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Health Protection Agency plan youth services to bridge gap in sexual health education thumbnail

Health Protection Agency plan youth services to bridge gap in sexual health education

“There is no comprehensive sexual education in the schools,” said the HPA. “We have to keep talking about these issues, about how to keep young people safe.”


VP says government work unaffected by coalition split as JP ministers suspended thumbnail

VP says government work unaffected by coalition split as JP ministers suspended

Transport Minister Ameen Ibrahim and two junior ministers – all Jumhooree Party members – were asked to ‘stay at home’ today following the coalition split, described by the opposition as seriously destabilising.


Government to introduce 26 ‘sea-ambulances’ by end of year thumbnail

Government to introduce 26 ‘sea-ambulances’ by end of year

Speaking at a ceremony held at the official jetty in Malé this morning to inaugurate the sea-ambulance service, Dr Jameel noted that providing emergency medical evacuation services to citizens in the atolls was a campaign pledge of President Abdulla Yameen.


Maldivians shouldn’t fight foreign wars in name of Islam, says Islamic minister thumbnail

Maldivians shouldn’t fight foreign wars in name of Islam, says Islamic minister

“This ministry is not aware of any Maldivians fighting in the Syrian war, nor is it a matter that concerns us. However, I personally do not believe it is right for any Maldivian youth to join another country’s war in the name of Islam,” said Sheikh Shaheem.


PPM MP Maseeh elected speaker, MDP MP ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik deputy speaker thumbnail

PPM MP Maseeh elected speaker, MDP MP ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik deputy speaker

After Gasim’s name was nominated at today’s sitting, Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb told local media before the vote was taken that the JP was no longer part of the coalition.


Majlis under threat, suggests outgoing speaker thumbnail

Majlis under threat, suggests outgoing speaker

Speaking prior to today’s opening of the Majlis, former speaker Abdulla Shahid spoke to Minivan News about his five years in the chair, and his fears for the institution’s future independence.


MPL refused to cooperate in  Tourism Minister corruption investigation, says auditor general thumbnail

MPL refused to cooperate in Tourism Minister corruption investigation, says auditor general

Auditor General Ibrahim Niyaz said a preliminary report into the case could only be completed with input from MPL board members, but some had refused to answer summons.


Progressive coalition will dissolve if Gasim runs for speaker, says PPM thumbnail

Progressive coalition will dissolve if Gasim runs for speaker, says PPM

The ruling coalition will dissolve should JP leader Gasim run for the parliament speaker’s position, the PPM has announced. Gasim maintains that he will not retract his name, accusing the PPM of having been the first to breach the coalition agreement.


Maldives accepts India’s leadership role, says President Yameen thumbnail

Maldives accepts India’s leadership role, says President Yameen

During Yameen’s visit to attend Modi’s inauguration ceremony, the new prime minister highlighted the close relations between the two countries under President Gayoom’s leadership, expressing his confidence that it could be “restored” in the future.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories