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News Archives - May 2009

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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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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