The case is at a stand still as the court awaits responses from the parents of the deceased, regarding the preferred form of punishment for the accused, despite the family claiming to sent these multiple times.
Former Secretary General of Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) ‘Sim’ Mohamed Ibrahim stepped down from his position in December 2012, having held the post for the last 15 years.
The monthly number of Chinese tourists arriving in the Maldives fell for the first time in over six months, compared to figures from previous years.
An increasing number of hospitality groups and operators are seeking to offer their own take on the Maldives desert island escape.
The budget increase follows criticism from the Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI), which last month called for the government to reconsider the MVR 20 million budget.
A strike by Maldivian employees at Alimatha Resort in Vaavu Atoll ended on Friday after 30 police descended on the resort, arresting two workers. 27 were later dismissed.
Over MVR 24 million (US$1.5 million) is being lost annually by the Maldives Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) on a stagnant hotel development in Uligamu in Haa Alif Atoll, it has been revealed.
A 51 year-old Italian tourist died in a boat propeller accident while snorkeling in a today (January 31) near Elaa Island in Thaa Atoll.
An official from the Indian High Commission said the passports should be returned to the respective governments, as they posed a security risk.