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  • President and first lady exchange Eid greetings with public at Sultan Park
  • Government overrules city council over vehicle ban
  • Maldives’ swimmers break more national records in Glasgow
MDP MP Ali Mohamed defects to PPM thumbnail

MDP MP Ali Mohamed defects to PPM

Today’s sitting was meanwhile called off by Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed after proceedings were disrupted by opposition MDP raising consecutive points of order objecting to the composition of standing committees.


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Pneumonia patient dies on sea ambulance en route to Malé

On Sunday night, a 31-year-old woman from Faafu Atoll Nilandhoo died en route to Malé on a sea ambulance, while a pregnant woman gave birth waiting for the same ambulance. Meanwhile, the Health Ministry has called on island councils to refrain from spreading false information on health services.


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Authorities perservere in efforts to create a litter free Malé

“Malé is a small, congested island with a large number of inhabitants. Every one needs to do their bit to keep the island more habitable,” said the director general of the EPA, as the council revealed the true scale of the problem.


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India should assist Maldivian people in changing the government, says Nasheed

“I still wish for the Indian government to provide the biggest relief possible to the Maldivian people regarding [the compensation owed to GMR]. In my view, that relief is for the [Indian] government to work together with us, the Maldivian people, to change the government of the Maldives,” the opposition leader said last night.


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Unsurprising developments: Malé and the atolls

With few being shocked by the recent disparities revealed in the UNDP’s Human Development Index report, what are the the prospects of regional development keeping pace with the capital?


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Immigration detains 58 migrant workers in Laamu Gan

“This operation will continue, that was the number of people we could transport yesterday. As soon as we get seats from a boat traveling to Malé, more people will be taken in,” said Laamu Gan Council President Ahmed Salah.


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Kulhudhuffushi protests over “comatose” regional health service

Protesters called for Health Minister Dr Mariyam Shakeela’s resignation outside the Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital, claiming services have deteriorated to “conditions never seen before in recent history.”


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Political parties remain deadlocked over majlis committee composition

A select committee meeting was called off after MDA MP walked out causing loss of quorum. Opposition MDP and JP have called on the ruling coalition to allow them a majority in key oversight committees.


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Maldives off US State Department trafficking watchlist

After four years on the list, the Maldives has avoided relegation to the bottom rung of the benchmark rankings after introducing anti-trafficking legislation last year. The report, however, notes that the country has yet to comply with minimum standards.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories