Society & Culture
News in brief: Seven injured in fuel boat fire
The fire victims are in stable condition.
Seven people were injured after a fuel boat caught fire at the harbour of the capital’s suburb island of Vilimalé on Tuesday night.
Eyewitnesses told the media that the fire broke out after a speedboat was about to take off after refuelling from the fuel boat. The fire was reported around 10:40pm, according to the Maldives National Defence Force. Six people were burned and an MNDF firefighter sustained head injuries. The fire also affected another vessel near the fuel boat but was quickly put out.
Four people were released after treatment at the Vilimalé hospital and three were transferred to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Malé. Their condition was stable, state media reported on Wednesday morning.
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Fuvahmulah named ‘Best Place to Dive with Sharks in Asia’
Fuvahmulah atoll has been named the ‘Best Place to Dive with Sharks in Asia’ by ZuBlu diving.
The unique southern atoll-island has more than 20 known dive sites that are home to tiger sharks, hammerhead sharks, thresher sharks and silvertip sharks as well as oceanic manta rays, barracudas, yellowfin tuna, bonitos, sailfish, Mola mola and pilot whales.
Gasim pledges to remain with President Solih until 2023
Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim on Tuesday night pledged to support President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and remain in the ruling coalition until the end of the current five-year term.
But the JP’s support does not mean that the party would not field a candidate in 2023, the tourism tycoon said at a rally in Malé.
As part of its preparations for the next presidential election, the JP has been recruiting new members and seeking to open branches on all inhabited islands. Several leadership figures from the former ruling party joined the JP last August.
Today on Twitter
#Maldives FM @abdulla_shahid arrived today on first official visit to #Finland. Despite wintery temperatures in #Helsinki (+1C) we wish the Delegation a warm welcome and successful meetings in the North of Europe. 🇫🇮 & 🇲🇻@Ulkoministerio #SouthAsia #Malediivit #ulpo #EteläAasia https://t.co/Wo9SM3KeIm
— Harri Kämäräinen (@HarriKamarainen) November 27, 2019
BILAAH portrays gender stereotypes, inequality & violence against a dream of equality, love & acceptance. https://t.co/P1iXMNWENO via @YouTube
— UNDP Maldives (@UNDPMaldives) November 27, 2019
According to the DVP Act, domestic violence is defined as a crime. Any act of violence committed against an individual bound by a domestic relationship, as stated in the Act, is a violation of the law. Therefore, justifying intervention through the criminal justice system. pic.twitter.com/JSyEpdmw3I
— Family Protection Authority (@fpa_maldives) November 27, 2019
“Journey to the sunny side“ – Maldives Roadshow in China continues in Shanghai with a tremendous amount of support from Chinese tour operators. #Maldives #VisitMaldives #SunnySideofLife pic.twitter.com/OFpb9if53s
— Visit Maldives (@visitmaldives) November 27, 2019
MP @husnfirey of Madaveli Constituency leads the last discussion of the day on finding innovative ways to involve and engage citizens in the work of councils.#BaarakyAharemen #MaBassaa pic.twitter.com/OgcbbjLYlB
— Transparency MV (@TransparencyMV) November 27, 2019
List of 19Q2 GST non-payers and non-filers of Male' Region has been published on website – https://t.co/T3fNSncvqV pic.twitter.com/Of1HG7rF5N
— MIRA (@MIRAmaldives) November 27, 2019
Please note that this is a phishing email through an email client. We advise all our customers to block the sender in the “from” field and delete the email. BML will never get in touch with our customers with email links to verify account or internet banking details. #Samaaluvey pic.twitter.com/3q51eU37aS
— Bank of Maldives (@bankofmaldives) November 27, 2019
Students on various government scholarships whose stipends are due on January 1st 2020 are kindly reminded to send us the student verification letter from the university at the earliest to avoid delays in processing the stipend.
— Ministry of Higher Education (@MoHEmv) November 27, 2019
Thank you members of @MRM_Office interim executive committee for a highly productive first meeting last night. @yumna_maumoon @a_nadraa @AbdulAleemMV pic.twitter.com/NLRiGH5TRl
— Maumoon Abdul Gayoom (@maumoonagayoom) November 27, 2019
MRM made history by electing two women VP’s. Congratulations Hon @yumna_maumoon on being elected as the Vice President of #MRM. Thank you Ex Com members for trusting me. I am honored. #MRM pic.twitter.com/dMcgsxN9nI
— Aminath Nadira. (@a_nadraa) November 26, 2019
@WHOMaldives thanks & congratulates HEP President of Maldives @ibusolih & First Lady Madam Fazna Ahmed for launching #NursingNow Campaign; a 3 year (2018-20) international campaign which runs in collaboration with @ICNurses & @WHO to raise the profile & status of nurses worldwide pic.twitter.com/360HHG3zBv
— WHO Maldives (@WHOMaldives) November 27, 2019
MI conducted an operation to inspect some café / restaurants and shops in Male’ yesterday. Total 14 places were inspected and 25 expatriates without a valid work visa were observed. Warning letters were issued to 6 places to improve documentation.#RayyithungeHidhumathuga pic.twitter.com/eeOYPHnj6o
— Maldives Immigration (@ImmigrationMV) November 27, 2019
Celebrating the couples , 48th visit to #Kuredu#Maldives@MoTmv @ali20waheed pic.twitter.com/nH5EJvKT7o
— Mohamed Mafaz (@mafaz767) November 27, 2019
This service has identified +13215762192 and +1(940)279-2182 as numbers used in WhatsApp to communicate with & engage potential victims.
Both locals and expatriates working in Maldives have been victimized in this scam.
— Maldives Police (@PoliceMv) November 27, 2019
Vice President @FaisalNasym's visit to Haa Alifu and Haa Dhaalu Atoll: pic.twitter.com/gSGW7Wkx0Q
— The President's Office (@presidencymv) November 27, 2019