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  • Housing Ministry opens bid for Malé roads improvement project
  • Parliament repeals law on detention procedures
  • Amendments to banking law sent to committee
India and Maldives cultural ties go from “strength to strength” as cultural center expands activities thumbnail

India and Maldives cultural ties go from “strength to strength” as cultural center expands activities

The new collection at the ICC’s library will be of use to all ages, an ICC spokesperson explained while an enhanced online presence will be used as a platform to engage the local community.


Union leaders’ dismissal leads to staff arrests on Full Moon Sheraton thumbnail

Union leaders’ dismissal leads to staff arrests on Full Moon Sheraton

The Tourism Association of Maldives said key leaders were dismissed following their organisation of Labour Day celebrations earlier this month. Police attempts to remove the employees resulted in the arrest and firing of a further four staff members.


Government offers MVR1 million reward if national team reaches AFC Cup semi-finals thumbnail

Government offers MVR1 million reward if national team reaches AFC Cup semi-finals

As the Maldives national team prepares for the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup, President Abdulla Yameen has offered a reward of MVR1 million for the team if they reach final stages, calling on the nation to show unity beyond political differences in supporting the team.


PPM MP sentenced to four years in exile for embezzlement thumbnail

PPM MP sentenced to four years in exile for embezzlement

The Criminal Court found the Ungoofaaru constituency MP guilty of embezzling MVR36,818 (US$2,388) from the Ungoofaru Island Council Office.


Government exploring options for Hulhumalé reclamation project thumbnail

Government exploring options for Hulhumalé reclamation project

Housing Development Corporation (HDC) Managing Director Suhail Ahmed told the press that the Nederland’s Royal Boskalis Westminster was a possible partner for the land reclamation project. The company has been accused of committing “environmental crimes” in the dredging of Dhaalu Meedhoo and Baa Eydhafushi.


Comment: Maldivians in 2014 – What are we? thumbnail

Comment: Maldivians in 2014 – What are we?

Azra Naseem argues that public reaction to the news that a 14-year-old had given birth for the second time speaks volumes about the level of religious radicalisation prevalent in the Maldives today.


Maldives must ensure it does not become hub for people smuggling: Defence minister thumbnail

Maldives must ensure it does not become hub for people smuggling: Defence minister

“This smuggling of people is done by garnering a lot of financial aid. People smuggling has become a huge business globally. We must do all necessary to inhibit people smuggling through the Maldives,” said Mohamed Nazim.


HRCM urges state to refrain from prosecuting children coerced into crime thumbnail

HRCM urges state to refrain from prosecuting children coerced into crime

Noting a rise in serious crimes committed by youth offenders, commission said it was “unacceptable” for adults to encourage vulnerable youth into crime while evading the legal repercussions.


Funds raised in Maldives to support terrorism abroad: State Department thumbnail

Funds raised in Maldives to support terrorism abroad: State Department

A State Department report noted the Maldivian government believes that funds are being raised in the country to support terrorism abroad, and expressed concern over the activities of “a small number of local violent extremists involved with transnational terrorist groups.”


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories