The Maldives National Motor Racing President’s Challenge will award event winners with prize money for the first time, although for some racers the trophy and their “pride” are more important.
Mahandhoo and Kabalifaru had appealed a High Court verdict upholding a Civil Court ruling – issued almost three years ago – ordering the companies to settle the debt. Lawyers from the companies and BML told presiding Supreme Court Justice Ali Hameed that a settlement had been reached out of court.
Customs officials last night seized 11.6 kilograms of illegal narcotics which they claim has an estimated street value of more than MVR 10 million (US$650,000).
The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) celebrated their eighth anniversary with thousands of people participating in last night’s rally, with spectators lining the streets of the capital.
The survey, the first of its kind to be conducted in the Maldives, also found an “overwhelming” 92 percent of Maldivians believe that laws and systems to protect women from sexual assault should be reformed.
The MDP said intended to head off potential confrontations with police and instead focus on local campaigning through the establishment of ‘jagaha’ (meeting halls) across the Maldives.
A police media official explained to Minivan News today that the MPS planned to assign all administrative work to civil staff and free up “uniformed police officers for operations.” The new police staff will cost the state MVR 426,300 (US$27,645) a month and MVR 5.1 million (US$330,739) a year.
Police alleged that on May 14 the group entered the island school of Kumundhoo and assaulted the teacher while he was inside a classroom teaching.
It is unacceptable for us to think that we can ignore the drug problem and it will just go away. Our focus needs to shift from simply strengthening treatment to implementing a strong evidence-based prevention strategy, writes drugs rehabilitation NGO Journey.