“Resorts cannot stop their staff from going [to vote] because we have an understanding, an arrangement with them,” Elections Commission (EC) President Fuwad Thowfeek told Minivan News. “If they try to stop [their employees from voting] we will take the necessary actions [against them].”
Immigration Controller Dr Mohamed Ali confirmed that Nexbis had submitted a bill seeking charges for the period its system has been in use, as work continues on replacing the Malaysian company’s border controls with new technology provided by the US government.
Former President Mohamed Nasheed alleged Police Commissioner Abdulla Riyaz was planning for police to disrupt polls in September, by having pro-government supporters create disturbances in polling stations.
Police Spokesperson Ismail Ali told Minivan News that owners had already been given three months to reclaim their vehicles.
Male’ City Hall was transformed into a music venue last night by the Alliance Française Maldives (AFM), which hosted free musical performances by Maldivian and French musicians in celebration of World Music Day.
Police alleged that Blue Lagoon Investment Private Limited had taken a 10 percent service charge from the tourists from November 2011 to January 2013, but failed to account for this in documentation.
The Male’ City Council (MCC) has disputed “inaccurate” local media reports that a large waste spill occurred in the Thilafushi (‘garbage island’) lagoon last night.
Tata this week confirmed to Minivan News that it remained invested in Apex Realty PVT Ltd, a Maldives joint venture established under the previous government between itself and developers SG18.
South Ari Atoll is hosting a whale shark festival aiming to bring together local resorts and communities with a view to expanding cooperation on conservation – as well as providing tourists with insight into one of the country’s most elusive creatures.