Alongside the International Pole and Line Foundation, Migros will provide long term assistance to help support sustainable fishing methods via its training centre in Laamyu Atoll.
Following the home minister’s order to proceed with preparations for implementing the death penalty, Amnesty have called the decision a “serious setback for human rights in the country”.
The cabinet had not discussed implementing the death penalty before Home Minister Umar Naseer ordered the correctional services yesterday to enforce death sentences through lethal injection, the president has revealed.
Although government officials describe rising catches and steady prices, local fishermen worry that the growing costs will pose an intolerable increase in the cost of managing fishing vessels. Meanwhile, government pledges of assistance have failed to inspire confidence.
“I order the Maldives Correctional Services to implement the death penalty – as sentenced by the Supreme Court – through the use of lethal injection, and to make all necessary arrangements for the implementation of such sentences,” read the minister’s decree.
With sex outside of marriage outlawed in the Maldives, cramped living conditions, high rates of domestic violence, and more women entering the workforce may have combined to produce the world’s highest divorce rate – 10.97 divorces per 1000 inhabitants.
We have altogether 20 guest houses in Maafushi now, and 144 rooms…Assuming average duration of stay is 4 days, that’s 17,000 guests per year. With conservative estimates and past revenue records, it is estimated that about $9.7 million will enter the local Maafushi economy.
“The bill containing some provisions that are contrary to Islamic shariah and Islamic principles was among the reasons considered for returning the bill,” the President’s Office said.
Police are currently “looking into” an mvyouth report on drinking and sexual misconduct of local celebrities, in a Sri Lankan nightclub, though no official investigation has begun.