Taxmen raid Maldivian opposition leader Gasim Ibrahim’s resorts

Taxmen raid Maldivian opposition leader Gasim Ibrahim’s resorts

Male, January 21 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian opposition leader cum business tycoon, Gasim Ibrahim, head of the Jumhoory Party (JP), has come under mounting pressure from the tax authorities, ahead of the Presidential election expected later this year. Customs officials along with the police had raided five resorts of the group owned by Gasim Ibrahim last […]

President Yameen will be a candidate in 2018 Maldivian Presidential election

President Yameen will be a candidate in 2018 Maldivian Presidential election

Male. January 14 (Avas): The Secretary General of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) Abdulla Khaleel has strongly asserted that the party has already decided that incumbent President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom will be its candidate in the 2018 Presidential election. He also said that there is no need for a primary. Speaking to Avas Online […]

Maldives reassures New Delhi of its “India First” policy

Maldives reassures New Delhi of its “India First” policy

New Delhi, January 13 (newsin.asia): After falling out with the government of India on various economic, political and geo-strategic issues, the Maldives government headed by  President Abdulla Yameen, has revived its ‘India first’ policy. Amid a prolonged strain in bilateral ties over a host of issues, including the signing of a free trade agreement between […]

Maldives continues efforts to mend fences with India

Maldives continues efforts to mend fences with India

With India remaining unconvinced about the benign nature of the growing ties between the Maldives and China, the Abdulla Yameen government in the Maldives rushed its Foreign Minister, Dr.Mohamed Asim, to New Delhi earlier this week on a three-day visit to address New Delhi’s concerns in the best way it could, writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT. […]

Modi says he will visit Maldives “at a suitable time”

Modi says he will visit Maldives “at a suitable time”

New Delhi ,January 12 (agencies): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Maldives “at a suitable time”, officials said Thursday, amid suggestions that diplomatic ties had become strained. Relations between the two countries have been in the spotlight since the Maldives signed a massive trade agreement with China, apparently catching India off guard An […]

Maldives sends Foreign Minister Asim to India to mend ties

Maldives sends Foreign Minister Asim to India to mend ties

Male, January 11 (Avas): Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday dispatched his top diplomat Foreign Minister Dr.Mohammed Asim to India, in what is seen as a bid to mend strained ties with the neighboring South Asian giant. Asim is expected to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj during […]

Maldives on the way to becoming a low-carbon economy

Maldives on the way to becoming a low-carbon economy

By Jacqueline Kame Male, January 9 (Huffington Post): The Maldives have decided to take matters into their own hands by setting things into motion to achieve a low-carbon economy. “We’re a small country,” said Mr.Moosa Zameer, the tourism Minister of Maldives, “And although we can’t undo the damage that’s already been done by rich countries—we can hope […]

Maldives’ 10 day ultimatum to Indian hospital company to set its house in order

Maldives’ 10 day ultimatum to Indian hospital company to set its house in order

Male January 9 (Avas): The Maldivian government on Tuesday gave a 10 day ultimatum to an India company, Noorul Islam International Private Limited (NII), to resolve the problems currently plaguing its regional hospital in Haa Dhaal Atoll Kulhudhuffushi island. The firm has been under intense pressure over falling standards at the hospital with the public […]

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