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News Archives - March 2009

30 Mar 2009

Luxuriously intelligent

A luxury resort, voted number one on the Conde Nast traveller’s gold list, unveiled its pioneering recycling plant yesterday, demonstrating the array of possibilities available for turning waste into wealth. Soneva Fushi Resort inaugurated its Eco Centro plant, which uses a number of innova [...]
29 Mar 2009

Nalahiya Hotel celebrates second anniversary

Nalahiya Hotel, one of the biggest hotels in Male’, has celebrated its second anniversary. As part of activities held to mark anniversary the hotel staff with assistance of Maldivers, a diving center in Male’, has cleaned the house reef and the beach of Vilingili of Kaafu atoll. Human R [...]
26 Mar 2009

Maldives to be promoted as a destination for eco tourism

Work is underway to promote Maldives as a special destination for eco tourism lovers, Tourism Minister Dr. Ali Sawaadh has said. Minister Sawaadh said special projects are underway to transform Maamakunudhoo region in to a special destination for eco tourism lovers. Sawaadh said Maamakunudhoo regio [...]
26 Mar 2009

Switching off for Earth Hour

There will be candle-lit dinners a-plenty this Saturday as resorts across the Maldives switch off their lights to mark Earth Hour along with 84 countries and 2,848 cities, towns and municipalities around the world. Huvafen Fushi resort will be shutting off all non-essential power and lighting to de [...]
19 Mar 2009

Soneva offering free stay in Maldives

Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili by Six Senses in Maldives are now offering free stay in Maldives for guests who join in the resort’s very special community projects. The Sonevas have designated a period of time as their Six Senses 2009 Social Season, in order for guests to have the opportunity [...]
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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 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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