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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 Pro held in the Maldives from 8 -20 June has drawn a brilliant field of 128 international surfers from 20 nations around the surfing world, according [...]
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 “Best of the Best” awards. The luxury hotel was among 140 properties in the division considered for the 31 awards given out. Categories for t [...]
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 three times a week on Boeing 777 aircraft. This will be the first time the airline has flown to the Maldives. It previously served Sharm el-Sheikh throug [...]
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 due to climate change. Zsuzsa Magyar chose the winning name of Stingray Reef for the currently unnamed coral reef off the Indian Ocean island of Na [...]
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 the southern part of the island. The Alila property’s opening in August 2009 will also mark the first Maldives property to be awarded Green Globe [...]
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, from Gulhaam House, found the coral stupa divided into three parts, according to the Island Chief Mohamed Yoosuf. “It looks like a pawn on a [...]
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 President’s Office. In their meeting President Nasheed and Ambassador Hattrem discussed on the ways of strengthening bilateral relations betwee [...]
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 at the top of the list while Reethi Rah,Maldives is in the second place and Grand Hotel Residencia , Canaria is listed in third place. Coco Island of [...]
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 has revealed. Briefing the media on Wednesday, the President said the objective of the opening up is to facilitate the best possible price for fisherm [...]
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 members of the delegation on the government’s economic policy. The President said that the government has now undertaken a privatization program w [...]
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 Ocean Conference 2009 brings together over 100 participants including high-level government officials, multilateral agencies and business partners to deve [...]
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 to fight climate change and his role in bringing democracy to the island nation. In a press release, the Fund said that “President Nasheed is [...]
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 yesterday. The letter comes just days after a court ordered Yacht Tours to pay around US$8 million in outstanding rent to MTDC. Managing Director o [...]
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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 [...]
 

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