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News in brief: arrangements made for lawmakers to meet constituents

41 accidents occurred in Malé last week.



Constituents invited to visit MPs

Arrangements have been made for constituents to meet with lawmakers at the People’s Majlis building in Malé, Secretary General Fathmath Niusha told the press on Sunday.

The members’ service section of the Majlis administration will facilitate meetings upon request, she said.

One-time bus tickets discontinued 

The Maldives Ports Limited has decided to stop issuing one-time tickets for bus transport between the capital Malé, its suburb Hulhumalé and the airport island Hulhulé.

One-time passengers like tourists will also have to purchase the rechargeable smart card to use the bus starting from November 1st.

A rechargeable “TouchLink” card costs MVR 20 and a one-way journey between each of the islands costs MVR 10.

Businessman handed two-month sentence for tax evasion

Fuad Zahir, former president of the NGO Maldives Trade Union, has been handed a two-month prison sentence for failing to pay taxes owed to Maldives Inland Revenue Authority.

Fuad failed to pay MIRA in accordance with a previous order by the court and would face a two months of jail time since it is a repeat offense, Judge Hassan Faheem Ibrahim ruled last week.

Twenty-six recipients for this year’s National Awards

Five people will be awarded with National Awards of Honour and 21 people with National Awards of Recognition on Monday night, according to the president’s office. 

The recipients were chosen by a committee selected by the president. The award ceremony is held annually to coincide with the  Maldives National Day, which is marked on the first day of the Rabi ul-Awwal month under the lunar calendar. 

Café licensed to deceased persons

The Malé City Council has revoked a license issued to operate a café in the capital after discovering that the application had been submitted in the name of two deceased persons.

The case has been filed with police for a criminal investigation, the council tweeted on Saturday.

The ‘Malé Town Café’ in the ground floor of the Vaadhoo house in the Machchangoalhi ward was licensed on September 11. The application was made in the names of the late Hawwa Mohamed and Ibrahim Rasheed.

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