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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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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 trivago.co.uk. 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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