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Islamic minister completes first official visit to India thumbnail

Islamic minister completes first official visit to India

Sheikh Shaheem met with the Vice President of India and discussed building a close relationship between India’s Muslim community and Maldives. Shaheem returned home with promises of technical and financial assistance from India for the works of the Islamic ministry.


Negotiations to re-home slow loris continue thumbnail

Negotiations to re-home slow loris continue

While interest has been shown by conservation groups from the UK, the Ministry of Environment reported that the trail appeared to have again gone cold in the search for a new home for the endangered primate.


Audit uncovers corruption in MNBC sales agent agreement with BIG thumbnail

Audit uncovers corruption in MNBC sales agent agreement with BIG

The audit revealed that, as of August 2012, Business Image Group Pvt Ltd was paid a total of MVR5.78 million (US$374,837) as sales commission despite auditors being unable to verify from the available documentation that the commission was provided additional income as a result of BIG’s work.


Addu City Council passes resolution to develop guest house tourism thumbnail

Addu City Council passes resolution to develop guest house tourism

Addu City Council has resolved to create institutions to promote mid-market tourism in concert with local businesses and members of the public in order to expand tourism within the country’s seconds largest urban area.


Comment: Owl is symbol of Maldivian solidarity against cruelty to animals thumbnail

Comment: Owl is symbol of Maldivian solidarity against cruelty to animals

“Perhaps the climax of this confusion and mistrust will see the ministries reach agreement among themselves, and will allow Maldivians to enjoy animals that are not endangered and are not ‘dangerous’ to the Maldives’ environment and its human inhabitants,” writes Mariyam Raina.


MBC to investigate DhiFM Plus after upside down photo of commission chair broadcast thumbnail

MBC to investigate DhiFM Plus after upside down photo of commission chair broadcast

The broadcasting commission will investigate the case of DhiFM Plus airing upside-down pictures of commission Chair Mohamed Shaheeb in apparent retaliation for warnings about broadcasting similar images of senior civil servants and politicians.


President Yameen on economic offensive in Japan thumbnail

President Yameen on economic offensive in Japan

The president has held meetings with the governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, the Japan International Cooperation senior vice president, tourism industry leaders, and leading businessmen including the president of the Hitachi Company.


Corruption charges sought against former province minister for unauthorised sports expenses thumbnail

Corruption charges sought against former province minister for unauthorised sports expenses

Former State Minister Umar Jamal and his two deputies are accused of providing undue benefit to a third party by releasing MVR118,522 out of the province office budget in 2009 and 2010 as financial assistance for sports tournaments and friendly matches.


Kuda Bandos will be accessible to locals after resort development, says government thumbnail

Kuda Bandos will be accessible to locals after resort development, says government

The Tourism Ministry has assured that the Malé-area’s only remaining picnic island will remain accessible to locals after its development as a resort, though many still fear the industry’s continued encroachment on public recreational areas.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories