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Legendary performer Meynaa Hassaan bids farewell to music thumbnail

Legendary performer Meynaa Hassaan bids farewell to music

As he prepares for his final performance tonight (April 12), Hassaan discusses his rise to become one of the country’s most famous artists, and the relationships – with presidents, with heroin, and with God – that have shaped his career.


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101 offenders complete Drug Court’s rehabilitation programme

These include 36 cases submitted by the National Drug Agency of individuals serving jail sentences for criminal convictions prior to the enactment of the new Drugs Act and 48 cases transferred from the Criminal Court, the court explained in a statement on Thursday.


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Home Ministry publishes list of detention centres four days after deadline

The home minister was required by the the recently passed Anti-torture Act to make public a list of prisons and detention centres where individuals are held in state custody. The anti-torture law that came into effect on March 22 stipulated that the list must be publicised within 15 days (before April 6).


Slow loris to be euthanised as Environment Ministry runs out of options thumbnail

Slow loris to be euthanised as Environment Ministry runs out of options

“This decision does not affect the wild population or the conservation potential of the species,” Assistant Director for the Environment Department Ilham Atho Mohamed has said. “We have already explored all options and have come to a decision from the Ministry’s side.”


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Government to address pay discrepancies as civil servants plan strike action

“First we want to find a solution through dialogue with the government. After that, if we have to, we will go on strike. And we are confident if we go on strike ninety percent of civil servants will support it,” said Civil Service Association President Mohamed Shaugee.


Attorney General resumes issuing lawyers permits thumbnail

Attorney General resumes issuing lawyers permits

Following the publication of new guidelines regulating permission to practice law in the Maldives, the Bar Association has suggested that greater consultation with legal professionals should have taken place.


Authorities failed to address safety concerns before deadly crane accident, says Port Worker’s Union thumbnail

Authorities failed to address safety concerns before deadly crane accident, says Port Worker’s Union

Following the death of two port workers yesterday evening, the Maldives Ports Workers Union has accused port authorities of failing to heed the concerns of workers who had claimed the boat and crane involved were unsafe.


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Man found dead on April 1 tested positive for opiates

“Analysis shows that there was a high concentration of the drugs opium and benzodiazepine in the youth’s urine,” police have revealed. The 24-year-old is said to have been released from rehab less than 24 hours before his death.


Government assures even resort distribution following Haa Dhaalu petition thumbnail

Government assures even resort distribution following Haa Dhaalu petition

“We urge the government to give the utmost importance to solve the issue of income disparity caused by uneven development of tourism industry in Maldivian atolls,” read an online petition launched last week.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories