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Maldives backs new Chinese investment bank, pursues free trade deal thumbnail

Maldives backs new Chinese investment bank, pursues free trade deal

The Maldives is to back China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, while ministers revealed that China will become the country’s first free trade partner following talks in Beijing last week.


MDP expels MP ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik thumbnail

MDP expels MP ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik

MP and Deputy Speaker of parliament ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik has been expelled for breaching the party’s three-line whip in three Majlis votes. Local media claims Moosa will now join ruling PPM.


Southern atolls sign pact to defend decentralisation thumbnail

Southern atolls sign pact to defend decentralisation

Atoll councils from Gaaf Dhaalu, Gaaf Alifu, and Fuvahmulah, joined with Addu City Council to sign the Medheaari Declaration, calling for decentralisation laws to be respected by central authorities.


PPM parliamentary group leader Nihan criticises US for comments on judiciary thumbnail

PPM parliamentary group leader Nihan criticises US for comments on judiciary

“They are afraid to talk about their own courthouses and the rights of their citizens. For example America, one of the biggest critics, is at the verge of killing black people on sight,” Nihan is reported as saying.


Health sector a top priority for 2015, says President Yameen thumbnail

Health sector a top priority for 2015, says President Yameen

Identifying a lack of adequate health services on all islands, Yameen said his administration will not discriminate between islands or atolls when improving the country’s “severely deteriorated health sector”.


Majlis committee demands details from education ministry over deputy principals’ removal thumbnail

Majlis committee demands details from education ministry over deputy principals’ removal

The post of deputy principal has been abolished under a new organisational structure approved by the ministry for public schools,with current post-holders to be transferred to different posts in lieu of dismissal.


Chief justice and police commissioner discuss police obstruction and assault cases thumbnail

Chief justice and police commissioner discuss police obstruction and assault cases

Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Commissioner of Police Hussein Waheed met on Thursday and discussed measures to expedite cases involving assault of police officers and obstruction of police duty.


STO hands over biomedical equipment worth US$900,000 to the health ministry thumbnail

STO hands over biomedical equipment worth US$900,000 to the health ministry

As STO marks its 50th anniversary this year, the company has expanded its services, launching an ambitious programme to provide biomedical equipment and ambulances and establish pharmacies on every island.


PPM accuses JP of misleading public, bringing government into disrepute thumbnail

PPM accuses JP of misleading public, bringing government into disrepute

JP Leader Gasim had suggested the Maldives was facing international censure over the removal of Chief Justice Ahmed Faiz and Justice Muthasim Adnan from the Supreme Court bench.


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