Support for women’s equality has experienced a “significant drop” despite overall progress improving the human rights situation nationally, according to the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM)’s second baseline human rights survey.
The government is moving ahead with plans to transform the Maldives into a biosphere reserve through the designation of zones across the country that would earmark land use for specific purposes such as tourism development or conservation.
Police have arrested two men found to be in possession of 325 bottles of alcohol in Male’ on Thursday afternoon.
The Ministry of Environment and Energy will attempt to diversify how it finances infrastructure projects in order to compensate for a reduced budget during 2013.
The hearing of a 15 year-old girl charged with having “consensual sexual relations” was cancelled on Wednesday (January 23) following a request from the Prosecutor General (PG).
An official from the Indian High Commission said the passports should be returned to the respective governments, as they posed a security risk.
DPRS officials told the committee members the two minors were being imprisoned alongside criminals undergoing their sentences.
One staff member alleged resort management were already in the process of bringing expatriate workers to the island over the last two days to take up roles at the resort.
The demonstration follows a week in which senior members of the police and military gave evidence to a parliamentary inquiry alleging the transfer of power on February 7 “had all the hallmarks of a coup d’etat.”