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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.


President Yameen on economic offensive in Japan thumbnail

President Yameen on economic offensive in Japan

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.


GMR arbitration verdict to take up to two months thumbnail

GMR arbitration verdict to take up to two months

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


Taxi drivers protest against implementation of new regulations thumbnail

Taxi drivers protest against implementation of new regulations

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’.


98 percent of tourists would recommend Maldives to others, visitor survey reveals thumbnail

98 percent of tourists would recommend Maldives to others, visitor survey reveals

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.


Growing for the future: Hydroponics in the Maldives thumbnail

Growing for the future: Hydroponics in the Maldives

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.


MIRA to collect additional MVR110 million from telecoms tax thumbnail

MIRA to collect additional MVR110 million from telecoms tax

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.


Government to address pay discrepancies as civil servants plan strike action thumbnail

Government to address pay discrepancies as civil servants plan strike action

“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.


Arbitration proceedings in GMR case to begin within the week thumbnail

Arbitration proceedings in GMR case to begin within the week

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.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories