archives -

News Archives - December 2008

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. [...]
News of November 2017

30 Nov 2008

Two Hundred Maldivians Stranded In Bangkok Amid Protests

Almost 200 Maldivians are stranded in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, after thousands of anti-government protesters occupied two of the city’ [...]

30 Nov 2008

Police, fired workers clash at luxury Maldives resort

Police and striking workers clashed on Sunday at a luxury Maldives resort on an atoll in the Indian Ocean, police and protesters said. The strike at [...]

30 Nov 2008

State Minister for Foreign Affairs departs to attend International conference on Financing

Ministry of Foreign Affairs has revealed that Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ahmed Naseem, has departed Male’ to attend the Follow-up Int [...]

30 Nov 2008

President Nasheed condemns terror attacks in Mumbai

President Mohamed Nasheed has sent a message of sympathy to President of India, Prathiba Patil, on learning about the deadly explosions and gun fire t [...]

29 Nov 2008

Maldives To Join ILO

Minister for Employment Hassan Lateef has said he will submit an application for the Maldives to join the International Labour Organisation before 4 D [...]

27 Nov 2008

Maldives seeks India's aid in building democracy

“India, as the largest democracy in the world and a regional force can play a big role in building a strong democracy in our country,” acc [...]

27 Nov 2008

Commonwealth observer group issues Final Report on Maldives Presidential elections

Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma on Wednesday has released the Final Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group which observed the Maldiv [...]

27 Nov 2008

Gayoom Denies Home Request Letter From Nasir

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has denied receiving a letter from his predecessor, Ibrahim Nasir, requesting permission to return to Maldives a [...]

25 Nov 2008

First Secretary of Indian High Commission calls on Maldives Police Chief

Maldives Police Services has revealed that the First Secretary of the Indian High Commission, Narayan Swami, has paid a visit to the Commissioner of P [...]

24 Nov 2008

Full Moon rebrands to Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa

Full Moon resort is to become the Sheraton Full Moon Resort & Spa by Dec 1, 2008. Located on its own private island, Furanafushi, in the North Ma [...]

23 Nov 2008

Thousands Pay Final Respects To Former President Ibrahim Nasir

Thousands of people queued outside the presidential palace in Malé on Sunday to pay their final respects to the late former Maldives President [...]

22 Nov 2008

Maldives freedom hero Nasir dies

Former President Ibrahim Nasir has passed away last night at 2115 at Mt Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore after suffering from prolonged illness. Accor [...]

21 Nov 2008

Club Med Kani offers a peaceful paradise in the Maldives

Breathe in the fresh air, a mix of humid equatorial heat and salty sea spray, and look across the shallow blue water of the lagoon to the deep indigo [...]

20 Nov 2008

Maldives showcased at World Travel Mart 2008

The Maldives Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) and Maldives tourism industry representatives has participated in the World Travel Mart 2008 from 10 to 13 [...]

18 Nov 2008

Maldives Tourism booming despite global economic crisis

Maldives tourism industry is booming despite the current economic current crisis facing most countries, two of the biggest stakeholders of the industr [...]

16 Nov 2008

New President Pushes Forward With Decentralisation

President Mohamed Nasheed is pushing ahead with pledged decentralisation, on Sunday announcing plans to establish regional development councils in the [...]

15 Nov 2008

The Big Story Maldives

Once you couldn’t move for the honeymooners, but now the island has been transformed for kids, writes Susan d’Arcy. In word-association t [...]

14 Nov 2008

Maldives plans to buy new homeland

There is at least one item on the Maldives’ president’s agenda that can be found on no other across the world. Newly-elected president Mo [...]

12 Nov 2008

Maldives to trim sales pitch to sail financial storm

The exotic Maldives, one of the world's most exclusive tourist destinations, is looking to cut prices and put resort expansion on hold to weather the [...]

11 Nov 2008

Nasheed sworn in as the new president of the Maldives

Mohamed Nasheed (Anni) was sworn in as the Maldives' 4th president on Tuesday morning. Mr Nasheed defeated Maumoon Abdul Gayoom last mon [...]

10 Nov 2008

New Maldives president to be sworn in

A former political prisoner who unseated Asia's longest-serving leader as president of the Maldives will be sworn into office Tuesday, taking charge o [...]

06 Nov 2008

The Haven at Lankanfinolhu Newest addition to Villa Hotels Grand Opening Jan 2009

Standing clearly above the rest, The Haven at Lankanfinolhu, is a heavenly retreat. Just 20 minutes from the airport lies The Haven facing the majest [...]

06 Nov 2008

The Maldives offer an even warmer welcome

While all eyes are on the US presidential election, another election in a much smaller country on the other side of the world will also have a signifi [...]

04 Nov 2008

Maldives president elect wants private investment

The Maldives' president-elect said on Monday he will open up public enterprises to foreign investors to help create more sustainable revenue for the t [...]

02 Nov 2008

UN Secretary General applauds Maldives after its first multiparty presidential polls

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of the Maldives for the peaceful conduct of the Indian Ocean archipelago’s first-ev [...]

02 Nov 2008

Lord Malloch Brown comments on Maldives election

'I welcome the acceptance by the candidates and their respective parties of the results of this first and historic multi-party presidential election u [...]

02 Nov 2008

MDP Says Presidential Appointees Should Change

President Elect Mohamed Nasheed (Anni) will appoint new presidential appointees to the People's Majlis (parliament) once he's sworn in, spokesperson I [...]

01 Nov 2008

India and America congratulates Mohamed Nasheed on winning election

Mohamed Nasheed, who beat President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in the country’s first-ever multiparty elections to become the country’s fourth [...]
 

© 2017 MaldivesResortIslands.com

Top Travelling Sites Travel Directory