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Maldives Police Service launch election operation

The Maldives Police Service (MPS) has begun sending large numbers of police officers to the islands in preparation for the upcoming presidential election.


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Government to restart construction of 300 flats for MNDF officers

President Waheed denied that the 300 flats were being provided to MNDF officers “as a favour from those in power”, stating that the housing was being given as a duty of the government.


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Local exhibition highlights Maldivian made merchandise

From shoes, bags, clothes made in the Maldives to locally grown fruits, vegetables and local cuisine – a variety of local products and services were on display at the “Dhivehinge Fannu” (Maldivian talents) exhibition organised by the Economic Ministry.


Budget shortfall leads Maldives to seek $US29.4 million Bank of Ceylon loan thumbnail

Budget shortfall leads Maldives to seek $US29.4 million Bank of Ceylon loan

The Finance Ministry informed the President’s Office that the Bank of Ceylon would provide the Maldives’ government a loan of US$29.4 million, at a six percent interest rate, to be repaid within six years in monthly payments of US$490,000.


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Comment: Mutiny in the Supreme Court

The Maldives is today more an active crime scene than a State and there is little reason to expect a smooth electoral process, writes former Judicial Services Commission (JSC) member Aishath Velezinee.


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World Bank urges climate change adaptation support for the Maldives

The World Bank report warns of a potential “domino effect” of climate impacts in the Maldives affecting human development, such as the decimation of coral reefs creating cascading impacts on local livelihoods and tourism.


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Maldives government establishes emergency hotline for expatriate students in Egypt following Cairo violence

“Earlier the demonstrations were quite far from the students, however the demonstrators have shifted to near the Masjidul Salaam mosque, which is one bus stop away, or about 100-150 meters, from where the students are located,” State Foreign Minister Hassan Saeed explained to Minivan News.


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Elections Commission to publicise presidential election mandate for police

“We are in the process of drawing up a small document that will outline what the police will and will not do during elections, which we will make public,” said EC Vice President Ahmed Fayaz.


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Fourteen year-old girl latest victim in surge of rape crimes

Assistant Representative of UNFPA Maldives Shadiya Ibrahim warns increasing rape cases reflect just “the tip of the iceberg”, as a 14 year-old girl became the latest victim in a recent surge in rape crimes.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories