Announcements



announcement

Transparency Maldives
Multiple vacancies



announcement

Advertise your job/event/promo on Minivan News

 

announcement


Politics

News in Brief

  • Civil Court rejects Nazim’s defamation case against police chief
  • “A brutal government will not last too long,” says Sheikh Imran
  • Ooreedoo introduces new data packages with free Facebook and Twitter
Appointment of ‘Mundu’ Shareef as Youth Minister unconstitutional, says Jumhooree Party thumbnail

Appointment of ‘Mundu’ Shareef as Youth Minister unconstitutional, says Jumhooree Party

Jumhooree Party spokesperson Ahmed Sameer said that Shareef – who also serves as one of two ministers at the President’s Office – cannot be appointed to the position as he cannot be held accountable to the Majlis.


Amendments to Judicature Act submitted on request of President Nasheed, says Reeko Moosa thumbnail

Amendments to Judicature Act submitted on request of President Nasheed, says Reeko Moosa

The former MDP member has suggested amendments that resulted in the removal of two Supreme court judges were requested by the former president. Nasheed has denied the claims.


Reeko Moosa appeals to MDP disciplinary committee after dismissal thumbnail

Reeko Moosa appeals to MDP disciplinary committee after dismissal

In a letter addressed to MDP Chairperson Ali Waheed, Moosa described the decision as “discriminatory”, saying it was a step taken to defend the interests of a “few influential” people within the party.


Tourism promotion concerts will show the world the true Malé: Adeeb thumbnail

Tourism promotion concerts will show the world the true Malé: Adeeb

“While the entire world has started to see Malé City as a lair that harbours members of the Islamic State or extremist militants, foreign artists performing here will show the world what the situation here is truly like,” the tourism minister told Haveeru.


Tourism Minister Adeeb temporarily in charge of Defense Ministry thumbnail

Tourism Minister Adeeb temporarily in charge of Defense Ministry

The President’s Office said Defense Minister Mohamed Nazim is abroad on a personal trip and charged tourism minister Ahmed Adeeb with the defense portfolio.


Controversial Dutch convert to give religious lecture in the Maldives thumbnail

Controversial Dutch convert to give religious lecture in the Maldives

Van Doorn was formerly a politician with the far-right Dutch Freedom Party, assisting its leader Geert Wilder in distributing the short film ‘Fitna’ which argues that Islam promotes terrorism, anti-Semitism, and violence against women


Adhaalath Party concerned that concerts are defying Islamic teachings thumbnail

Adhaalath Party concerned that concerts are defying Islamic teachings

“Entertainment activities and events are an important part of a society” read a statement obtained by Haveeru. “But these activities must abide by our religious and social traditions”.


Foreigners barred from cashier jobs as President promises work for Maldivians thumbnail

Foreigners barred from cashier jobs as President promises work for Maldivians

The economic development minister has announced that it will be illegal to hire foreigners as cashiers from April next year. Meanwhile, President Yameen pledged a policy of ‘Maldivian work for Maldivians’.


Sean Paul cancels New Year’s appearance, citing security concerns thumbnail

Sean Paul cancels New Year’s appearance, citing security concerns

Tourism minister Ahmed Adeeb said that the artist had been forced to cancel his appearance following pressure from fans and media in Jamaica. He revealed that the concert will go on, with the addition of a second event on January 8.


announcement

Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories