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  • Government to provide electricity to all islands before Ramadan
  • MIRA quarterly revenues shows 10.5 percent increase compared with previous year
Elections Commission delays publishing amended voter registry thumbnail

Elections Commission delays publishing amended voter registry

EC Vice President Ahmed Fayaz also expressed concern that hundreds of inmates will have their identity cards expire prior to voting day, stating that the only viable solution was for the concerned state authorities to act in the meantime.


Police call for public vigilance over allegations of criminals posing as officers thumbnail

Police call for public vigilance over allegations of criminals posing as officers

Addu City Mayor Abdulla Sodig has said that having received complaints about Special Operations (SO) Officers allegedly forcing their way into homes to conduct searches without uniforms or identification, it was increasingly difficult for the public to verify real police in the city.


High Court concludes hearings of Deputy Speaker Nazim’s case ahead of final verdict thumbnail

High Court concludes hearings of Deputy Speaker Nazim’s case ahead of final verdict

The High Court today concluded hearing witness statements in the trial of Deputy Speaker of Parliament Ahmed Nazim on charges of corruption, ahead of delivering a final verdict at a later date.


MDP launches higher education policy, pledges raising enrolment rate to 40 percent thumbnail

MDP launches higher education policy, pledges raising enrolment rate to 40 percent

The MDP proposes in its sixth “mini-manifesto” to introduce an education fund, provide student loans with long-term repayment schemes, open new universities, colleges and institutes with campuses across the country, and conduct skills training programmes.


Council will respect sister-city agreement with Taiwanese city of Kaosiung: Mayor Manik thumbnail

Council will respect sister-city agreement with Taiwanese city of Kaosiung: Mayor Manik

Following the signing of the agreement in Male on June 9 with a delegation from Kaosiung, the Maldives’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement reaffirming its “commitment and support to China’s national unity and to the one-China Policy.”


Maamendhoo Island Council calls for football funding to combat violence, drug abuse thumbnail

Maamendhoo Island Council calls for football funding to combat violence, drug abuse

“For the last two or three months there have been no fights because of football. It’s a good way to compete and Maamendhoo is very peaceful as a result,” noted the Island Council President.


Elections Commission confident of resolving all voter registry issues thumbnail

Elections Commission confident of resolving all voter registry issues

EC President Fuad Thaufeeq told Minivan News that the commission’s work amending the voter registry had so far gone “better than expected”, with all submissions received from the public amended


President Waheed met with angry protests during “bittersweet” campaign trip to Thinadhoo thumbnail

President Waheed met with angry protests during “bittersweet” campaign trip to Thinadhoo

Speaking at a campaign rally on the island, Waheed conceded that several family members including those residing on the island no longer spoke with him after the controversial transfer of power on February 7, 2012.


Civil Court issues injunction blocking JSC from further action against Chief High Court Judge thumbnail

Civil Court issues injunction blocking JSC from further action against Chief High Court Judge

The new injunction issued by Civil Court orders the state’s judicial watchdog to not take any action against Chief Judge of High Court Ahmed Shareef.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories