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Curaçao Centre for Correction and Detention

Curaçao Centre for Correction and Detention is the only prison on the Caribbean island of Curaçao. Since the construction of the prison in 1960 the prison has also been known as the Koraal Specht-prison, after the name of the neighbourhood it is ...

Isle of Man Prison

Isle of Man Prison is a mixed-use prison located in the Jurby parish of the Isle of Man. The prison is operated by the Isle of Man Prison Service and is the only functioning prison on the island.

Escuela Industrial para Mujeres Vega Alta

The Escuela Industrial para Mujeres is a womens prison in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico. The facility has an official capacity of 471 inmates, and opened in 1954. There were 420 women incarcerated in 2015; 97 were imprisoned for controlled substances vi ...

Guerrero Correctional Institution

The Guerrero Correctional Institution is a prison for men located in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, owned and operated by the Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. With a stated capacity of 944 inmates, its among the three largest pr ...

Metropolitan Detention Center, Guaynabo

The Metropolitan Detention Center, Guaynabo is a United States federal prison facility in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico which holds male and female inmates of all security levels who are awaiting trial or sentencing. It is operated by the Federal Bureau ...

Philippine Islands Council (Boy Scouts of America)

The Philippine Islands Council of the Boy Scouts of America #545 administered Boy Scouting activities in the Philippines from 1923 to 1937. In 1938, the Boy Scouts of the Philippines took over Scouting responsibility for Filipino boys, while the ...

Gun laws in American Samoa

Gun laws in American Samoa regulate the sale, possession, and use of firearms and ammunition in the unincorporated territory of American Samoa. As American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States, many U.S. federal laws apply, a ...

Military of the British Virgin Islands

The defence of the British Virgin Islands is the responsibility of the United Kingdom. The history of the islands is relatively free from armed conflict, and people of the British Virgin Islands have served in foreign militaries with great distin ...

Henri Sautot

Sautot was born in Bourbonne-les-Bains and attended school in Nancy. He studied at the Nancy-Universite before carrying out national service. Sautot became an Indigenous Affairs clerk in 1909, before becoming a colonial administrator in 1915. He ...

Jean-François Toby

Jean-François Toby was a French colonial administrator who served as Governor of Niger, Ivory Coast and French Polynesia during the 1940s and 1950s.

LGBT rights in Guam

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights in Guam, which is an unincorporated territory of the United States, have improved significantly in recent years. Same-sex sexual activity has not been criminalized since 1978 and same-sex marriage ha ...

Same-sex marriage in Guam

Same-sex marriage in Guam has been licensed and recognized since June 9, 2015, following a ruling of the District Court of Guam on June 5, 2015, that held the territorys prohibition of same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Guam was the first overse ...

Northern Mariana Islands National Guard

The Northern Mariana Islands National Guard is a proposed National Guard unit to be formed in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Currently, residents of the Northern Mariana Islands may serve in the Guam National Guard.

Gun laws in the Northern Mariana Islands

Gun laws in the Northern Mariana Islands regulate the sale, possession, and use of firearms and ammunition in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. As the Northern Mariana Islands is a commonwealth of the United States, many federal l ...

Same-sex marriage in the Northern Mariana Islands

Same-sex marriage in the Northern Mariana Islands was legalized by the United States Supreme Courts landmark Obergefell v. Hodges ruling on June 26, 2015, which found it unconstitutional to restrict same-sex marriage rights. On June 29, Governor ...

Article Three of the Constitution of Puerto Rico

Article Three of the Constitution of Puerto Rico describes the powers, structure, functions, responsibilities, and legal scope of the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico, the legislative branch of the government of Puerto Rico.

Secretary of State of Puerto Rico

The Secretary of State of Puerto Rico leads all efforts that promote the cultural, political, and economical relations between Puerto Rico and foreign countries, and other jurisdictions of the United States. The post was created by Article IV of ...

Elections in Puerto Rico

Elections in Puerto Rico are guaranteed by Article VI of the Constitution of Puerto Rico and the Electoral Code of Puerto Rico for the 21st Century Act. All processes are overseen and managed in whole by the Puerto Rico State Elections Commission ...

