Following the current government’s reversal of his administration’s policy on customs levies, the former president suggested that sustainable economies cannot rely on regressive taxation.
Amendments to the Import-Export Act raise import duties on a range of goods including construction materials, clothing, carpets, confectionery. Duties on fertilisers and live poultry will be eliminated.
As well as reducing expenditure, Dr Azeema stated her intention to bring an end to the black market dollar trade as well stopping the practice of printing money to cover budget deficits. She also promises increased lending and more Islamic banking practices.
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.
The president has held meetings with the governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, the Japan International Cooperation senior vice president, tourism industry leaders, and leading businessmen including the president of the Hitachi Company.
With proceedings said to be concluding this week in Singapore, the government has revealed that the final verdict in the US$1.4billion arbitration case may not be announced for another two months
As well as opposing the mandatory installation of vacancy signs, protesters placards also read ‘Insurance is useless’, ‘Establish equal policies for all land transport’, and ‘Stop enslaving drivers’.
The survey was conducted in March and April showed that a significant percent (31%) of tourists to the Maldives are repeat visitors, while 52 percent of visitors come to the Maldives for its natural environment.
With little fertile land and an over-reliance on imports of staple food, Mohamed Shafeegu of Seagull Maldives argues that the water-based system of agriculture could be the answer to sustainable agriculture in the country.