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Academic New Year begins in the Maldives
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Academic New Year for 2012 begins today in the Maldives. The slogan for this year is “Progress of the Student, My Participation”. The Ministry of Education has stated that its hope for the Academic New Year would be to put in place a meaningful contribution in the education of school goers by
Tourist at Kanifinolhu goes missing
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A tourist at Club Med Kanifinolhu Resort has gone missing today. He was last seen swimming in the shallows of the island with another tourist. The French man, aged 50, went for swimming with a friend at around 4:45 in the evening, and he was reported missing only moments after. Speaking to Sun
Corruption increased in Maldives in the past three years: Survey
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A survey conducted by Transparency International Global has shown that cases related to corruption have increased in the Maldives in the past three years. A press release by Transparency Maldives said that this survey was formulated by Transparency International to assess the level of corruption
What happened to the 900 million Rufiyaa invested in Madhana should be known, says Yamin
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Abdullah Yamin, the Parliamentary Group Leader of opposition Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) called upon the Auditor General’s Office to conduct an audit to see what happened to the 900 million Rufiyaa that the people had invested in Madhana, a national health insurance scheme introduced
Maldivian reduces ticket prices
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Island Aviation has reduced the prices of internal flight tickets by Rf 50, following the cut in import duty on Jet A1 fuel used on airplanes. An official of the Company said today that with the cut in the import duty on Jet A1fuel, the prices of one-way tickets of internal flight operated by
Mohamed Ahmed appointed as Financial Controller
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Mohamed Ahmed of H. Iruvai was appointed and presented the letter of appointment as Financial Controller today. The ceremony was held this morning in the President’s Office. Mohamed Ahmed’s appointment comes following the resignation of Ahmed Assad who previously held this post. Mohamed
More than 200 foreign teachers arrive in Maldives
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More than 300 foreign teachers will arrive and join schools in Male’ in preparation of the school year scheduled to begin on Sunday, the Ministry of Education has said. Director of the Ministry Mohamed Saeed said that the teachers, as required by the schools, have started arriving in Male’
Rf 4.5 billion as last year
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The income of the Maldives Inland Authority (MIRA) for year 2010 increased by 89% as a result of the imposition of new taxes last year, making the State’s income Rf 4.5 billion. The income of MIRA for the year 2010 was Rf 2.4 billion. In last month’s report published today by MIRA, Rf 538
Two-foot crocodile found near entrance of Sh. Komandoo
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A crocodile measuring 2 feet has been found at the entrance to Sh. Atoll between the islands of Komandoo. MNDF said that the crocodile was found this afternoon, and that it has now been caught by the people of Komandoo. MNDF said that a Police team has departed to Komandoo from Hdh.
GMR announces deduction of US$ 25 from fee paid to government
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GMR has informed Airports Company Limited that since the Court has decided that passengers departing from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport cannot be charged US$ 25 as Airport Development Charge (ADC), this amount will be deducted from the concession fee paid by GMR to the government. The
Windscreen of Villa Air flight broke due to the negligence of the pilot: State
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The windscreen of the Villa Air flight broke due to the negligence of the pilot, and not due to natural causes, the State has said. The State said this at the trial held to address the case submitted by Villa Air to Civil Court, arguing that the order by the Civil Aviation Department to
Permission given for spas to reopen
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The government has decided to allow the spas in tourist resorts to reopen, and to give permission to sell products and services targeted at tourists. Following the demands made at “mass protest” held on 23 December, the government ordered the closure of spas located in tourist resorts, and
STO reduces prices of diesel and petrol following cut in import duty
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Following the cut in import duty of oil products as of 1 January 2012, the government company STO has reduced the prices of diesel and petrol. Starting today, a liter of diesel is sold with a reduction of 62 laari, at Rf 15.03. A liter of petrol is sold with a reduction of Rf 1.17, at Rf
Mohamed Shihab appointed as Finance Minister
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The President has appointed Mohamed Shihab as Finance Minister and presented him the letter of appointment. The former Home Minister was appointed for this post due to the resignation of the former Finance Minister Ahmed Inaz on 29 December. Shihab held the post of the President’s Political
Seven directorates set up to strengthen Police Force
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Several directorates have been set up to strengthen the Police Force. Maldives Police Services said that under the new structure of the Police, a Strategic Planning Directorate, a Professional Standards Directorate, a Criminal Investigation Directorate, an Investigation Support Directorate, an