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12-day remand for suspects in magistrate motorcycle fire
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The people arrested in relation to the fire set on the motorcycle of the Magistrate, Hassan Didi of the Gaafu Alifu Kanduhulhudhoo Magistrate Court has been remanded by 12 days. Police arrested two men of the ages 22 and 30 in relation to the fire set to the motorcycle around 5 a.m. Thursday
Police collects 319 plastic packets of drugs on Guraidhoo beach
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Police have collected 319 plastic packets of drugs washed ashore on the beach of the Kaafu Guraidhoo. Following a report by an independent citizen this morning, police searched the beach of Guraidhoo around 9:15 a.m. to find a large number of plastic packets believed to contain illegal drugs.
Man arrested in attempt to smuggle phones to Maafushi Prison
    1 days 5 hours ago
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Maldives Police Service has arrested man early this morning for an attempt to smuggle a large amount of mobile phones into Maafushi Prison. Police said that they arrested a 30-year-old man but they did not release any further details on the arrest. On 4 June, police arrested a young woman
Hearing of Meeadh – accused of torching RajjeTV cancelled
    2 days 23 hours ago
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The hearing of Mohamed Meeadh from H. Gasvaa in Male’ City – suspect is the torching of RajjeTV – has been cancelled again. The hearing was cancelled at the request of the State prosecution. Meeadh is the suspect in the torching of the RajjeTV station – located in the BKT Building at
ACC requests meeting with Maumoon regarding Theemuge audit report
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Former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has been sent a letter requesting a meeting regarding audit reports on Theemuge, reports Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Former Deputy Secretary-General of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), Abdul Aleem reported that Maumoon has been summoned
President Conveys Congratulations to Newly Appointed Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
    3 days 20 hours ago
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President Abdulla Yameen has conveyed congratulations and good wishes to the His Royal Highness, Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, for being appointed today as the new Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In his message, President Yameen expressed confidence that Saudi Arabia
MRDC Director resigns
    3 days 21 hours ago
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The Managing Director of the Maldives Road Development Corporation (MRDC), Mohamed Nimal has resigned from his position. It is unclear as to why he resigned. Attempts to contact have been unsuccessful as his phone is switched off. Nimal was initially appointed as the Managing Director of
Background check for Bangladeshi expats coming in starting next month
    3 days 24 hours ago
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Department of Immigration and Emigration has said that starting next month, they would not be allowing expatriates from Bangladesh to enter the country without going through their criminal and medical history. Information Officer of Immigration, Hassan Khaleel told Sun Media that under the new
Former prosecutor Hisham appointed Assistant AG
    3 days 4 hours ago
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Former Senior Prosecutor at the Prosecutor General’s Office, Ahmed Hisham Wajeeh has been appointed Assistant Attorney General. The appointment, this Wednesday, has been confirmed by the President’s Office. Hisham had been the State prosecutor in a number of high-profile cases including
Gas canister fire at expat residence cause massive damages
    4 days 23 hours ago
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A fire started on a gas canister has caused massive damage at the expatriate residence of Maafanu Gul'hazaaruge in Malé City. By the time the fire was controlled by the Fire and Rescue team of the MNDF, the fire had caused massive damage to the property. And so while the ceiling had burned
Government: Adheeb may flee if medical visit is granted
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The Maldivian government has said that the former Vice President Ahmed Adheeb Abdul Gafoor, currently serving a prison sentence, may flee if he is granted a medical visit abroad. Speaking at a press conference today the President's Office today, the Attorney General, Mohamed Anil said that
Expat nurse dies in treatment for TB
    5 days 21 hours ago
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An Indian nurse working at the Gaafu Dhaalu Vaadhoo Health Center has passed away in treatment following a diagnosis for tuberculosis (TB). The 32-year-old nurse passed away at the Dr. Abdul Samad Memorial Hospital in Gaafu Dhaalu Thinadhoo. The Assistant Manager at the hospital, Aminath
LGA overrules sanctions against expats by Ihavandhoo Council
    5 days 21 hours ago
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Local Government Authority (LGA) has overruled the harsh sanctions against expatriates by the Ihavandhoo Island Council. Ihavandhoo Council decided on extreme measures against expatriates following an emergency council meeting regarding the alleged murder of a local man, Ismail Umaru (Isseh),
International cinema franchise coming to Maldives!
    5 days 4 hours ago
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Strada Private Limited – which runs the restaurant Newport – is working on introducing an international cinema franchise to Maldives. Strada has leased the empty lot to the east of the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge worksite and runs a bridge viewing platform and children’s playground on
Expat confess to Ihavandhoo murder
    6 days 3 hours ago
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The expatriate arrested yesterday in relation to the murder of Ismail Umaru (Isseh), Lhaviyani Hinnavaru, an engineer at the Haa Alifu Ihavandhoo ice plant, has confessed to the crime. A statement issued by the police today said that the 27-year-old Bangladeshi national, Shumon Mia confessed to
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