Puerto Rico State Agency for Emergency and Disaster Management

The Puerto Rico State Agency for Emergency and Disaster Management - Spanish: Agencia Estatal para el Manejo de Emergencias y Administracion de Desastres - is the agency of the executive branch of the government of Puerto Rico that oversees all e ...

Budget of the Government of Puerto Rico

The Budget of the Government of Puerto Rico is the proposal by the Governor of Puerto Rico to the Legislative Assembly which recommends funding levels for the next fiscal year, beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 of the following year. This ...

Puerto Rico Consolidated Fund

The Puerto Rico Consolidated Fund is the sum of all revenues collected by the government of Puerto Rico; in specific, it includes: the Special State Funds, the Public Improvements Fund, the revenues collected from Puerto Ricos government-owned co ...

Puerto Rico General Fund

The Puerto Rico General Fund is the primary operating fund of the government of Puerto Rico and comprises the portion of the Puerto Rico Consolidated Fund collected by the Department of Treasury of Puerto Rico through all the license fees and tax ...

Civil Rights Commission (Puerto Rico)

The Civil Rights Commission is an official entity within the legislative branch of the government of Puerto Rico charged with investigating violations of citizens civil rights. The commission is empowered to educate citizens about their civil rig ...

Comptroller of Puerto Rico

The Comptroller of Puerto Rico is a constitutionally-created office charged with carrying out post-audits of the use of public funds in Puerto Rico. The Comptroller is appointed by the Governor of Puerto Rico and requires the advice and consent o ...

Puerto Rico Office of Legislative Services

The Office of Legislative Services of Puerto Rico was created on January 27, 1954 to provide research, translation, library and legislative drafting services to all members of the Puerto Rico Legislative Assembly. Its duties are similar to those ...

Puerto Rico Ombudsman

The Puerto Rico Ombudsman is a government position created by statute in 1977 during the administration of Governor Carlos Romero Barcelo to provide citizens with an office that could receive and investigate complaints regarding the proper functi ...

Aibonito, Puerto Rico

Aibonito is a small mountain municipality in Puerto Rico located in the Mountain range of Cayey, north of Salinas; south of Barranquitas and Comerio; east of Coamo; and west of Cidra, and Cayey. Aibonito is spread over 8 wards and Aibonito Pueblo ...

Florida, Puerto Rico

Florida is a municipality of Puerto Rico located north of Ciales, south of Barceloneta, east of Arecibo, and west of Manati. Florida is not like other municipalities of Puerto Rico with multiple subdivisions called barrios. It has one barrio call ...

Las Piedras, Puerto Rico

Las Piedras is a municipality in east Puerto Rico located in the center region of the island, north of Yabucoa; south of Canovanas and Rio Grande; east of Juncos and San Lorenzo; and west of Naguabo and Humacao. Las Piedras is spread over 7 wards ...

Naguabo, Puerto Rico

Naguabo is a municipality in Puerto Rico located in the east coast of the island, north of Humacao; south of Rio Grande and Ceiba; and east of Las Piedras. Naguabo is spread over 8 wards and Naguabo Pueblo. It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guayn ...

Vega Alta, Puerto Rico

Vega Alta is a municipality of Puerto Rico. Vega Alta is located on the northern coast of the island, north of Morovis and Corozal; east of Vega Baja; and west of Dorado with an area of 28 square miles. Vega Alta is spread over seven wards and Ve ...

Vega Baja, Puerto Rico

Vega Baja is a municipality located on the coast of north central Puerto Rico. It is north of Morovis, east of Manati, and west of Vega Alta. Vega Baja is spread over 12 wards and Vega Baja Pueblo. It is part of the San Juan–Caguas–Guaynabo metro ...

Elections in Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Elections are held at the same time as in France. The current deputy is Annick Girardin, affiliated with the Left Radical Party in the National Assembly. She was first elected in 2007.

Gun laws in the United States Virgin Islands

In the United States Virgin Islands, law regulates the sale, possession, and use of firearms and ammunition. As the U.S. Virgin Islands are an unincorporated territory of the United States, many U.S. federal laws apply, as well as Constitutional ...

Abbott Government

The Abbott Government was the federal executive government of Australia led by the 28th Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The government was made up of members of the Liberal–National Coalition. The Leader of The Nationals, Warren Truss, served as Depu ...

National Commission of Audit

The National Commission of Audit was a commission formed by the Abbott Government on 22 October 2013 as an independent body to review and report on the performance, functions and roles of the Commonwealth government. The chair of the Commission w ...

2010 Australian Labor Party leadership spill

The Australian Labor Party leadership spill, 2010 occurred on 24 June 2010. Kevin Rudd, the Prime Minister of Australia, was challenged by Julia Gillard, the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, for the leadership of the Australian Labor Party. Gi ...

2012 Australian Labor Party leadership spill

A leadership spill in the Australian Labor Party, the party of government in the Parliament of Australia, was held on 27 February 2012 at 10 am AEDT, followed by a ballot. The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, announced the spill at a press conferen ...

March 2013 Australian Labor Party leadership spill

A leadership spill in the Australian Labor Party, the party of government in the Parliament of Australia, was held on 21 March 2013. Prime Minister Julia Gillard called a ballot for the Leadership and Deputy Leadership of the Labor Party for 4.30 ...

Kirribilli agreement

A Kirribilli agreement, in Australian politics, is an agreement, typically confidential, between a leader and their deputy for the handing over of power on the satisfaction of an agreed precondition.

Motion of Reconciliation

The Motion of Reconciliation was a motion to the Australian Parliament introduced on 26 August 1999. Drafted by Prime Minister John Howard in consultation with Aboriginal Senator Aden Ridgeway, it dedicated the Parliament to the "cause of reconci ...

December 1991 Australian Labor Party leadership spill

A leadership spill of the Australian Labor Party, the party of government in the Parliament of Australia, was held on 19 December 1991, the second spill in a year. Backbencher and former Treasurer Paul Keating defeated Prime Minister Bob Hawke, w ...

First Salmond government

The First Salmond Government, which was sworn in on 16 May 2007 at the start of the 3rd Scottish Parliament, was a SNP Minority Government. Having won the largest number of seats in the general election 47 of 129 the SNP sought to form a coalitio ...

Second Salmond government

Following the 2011 elections to the 4th Scottish Parliament, the Scottish National Party, led by Alex Salmond, formed the Second Salmond Government on 18 May 2011. This was the first single-party Majority Government in the history of the devolved ...

First Sturgeon government

Nicola Sturgeon formed the First Sturgeon Government on 20 November 2014, following the resignation of previous SNP First Minister, Alex Salmond. Sturgeon, who had been Deputy First Minister under Salmond, was elected to succeed him by the SNP ma ...

Second Sturgeon government

Nicola Sturgeon formed the Second Sturgeon Government following her Scottish National Partys victory in the 2016 Scottish Parliament election. Sturgeon was nominated by a vote of the 5th Scottish Parliament for appointment to the post of First Mi ...

Attabad Lake

Attabad Lake is a lake in Gojal Valley, Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan, an administrative region of Pakistan. The lake was created in January 2010 as a result of the Attabad Disaster. Attabad Lake has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in Gil ...

Mayoon

Mayoon or Maiun is a village and a small region of modern farms in the high mountainous Hunza area of northern Pakistan. It lies along one of the paths of the ancient Silk Road and has long been a trade crossroads for China, Afghanistan, India, a ...

Pak Business Express

The Pak Business Express is a daily express train service between Karachi and Lahore. It was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani on 4 January 2012 The total traveling time of the route was 17 hours 30 minutes, on a total travell ...

Pakistan National Alliance

The Pakistan National Alliance, was a populist and consolidated right-wing political alliance, consisting of nine political parties of the country. Formed in 1977, the countrys leading right-wing parties agreed upon to run a political campaign as ...