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Mercure Hotels Maldives Kooddoo: First resort with airport
    8 hours 45 minutes ago
President Yameen has officially inaugurated Mercure Hotels Maldives Kooddoo developed in Gaafu Alifu Kooddoo. At the grand ceremony to open the resort and the city hotel, Kooddoo Resort presented a plaque of appreciation by the Chairman of Pristine Islands Investment Maldives Pvt. Ltd, Mr.
Plaza Enterprises introduces Avéne to Maldives
    9 hours 13 minutes ago
Plaza Enterprises have introduced the products of one of the top skin care brands in the world, Avéne, to the Maldives. At a special ceremony held at Kurumba Maldives, 11 products of the French brand was introduced to the Maldivian Market. They include Avéne's popular thermal spring
Qasim files suit after Corrections refuse extention
    10 hours 26 minutes ago
Leader of the Jumhooree Party, Qasim Ibrahim has filed a suit against the Maldives Correctional Service after they refused the extension on his medical visit to Singapore. Qasim's lawyers has confrimed that they filed the suit at the Civil Court. A statement issued by the lawyers said that
State suspects Faaris of bribing one MP
    15 hours 22 minutes ago
The state has said that they suspect the MP for Dhiggaru constituency, Ahmed Faaris Maumoon of bribing one MP. Delivering the charges at the hearing of the trial, the state prosecutor said that when the parliament decided that 42 signatures will be required for no confidence motion against the
Criminal Court decides against Faris’ release
    18 hours 32 minutes ago
Criminal Court has made the decision not to release Dhiggaru MP Ahmed Faris Maumoon from jail. During Faris’ bribery trial hearing this Monday, his attorney, Maumoon Hameed raised a procedural issue, saying there was no reason why Faris should be kept detained. Maumoon Hameed said that High
SAYS: Praiseworthy volunteers thank Maldivians!
    18 hours 51 minutes ago
Like any other guests at the South Asian Youth Summit, they were the first people the Maldivian delegation met. Strangers though they may be, they greeted everyone with respect and a smile on their faces. They were the first people to attend to any need which arose during the Summit, working
Loss from Bilehfai Powerhouse fire valued at MVR 2.27M
    21 hours 27 minutes ago
Loss from the fire at the Sh. Bilehfai Powerhouse is estimated at MVR 2.27 million, reports Fenaka Corporation. The fire on Saturday night had been widespread and burned the entire Powerhouse beyond repair. Fenaka Corporation reports it was in the middle of assessing the total damage, and
Island Aviation donates over MVR 500K to Rohingya Fund
    23 hours 55 minutes ago
Island Aviation has donated MVR 525,000 to the Rohingya Fund – set up to aid the Rohingya Muslim community being prosecuted in Myanmar. The donation was presented on behalf of Island Aviation to Minister of Defense, Adam Shareef Umar, by Managing Director of Island Aviation, Abdulla
MACL employee dies in middle of futsal match
    23 hours 57 minutes ago
An employee of Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) passed away in the middle of a match at the MACL Inter-Unit Futsal Competition last Sunday night. The employee has been identified as Mohamed Shiyan, who worked at the Aerodrome and Ground Aid Department. The competition had been taking
Iraq's Kurds to vote on independence amid fears of unrest
    23 hours 60 minutes ago
KALAK, Iraq (AP) — "For the sake of the sacrifices and blood of the martyrs, let's all say yes for Kurdistan independence," reads a large billboard in the center of Kalak, a small town in Iraq's northern Kurdish region. "Independence is not given, it's taken!" reads another banner hanging below a
President: Employment is a right for everyone
    1 days 9 hours ago
President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has said that employment is a right for everyone and the government aims to open the job market for the Maldivian youth. The President made the remark at the graduation of 414 young people in the Economic Ministry's "Empowering the Next - 1000
Police: Three people arrested were directly involved in the attack
    2 days 13 hours ago
Maldives Police Service has said that the three people arrested in relation to the last night's gang attack are suspected of direct involvement. While three people were injuried in the attack that took place near Maafannu Dhunburi Mosque, one of them, 19-year-old Moosa Ahmed Manik, from Vaavu
Qasim ordered to return to the country on Tuesday
    2 days 14 hours ago
Leader of the Jumhooree Party, Qasim Ibrahim, currently in Singapore for medical treatment, has been ordered to return to the Maldives on Tuesday by the Maldives Correctional Service. Information Officer of the Correctional Service, Ahmed Lugman said that they had extended Qasim's stay abroad
Pakistan national arrested for smuggling drugs into Maldives
    2 days 15 hours ago
A Pakistan national who smuggled drugs into the Maldives has been arrested. Maldives Customs Service said that they seized drugs from a 31-year-old man who arrived in the Maldives from Pakistan on Thursday. The man was caught after the Customs Passenger Clearance Officers suspected of his
Suspended lawyers file suit against DJA
    2 days 16 hours ago
The lawyers who were suspended following their petition to the Supreme Court to reform the Judicial System has filed a suit against the Department of Judicial Administration (DJA). Suspension was lifted for 13 lawyers out of the original 56 suspended lawyers. The suit was filed at the civil
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