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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 [...]
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Holiday for life in the Maldives

THIS is literally the holiday of a lifetime. One of the world's top luxury resorts, Coco Palm Bodu Hithi in the Maldives, is giving away a two-week ho [...]

28 Jan 2009

New State-Of-The-Art Sunset Water Villa Pools at Conrad Maldives

The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has upgraded its two exclusive Sunset Water Villas with new state-of-the-art private swimming pools. At eight me [...]

28 Jan 2009

The Maldives retains top spot in Kuoni long haul report

The Maldives has remained the most popular destination in the Kuoni Longhaul Report, despite not allowing non-Muslims to be married there. Kuoni he [...]

26 Jan 2009

Kingfisher to start operations to Maldives

Kingfisher Airlines, an Indian based private airline, has announced that it would offer flights to seven more international destinations over the next [...]

24 Jan 2009

Maldivians Are Healthiest in Asia

Maldivians are the healthiest in Asia because of their trust in the mass media, according to researchers from Chuo University in Japan. A report pu [...]

24 Jan 2009

Customs investigating biggest swindling case in its history

he Maldives Customs Service has launched an investigation, in cooperation with the Maldives Police Service, into an a swindling case where a large amo [...]

22 Jan 2009

Nineteen parties expressed interest in developing Airport

A total of 19 parties had expressed interest in developing the Malé International Airport on a joint-venture basis by the time the deadline for [...]

18 Jan 2009

Hulhudhoo Islanders Protest Against Yacht Tours

A large group of Hulhudhoo islanders have said they will protest against Yacht Tours everyday from 4 to 6.30pm until there is a change of management a [...]

18 Jan 2009

It is Maldives for Kites unit now

The unit of Anurag Basu’s Kites seems to be on a globe trotting mission. After shooting in New Mexico, Los Angeles and Las Vegas and of course M [...]

16 Jan 2009

Hrithik, Barbara Mori fly to Maldives

Hrithik Roshan and his Hollywood actress Babara Mori flew to Maldives last night to shoot the last schedule of their upcoming film Kites. “Yes [...]

15 Jan 2009

Love is all around at luxury Maldives resort

With Valentine’s Day around the corner Sun Hotels & Resorts invites sweethearts to lose themselves in Maldivian romance at the luxurious Iru [...]

15 Jan 2009

Six Days To Surrender Handhufushi: MTDC

The public-owned Maldives Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has given Yacht Tours six days to hand over Handhufushi Resort or face legal action. [...]

14 Jan 2009

Maldives moves to protect whale sharks

  The Maldives has taken the first steps towards establishing a protected area for whale sharks. The government-backed initiative is being supp [...]

14 Jan 2009

Hrithik Roshan flies to Maldives for Kites shoot

MUMBAI: Hrithik Roshan will be flying to Maldives tonight along with his Kites co-star Barbara Mori for the shoot of the film. Kites director Anura [...]

13 Jan 2009

Fitness Guru Matt Kinnear helps kick start 2009 at the Spa Retreat

The Maldives only destination spa is helping its guests to kickstart 2009 with its second transformational ‘Path to Balance Wellness Retreat&rsq [...]

13 Jan 2009

ADB Loan to Help Boost Inclusive Growth in Maldives

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - A US$7.5 million loan from the ADB to the Republic of Maldives will help strengthen private sector development and promote inc [...]

13 Jan 2009

Government allows one additional year to develop resorts

The Government has allowed an extra year to develop resorts that are yet to be completed. This follows a decision reached at a Cabinet meeting held [...]

09 Jan 2009

Handhufushi staff begin strike to protest against delay in getting paid

The staff of Handhufushi Resort, managed by Yacht Tours, went on strike on Wednesday to protest against delays in receiving their wages. The reso [...]

05 Jan 2009

Health insurance provided to those older than 65 years

Health insurance services have been provided to all who are above 65 years of age and didn’t have health insurance, the National Social Protect [...]
 

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