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STO decides to enter tourism with joint venture
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State Trading Organization (STO) has announced that they would be entering the tourism sector in a joint venture with a foreign company through the hotel built in Hulhumalé. Since last year, STO has said that they have been talking to a foreign company to sell the hotel. At the annual
Bridge columns rise above sea level
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The columns of the China Maldives Friendship Bridge being built between Malé City and Hulhulé has starting emerging from the water. Minister of Housing and Infrastructure, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu tweeted last night with photos saying that the work on the bridge is “progressing as per
Ministry: Saying 70 percent people don’t fast is false, the islanders fast
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Ministry of Islamic Affairs has said that the claims by Sheikh Ali Zaid saying 70 percent people of a certain island do not fast is false. The Ministry summoned Sheikh Zaid yesterday and questioned him acquired the name of the island. Coordinator of the Islamic Ministry, Mohamed Ahsan
ACC orders re-evaluation of Hajj proposals
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Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has ordered the Ministry of Islamic Affairs to re-evaluate the proposals filed by the companies to accommodate the Hajj Pilgrimage. A statement issued by the ACC today said that they noted suspicions indicating biased evaluation of the Hajj proposals. In
IDB funds allocated for ten harbor projects
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With funds allocated from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for the government effort to rebuild harbors damaged in the tsunami, the government has announced to find an auditor for the project. An announcement made by the Ministry of housing and Infrastructure today said that the funding for
Man who drove stolen motorcycle sentenced to a year in prison
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Criminal Court has sentenced a man who drove a stolen motorcycle to 12 months and 12 days. The court passed the sentence against Anas Mohamed, Meemu Alifu Hinnavaru. State brought the charged Anas with enforcing power over property of another without permission. He charged with the
USD 117 million worth of facilities allocated for the Maldives through IDB
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On his visit to take part in the annual conference of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Finance Minister, Ahmed Munawar has secured USD 117 million worth of facilities to the Maldives. Ministry of Finance and Treasury said that the facilities were assigned in the discussions with the IDB and
Sun Siyam Irufushi Tourism Film Festival postponed to next year
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The second International Tourism Film Festival being organized by Sun Siyam Irufushi resort has been postponed for next year. After a successful first film festival by the resort last year, a second film festival was announced for November 2017. Sun Siyam Resorts said that the film
Adheeb requests transfer to house arrest
    4 weeks 5 days ago
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Former Vice President Ahmed Adheeb Abdul Gafoor, who is currently serving time has requested a transfer to house arrest. A letter sent to Maldives Correctional Service and the Police by the Adheeb’s legal team requested that he be transferred to house arrest until the end of Ramadan. In
Tomato prices up to MVR 80 per kilo
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With low import of tomatoes, the price of tomatoes have gone up at the Local Market and the Traveler’s Market. On this third of Ramadan, the a tomato kilogram at MVR 40-45 has gone up to prices between MVR 60-80. Tomatoes are most expensive today at the businessmen’s market at Ameenee
Labour Relation: 43 cases of denying Ramadan Allowance, allowance will be given
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While 43 cases have been filed for not receiving the Ramadan Allowance, Labour Relation Authority has said that they will acquire the allowance for all those who did not receive it. Employment Law states that every employed Maldivian must receive MVR 3000 as Ramadan Allowance. Acting
President sends message of sympathy to the President of Sri Lanka
    4 weeks 6 days ago
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President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has sent messages of sympathy to the President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremasinghe, on the devastating flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka. In his message, President Yameen said that he was deeply saddened to hear
Elections Commission robbed!
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Elections Commission has been robbed and the money in their safe has been stolen. The theft was discovered when the employees opened the office this morning. In relation to the theft, Member of the Elections Commission, Ahmed Akram said that Maldives Police Service is investigating the
Electricity issue will be resolve in late Ramadan after new generator is tested
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State Electric Company (STELCO) has said that the electricity issue will be resolved fully after the tests of the newly installed 8.9 megawatt generator towards the end of Ramadan. After the installation, the testing of the new generator acquired in January from the free aid from the Asian
FENAKA: Thimarafushi engine was tamperedto interrupt service
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While over 24 hours have passed with a large portion of the island of Thimarafushi without electricity, FENAKA Corporation has said that service is being delayed due to sabotage at the powerhouse. Managing Director of FENAKA Corporation, Ahmed Shareef told Sun Media today that the tampering
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