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  • Police Commissioner to participate in INTERPA conference
  • Two persons arrested in Dhaandhoo for possession of narcotics
  • ‘Halal certificates’ awarded to three companies
Motor racing event first to offer prize money thumbnail

Motor racing event first to offer prize money

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.


Bank of Maldives reportedly resolves US$58 million debt chase out of court thumbnail

Bank of Maldives reportedly resolves US$58 million debt chase out of court

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 seize MVR 10 million worth of drugs hidden in mattresses thumbnail

Customs seize MVR 10 million worth of drugs hidden in mattresses

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).


Thousands rally in Male’ for MDP’s eighth anniversary and carnival parade thumbnail

Thousands rally in Male’ for MDP’s eighth anniversary and carnival parade

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.


Two-thirds of Maldivians back moratorium on flogging: survey thumbnail

Two-thirds of Maldivians back moratorium on flogging: survey

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.


Former President Nasheed calls on MDP to vacate ‘Usfasgandu’ in favour of meeting halls thumbnail

Former President Nasheed calls on MDP to vacate ‘Usfasgandu’ in favour of meeting halls

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.


Police to hire 75 civil assistants as non-uniformed personnel thumbnail

Police to hire 75 civil assistants as non-uniformed personnel

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.


Seven islanders to be charged for assault of Indian teacher on Kumundhoo thumbnail

Seven islanders to be charged for assault of Indian teacher on Kumundhoo

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.


Comment: Drug abuse prevention saves lives and cuts costs thumbnail

Comment: Drug abuse prevention saves lives and cuts costs

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.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories