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Posts From Azmeena Rasheed

Death of Addu boy revives calls for mandatory helmets

The death of a 17-year old in an accident in Addu City on Friday, the sixth fatality this year, has revived calls for a law on mandatory helmet wearing.

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Green climate fund grants Maldives US$23m for safe water

The UN’s climate fund has approved US$23.6 million for a project to ensure the delivery of safe freshwater to 105,000 people in the outer islands of the Maldives. The project is among the first eight investments approved by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a global initiative established to provide financing from wealthy nations for adaptation projects in developing countries.

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Captain remains lost at sea, two crew members rescued

A boat traveling to Alif Alif Atoll sank yesterday, stranding three crewmembers at sea. Two have been rescued today, but there has been no sign of the boat’s captain yet.

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Five-year-old’s death revives concern over dengue

A five-year-old boy died from dengue fever on Sunday in a southern atoll as the spread of the mosquito-borne disease continues unabated with unusual rainfall caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon.

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Six arrested in raid on safari boat

The six were arrested on a boat called Keif near Alif Alif Atoll Mathiveri Island. Cans of beer and liquor bottles were discovered on the boat.

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Addu’s historical port suffers major damage

A large section of the harbor fell away under the weight of a tractor carrying gravel for construction. According to Addu Online, the tractor was carrying more than 70 tonnes of rock.

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Court orders young man to cut hair “nice and short”

A magistrate court has conditioned the release of a young man arrested for assault on cutting and maintaining his hair “nice and short.” The judge said he would be jailed if he did not maintain a short haircut for three months.

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Government reduces working hours

“The President’s decision was made in order to provide the opportunity for government employees to spend quality time with their families, to work in the private sector apart from the government, and to facilitate youth to be more involved in sports activities, further education and technical professions,” the president’s office said.

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Australian company to build wave farm in Hanimadhoo

An Australian mining company Stonehenge Metals has announced plans to install a 2MW wave energy farm off the coast of Hanimaadhoo Island.

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Government to reclaim Malé southwest harbour

The government has announced plans to reclaim the southwestern harbour of Malé to build a waste management center and to relocate warehouses.

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Environmental offenders named and shamed on Facebook

Frustrated by the lack of government action on environmental misconducts, an environmentalist has set up a Facebook page to name and shame those who violate environmental laws and harm protected species.

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13 Maldivians caught extracting oil from sea turtles

Some 13 Maldivians were briefly detained on Tuesday for killing at least three sea turtles, a protected animal in the Maldives. They were caught in the process of extracting oil from turtles.

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