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  • Transparency Maldives launches Majlis-civil society ‘Dialogue Group’
  • MACL chief says airport dependent on foreign workers
  • MMA to conduct survey on spending by Maldivians traveling abroad
Home Minister Umar Naseer orders preparations for death penalty thumbnail

Home Minister Umar Naseer orders preparations for death penalty

“I order the Maldives Correctional Services to implement the death penalty – as sentenced by the Supreme Court – through the use of lethal injection, and to make all necessary arrangements for the implementation of such sentences,” read the minister’s decree.


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Maldives holds Guinness world record for divorce rate

With sex outside of marriage outlawed in the Maldives, cramped living conditions, high rates of domestic violence, and more women entering the workforce may have combined to produce the world’s highest divorce rate – 10.97 divorces per 1000 inhabitants.


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Comment: Guest house business – my journey

We have altogether 20 guest houses in Maafushi now, and 144 rooms…Assuming average duration of stay is 4 days, that’s 17,000 guests per year. With conservative estimates and past revenue records, it is estimated that about $9.7 million will enter the local Maafushi economy.


President Yameen vetoes sexual offences bill thumbnail

President Yameen vetoes sexual offences bill

“The bill containing some provisions that are contrary to Islamic shariah and Islamic principles was among the reasons considered for returning the bill,” the President’s Office said.


Police examining reports of local celebrities’ misconduct in Sri Lankan nightclub thumbnail

Police examining reports of local celebrities’ misconduct in Sri Lankan nightclub

Police are currently “looking into” an mvyouth report on drinking and sexual misconduct of local celebrities, in a Sri Lankan nightclub, though no official investigation has begun.


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Comment: Islamic Scholarship and Maldivian Women – My swim against the tide

“In the Maldives, Islamic scholarship – at least on the level of public discourse – is a field almost completely monopolised by men,” writes Aisha H. Rasheed. “Islam does not prevent women from studying Islamic sciences or from preaching Islam…One cannot help but wonder whom among these women is given the opportunity to be at the forefront of the Maldivian stage of the eternal strife to promote Islam.”


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Criminal Court stops accepting cases from PG’s Office

The Criminal Court has today made a decision to stop accepting cases submitted by the Prosecutor General’s Office and to cease all existing cases, blaming the parliament’s failure to appoint a new Prosecutor General within the legally required period.


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President establishes Council of Higher Education

Headed by Vice President Jameel, and including six cabinet members, the council will be tasked with setting the criteria for entry onto higher education courses as well as the transferring of student credit between institutions.


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Only six convicted minors completed reintegration programmes in 2013

The Juvenile Court has said that last year a total 16 minors charged with different criminal offenses participated in programmes conducted by the court to give them a second chance to reintegrate in to the society, however, only six of them were able to complete the program successfully.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories