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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
The Teachers Association of Maldives warns that if the government fails to resolve concerns over pay discrepancies and other education sector issues, four thousand local teachers would go on a nationwide strike.
Following a letter of complaint from the Islamic Ministry, Malé Mayor Ali Manik has called upon all local guest house and hotel owners to ensure that guests are aware of the appropriate form of dress in the Islamic nation’s inhabited islands.
Dr Iyaz Abdul Latheef said several credible hadiths demonstrate female circumcision is obligatory, while the UNFPA has condemned it as a “human rights violation” as it marks the international day of zero tolerance to the practice.