In anticipation of the universal health insurance scheme, effective January 1, Maldivians are flocking to the national registration department to apply for or renew ID cards.
The parliament’s Government Oversight Commitee has decided to summon the ministers of Transport and Tourism after the ministries shut down five spas and suspended the airline owned by JP Leader Gasim Ibrahim. Meanwhile MATATO slams the Tourism ministry over the move.
Opposition MP Gasim Ibrahim says temporary closure of Flyme operations and resort spas meant to “silence” him and will harm tourism industry.
The UK has maintained its travel advisory for the Maldives, while Adhaalath Party invites tourists to visit the Maldives “without any fear, assures that there is no terrorism in the Maldives, and that it will never give space to terrorism in this country.”
The police have confirmed some foreigners in Male’ were detained as a “security” measure, prior to the mass religious rally on December 23.
Among the amendments proposed by opposition MPs included raising state benefits to the elderly by 15 percent and shifting Rf300 million from other items to local councils.
Citing human rights violations, Dr. Baree has asked that Israel be treated as Libya was under Ghaddafi. Adhaalath Party chief said direct flights to the Maldives could endanger Israelis as well.
A 12-year-old girl reported missing last week in capital Male has been found two months pregnant.
Ahmed Tholal has been recommended to the post of Deputy Human Rights Commissioner by a parliamentary review committee, following a review of his nomination.