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  • Civil servants receive annual bonus for the first time
  • Tourism Ministry reports 14 percent increase in tourist arrivals in July
  • MNDF corporal arrested for rape
Former Progressive Coalition partners dispute validity of agreement thumbnail

Former Progressive Coalition partners dispute validity of agreement

While PPM deputy leader, Ahmed Adeeb, has said the JP must forge a new agreement for any future cooperation, JP representatives maintain that the initial agreement – dissolved last month – was never breached.


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Home Minister appeals arrest warrant

Home Minister Umar Naseer has appealed a Criminal Court arrest warrant ordering the police to present him at court on Tuesday, June 17, at 11:00am.


Umar Naseer is not a fugitive from justice, says Home Ministry thumbnail

Umar Naseer is not a fugitive from justice, says Home Ministry

Responding to reports of an arrest warrant against Home Minister Umar Naseer, the Home Ministry has said Naseer is not a fugitive from justice. Both the Home Ministry and the Police have declined to confirm if the warrant has been issued.


Islamic Ministry to seek opinion of religious scholars on Maldivians joining Syrian civil war thumbnail

Islamic Ministry to seek opinion of religious scholars on Maldivians joining Syrian civil war

“The ministry’s opinion will be shared with the public after consulting scholars. Insha Allah,” tweeted Islamic Minister Dr Shaheem.


Local councils should be empowered to tackle the waste problem: Bluepeace thumbnail

Local councils should be empowered to tackle the waste problem: Bluepeace

In order to provide the expertise needed for effective waste management at the island level, Bluepeace have produced a ‘Waste Management Handbook’, although more action on the national level is also needed, states the NGO.


MDP resumes political activities with reopening of haruge thumbnail

MDP resumes political activities with reopening of haruge

The main opposition party announced that weekly gatherings will take place on Sunday and Thursday nights at the new Haruge in Galolhu Aaras, located near the Television Maldives (TVM) studios.


How serious are cyber death threats? thumbnail

How serious are cyber death threats?

Individuals who have suffered physical violence in the aftermath of online threats have urged the public to take seriously any form of cyber threats as internet abuse increasingly turns into street violence.


Human Rights Commission VP calls for state response to abductions thumbnail

Human Rights Commission VP calls for state response to abductions

“I think the issue of safety of paramount. We’re not very clear why this is happening,” said Tholal. “But I think the key role is what the state response is going to be and putting an end to the speculation – to let the people know what is happening.”


MATATO expresses concern over airport outsourcing deal thumbnail

MATATO expresses concern over airport outsourcing deal

The Maldives Association of Travel and Tourism Operators warned of harm to both customers and local businesses should an exclusive deal to outsource private terminals and aeronautical services at INIA go ahead.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories