At Friday’s meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) a petition was presented to the group’s ministers said to be representing “a group of concerned Maldivians” unaffiliated to any one political party.
The Maldives ranks alongside Togo and Comoros as the most vulnerable to climate-change related food security threats, due to its near total reliance on fish for protein.
Chief Customs Officer Ahmed Samah said it was highly possible that a Maldivian was behind the illegal smuggling operation given the quality of the Dhivehi language used to type the book. He also said it was a “very serious case if a Maldivian is behind this.”
Nasheed’s legal team stated they had not been officially informed by the civil court of the rescheduling of the defamation case. The team anticipated that Nasheed would follow the ruling of the party and not abide by the courts orders until they are reformed.
Filming primarily during the former president’s first year in office, Director of the Island President Jon Shenk and his team trailed him around the globe, filming everything from the underwater cabinet meetings – where Nasheed conducted with ministers all wearing scuba gear to highlight the problems of rising water levels – to his trip to the UN, Westminster and Copenhagen’s Environment Summit to beseech Western diplomats to act quickly in the name of global environmental protection, writes Caroline Frost for the Huffington Post.
Paradise Island Resort hosted the country’s first travel awards ceremony on Friday where prizes were handed out in 21 different categories as well as a lifetime achievement award for the owner of Villa Hotels chain.
Talk about spoiling the mood: If you’re going to the Maldives for a romantic getaway, the islands’ deposed president has a great suggestion for you: Settle into your hotel room, then watch his trial on TV, reports Katrina Brown Hunt for Travel and Leisure.
“Canada with others fought to keep Maldives on the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group agenda, and we are glad it remains there,” says Canadian Foreign Minister, in contradiction to responses from the government and local media.
The Maldives Police Service has commenced a search for a 42-year old Hulhumale’-based businessman wanted for questioning on suspicion of fraudulently collecting funds from Hajj pilgrims.