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News in Brief

  • Islamic Minister reportedly planning Islamic university in Maldives
  • University opens admission for over 200 courses
  • Former council president sentenced to 11 years’ exile
Nexbis gave laptops as “bribes” in border control project: ACC thumbnail

Nexbis gave laptops as “bribes” in border control project: ACC

Nexbis had given 14 inch Lenovo laptops in order to “increase Immigration staff’s interest for the project, and to obtain their cooperation so that Nexbiz could proceed with the project,” the ACC has said.


Anti-trafficking measures praised by US, whilst doubts persist within government thumbnail

Anti-trafficking measures praised by US, whilst doubts persist within government

US State Department representative Nan Kennelly described lauded new anti-trafficking legislation, although a government source has questioned the decision to transfer responsibility to the Ministry of Youth.


President Yameen has no cabinet, says former President Nasheed thumbnail

President Yameen has no cabinet, says former President Nasheed

“There is no government, and there will be no development a non-existent government could provide for the people of Maldives,” the opposition leader said during campaigning for local elections in Addu City.


Q&A: Hamid Abdul Ghafoor MP – Henveiru South constituency thumbnail

Q&A: Hamid Abdul Ghafoor MP – Henveiru South constituency

“The biggest and most important privilege I had during my term was to introduce the Decentralisation Bill on the party’s behalf and to push and get it through. Because of that we came to have local councils, and that changed this country,” said Hamid.


STO launches campaign to cut operational costs by MVR 50 million thumbnail

STO launches campaign to cut operational costs by MVR 50 million

The new campaign aims to cut operational costs by MVR 50 million in 2014 (US$ 3,242,542).


IGMH to hire Police Special Constabulary to manage hospital security thumbnail

IGMH to hire Police Special Constabulary to manage hospital security

IGMH’s Deputy CEO Mohamed Habeeb stated that the “access points” and all premises of IGMH will be under the security of the police’s reserve force, adding that he believed this would bring “massive improvement” compared to the level of security currently seen at the hospital.


Criminal Court stops accepting cases from PG’s Office thumbnail

Criminal Court stops accepting cases from PG’s Office

The Criminal Court has today made a decision to stop accepting cases submitted by the Prosecutor General’s Office and to cease all existing cases, blaming the parliament’s failure to appoint a new Prosecutor General within the legally required period.


Q&A: Minister of Home Affairs Umar Naseer thumbnail

Q&A: Minister of Home Affairs Umar Naseer

Recently confirmed Minister of Home Affairs Umar Naseer speaks to Minivan News about his mandate, his aspirations for his five year term in the cabinet position, and his political career.


ACC orders re-evaluation of overseas student loan scheme thumbnail

ACC orders re-evaluation of overseas student loan scheme

The Anti Corruption Commission stated that the availability of the courses in the Maldives was not adequately checked by the Department of Higher Education, whilst one applicant was allowed the opportunity to change their application after the vetting process.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories