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Posts From Fathimath Isha

Multiple arrests after triple stabbing in Maldives capital

The two men were attacked on Fareedhee Magu, near MHA Mart, police confirmed and are being treated in Male’s Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital.

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Education ministry hits out at professor ‘ban’ reports

A local news outlet said Professor Hassan Ugail was banned by the Education Ministry. The report was later edited to say he faced “challenges” to appear at local schools.

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Slow and steady for Kelaa’s guesthouse industry

For decades, the north was neglected by central governments in development plans because of its remoteness. Transport difficulties hindered progress and even today resorts – a Maldivian cash cow – are sparse in the region.

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2,500 trees to be cut down for Kulhudhuffushi airport

The Kulhudhuffushi council expects about 2,500 trees and plants to be cut down or removed from the island’s unique mangrove forest for the construction of an airport. 

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Special ops disperse Kulhudhuffushi protest

The demonstrators gathered outside the ministry with placards, demanding an urgent meeting as plans to raze the mangroves are thought to start on October 30.

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EIA warns of lasting damage from reclaiming Kulhudhufushi mangrove

The “considerable negative impacts on the environment” include the permanent loss of habitat for the flora and fauna, loss of terrestrial vegetation and deforestation, and the effect on marine life due to sedimentation.

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EPA yet to see impact assessment for Kulhudhufushi airport

The government’s plans to begin dredging the environmentally sensitive wetland area in November has sparked an outcry from islanders and environmentalists. 

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Police downplay scale of ‘party drug’ abuse

Police say cases involving party drugs are not commonly reported

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Anti-graft NGO resumes campaign for MP asset declaration

The constitution requires them to annually submit to the parliament’s secretary-general “a statement of all property and monies owned by him, business interests and liabilities” but the documents are not released to the public.  

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78-year-old in government care after viral Facebook post

A 78-year-old with special needs is under government care after a Facebook post seeking a guardian for him goes viral.

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Islamic ministry distributes zakat as registered number of poor rises

There has been an increase in the registered number of poor people in the Maldives, as the Islamic Ministry Sunday begins distributing zakat at a rate of 900 MVR (US$59) per person.

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Hundreds of non-Maldivian fishing vessels operating illegally

Hundreds of non-Maldivian fishing vessels have been operating illegally in the nation’s waters, according to an assessment from the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture. The assessment was conducted with help

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Finance ministry under fire for party funding delay

The Political Parties Act mandates the issue of state funds to parties with members over 10,000 within the first three months of the year.

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Raajje TV to appeal MBC fine, sue police

Raajje TV has plans to appeal the Maldives Broadcasting Commission decision to fine the station, also saying Monday it is suing the police for negligence over a 2013 arson attack that destroyed its studio.

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Two minors in custody after Addu stabbing

Police were alerted to the incident Sunday night which involved two 17-year-olds. One was stabbed with a sharp object, but both received injuries.

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‘Party drug’ death suspects released

Suspects arrested in connection with the sudden and unexplained deaths of two young people in Hulhumale have been released. Ahmed Haameen, a 22-year-old from the island of Thimarafushi in Thaa

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Probe into migrant workers arrested for brewing alcohol

Police are investigating two migrant workers who were arrested for brewing alcohol in Male’. One Bangladeshi and one Indian worker were arrested late Thursday in an operation carried out by

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