z-Day Apocalypse TNP Trivia Election Night Greitbart News? Music made by TNPers NPA Bulletins/Awards Ceremony Deputy Ministers: I hereby appoint @Dinoium and @arietti as Deputy Ministers of the Ministry of Communications. I look forward to working with you this term! Additionally, should I go missing for more than 72 hours (which won't happen, btw), Dinoium will be my Designated Deputy, and shall assume the office until my return.