FIRST FOR INDEPENDENT NEWS IN THE MALDIVES
Updated: 11 weeks 1 day ago
Several local media outlets have today reported that last week a 19 year-old woman with HIV has given birth to a child last week at the state Indira Gandi Memorial Hospital [IGMH].
The MDP has said it will terminate any new airport development contracts made by President Yameen if it comes to power.
“We urge the Government to retain its moratorium on the use of the death penalty in all circumstances, particularly in cases that involve juvenile offenders and to work towards abolishing the practice altogether,” an ONCHR spokesperson said
The RSF commends Mariyath’s coverage of the growing influence of radical Islamist groups in the Maldives in the aftermath of the controversial transfer of power in February 2012.
In 14 audit reports released between January and March, the auditor general also recommended recovering MVR294 million (US$19 million) from the officials responsible for the illegal expenditure.
The Bank of Maldives (BML) has published it’s first quarter results with an operating profit of MVR 199 million, an increase of 35% over the previous quarter. Income grew by 10% and costs were controlled, the BML said. The loan book grew by MVR 199 million in the quarter and loan book quality continued to [...]
The Criminal Court has released 21 individuals arrested from a music festival on Anbaraa Island on alleged drug abuse. Only 13 of the 79 initially detained are now in custody. The Maldives Police Services had also released 44 individuals on Tuesday. Detainees have accused the police of brutality during arrests including the use of batons [...]
At the end of first quarter of 2014 tourist arrivals to the Maldives saw an increase of 9.7% compared with the same period of 2013, reaching a total of 321,561, reported the Ministry of Tourism on Tuesday. Europe was the leading market generator taking account of 51.3% of all arrivals to the Maldives with a [...]
The Malé City Council said the ACC has not conducted a proper investigation into the council's agreement with GoMedia and said the ACC is not authorized to terminate a contract as per a September 2013 Supreme Court ruling.
Opposition Leader Mohamed Nasheed has backed Gasim Ibrahim for the Speaker of the People's Majlis. But the ruling PPM which holds a majority in the Majlis believes a Speaker must come from within its ranks.
After the release of 44 individuals last night, there are currently 32 men in police custody. Female detainees who were transferred to house arrest have now been released.
The RBCF road race will see participants compete in a 12.6km race across Malé, Hulhumalé and Vilingili on May 31. Participants will need to catch ferries between islands.
The Ciivl Court has ordered the reinstatement of a police officer who was dismissed for allegedly attempting to modify witness statements.
Shafaz must return from medical treatment in Sri Lanka by May 20, Home Minister Umar Naseer has said.
Local NGO Kickstart completed it’s free TechTalk lectures at Madhu College, Malé on Monday. The TechTalks are free monthly events organised to share knowledge about important concepts in computer science and the latest developments in software development. Previously, Kickstart organised the Maldive’s first 24 hour Hackathon, an event that brought together web developers from the local [...]
EPA Director General Ibrahim Naeem said the agency is currently investigating violations of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) terms during the dredging, including failure to build a "bund wall" to contain excess dredge spillage into the ocean.
Amendments have been proposed to the Fiscal Responsibility Act to remove government borrowing limits from the central bank and allow the president to delay enforcement of some provisions of the law up to 36 months.
Opposition MP Rozaina Adam - chair of the committee that evaluated the sexual harassment bill - told Minivan News that while the passage of the legislation was a positive step, there was still a lot of work to be done on combating the internalised effects of sexual harassment.
The MP for Feydhoo alleged at the last sitting of the 17th People's Majlis that senior government officials were involved in his stabbing in February.
Detainees have described the operation as a hypocritical, aggressive and excessive display of brute force and psychological warfare. Many of the detainees claim the police used stun guns, grenades, tasers, taser guns, batons, guns and rubber bullets, writes lawyer Mushfique Mohamed