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  • Police Commissioner to participate in INTERPA conference
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“Women only” Islamic fashion show to be held in Male’ thumbnail

“Women only” Islamic fashion show to be held in Male’

The event is being organised by local clothing retailer Miskul Khair and will display only hijab (head scarf) and abaya (robe-like, loose fitting dress) clothes to demonstrate the ‘Islamic look’ of how Muslim women should dress.


‘New wave’ of Maldivian psychedelic art growing despite religious restrictions thumbnail

‘New wave’ of Maldivian psychedelic art growing despite religious restrictions

Maldivian artist Afzal Shaafiu Hasan ‘Afu’ is part of a “new wave” of artists and craftsmen in Male’, who inspired by the political changes have been promoting a new wave of psychedelic art and paintings. All are facing challenges by the establishment, political and religious figures who believe creative arts are sinful.


Five hospitalised after fire destroys 16 water villas at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi resort thumbnail

Five hospitalised after fire destroys 16 water villas at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi resort

A police media official confirmed one Maldivian staff member and four tourists, including one Brazilian and three Chinese, were hospitalised following injuries sustained from the resort blaze.


Prosecutor General’s Office appeals Criminal Court’s release of PPM Council Member arrested for assault thumbnail

Prosecutor General’s Office appeals Criminal Court’s release of PPM Council Member arrested for assault

“He was arrested and brought in front of the Criminal Court judge. The judge believed him and ordered his release,” High Court Spokesperson Ameen Faisal told Minivan News today (July 21).


Supposed GCHQ tap of President, daughter, son-in-law discusses martial law, foreign worker voting, ‘smear campaigns’ thumbnail

Supposed GCHQ tap of President, daughter, son-in-law discusses martial law, foreign worker voting, ‘smear campaigns’

The documents refer to the ‘Maldives June 2013 crisis’, and summarises an alleged 230 minute conversation between Waheed, his daughter Widhadh and her husband, former Yahoo! executive Jeremy Goodrich, intercepted on June 12.


Police arrest man after group threatens to throw President’s Office adviser off ferry thumbnail

Police arrest man after group threatens to throw President’s Office adviser off ferry

Police confirmed that a 28 year-old male had been arrested on charges of indecent assault over an incident involving President’s Office adviser Ahmed ‘Topy’ Thaufeeq.


Government to proceed with second phase of Hulhumale’ reclamation, despite budget crisis thumbnail

Government to proceed with second phase of Hulhumale’ reclamation, despite budget crisis

The Maldives government has signed an agreement to move ahead with the second phase of reclamation work on the island of Hulhumale’, despite claiming last week that the project could face continued delays due to limited financing.


Tourist facilities to be developed on local picnic island Kuda Bandos thumbnail

Tourist facilities to be developed on local picnic island Kuda Bandos

Tourist facilities are to be developed on Kuda Bandos, the only picnic island located near Male’ accessible to for Maldivians, following the island’s owner Vice President Mohamed Waheed Deen submitting the sole bid for its development.


President seeking US$300 million credit facility from Saudi Arabia for “budget support” thumbnail

President seeking US$300 million credit facility from Saudi Arabia for “budget support”

The government has confirmed it is in discussion with Saudi Arabia, seeking a long-term, low interest credit facility of US$300 million to help overcome “fiscal problems”.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories