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ACC, Civil Court orders Islamic Ministry to halt bidding process for Hajj groups thumbnail

ACC, Civil Court orders Islamic Ministry to halt bidding process for Hajj groups

While the Anti-Corruption Commission identified nine issues with the ministry’s bid evaluation process, while the court has ordered bidding halted pending a ruling on the Hajj regulations.


Orthopedic surgeries halted as IGMH fails to provide protective gowns thumbnail

Orthopedic surgeries halted as IGMH fails to provide protective gowns

“They [protective gowns] are usually taken by the doctors… Some staff have panicked after finding out they are pregnant. That risk is always there. And we are concerned about the patients as well. I have never seen any patient being offered a gown here,” said one nurse.


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Development projects speed up in central atolls

While the government has committed MVR773 million to new reclamation projects, the mayor of the country’s second-city has suggested that a similar amount included in the initial 2014 budget for Addu City was removed from the final version.


Government says “iconic” Malé-Hulhulé bridge can be finished in two years thumbnail

Government says “iconic” Malé-Hulhulé bridge can be finished in two years

Describing the bridge as symbolic for all South Asia, the Minister for Economic Development has revealed that 12 of 19 companies having expressed interest are Maldivian. The long-awaited project is expected to improve local commerce and ease congestion in the capital.


‘Unlimited Aasandha’ scheme will be sustainable, says President Yameen thumbnail

‘Unlimited Aasandha’ scheme will be sustainable, says President Yameen

Launching the new unlimited insurance, Yameen said the scheme could be funded from the state budget. Cabinet Minister Ahmed Adeeb stated that government bonds will finance the expansion of social services.


Alifushi still without water as more islands request emergency water thumbnail

Alifushi still without water as more islands request emergency water

After receiving what it claimed to be contaminated emergency water supplies, the island has yet to receive replacement supplies. The National Disaster Management Center revealed that 34 islands have requested a total of 2,639 tonnes of emergency water this year.


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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.


Seven arrested in child prostitution case thumbnail

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.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories