Three ex-councillors and senior staff are accused of corruption in the awarding of a contract to Go Media Pvt Ltd to conduct last year’s night market. The ACC found that the company was formed eight days before the city council made an announcement seeking a party to organise the night market.
With the acting high commissioner citing “unprecedented fiscal problems” for the closure, a former Bangladeshi high commissioner to the Maldives has described the closure as a “wrong move”.
The legislation introduces rules governing financial transactions and the inflow and outflow of money from the Maldives, as well as addressing the persisting dollar shortage, the foreign currency black market, and counterfeiting of dollars, the national security committee chair explained.
After refusing to attend the Juvenile Court for further questioning over an allegedly misleading report yesterday, Human Right Commission members received an official summons to appear before judges this morning.
Some 116 individuals were released on parole with conditions following consideration of “age, health, type of medical treatment, time and circumstance, compassion, and behaviour,” the President’s Office revealed in a statement.
Today’s meeting was called to discuss restructuring and reforms following electoral defeats in the presidential and parliamentary polls and decide a date for the party’s next congress, which has now been scheduled for June 6-7.
“Its really tough when you’re only 4-5 inches long with no defence techniques at all -apart from looking incredibly cute,” said Seamarc’s Sam Hope, whose organisation is working to increase local turtle populations in the Maldives.
Following the introduction of an amendment which would make foreign pension contributions voluntary, the pension office has given a further six weeks before collecting money from expatriate workers, many of whom are concerned about the scheme.
If ratified by the president, the new penal code will replace the existing law that was drafted and enacted in the 1960s. Passed with a 47 vote margin, the code will come into force one year after ratification.