Surfers’ Paradise, Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Wins Surf Resort Award

Surfers’ Paradise, Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Wins Surf Resort Award

Colombo, Dec 15 (NIA) – Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives was awarded ‘Leading Surf Hotel/Resort in the South Asia Region’ at the inaugural South Asian Travel Awards 2016 (SATA) held recently in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This award was given in recognition of the resort’s exceptional service and hospitality especially catering to the surfing community that enjoys the […]

Maldives to unveil 20 new world class resorts in 2017

Maldives to unveil 20 new world class resorts in 2017

Colombo, Dec 14 (NIA) – The Maldives government on Wednesday said that 20 new world class resorts would be unveiled in 2017, in addition to the seven new resorts which were opened this year. A statement from the Maldives Embassy in Colombo said that tourism had recorded a remarkable growth in 2016 and the honeymoon […]

Eight Maldivian ruling party MPs to defy party whip and work for political reforms

Eight Maldivian ruling party MPs to defy party whip and work for political reforms

Male, October 27 (NIA): The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) on Thursday welcomed the announcement  by eight ruling party Members of Parliament that they will work for political reforms and not be bound by the whip of President Abdulla Yameen. Reacting to this, former President Mohamed Nasheed said: “In the light of the immense difficulties that […]

Maldivian opposition condemns decision to quit Commonwealth.

Maldivian opposition condemns decision to quit Commonwealth.

Colombo, October 13 (NIA): The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), has condemned “in the strongest terms” the Maldivian government’s decision to leave the Commonwealth. The decision was taken unilaterally by the Cabinet without consulting parliament, and comes unexpectedly,” said the MDP’s international spokesman Hamid Abdul Ghafoor. The decision comes after the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, […]

Maldivian President tried to prevent Nasheed from participating in talks

Maldivian President tried to prevent Nasheed from participating in talks

Male, October 13 (NIA): The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has accused President Abdulla Yameen of  trying to  prevent opposition leader Mohammad Nasheed from participating in the proposed talks with the government on settling the national question. The MDP said in a release on Wednesday that it was “deeply concerned by the government’s clear attempts […]

Maldivian opposition supports India’s surgical strike against Pakistan

Maldivian opposition supports India’s surgical strike against Pakistan

Colombo, October 2 (NIA): The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) said on Sunday that it is deeply saddened by the loss of Indian Serviceman in terrorist attacks against the Indian Army last week and appealed to Pakistan to delegitimize terror groups on its soil. “The MDP wishes to extend its sincere condolences to the people […]

Maldivian opposition welcomes C’Wealth Action Group’s decision to put Maldives on its agenda

Maldivian opposition welcomes C’Wealth Action Group’s decision to put Maldives on its agenda

Colombo, September 25 (NIA): The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), headed by the former Maldivian President Muhammad Nasheed, has  welcomed the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group’s (CMAG’s) decision to place the Maldives on its formal agenda. A statement issued by MDP’s Colombo-based spokesman, Hamid Abdul Ghafoor, said on Sunday that the MDP also called upon the Yameen […]

Maldives seeks emergency drugs from Sri Lanka

Maldives seeks emergency drugs from Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sept 21 (NIA) – The Maldives has sought Sri Lanka’s assistance in upgrading its health sector and providing emergency drugs to the island country. In a statement, released by the Maldives High Commission in Colombo, it said that in discussions held between Maldives Health Minister, Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim and his Sri Lankan counterpart, Dr. Rajitha […]

Maldivian government dismisses Al Jazeera program on rampant corruption as bad journalism

Maldivian government dismisses Al Jazeera program on rampant corruption as bad journalism

Male, September 9 (NIA): The Maldivian government has dismissed the Al Jazeera program “Stealing Paradise” on rampant corruption and a US$ 1.5 billion money laundering scheme in the country as “defamatory and biased” and smacking of bad journalism, Maldives Independent reported. A statement issued Wednesday evening pointed out that the evidence against President Abdulla Yameen was […]

Former Maldivian President Nasheed’s house raided

Former Maldivian President Nasheed’s house raided

Male ,September 1 (NIA): Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed’s family residence was raided Wednesday evening by the police seeking details of an alleged “coup” plot being hatched by opposition parties in the Maldives, as well as UK and Sri Lanka, Maldivian Independent reported. The criminal court  meanwhile issued a warrant for Nasheed’s arrest on a charge […]

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