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  • Man found dead in Haa Alif Ihavandhoo
  • High Court orders JSC to stop headhunt for High Court Judge
  • Malé City Council holds first public consultation
Luxury eco-resort embroiled in “green-washing” dispute with “extortionist” NGO thumbnail

Luxury eco-resort embroiled in “green-washing” dispute with “extortionist” NGO

Exclusive luxury resort Soneva Fushi is embroiled in an increasingly hostile dispute with Biosphere Expeditions, an international environmental conservation non-governmental organisation (NGO), over allegations of grant contract breaching and “green-washing”.


Maldives’ solar ambitions stall due to politics, financing, “restructuring” thumbnail

Maldives’ solar ambitions stall due to politics, financing, “restructuring”

Private companies and international actors are leading renewable energy implementation in the Maldives while the government “prepares” for various solar power projects.


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Government to establish conservation zones as part of Maldives bio-reserve transformation

The government is moving ahead with plans to transform the Maldives into a biosphere reserve through the designation of zones across the country that would earmark land use for specific purposes such as tourism development or conservation.


Maldives’ waste management hampered by local politics, lack of funding thumbnail

Maldives’ waste management hampered by local politics, lack of funding

Most islands have waste areas that vary in quality and have no means of processing or removing trash from the garbage areas.


Government issues MVR 62.7 million compensation claim for stranded ship reef damage thumbnail

Government issues MVR 62.7 million compensation claim for stranded ship reef damage

“[Auguste Schulte's local operator] Silver Company can either pay the fine to the government so the ship can continue its voyage or pay a bank guarantee should they wish to carry out their own investigation and let the ship leave,” said Chairman of Transport Authority Abdul Rasheed Nafiz.


Livestock import ban following anthrax scare in Tamil Nadu thumbnail

Livestock import ban following anthrax scare in Tamil Nadu

The HPA has urged against using live animals and meat produced after December 31, 2012 imported from India.


PPM would pursue oil exploration, foreign investment: Abdulla Yameen thumbnail

PPM would pursue oil exploration, foreign investment: Abdulla Yameen

The Maldives’ environmental image and commitments are no obstacles to oil industry development, according to Tourism Minister Ahmed Adheeb, following a PPM proposal to pursue oil exploration the Maldives.


Tourism head pledges action on waste management over fears for Maldives holiday image thumbnail

Tourism head pledges action on waste management over fears for Maldives holiday image

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has pledged to take the “lead” in addressing waste management concerns in the capital should other authorities fail – a stance criticised by municipal councillors and state environment figures.


Maldives to implement smoking ban from New Year’s Day thumbnail

Maldives to implement smoking ban from New Year’s Day

The ‘Regulation of Determining Tobacco Free-Zones’ (Dhevehi) prohibits smoking inside cafes, tea shops, restaurants, public places where people usually gather in numbers, parks and all government buildings.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories