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19 year-old Maldivian HIV patient gives birth

April 30, 2014 - 17:13
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].

MDP calls for GMR reinstatement

April 30, 2014 - 17:05
The MDP has said it will terminate any new airport development contracts made by President Yameen if it comes to power.

Maldives should repeal the death penalty – UN Human Rights office

April 30, 2014 - 17:00
“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

Minivan News journalist among RSF’s 100 information heroes

April 30, 2014 - 16:53
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.

Audit reports released in first quarter revealed illegal expenditure worth MVR2.2 billion

April 30, 2014 - 15:42
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.

BML makes first quarter profit of MVR 199 million

April 30, 2014 - 14:00
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 [...]

Criminal Court releases 21 Anbaraa detainees

April 30, 2014 - 13:41
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 [...]

9.7% increase in tourists arrivals for first quarter of 2014

April 30, 2014 - 13:17
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 [...]

Malé night market to continue despite alleged corruption

April 30, 2014 - 13:16
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.

Nasheed backs Gasim for Speaker

April 29, 2014 - 20:41
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.

Police release 44 arrested from Anbaara

April 29, 2014 - 20:10
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.

Red Bull reveals plans for ‘Catch the Ferry’ road race

April 29, 2014 - 20:02
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.

Civil Court reinstates policeman dismissed on witness statement dispute

April 29, 2014 - 19:54
The Ciivl Court has ordered the reinstatement of a police officer who was dismissed for allegedly attempting to modify witness statements.

Drug kingpin Shafaz must return from Sri Lanka in May, says Home Minister

April 29, 2014 - 19:15
Shafaz must return from medical treatment in Sri Lanka by May 20, Home Minister Umar Naseer has said.

NGO Kickstart completes free TechTalk lectures

April 29, 2014 - 18:41
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 [...]

Environmental regulations violated in Eydhafushi dredging: EPA

April 28, 2014 - 21:14
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.

Government seeks to remove borrowing limits from MMA

April 28, 2014 - 20:58
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.

Parliament passes sexual harassment and sexual offences bills

April 28, 2014 - 18:04
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.

Alhan alleges involvement of senior government officials in stabbing

April 28, 2014 - 17:41
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.

Comment: Operation Anbaraa

April 28, 2014 - 17:31
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
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