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Law and Gender Ministry to provide water from local supply to Special Needs Centre thumbnail

Law and Gender Ministry to provide water from local supply to Special Needs Centre

The Ministry of Law and Gender has stated that it is currently working on providing clean water to the Centre for People with Special Needs based in Guraidhoo through the local water supply plant.


STO to import oil, staples and pharmaceuticals only thumbnail

STO to import oil, staples and pharmaceuticals only

The Economic Council said the state wholesaler will move out of retail business and focus solely on importing fuel, food staples, and pharmaceuticals to encourage private businesses.


Government and opposition play blame game over Addu attacks thumbnail

Government and opposition play blame game over Addu attacks

Both the tourism minister and president’s office spokesman are reported to have accused the Maldivian Democratic Party of being behind last weekend’s attacks, prompting angry responses from the opposition party.


Home minister and pro-government MPs discuss legislative steps to curb gang activity thumbnail

Home minister and pro-government MPs discuss legislative steps to curb gang activity

“Reactions from parliamentarians of both Jumhooree Party and Progressive Party of Maldives were positive to my recommendations,” Umar Naseer told Minivan News today.


Former MDP MP sues state for MVR4.2 million for illegal jail term thumbnail

Former MDP MP sues state for MVR4.2 million for illegal jail term

“I am standing up for justice, and to a host of illegal administrative procedures and processes that have been used to harass me, deprive me of campaigning for my seat and physical harm for which I am now getting treatment,” Hamid said.


HRCM repeats calls for clean water at special needs centre thumbnail

HRCM repeats calls for clean water at special needs centre

The Human Rights Commission has called upon the government to implement immediate measures to resolve longstanding issues regarding the safety of water at the Maldives’ only mental health facility in Guraidhoo.


Defense Minister hands over 300 military housing units, pledges 300 more thumbnail

Defense Minister hands over 300 military housing units, pledges 300 more

Military housing and welfare is a top priority, Nazim said revealing plans to commercialise UTF naval base services and MNDF’s electrical and mechanical engineering services to generate welfare funds.


MDP MP Eva Abdulla raises concern over safety of MPs, journalist with IPU human rights committee thumbnail

MDP MP Eva Abdulla raises concern over safety of MPs, journalist with IPU human rights committee

The IPU were told about a lack of thorough investigations of recent cases, perpetrators not facing trial, the failure of law enforcement, and the creation of a culture of intimidation in the Maldives.


Government announces expenditure cuts to curb ballooning budget deficit thumbnail

Government announces expenditure cuts to curb ballooning budget deficit

The Finance Ministry has cut back on planned development projects and reduced recurrent expenditure by 20 percent while assuring that wages and allowances will not be affected.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories