Maldivian artist Afzal Shaafiu Hasan ‘Afu’ is part of a “new wave” of artists and craftsmen in Male’, who inspired by the political changes have been promoting a new wave of psychedelic art and paintings. All are facing challenges by the establishment, political and religious figures who believe creative arts are sinful.
A police media official confirmed one Maldivian staff member and four tourists, including one Brazilian and three Chinese, were hospitalised following injuries sustained from the resort blaze.
“He was arrested and brought in front of the Criminal Court judge. The judge believed him and ordered his release,” High Court Spokesperson Ameen Faisal told Minivan News today (July 21).
The documents refer to the ‘Maldives June 2013 crisis’, and summarises an alleged 230 minute conversation between Waheed, his daughter Widhadh and her husband, former Yahoo! executive Jeremy Goodrich, intercepted on June 12.
Police confirmed that a 28 year-old male had been arrested on charges of indecent assault over an incident involving President’s Office adviser Ahmed ‘Topy’ Thaufeeq.
The Maldives government has signed an agreement to move ahead with the second phase of reclamation work on the island of Hulhumale’, despite claiming last week that the project could face continued delays due to limited financing.
Tourist facilities are to be developed on Kuda Bandos, the only picnic island located near Male’ accessible to for Maldivians, following the island’s owner Vice President Mohamed Waheed Deen submitting the sole bid for its development.
The government has confirmed it is in discussion with Saudi Arabia, seeking a long-term, low interest credit facility of US$300 million to help overcome “fiscal problems”.
A dolphin with a puncture wound to the head was found dead and stranded on Hoadedhdhoo Island in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll yesterday morning (July 17).