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Posts From Ahmed Naish

Yameen Rasheed: An introduction

Yameen Rasheed was a popular blogger and IT professional. He would have been 30 this month.

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Tata flats sold out in five days

Nearly 50 flats in Malé priced at MVR2 million have been sold within five days after the Housing Development Corporation put them up for sale.

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Komandoo land reclamation complete

Reclamation of about 70 percent of the lagoon around the northern island has doubled its landmass from about ten hectares to nearly 20 hectares.

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Music festival to showcase Maldivian talent

The National Centre for the Arts is planning a two-day music festival in May to showcase Maldivian talent.

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Bids to form new political parties rejected

The founder of the proposed ‘Great Green Connection’ was a member of an existing party whilst the ‘Maldivian Republic Party’ could not be registered because its name was too similar to Jumhoree Party.

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Doctors clean up Malé

A group of about 70 Maldivian doctors on Friday morning collected 1.7 tons of garbage from Malé’s outer ring road. 

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Addu and Fuvahmulah nature parks opening in June

“Visitor Centres” and boardwalks have been built in Fuvuhmulah’s Eydhigali Kilhi and Addu’s Koattey protected areas to offer hiking, bicycling and mangrove canoe tours as well as snorkelling and reef diving.

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Record profit for Bank of Maldives

The state-owned infrastructure developer meanwhile posted a net profit of MVR145 million (US$8.5 million) in 2017.

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Secret trial for top judges

Thursday’s hearing in the trial of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Supreme Court Ali Hameed has been closed to the media and public.

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Charges raised against detained Special Ops police

The eight Specials Ops officers were initially accused of planning to violently confront on-duty police officers when the Supreme Court ordered the release of political prisoners on February 1.

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‘Father’s crime is not supporting the government’: Gasim’s daughter

The opposition coalition rallied Friday afternoon with the families of detainees arrested during a state of emergency declared in February over an alleged coup plot.

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President’s re-election campaign seeks volunteers

First Lady Fathmath Ibrahim launched the volunteer programme for President Abdulla Yameen’s re-election campaign at a ruling party rally on Gan island in Laamu atoll.

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Councillor suspensions challenged at High Court

The Local Government Authority’s suspension of councillors was challenged at the High Court last week as four more opposition councillors were told to stay home. 

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Fonadhoo machete attackers remanded for trial

Three suspects arrested in connection with an assault on the Fonadhoo island in Laamu atoll have been remanded for trial.

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MP Mahloof released to house arrest

The criminal court placed the opposition spokesman under house arrest for the duration of an upcoming trial on terrorism charges raised for protesting outside the high-security Maafushi jail.

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Tax revenue boosted by February tourist arrivals bump

Tax revenue of MVR1.5 billion (US$97 million) collected in March was 23 percent higher than forecast and 16 percent higher than the same period last year.

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Six arrested in alcohol bust

Four Maldivians and two foreign nationals were arrested Tuesday night while trying to store more than 400 liquor bottles and 80 cans of beer in a house in Malé.

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