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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.