News in brief: buy a T-shirt, plant a tree
1.6kg of cocaine was seized from two Brazilians.
A campaign to plant a coconut palm for customers who buy a T-shirt was launched on Saturday. The Beyya campaign in collaboration with national airline Maldivian was inaugurated by Speaker Mohamed Nasheed.
Buyers will receive an email with details of the plant, including the island where it was plant, according to the Beyya company.
The T-shirts will be available from company’s website and from Maldivian. It will soon be available from the airport’s Moonimaa lounge, according to Maldivian.
President @MohamedNasheed officially launched #BeyyaTee. Will be available at our Moonimaa lounge soon. #Maldivian #NationalAirline @thebeyyaa pic.twitter.com/SDuboF1bgQ
— Maldivian (@MaldivianAero) November 23, 2019
Coastguard stopped seven Sri Lankan boats
The coastguard seized seven Sri Lankan boats illegally fishing in Maldivian territorial waters on Friday.
The boats were found about 175 miles east of Malé after the coastguard was tipped off by a local fishing boat. Two of the boats were fishing with nets when the coastguard arrived, Major Ibrahim Azim told the media. All seven boats were escorted to the capital by the Shaheed Ali ship.
1.6kg of cocaine seized from Brazilian tourists
Customs seized 1.6kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of MVR5.6 million (US$363,000) from two Brazilian tourists who arrived in the Maldives last October.
In both cases, the men were found to have swallowed the drug packages, customs said on Friday. The first suspect, aged 42, arrived at the airport on October 6. The package he swallowed weighed 837.2 grammes.
In the second case, a package that weighed 765.5 grammes was recovered from the body of a 29-year-old man who arrived on October 25.
On Twitter over the weekend
60 MNDF soldiers & 30 civil staff from the Presidential Guards spent the morning cleaning the Hulhumale Beach as a gesture of social responsibility on their Anniversary. pic.twitter.com/IwWabGhMHf
— Chief of Defence Force MG.Abdulla Shamaal (@CDFofMNDF) November 23, 2019
Our #TrashTroopers were out there today with @SavetheBeachVM, volunteers from China and China Maldives Cultural Association. #FarudheeZimmaa pic.twitter.com/9J6CLOHllI
— ޓްވިޓްސާފު (@TwitSaafu) November 22, 2019
Alhamdhulillah. A bright day for PWD's Especially #Blindspot "Disability is an inability to see the ABILITY" Thank you every one supported to Introduce @IBSAB1Football to #Maldives "A ball for all" @MaldivesFA @MoYSCEmv Local Partner @ellmobile pic.twitter.com/SQcdSYikm9
— Maldives Paralympic Committee (@ParalympicMdv) November 22, 2019
Maldives recognised as Asia's Best Nation for Scenic Adventures at the Top Asia Corporate Ball 2019. Delighted to receive the award on behalf of Maldives. #visitmaldives #sunnysideoflife pic.twitter.com/eX0ALhF2Id
— Visam 🎈 (@visamali) November 22, 2019
Thank you President Solih for your kind wishes. I look forward to working with you to further strengthen the ties between our two nations. https://t.co/tMco72cK6n
— Mahinda Rajapaksa (@PresRajapaksa) November 22, 2019
Thank you for your heartfelt wishes @MohamedNasheed. https://t.co/Sf9inCxYP7
— Mahinda Rajapaksa (@PresRajapaksa) November 21, 2019
Wishing a safe and blessed journey to all our passengers traveling to perform Umrah during this holiday season ✈️ 🕋 pic.twitter.com/xzTgsBmAe0
— VelanaAirport (@VelanaAirport) November 22, 2019
At 40th #unescoGC being held in Paris,
Maldives competed Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, and Korea Rep for a seat in the International Coordinating Council of the Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB) and WON a seat! Congratulations President @ibusolih @aisthly @yumna_maumoon pic.twitter.com/us85q89HZk
— Hussain R. Hassan (@DrHussainHassan) November 21, 2019
Kids in Male kept me busy today at Male National stadium but had a lot of fun and enjoyed to see their smile! It make my day 💙 pic.twitter.com/mIa2vAmgp1
— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) November 21, 2019
⚽️ He also visited the Maafannu project site, which received $1.75m funding from FIFA Forward and will also be opened next year.
Club, youth and grassroots teams in the Maldives will benefit from brand new facilities there pic.twitter.com/HK7Y3HU7PP
— #BeachSoccerWC 🏖🇵🇾 (@FIFAcom) November 21, 2019
Welcome to Maldives @YayaToure. Happy to see so many kids enjoying this wonderful event. Thanks @MaldivesFA and happy birthday @bassam_jaleeI. pic.twitter.com/4hPkQyKJiZ
— Ahmed Mahloof (@AhmedMahloof) November 21, 2019
Happy to note successful completion of another round of Arbitration training this year. As litigation is time consuming, cumbersome & costly, we must change this; pursue ADR mechanisms to facilitate speedy resolution of disputes & instill investor confidence in our legal system. https://t.co/Kfz9P8qJzp
— I.Riffath (@ibriffath) November 22, 2019
The MACL family day was held by @MACLmedia staff @VelanaAirport today. Children really enjoyed and the smile we got achieved our objective. Today was really a funfilled day. pic.twitter.com/zrtJWiHKas
— MACL (@MACLmedia) November 22, 2019
A medical evacuation of a 32-year-old female in critical condition has been carried out from L. Gan Regional Hospital to Male' City by MNDF Central Command via helicopter today at 08:10 hrs. pic.twitter.com/hJkf21DL20
— Maldives National Defence Force (@MNDF_Official) November 22, 2019