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  • Four Maldivian policemen depart for fully funded training in India
  • Government to build futsal pitch for expats in Lanka
  • Transparency Maldives launches Majlis-civil society ‘Dialogue Group’
Parliament approves import duty hikes thumbnail

Parliament approves import duty hikes

In addition to a 10 percent import duty for oil, import duties for tobacco would be raised from 150 to 200 percent and from 90 laari to MVR1.25 for a single cigarette.


Parliament approves state budget for 2015 with 60 votes in favour thumbnail

Parliament approves state budget for 2015 with 60 votes in favour

MPs today suggested allocating funds in the 2015 state budget for a permanent solution to the ongoing water crisis in the capital.


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Government scraps plan to impose import duty on staple foodstuff

“Emergency economic council meeting ongoing where President [Abdulla] Yameen has just decided not to impose any duty on sugar, rice, flour (staple foods),” Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb revealed this morning.


MDP, JP MPs propose 19 amendments to 2015 budget thumbnail

MDP, JP MPs propose 19 amendments to 2015 budget

Among the MDP’s nine amendments were scrapping plans to impose a 10 percent import duty on staple foodstuff and oil and allocating MVR100 and MVR75 million respectively to provide subsidies for fishermen and farmers.


Maldives omitted from Corruption Perceptions Index for third year thumbnail

Maldives omitted from Corruption Perceptions Index for third year

“There have been no developments to suggest that the situation may have improved this year even if Maldives were to appear in the index,” said Transparency Maldives Advocacy and Communications Manager Aiman Rasheed.


Changi signs consultancy deal as MACL aims for 9.6 million passengers thumbnail

Changi signs consultancy deal as MACL aims for 9.6 million passengers

During a signing ceremony held this morning Maldives Airport Company Ltd Managing Director Ibrahim ‘Bandu’ Saleem revealed that the new masterplan envisioned 9.6 million passengers using the airport by 2030.


Fully solar powered Maldives resort sets new standard in green tourism thumbnail

Fully solar powered Maldives resort sets new standard in green tourism

Gasfinolhu, with over 6000 square meters of solar panels shading walkways and covering rooftops, is the first 100 percent solar-powered luxury resort in the world.


Millionaire’s dream and Maldivian’s reality can coexist in tourism industry: Nasheed thumbnail

Millionaire’s dream and Maldivian’s reality can coexist in tourism industry: Nasheed

Former President Mohamed Nasheed told the Asia-Pacific Business Forum that the success of the guest house industry had proved inclusive and sustainable development was possible in the Maldives.


Western governments, international institutions scaring off potential investors, claims MMA governor thumbnail

Western governments, international institutions scaring off potential investors, claims MMA governor

“Western governments and international institutions not only keep on issuing public statements and reports on the Maldives, they would go whatever length it takes to portray the Maldives as not-so-sunny side of life to the potential investors,” Adam claimed in a speech delivered at the Berlin Economic Forum on November 9.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories