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Maldives and Chinese governments sign agricultural MoU

April 10, 2014 - 18:17
The governments of the Maldives and China have today signed an agreement on agricultural and research project cooperation. “Under the terms of the Agreement the Government of China shall extend to the Government of Maldives, a grant aid of One Million Yuan [MVR2.5million]. The Grant aid will be utilized to Agriculture Sector of Maldives,” read [...]

Nestlé Sri Lanka and Education Ministry sign MoU

April 10, 2014 - 17:41
According to online newspaper based in Srilanka ‘Lanka Business Times’ the MoU was signed to host an annual award giving ceremony dubbed ‘Milo Schools Award Night’ recognise and award students who have performed exceptionally in their academics and sports in the Maldives.

MPs-elect to be sworn in on May 28

April 10, 2014 - 17:16
The 85 MPs-elect for the 18th People's Majlis will be sworn on Wednesday, May 28. According to the parliament secretariat, a speaker and deputy speaker will be elected through secret ballot following the swearing-in ceremony.

Committee approves amendment for state to cover expenses of president’s and vice president’s private residences

April 10, 2014 - 16:34
If the president and vice president chose not to live in the official residences, the amendments submitted by PPM MP Riyaz Rasheed stipulate that the state should provide employees and cover other expenses of the private residences out of the budget allocated for the official residence.

MIRA to collect additional MVR110 million from telecoms tax

April 10, 2014 - 16:18
The Maldives Inland Revenue Authority anticipates that the introduction of GST to telecommunications services - applicable from May 1 - will boost annual government revenue by MVR110 million. Further revenue raising measures are set to be discussed in the Majlis next week.

Night market contract terminated, ACC informs city council

April 10, 2014 - 15:08
In a press release yesterday, the commission noted that it was informed by the previous city council on November 21 that the five-year contract with Go Media Pvt Ltd - which is currently preparing for this year's market - was cancelled.

Government to address pay discrepancies as civil servants plan strike action

April 9, 2014 - 21:30
“First we want to find a solution through dialogue with the government. After that, if we have to, we will go on strike. And we are confident if we go on strike ninety percent of civil servants will support it,” said Civil Service Association President Mohamed Shaugee.

Attorney General resumes issuing lawyers permits

April 9, 2014 - 17:37
Following the publication of new guidelines regulating permission to practice law in the Maldives, the Bar Association has suggested that greater consultation with legal professionals should have taken place.

State Trading Organisation aims to produce 1000 jobs in 3 years

April 9, 2014 - 17:01
The Managing Director of the State Trading Organization (STO) Adam Azim has said that the company will produce 1000 jobs within the next 3 years. Adam Azim said that the company is looking to establish a capable work force across the Maldives, reported local media Sun Online. “A thousand jobs will be produced with the [...]

Jumhooree Party fined for fraudulent membership applications

April 9, 2014 - 16:54
For the second time this month Elections Commission has fined Jumhooree Party (JP) over fraudulent membership applications. According to the commission, the JP used one person’s finger print on multiple party application forms – the fifth time the party has been caught doing this. The JP have now been asked to pay a fine of [...]

High Court throws out EC appeal against new member Habeeb

April 9, 2014 - 16:34
The High Court has thrown out an appeal by the Elections Commission (EC) against its newly appointed commission member Ismail Habeeb. Habeeb was made redundant in January 2013 before contesting his dismissal at the Labor tribunal. The tribunal ordered his reinstatement in August 2013, by which time he had been appointed to the Civil Court [...]

MP’s alcohol trial cancelled as Jabir remains in hospital

April 9, 2014 - 15:43
The Criminal Court has today cancelled an alcohol possession hearing against MPs Abdulla Jabir and Hamid Abdul Ghafoor as Jabir remains in hospital for respiratory issues.

Majlis to consider PG appointment at sitting on Monday

April 9, 2014 - 15:34
The Majlis has scheduled the sixth sitting of its current session for Monday April 14, when it will discuss reports on the appointment of new members to various institutions, including the post of prosecutor general (PG). Earlier this month the independent commission’s oversight committee rejected President Abdulla Yameen’s nomination to the PG’s role, while the [...]

High Court to open on Friday to receive election-related cases

April 9, 2014 - 12:29
The court’s registration department will be opened on Friday night to register cases concerning the parliament elections as the laws oblige the court to conclude cases concerning elections within 30 days of the official announcement of results.

Transport Minister requests audits of commercial harbours following fatal accident

April 9, 2014 - 12:29
The Minister of Transport Ameen Ibrahim has requested audits of the infrastructure and operations of all commercial harbours in the Maldives, following the  fatal accident at Malé’s main port on Monday (April 7). According to local media, Ameen sent a memo requesting to conduct audits of all commercial harbours in the country within three months, [...]

Iranian boat and suspects connected with heroin seizure released

April 9, 2014 - 11:54
Police have released the Iranian vessel 'Harmooz' and six Pakistani nationals that were arrested in connection with the 24Kgs of heroin that was seized by the police in an special operation.

Authorities failed to address safety concerns before deadly crane accident, says Port Worker’s Union

April 8, 2014 - 17:23
Following the death of two port workers yesterday evening, the Maldives Ports Workers Union has accused port authorities of failing to heed the concerns of workers who had claimed the boat and crane involved were unsafe.

Arbitration proceedings in GMR case to begin within the week

April 8, 2014 - 16:31
Officials at the Attorney General's Office told Minivan News that, while they could not confirm the precise dates, representatives of the office working on the case are currently in Singapore.

Candidates for Villingili and Mahibadhoo constituency seek to invalidate elections

April 8, 2014 - 16:01
With unsuccessful candidates from Gaafu Alifu and Alifu Dhaalu atoll constituencies filing cases today, the High Court has now accepted cases concerning eight of the 85 parliamentary elections.

Bar Association calls for Ali Hameed suspension

April 8, 2014 - 15:15
“Given the serious nature of the allegations against Ali Hameed, that the judge continues to hold trial contravenes norms of justice, conduct of judges, and established norms by which free and democratic societies deal with cases of this nature,” the Bar Association has said.
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