Amendments to the regulations on dredging islands and lagoons will allow the government to dredge protected areas for development projects on the condition that an area with similar geographical characteristics is designated as protected.
The Criminal Court’s intransigence continues today after it refused the higher court’s order to start accepting cases sent by the Prosecutor General’s Office. The lower court is refusing to accept new cases until a new PG is appointed.
“We have to change the decentralisation law to give powers to island councils…One aim of our party is to empower island councils, generate income for island councils, and find ways for island councils to develop their islands,” Nasheed said last night.
The Teachers Association of Maldives warns that if the government fails to resolve concerns over pay discrepancies and other education sector issues, four thousand local teachers would go on a nationwide strike.
Cabinet discussions on ending the Maldives’ moratorium on capital punishment concluded with ministers citing no legal impediment to the practice and calling upon President Yameen to establish regulations outlining the appropriate procedure.
The announcement brings the number of Adhaalath candidates competing with the ruling Progressive Coalition to 13, with the religious party making little progress during discussions with the largest coalition member, the Progressive Party of Maldives.
Former Police Integrity Commission chair Shahindha Ismail spoke to Minivan News on a PIC field mission to investigate police brutality in Addu City following the controversial transfer of power in 2012.
PPM announces results in eight Malé constituencies – a further six primary contests will take place today.
Polls in 25 constituencies will close at 10:00pm tonight. Meanwhile, the PPM and MDA are at odds over the Gahdhoo constituency selection.