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News Archives - June 2009

23 Jun 2009

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort in the Maldives to Feature Tree House Villas

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa in the Maldives will offer guests the fun option of staying in a luxury tree house villa when the resort opens on 26 July 2009. Perched on stilts three metres above the ground and featuring an elevated infinity pool, the 16 tree house [...]
15 Jun 2009

Hiriya School opens

Hiriya School the second all girls school providing secondary education has commenced teaching. The school commenced teaching yesterday morning with a special assembly attended by over 500 students. Speaking at the assembly, education minister Dr. Mustafa Luthfy said that he hoped that school woul [...]
15 Jun 2009

President arrives in Sweden

President Nasheed has, arrived in Sweden yesterday morning. On his arrival at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, he was received by Ambassador Lars-Olof Lindgren, Ms Charlotta Åsell from the Anna Lindh Memorial Fund and officials form the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The President’s vis [...]
14 Jun 2009

Owen Wright Wins Epic Final in Maldives

Owen Wright (Australia) has won the 10th annual Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) six star PRIME rated World Qualifying Series (WQS) SriLankan Airlines Pro in the Maldives. It was a monumental high scoring final, described by numerous ASP officials at this event as the greatest final the [...]
13 Jun 2009

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hails the Maldives plan to go carbon neutral

Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has commended the Maldives’ plan to go carbon neutral, during a meeting held with Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed, in the latter’s ongoing visit to the United States. Governor said that the carbon neutral plan was a very important step take [...]
12 Jun 2009

Pat Gudauskas pulls first ever successful Rodeo Clown Aerial at SriLankan Airlines Pro in the Maldives

History created on day five at the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) PRIME 6-star rated SriLankan Airlines Pro in the Maldives with USA surfer Pat Gudauskas successfully executing one of surfing’s most difficult manoeuvres, the aerial “rodeo clown”, the first time ever at [...]
09 Jun 2009

Best Western is to open its first property in the Maldives this September

Best Western Madoogali Resort and Spa is located on its own island, North Ari Atoll, 48 miles west of the Maldives’ capital of Male. The hotel features 56 palm-thatched chalets, designed to blend in naturally with the surrounding environment. Each chalet has a veranda facing the sea and is fu [...]
09 Jun 2009

Maldives to host Asias first Beach and Water sports tournament

The Cabinet has decided to hold Asia’s first Beach and Water sports tournament in the Maldives. The tournament is planned to be held in 2010. The decision was made at a cabinet meeting held on Tuesday. The cabinet made this decision after discussing a paper proposed by the Ministry of Huma [...]
08 Jun 2009

SriLankan Airlines Pro 2009 underway at Pasta Point in the Maldives

The 2009 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) six star PRIME rated SriLankan Airlines Pro began at the famous Pasta Point in the Maldives today and the world’s finest surfers wasted no time acclimatising and ripping into the fun 1m (3ft) surf. Hawaiian Casey Brown opened the event imp [...]
04 Jun 2009

Government moves to protect its whale sharks

In another step towards becoming environment-friendly, the cabinet unveiled plans yesterday to designate three whale shark habitats in the Maldives as protected areas. Cabinet members allocated Baa atoll Hanifaru, Baa atoll An’gafaru and Alif Dhaal atoll Maamigili as protected areas to comm [...]
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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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