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21 Dec 2008

Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives to open in 2009

Celebrate the opening of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives with our very special All Inclusive package USD 1505.00 per person. Check out our special offers to Centara Grand Island Maldives Centara Hotels & Resorts is to invest in and manage a new property in the Maldives, it will [...]
20 Dec 2008

President Nasheed to visit India

President Mohamed Nasheed will be making a state visit to India next week, Miadhu learns from informed sources. This is going to be the first visit abroad of the President after assuming office on 11 November. President Nasheed will be meeting Indian President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmo [...]
19 Dec 2008

Maldives ranked as the best Beach and Relaxation destination

The Maldives has been ranked as the Best Country Brand for Beach and Best Country Brand for Rest and Relaxation for the year 2008. Maldives also ranked 2nd in the Best Country Brand for Natural Beauty and 3rd in the Best Country Brand for Resort and Lodging Options. The Country Brand Index was offic [...]
15 Dec 2008

Wyoming man turns deceased sons dream into reality for a Republic of Maldives woman

PRESCOTT - When Hiyam Afeef climbed aboard her uncle's charter boat in the Republic of Maldives in June 2003, she had no idea a middle-aged American surfer would lead her to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott. This chance encounter led to a four-year journey that ends today when Afe [...]
14 Dec 2008

Maldives joins celebrations to mark 60 th anniversary of declaration of human rights

The Maldives on Friday joined other members of the United Nations members in Geneva to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, according to Foreign Ministry. Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, making i [...]
13 Dec 2008

Lobster Island Komandoo - model of community development

Komandoo island of Shaviyani Atoll famously known as Lobster Island is a model of community development. The Island’s economy is mostly based on fishing and it is one of the largest populations in the atoll. Komandoo is a small island, 6 acres in size, but is big in its achievements over the p [...]
12 Dec 2008

Kuredu Island Resort Heaven on Earth

If you’ve been looking for a slice of paradise where the sands are white, the sea is turquoise, and your every whim is catered for, then Kuredu Resort in the Maldives may be for you. It sits in the Indian Ocean within the Lhaviyani Atoll of the Maldives, and is one of the larger Maldivian isla [...]
12 Dec 2008

Maldives Foreign Minister calls on Secretary-General

Sharma reaffirms Commonwealth Secretariat’s determination to continue assisting the government of Maldives in identified priority areas to support its development needs Maldives Foreign Minister Dr Ahmed Shaheed called on Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma at the Commonwealth Secr [...]
11 Dec 2008

Wataniya holds Bodu Mas Parade

Wataniya Maldives has held cultural activities on the main streets of Male’ to celebrate the Adzha Eid Holidays. The event which commenced in front of the Youth Center at 1600 hours, included Bodu Mass, Maali dance, Bilehdhafi Negun, and Bodu Beru and ended at artificial beach. The event is o [...]
11 Dec 2008

UK pledge support to new government of Maldives

UK’s Minister for Africa, Asia and the UN Mark Malloch Brown, has assured Maldives Foreign Minister, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed of the British Government’s support to the new Maldivian Government, according to foreign ministry. The assurances by British Minister were given during a meeting held b [...]
10 Dec 2008

President implores Fisheries Sector to work towards new ideals

The President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed implored the fisheries sector and related local authorities to work towards a new ideal, in his address on the occasion of the National Fishermen’s Day. In his address, he said that the Maldivian fishermen should be able to follow natural pattern [...]
09 Dec 2008

President sends a message on the occasion of SAARC Charter Day

President Mohamed Nasheed has sent a message on the occasion of SAARC Charter Day. President Nasheed in the message expressed warm greetings of the people and the government of Maldives to the governments and people of South Asia on the happy occasion of the 23 rd Anniversary of the founding of Sout [...]
08 Dec 2008

New look Sheraton Maldives

Following an aesthetic refurbishment and re-branding initiative, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa celebrates its launch as an exciting and luxury holiday destination for travelers. The resort enjoys a premium location on its own private island, Furanafushi in the North Male’ Atoll [...]
07 Dec 2008

Maldivian Hajj pilgrims in Mina

Maldivian Hajj pilgrims who are in Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s Hajj rituals spent last night at Mina. However, the pilgrims will commence their journey to Arafat early this morning. According to information received all Maldivian pilgrims are in good health. According to Ministry of I [...]
06 Dec 2008

President Nasheed meets with His Royal Highness Prince Andrew

President Mohamed Nasheed has met with His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, the Duke of York at a meeting held Wednesday at the President’s Office. In their meeting President Nasheed and Prince Andrew discussed ways of strengthening bilateral relations and the possible areas of cooperation betwe [...]
03 Dec 2008

Coast Guard checking vessels for Eid holidays safety

The Coast Guard has started a stringent check on the safety standards compliance of sea-going vessels as an extra precaution for the coming Azuha Eid holidays. These checks will be carried out in Male' and atolls to ensure if the vessels comply with the sea-worthiness and safety standards set out by [...]
02 Dec 2008

The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Receives World Travel Award

The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has added another accolade to its collection, with the receipt of the World Travel Award for ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel’. The current Miss World, Zhang Zilin, presented the award to General Manager and Island Chief Carsten Schieck at the World [...]
01 Dec 2008

President concludes visit to Fuvahmulah and Addu Atoll

President Mohamed Nasheed has returned to Male’ on Sunday evening, after concluding his visit to Fuvahmulah and Addu Atoll. President Nasheed’s visit to these two Atolls was to inaugurate the workshop on decentralization which was held at the two atolls. During his visits, the President [...]
01 Dec 2008

President Rajapaksa invites President Nasheed to visit Sri Lanka

President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa has extended an invitation to President Nasheed, to make a state visit to Sri Lanka. The invitation letter was presented to Special Envoy of the President, Mr. Ibrahim Hussain Zaki, during his courtesy call on President Rajapaksa. During Zaki’s unoffi [...]
01 Dec 2008

Castaway with laundry service

A surreal sight looms on the horizon as our speedboat hurtles out to sea. The smallest of tinnies, loaded high with tables and chairs, is being rowed towards a lick of white sand in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Progress is slow and the cargo looks crazily out of proportion to the boat beneath it. [...]
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