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Negotiations to re-home slow loris continue thumbnail

Negotiations to re-home slow loris continue

While interest has been shown by conservation groups from the UK, the Ministry of Environment reported that the trail appeared to have again gone cold in the search for a new home for the endangered primate.

News in Brief

  • Police Commissioner to participate in INTERPA conference
  • Two persons arrested in Dhaandhoo for possession of narcotics
  • ‘Halal certificates’ awarded to three companies
  • President appoints Dr Azeema Adam as MMA governor
Criminal Court extends detention period of all arrested from Anbaraa festival thumbnail Criminal Court extends detention period of all arrested from Anbaraa festival

All 79 people arrested during a music festival in Vaavu atoll have had their detention periods extended to 10 days. One eyewitness has described the events of Friday night to Minivan News.

Week in review: April 13 – 19 thumbnail Week in review: April 13 – 19

The decision to destroy a large number of confiscated pets caused confusion among both the public and government institutions this week. Meanwhile, President Yameen travelled to Japan on an official state visit while the GMR arbitration hearings concluded in Singapore.

Audit uncovers corruption in MNBC sales agent agreement with BIG thumbnail Audit uncovers corruption in MNBC sales agent agreement with BIG

The audit revealed that, as of August 2012, Business Image Group Pvt Ltd was paid a total of MVR5.78 million (US$374,837) as sales commission despite auditors being unable to verify from the available documentation that the commission was provided additional income as a result of BIG’s work.

200 searched and 79 arrested at music festival in Maldives thumbnail 200 searched and 79 arrested at music festival in Maldives

Local lawyers have explained that those detained have been taken to Malé’s Athuluvehi custodial centre after being detained during the two-day OTUM music festival on the uninhabited island of Anbaraa in Vaavu atoll.

Addu City Council passes resolution to develop guest house tourism thumbnail Addu City Council passes resolution to develop guest house tourism

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.

  • i: this is becoming a political issue again for MDP, but the witness said that those who have possession of drugs is only arrested and it means they’ve break the...
  • Maldivian: The courts are surprisingly good at beating up and prosecuting average people, and even better at letting drug lords go for fun.
  • Fishy: For some people drinking, dancing, is immoral, for me when I see people bend, kiss the ground mumble and are hallucinated through mysticism is immoral and...
  • Maldivian: I hope you’ve learned not to trust the enemy now, Angie.
  • Lunatic: @Ravin Loony You sure that’s a good idea? You could be enjoying the sea breeze when a drugged-up policeman arrests you for ‘being under the...
  • Hero's smelly friend: Hero, corrupt politicians aren’t considered people. You guys will have to pay reparations. Maybe an atoll. Ha ha!
  • Police man: Hey, I know why the picnic people were arrested. I’m actually a double agent in the police service, and here’s the reason why they were...
  • A Maldivian: Under the same banner, the same thing happened in 1979! Apparently the task this time has befallen on the Home Minister who then was a member of the...

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