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News from January 2013

Judges sought for magistrates courts in 49 islands

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Judges are being sought to oversee magistrates courts in 49 islands, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has announced. The JSC has said it is searching for chief magistrates for 41 courts and magistrates for 8 courts. The deadline for submitting an application is February 14, 2013.


Inflation rate increases 10.88 percent during 2012

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Statistics from the Department of National Planning have indicated that inflation in the Maldives rose by 10.88 percent during 2012, according to local media reports.


“Some” cases from Hondaidhoo alcohol arrests sent to Prosecutor General

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Police this week have completed an investigation into “some” of the 10 people arrested in November 2012 for alleged possession and consumption of alcohol on Hondaidhoo Island in Haa Dhaal Atoll, according to local media.


Artificial beach to host World Cancer Day awareness event Friday

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The Cancer Society of Maldives will be hosting a number of awareness programmes and events in the capital tomorrow (February 1) to mark the occasion of World Cancer Day.


“Come and contest. This time, we will defeat you in a single round”: Nasheed challenges Gayoom

“Come and contest. This time, we will defeat you in a single round”: Nasheed challenges Gayoom thumbnail

““Gayoom creates rifts between Yameen and Ilyas, and then, in the name of peace making, takes the reigns himself. He has been doing this for ages, and will do so again. Come and contest. We will defeat you again. This time, we will defeat you in a single round,” Nasheed said, during Wednesday night’s rally next to Usfasgandu.


Court delays Afrasheem murder trial after suspect unable to afford lawyer

Court delays Afrasheem murder trial after suspect unable to afford lawyer thumbnail

The Criminal Court has delayed the second hearing into the trial of Hussain Human, who is accused of murdering MP Dr Afrasheem Ali for the sum of MVR 4 million (US$260,000).


Italian tourist dies in propeller accident while snorkeling

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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.


Budgetary constraints temporarily halt efforts to bring in foreign experts for CoNI report review

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Efforts to bring in two international legal experts to review the Commission of National Inquiry (CoNI) report have been put on hold due to budgetary constraints, local media has reported.


MTCC records MVR 24.1 million profit for 2012

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The Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has made a MVR 24.1 million (US$1.5 million) profit for the year 2012.




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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories