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  • Police Special Constabulary charged with security at Hulhumalé Hospital
  • 3G services must be available to all islands next year, says CAM
  • Government transfers paralysed Indian woman to Guraidhoo Special Needs Home
MMA warns of shortfalls in revenue due to ad hoc policy changes thumbnail

MMA warns of shortfalls in revenue due to ad hoc policy changes

“If policies are changed the budget deficit would increase and become difficult to finance,” the central bank cautioned in its professional opinion on the 2015 budget.


GMR lodges US$803million claim, pleads for award of further damages for loss of reputation thumbnail

GMR lodges US$803million claim, pleads for award of further damages for loss of reputation

GMR has lodged a claim worth US$803million for damages caused by the Maldives government’s abrupt and wrongful termination of an airport development contract, and made a plea for award of further damages for loss of reputation.


Yameen pledges to end violent crime at ‘Successful 365 Days’ rally thumbnail

Yameen pledges to end violent crime at ‘Successful 365 Days’ rally

The Progressive Party of Maldives will rebuild a devastated nation through job opportunities for the youth and a crackdown on violent crime, said President Abdulla Yameen while celebrating one year in office.


Maldives economy “relatively buoyant” but fiscal imbalances continue to grow: IMF thumbnail

Maldives economy “relatively buoyant” but fiscal imbalances continue to grow: IMF

“We see that the economy is relatively buoyant,” said the IMF delegation in a statement given to the media today. “However, despite the improvement in the real economy, the fiscal deficit has continued to widen”.


MPs debate restricting constitutional rights after arrest thumbnail

MPs debate restricting constitutional rights after arrest

The People’s Majlis yesterday accepted legislation that proposes restricting the constitutional rights to remain silent and retain legal counsel for suspects arrested for violent assault.


PG withdraws disobedience to order charges against home minister thumbnail

PG withdraws disobedience to order charges against home minister

Charges were withdrawn in August for further review the Prosecutor General’s Office has said, arguing that the PG is authorised to withdraw charges at any point during a trial until a sentence is issued.


PPM dismisses rumors Gayoom may leave party thumbnail

PPM dismisses rumors Gayoom may leave party

“We assure our beloved members will not leave this party and join another party or take on any position in another party,” a statement on Tuesday said.


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Parliamentary budget debate concludes

Minority Leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih contended that the current administration has incurred a debt of MVR7 billion in 2014 and spent millions in excess of the budget approved by parliament.


More than one in three Maldivians offered bribes or witnessed vote buying, IFES survey reveals thumbnail

More than one in three Maldivians offered bribes or witnessed vote buying, IFES survey reveals

Vote buying in the Maldives had assumed “alarming proportions” and “if not addressed threatens to undermine the democratic process in the country,” IFES said.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories