“This is a big blow, and not just for us – it’s about regional sport. This is the hope for youth in the region – this is the only thing for youth in the region,” said Ahmed Marzook, Secretary General of the NOC.
Back in the seventies well before the advent of resorts the Maldives was the scene for the ‘real jet set’, writes Donna Richardson.
Donna Richardson speaks to RAF veterans about their time posted on the former British airbase at Gan, in the first of two features.
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa and Landu Giraavaru resorts have been awarded the Conde’ Nast World Savers Awards in the categories of ‘Wildlife Conservation’ as well as the overall ‘Doing it all’ award. “It’s in Four Seasons DNA to take steps to support the local community and environment in every destination where we operate,” said the Regional Vice President.
Police report 16 incidents at sea over the weekend due to bad weather, as the MNDF called on seafarers to avoid travel where possible.
As the Maldives looks to boost tourism arrivals following negative international coverage of the country’s recent political unrest, one leading branding consultant has said destinations looking to overcome bad headlines rarely find quick fix solutions to improve their image.
President Waheed has announced that he will travel to China next week on an official state visit. The Maldives National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) has meanwhile claimed the business relationship between the two nations has the potential to keep growing.
Maldivian Olympic athletes Mohamed Ajufan Rasheed and Azneem Ahmed have returned to Male’ keen to share their experiences at the London 2012 games and their plans for the future.
As the Maldivian National Football team begin their first Nehru Cup campaign tomorrow against Nepal, Technical Director of the Football Association of Maldives (FAM) believes international experience is key to the further development of the national sport.