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Fisheries ministry commences long line fishing training programme

Fisheries Minister Dr Mohamed Shainee told the press today that it was important for local fishermen to be active in all areas of the country to prevent encroachment by foreign fishing boats as the coastguard could not patrol the entire Exclusive Economic Zone.


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Seven arrested in child prostitution case

Police were informed on the night of February 15 that the seven male suspects were forcing an underaged girl into prostitution at a guest house on the island of Thinadhoo in Gaaf Dhaalu atoll.


‘Doctor for each family’ programme launched for Villimalé residents thumbnail

‘Doctor for each family’ programme launched for Villimalé residents

The Ministry of Health and Gender has launched its programme to increase access to medical care, although the figures for the policy’s introduction in Villimalé appear to be considerably less than initially promised.


Emergency water supplied to Alifushi bacteria infested, says council thumbnail

Emergency water supplied to Alifushi bacteria infested, says council

Alifushi Council has said the emergency drinking water supplies sent to the island by the National Disaster Management Center to alleviate a seasonal water shortage contains bacteria and dust.


Pioneering desalination project launched in the Maldives thumbnail

Pioneering desalination project launched in the Maldives

The “groundbreaking” approach, which utilises excess heat from electricity generation to produce drinking water, could change the way the world looks at desalination, says the CEO of the Aquiva Foundation Florian Bollen.


Maldives Olympic Committee to increase women’s participation in sports thumbnail

Maldives Olympic Committee to increase women’s participation in sports

The MOC has established new guidelines aiming for all Maldivian contingents competing in international games to be women, with a particular emphasis on female participation in coaching and officiating.


Government shuts down mosque due to congregation of “extremists” thumbnail

Government shuts down mosque due to congregation of “extremists”

Malé’s Dharumavantha Rasgefaanu mosque has been temporarily closed on the orders of Home Minister Umar Naseer as a “as a first step” against unauthorised Friday prayers performed by a group the Islamic minister has previously described as “extremists”.


Government pension plans reliant on MVR1 billion investment return thumbnail

Government pension plans reliant on MVR1 billion investment return

After allocating MVR470 million in the budget for cash pensions of MVR2,300 per month, the government intends to disburse MVR5000 to pensioners from the end of February, financing the rise through “innovative” future investments.


Government introduces Arabic lessons as part of Islamic education drive thumbnail

Government introduces Arabic lessons as part of Islamic education drive

Vice President Jameel said the introduction of Arabic language will bring a “special happiness” to the people of Maldives, as the government seeks to enhance Islamic learning throughout the education sector.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories