FIRST FOR INDEPENDENT NEWS IN THE MALDIVES
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Addu City Council has resolved to create institutions to promote mid-market tourism in concert with local businesses and members of the public in order to expand tourism within the country's seconds largest urban area.
"Perhaps the climax of this confusion and mistrust will see the ministries reach agreement among themselves, and will allow Maldivians to enjoy animals that are not endangered and are not ‘dangerous’ to the Maldives’ environment and its human inhabitants," writes Mariyam Raina.
“The purpose of hosting an exhibition for this theme is because recently 6 coral stone mosques of Maldives have been inscribed on the tentative list of world heritage sites and now we are trying to inscribe the mosques on the permanent list,” said the department’s Director Ali Waheed.
The broadcasting commission will investigate the case of DhiFM Plus airing upside-down pictures of commission Chair Mohamed Shaheeb in apparent retaliation for warnings about broadcasting similar images of senior civil servants and politicians.
The president has held meetings with the governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, the Japan International Cooperation senior vice president, tourism industry leaders, and leading businessmen including the president of the Hitachi Company.
Former State Minister Umar Jamal and his two deputies are accused of providing undue benefit to a third party by releasing MVR118,522 out of the province office budget in 2009 and 2010 as financial assistance for sports tournaments and friendly matches.
Representatives of the Maldivian government have requested assistance from India’s Jamia Millia Islamia University in setting up an Islamic University in the country, reports Indian media. The Business Standard reports that a delegation from the Islamic Ministry, led by Sheikh Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed, has visited the Delhi-based national Islamic university. “Highlighting the Maldives’ successful [...]
The Maldives National University (MNU) has on Thursday started accepting admissions for over 200 courses which are due to commence in the second semester of this year. According to MNU Deputy Chancellor Ali Shareef, the university will be accepting 6,220 new students into the said courses. Of these, 2,630 slots are reserved for students studying [...]
The Criminal Court has sentence former Ungoofaaru Council President to 11 years, local media has reported. Abdulla Nasir confessed to using the income from local power station for personal purposes, with Sun Online reporting the defrauded amount to total MVR114, 325 (US$7,414). Nasir has been ordered to repay the figure within one month.
The Tourism Ministry has assured that the Malé-area's only remaining picnic island will remain accessible to locals after its development as a resort, though many still fear the industry's continued encroachment on public recreational areas.
Of the 16 election-related complaints submitted to the High Court before the deadline last Friday (April 11), the court has rejected three cases and commenced proceedings on 12 cases.
The Elections Commission has told the court that the MDP MP's conviction removed his right to campaign, for which it could not be blamed. Meanwhile, Jabir's wife has given details of the MP's respiratory problems to local media.
The commission warned yesterday of possible action for the repeated display of upside-down photos of EC members. The current photo of commission chair, Shaheeb, is accompanied by a message labelling the commission's warnings 'a step backwards for democracy'.
With proceedings said to be concluding this week in Singapore, the government has revealed that the final verdict in the US$1.4billion arbitration case may not be announced for another two months
Disagreements continue to surround the destruction of over 120 pets deemed to have been illegally imported into the country. The animals - including an owl - were destroyed after being confiscated by police last weekend.
After meeting with Emporer Akihito, President Yameen held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before thanking Japan for being the Maldives' most generous development partner.
The Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) board last Thursday decided to pay MVR10,000 to the families of the workers killed in an accident on April 7, local media has reported. In addition to the payment, the youngest child in both families will receive a monthly payment of MVR15,000 till they are eighteen years old. Mohamed Nashid, [...]
The Ministry of Youth and Sports has announced plans to construct a US$40 million stadium in Hulhumalé, local media has reported. “Several components of Hulhumale’ Youth City will be promoted at the forum in Singapore. The stadium being planned for Hulhumale’ will stand out in the region,” Minister for Youth and Sports Maleeh Jamal told [...]
Maldives National Defence Force’s coast guard is searching for a yellow fin tuna fishing boat named “Man’haa” from Miladhoo in Noonu atoll. The boat carrying around thirteen people on board, was last seen on April 9, fishing near the Kudahuvadhoo area in Dhaalu atoll. The boat is reported to be 99 feet long, painted navy [...]
While the MNDF have admitted putting down the animals confiscated by police last weekend, they allege that the procedures were taken upon the police's request. The claim has been denied by police, who have subsequently pointed the finger at the customs department.