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  • Housing Ministry opens bid for Malé roads improvement project
  • Parliament repeals law on detention procedures
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Government to introduce 26 ‘sea-ambulances’ by end of year thumbnail

Government to introduce 26 ‘sea-ambulances’ by end of year

Speaking at a ceremony held at the official jetty in Malé this morning to inaugurate the sea-ambulance service, Dr Jameel noted that providing emergency medical evacuation services to citizens in the atolls was a campaign pledge of President Abdulla Yameen.


Legal restrictions a challenge to investment expansion: Pension Office thumbnail

Legal restrictions a challenge to investment expansion: Pension Office

The MPAO cannot invest in real estate as no companies are currently listed securities at the Maldives Stock Exchange, the only registered exchange in the country and a requirement for any potential investments.


Second Maldivian killed in Syria, claims jihadist media thumbnail

Second Maldivian killed in Syria, claims jihadist media

The online media group Bilad Al Sham Media (BASM), has claimed that a second Maldivian militant – who had taken the name Abu Nuh – died during “regular combat” in the northwestern town of Ariha.


Criminal Court delays religious scholar Sheikh Fareed’s trial thumbnail

Criminal Court delays religious scholar Sheikh Fareed’s trial

State prosecutors want to drop charges against Sheikh Fareed, claiming too much time has passed since Fareed had committed his offense, but the Criminal Court has decided to delay a decision until a new PG is appointed.


“Work hard, pay rent, die” – Rajjetherey Meehunge Party calls for an end to modern slavery thumbnail

“Work hard, pay rent, die” – Rajjetherey Meehunge Party calls for an end to modern slavery

The movement, with 15,520 followers, contends that residents of the atolls are trapped in vicious cycles due to forced migration to Malé. Its founders argue that institutionalised regional discrimination remains as services continue to be concentrated in the capital.


“Social stigma, religious and social culture” hinder women’s sexual health, says Hope for Women thumbnail

“Social stigma, religious and social culture” hinder women’s sexual health, says Hope for Women

Social pressures are continuing to prevent young Maldivians accessing the limited sexual health services in the country, said the women’s rights NGO following the discovery the abandoned body of a new-born baby in Malé yesterday.


Afghan coach suggests Maldives should not host further tournaments thumbnail

Afghan coach suggests Maldives should not host further tournaments

“We have suggestions for the AFC that they do not again organise games in a country in which we can’t go and play football. This is for holidays, we come [here] for holidays,” said coach Mohammad Karger.


Corruption and conspiracy allegations mar AFC Challenge Cup thumbnail

Corruption and conspiracy allegations mar AFC Challenge Cup

The national unity created by the AFC Challenge Cup appeared to waver as protests broke out in ticket lines amid claims of corruption while the police commissioner alleged a conspiracy in yesterday’s Addu City bus crash.


Afghan football team injured in Addu City accident thumbnail

Afghan football team injured in Addu City accident

Five members and two officials of Afghanistan’s national football team have suffered minor injuries in a bus accident at 6:36pm on Addu City’s link road. Eleven others including five police officers were injured.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories