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  • Majlis sitting adjourned after minister’s question time
  • Dharumavantha mosque Imam to be held in pre-trial detention
  • Thief offers to return stolen phone in exchange for sex
MMA governor calls for courageous cuts at third Maldives Finance Forum thumbnail

MMA governor calls for courageous cuts at third Maldives Finance Forum

Dr Azeema Adam called for increased revenue and changes to “disorganised subsidies” as local and international experts gathered to discuss the development of the country’s financial and capital markets.


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Week in review: May 10 – 16

While the Supreme Court attempted to reclaim order in the wake of the deputy PG’s resignation, Dutch dredging company Boskalis was accused of environmental crimes by local civil society groups.


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Union leaders’ dismissal leads to staff arrests on Full Moon Sheraton

The Tourism Association of Maldives said key leaders were dismissed following their organisation of Labour Day celebrations earlier this month. Police attempts to remove the employees resulted in the arrest and firing of a further four staff members.


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MDP suggests extremist ideologies prevalent within the security services

The party suggested that most Maldivians travelling abroad for jihad were members of the security services, calling upon the authorities to investigate


Majority of criminal trials cancelled for third day thumbnail

Majority of criminal trials cancelled for third day

Majority of criminal trials have been cancelled for the third day over legal issues caused by an ongoing leadership vacuum at the independent Prosecutor General’s Office, Minivan News has learned.


Judicial watchdog considers probe into Drug Court Judge’s blog thumbnail

Judicial watchdog considers probe into Drug Court Judge’s blog

The JSC is considering an investigation into a blog post by Judge Mahaz Ali, in which he disagreed with the government’s stand on a leadership vacuum at the Prosecutor General’s Office.


Experts in the dark on effects of Meedhoo reef crack thumbnail

Experts in the dark on effects of Meedhoo reef crack

The long-term effects of a crack in Dhaalu Atoll Meedhoo Island are unknown due to a lack of studies on impacts of industrial action caused cracks in other parts of the country, experts say.


State wage bill sent back to Majlis for the third time thumbnail

State wage bill sent back to Majlis for the third time

President Abdulla Yameen retains concerns over the inclusion of some public companies in the bill, as sharing the doubts of his predecessor over the parliamentary authority over setting the wages in state institutions.


PPM MP sentenced to four years in exile for embezzlement thumbnail

PPM MP sentenced to four years in exile for embezzlement

The Criminal Court found the Ungoofaaru constituency MP guilty of embezzling MVR36,818 (US$2,388) from the Ungoofaru Island Council Office.


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