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Maldives backs UN HRC probe into claims of Israeli violations in Gaza

Maldives headlines - July 24, 2014 - 18:59
The Maldives condemned Israel's "mass killings and the daily massacre of innocent civilians" and called for an immediate cease-fire at a UN Human Rights Council special session. The HRC has voted to launch an inquiry into human rights violations in Palestine's Gaza strip.

Court overrules government on lagoon development joint venture

Maldives headlines - July 24, 2014 - 18:08
An agreement was signed between Prime Capital and the Maldivian government on January 18, 2013 to lease the Fushidhiggaru lagoon for a 50-year period.

Home Minister Umar Naseer’s trial concludes at Criminal Court

Maldives headlines - July 24, 2014 - 17:50
Chief Judge Abdulla Mohamed reportedly said today that a verdict would be delivered at the final hearing. Abdulla Mohamed had taken over the case after Naseer requested a change of judge in letters to both the chief judge and Chief Justice Ahmed Faiz.

Army ordered the use of expired tear gas and pepper spray on protestors, says dismissed captain

Maldives headlines - July 24, 2014 - 17:35
In the third hearing into an unfair dismissal case, former Captain Abdul Muizz Musthafa said he was fired for refusing to obey unlawful orders, including an order to use expired tear gas and pepper spray on protestors during the presidential polls of November.

Maldives team take part in 20th Commonwealth Games

Maldives headlines - July 24, 2014 - 13:29
23 Maldivian competitors will compete in five sports over the next twelve days in Glasgow. Queen Elizabeth described the occasion as "a reminder of our shared ideals and ambitions as a diverse, resourceful and cohesive family.”

Maldivian jailed in Thailand for 14 years

Maldives headlines - July 24, 2014 - 10:44
A 44-year-old Maldivian man has been sentenced to 14 months in jail in Thailand for using counterfeit US dollars and overstaying his visa.

MACL staff protest discrimination in annual bonus

Maldives headlines - July 23, 2014 - 16:09
An estimated 150 employees of the state-owned Maldives Airports Company Limited have demonstrated over discrimination in bonus pay outs.

Civil Court protects ballot secrecy in JSC lawyer election

Maldives headlines - July 23, 2014 - 15:47
The Civil Court has ruled against setting up polling mechanisms on every inhabited island for the JSC lawyer election, arguing the move will violate the secrecy of the ballot.

MPs clash over amendments to Human Rights Commission Act

Maldives headlines - July 23, 2014 - 15:21
Pro-government MPs clashed with MPs of former coalition partner Jumhooree Party and opposition Maldivian Democratic Party today over amendments proposed to the Human Rights Commission of Maldives Act of 2006.

PPM MP Ibrahim Riza elected to represent Majlis on JSC

Maldives headlines - July 23, 2014 - 15:13
Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) MP for Kaafu Guraidhoo, Ibrahim Riza, has been elected at today's sitting of parliament to represent the People's Majlis on the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

STO’s Hulhumalé hotel to be completed in one year

Travel news - March 31, 2014 - 15:55
The 250-room Radisson Blu Hotel is now scheduled to open in April 2015, as part of the recently bankrupted STO's attempts to gain a foothold in the tourism industry - vital for a regular source of foreign currency.

MH370 sightings in Maldives are not true, reports Malaysian Defence Minister

Travel news - March 19, 2014 - 19:55
“Regarding reports that the plane was sighted in the Maldives, I can confirm that the Malaysian Chief of the Defence Force has contacted his counterpart in the Maldives, who has confirmed that these reports are not true,” Hishamuddin told the press today.

Kudahuvadhoo islanders spotted low-flying mystery aircraft in hours after MH370 disappearance

Travel news - March 18, 2014 - 21:07
Numerous witnesses have reported a large low-flying plane flying in a south-easterly direction on the morning of March 8, prompting speculation that they may have seen the missing Malaysian aircraft. Other witnesses and local aviation sources maintain that there is no "credible" evidence that it was MH370.

Airport staff strike over bad food and bad bonuses

Travel news - March 11, 2014 - 14:04
After a short protest early this morning the MACL met with staff representatives, assuring them that the cafeteria issue would be sorted out immediately. Staff negotiators also reported that new and improved bonuses were promised during discussions.
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