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News Archives - October 2008

31 Oct 2008

Winner of World Luxury Hotel Award 2008 conferred on Hulhule Island Hotel Maldives

It was a historical moment when the winners of ‘World Luxury Hotel Awards 2008’ were announced at Cape Town on October 18, 2008. Top Luxury Hotels and Resorts from 30 countries participated in the prestigious event. Apart from the Republic of Maldives, it included Portugal, Greece, Turke [...]
31 Oct 2008

The new President elect of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed

The remarkable political journey of the 41-year-old leader started at John Moores University in Liverpool in 1984 where he read maritime studies. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989 he returned to the Maldives and became a very vocal critic of President Maumoon Addul Gayoom, who [...]
31 Oct 2008

Alliance To Determine Cabinet Posts Political Appointees

The cabinet of the new coalition government, which the MDP says will consist of 12 members, and other political appointees will be decided on by a committee of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Jumhooree Alliance, said president-elect Mohamed NAsheed (Anni) at the group’s first pre-election [...]
29 Oct 2008

President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom Concedes

President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has conceded defeat after facing opponents for the first time in a presidential election. "Beloved citizens of the Maldives...I accept the results of the 28 October run off election, and I respectfully congratulate Mr. Mohamed Nasheed and his party," said Ga [...]
28 Oct 2008

Challenger wins in Maldives poll

Opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed has won a run-off election to become the new president of the Maldives, say official preliminary results. Mr Nasheed's victory follows the country's first democratic presidential elections. He will replace Asia's longest-serving leader, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. Pres [...]
28 Oct 2008

Fire breaks out in STO Medical Services warehouse

A fire broke out at the State Trading Organization’s People’s Choice Medical Services warehouse in Male’ around 1:10pm today. Police and other security forces responded to the incident shortly after it was reported. Haveeru reporters at the scene said that they could see fire and [...]
27 Oct 2008

The Maldives now for children too

In word-association tests, if you don’t answer “The Maldives” when the psychologist says honeymoon, the good doctor will give you a sideways stare. These so-romantic Indian Ocean atolls are now as indelibly imprinted on the gilt-edged marriage map as the best man’s cringew [...]
27 Oct 2008

Maldives set for election run off

The Maldives' first democratic presidential election goes to a second round run-off shortly. Asia's longest-serving leader, President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, is facing former political prisoner and pro-democracy leader Mohamed Nasheed. President Gayoom won the first round earlier this month, but fai [...]
25 Oct 2008

LIGNE ST BARTH brings Caribbean flair to the Maldives

The newly-opened Irufushi Beach & Spa Resort in the Noonu Atoll offers deluxe wellness and, starting November 2008, the Maldives Island resort will also offer Caribbean flair, thanks to LIGNE ST BARTH Palm trees adorn the white beaches, swaying to the rhythmic sounds of the Indian Ocean. In a [...]
25 Oct 2008

Taj Exotica adds pools and extended decks to each of the Deluxe Lagoon Villas

Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is delighted to report that Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Maldives continues to go from strength to strength following some exciting developments during 2008. Located on Emboodhu Finolhu Island the resort is located in an exotic idyll surrounded by crystal clear waters a [...]
News of May 2017

31 May 2009

Top Surfers from 20 countries to compete at Pasta Point

The most striking event on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS), the ASP WQS 6-Star PRIME Sri Lankan Airlines [...]

31 May 2009

W Retreat and Spa Maldives receives top awards

W Retreat & Spa, Maldives have announced that it has received five awards from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Asia/Pacific Division’s 2008 &ldq [...]

29 May 2009

BA launches Gatwick to Maldives and Sharm El Sheik routes

British Airways is to launch services from Gatwick to Sharm el-Sheik in Egypt and the Maldives from October 25 this year. The services will run thr [...]

29 May 2009

British girl names coral reef in Maldives

A 10-year-old British girl has won the right to name a threatened coral reef in the Maldives in a competition to highlight the plight of the islands d [...]

27 May 2009

Maldives’ first boutique luxury resort to open in August 2009

Maldives is set to be home to a boutique luxury resort, Alila Villas Hadahaa, which will be first property on Gaafu Alifu (North Huvadhoo) Atoll in th [...]

27 May 2009

Islander unearths Buddhist relics

A pre-Islamic stupa was discovered by an islander beneath his house in Raa atoll Ungolitheem on Monday while digging to build a well. Yoosuf Adam, 50 [...]

26 May 2009

Norwegian Ambassador calls on the President

The Ambassador of Norway to the Maldives, Tore Hattrem has paid a courtesy call on President Nasheed. The meeting was held on Monday afternoon at the [...]

25 May 2009

2 Maldives resorts in the top 10 beach resorts worldwide

2 of the Maldives resorts are listed in the top 10 beach resorts world wide by UK based website trivago.co.uk. Jumeirah Beach Hotel,Dubai is listed [...]

22 May 2009

Fishing Zones to be opened up soon

All regions of the country would soon be opened up to facilitate private parties to purchase fish directly from fishermen, President Mohamed Nasheed h [...]

22 May 2009

President meets visiting World Bank delegation

President Mohamed Nasheed has on Tuesday afternoon met with the visiting World Bank delegation. Speaking at the meeting, the President briefed the me [...]

15 May 2009

Maldives participates in 2009 World Ocean Conference

The Maldives is currently participating in the World Ocean Conference 2009 (WOC 2009) being held in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The World Ocea [...]

06 May 2009

President to receive 2009 Anna Lindh Prize

The Anna Lindh Memorial Fund on Wednesday has named President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed as the winner of the annual Anna Lindh Prize for his efforts [...]

01 May 2009

MTDC demands return of Herethere Resort

A letter demanding the return of Herethere Resort was sent by the government-owned Maldives Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) to Yacht Tours yest [...]
 

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