“One person is in charge of massive [amounts] of funds. There is a lack of human resources within the Environment Ministry. Only a couple of people have dominated [climate change projects] since the 1990’s,” claimed a source familiar with the challenges facing climate governance in the Maldives.
Minister of Finance and Treasury Abdulla Jihad has rejected a statement from the Family Court alleging the ministry is delaying the release of child support money needed by single parents.
The policy aims to introduce “agri-boats” to transport produce and eliminate barriers of entry and access to markets, said former President Nasheed, claiming that the country could produce 44 percent of the current produce imported.
Nasheed’s appearance on the Raajje Miadhu programme marked the first time the former president has featured on the state broadcaster since the controversial transfer of power on February 7, 2012.
In the Islamist vocabulary, in the region and around the world, ladini is the pejorative term for ‘secular’. However, this notion of the word is lost on most Maldivians, writes Abdulla Faraz.
The government parties, despite an outward show of confidence and ‘fighting spirit’, are in silent consensus that there is no formidable challenge to Nasheed from any of their named candidates, writes Aishath Velezinee.
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has said it has “not officially” received complaints of alleged political harassment from staff at the Iru Fushi Resort in Noonu Atoll after the property’s owners this month terminated a management agreement with Hilton.
In an email obtained by Minivan News dated May 8, Airports Council International alerts its members that the Maldivian government is “in the process of transferring the Male airport to a wholly-owned subsidiary of MACL and may explore a sale of equity in this entity to another airport operator.”
Police arrested eight individuals in the island of Maradhoo in Addu City yesterday (May 15) following clashes with Special Operations (SO) officers near a campaign office of the government-aligned Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM).