Announcements



announcement

UNDP
Position: Deputy Programme Coordinator - LECReD Programme



announcement

UNDP
Position: Programme Associate



announcement

UNDP
Position: Project Manager – LECReD



announcement

Transparency Maldives
Position: Research Consultant



announcement

Advertise your job/event/promo on Minivan News

 

announcement


Politics

News in Brief

  • Transparency Maldives launches Majlis-civil society ‘Dialogue Group’
  • MACL chief says airport dependent on foreign workers
  • MMA to conduct survey on spending by Maldivians traveling abroad
Debate on new Elections Commission nominations disrupts Majlis thumbnail

Debate on new Elections Commission nominations disrupts Majlis

Monday’s general parliament session has been disrupted after opposition Maldivian Democratic Party members raised procedural issues regarding the election of new members to the Elections Commission.


Teachers Association condemn “overhauling of the academic calendar” for Ramadan thumbnail

Teachers Association condemn “overhauling of the academic calendar” for Ramadan

“We cannot accept the overhauling of the academic calendar in the middle of the year,” said President of the Teacher’s Association Athif Abdul Hakeem. “There is no formula that will allow us to complete the syllabus on time now.”


Guest House Association established by Maafushi businessmen thumbnail

Guest House Association established by Maafushi businessmen

Thirty-two guest house managers from the Kaafu atoll island have established the Guest House Association of Maldives with the objective of further developing and promoting the sector.


EC reinstates dissolved political parties as per SC order thumbnail

EC reinstates dissolved political parties as per SC order

The EC reinstated the Islamic Democratic Party, Maldivian Social Democratic Party, Social Liberal Party, People’s Party, Maldivian National Congress, People’s Alliance, Maldivian Labor Party and Dhivehi Qaumee Party despite failure to retain 3,000 members.


Nasheed alleges President Yameen “remains under power” of Gayoom thumbnail

Nasheed alleges President Yameen “remains under power” of Gayoom

“All we are seeing so far is the differences of thought between Yameen and Gayoom and the rifts that rise between coalition parties. So far, it does not appear as if Yameen has actual control over his presidency,” Nasheed said.


Islamic Minister advises Maldivians against participating in foreign wars thumbnail

Islamic Minister advises Maldivians against participating in foreign wars

In response to reports of Maldivians dying in the Syrian civil war, Islamic Minister Dr Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed said “rather than destroying oneself in conflicts of an unknown nature, the Islamic Ministry believes it is better to serve one’s own parents, families and country.”


Thulhaadhoo MP Nazim Rashad becomes third MDP MP to join PPM thumbnail

Thulhaadhoo MP Nazim Rashad becomes third MDP MP to join PPM

The addition of the MP for Baa Atoll Thulhaadhoo brings the PPM’s number of MPs in to 42, one short of a simple majority in the 85-member house. Along with the five MPs of coalition partner Maldives Development Alliance, the ruling coalition now holds 47 seats.


Former political appointees and staff of abolished Transport Ministry to be transferred thumbnail

Former political appointees and staff of abolished Transport Ministry to be transferred

The President’s Office has transferred a number of political appointees who were formerly at the Transport Ministry to other ministries. The changes are being brought following the government’s decision to abolish the Transport Ministry.


Government seeks authority to hold passports for 24 hours without court order thumbnail

Government seeks authority to hold passports for 24 hours without court order

Opposition MPs meanwhile contended that the proposed amendment was unconstitutional as it would curtail fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed by the constitution.


announcement

Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories