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.
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.
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.
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.