Without citizen involvement, investments in meeting climate change will amount to naught; giving citizens a voice is needed to manage climate risks.
"What we suspect in all the deals made by the Yameen regime is a high level of corruption. The sovereign guarantees given to some of the big-ticket projects were two to three times the cost of the projects," a ruling party member said.
"The Indians are there to assist us, to help us and be good neighbors. We both have the same interests," said Defense Minister Mariya Ahmed Didi in an interview to Strategic News International.
In the annual budget proposed to the Indian parliament, MVR 5.5 billion (US$ 361million) was allocated as aid for the Maldives. This is 460 percent more than the aid given in 2018, which was MVR 1.2 billion (US$ 78.8 million).
The PNC split from the Peoples' Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) over the issue of leadership.
The Maldivian government under Solih has been friendlier to the Ranil Wickremesinghe regime than to the short-lived Mahinda Rajapaksa regime which was installed by President Maithripala Sirisena unconstitutionally on October 26, 2018.
Maldives, Jan 17 (newsin.asia) - The Maldives Immigration, on Thursday, said over 60,000 illegal migrant workers were estimated to be living in the island country and it sought public assistance to nab them. Maldives Immigration Chief, Mohamed Ahmed Hussain told journalists in a media briefing that a total of 144,607 expats had been brought into the country under a work visa...
Maldoves, Dec 31 (newsin.asia) - Maldives Health Minister, Abdulla Ameen has inaugurated a nationwide system to facilitate convenient treatment to patients suffering from Thalassemia, local media reported Monday. During the inauguration ceremony, Minister Ameen said the new system will enable Thalassemia patients across the Maldives to access medicine and treatment equipment through the State Trading Organisation (STO). Under the...
A new political party, People’s National Congress (PNC), spearheaded by former Maldivian President and Leader of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), Abdulla Yameen has received the required sanction from the Elections Commission (EC).
Solih stressed that the loans are on concessional terms, and when contractors are taken for projects carried out with these loans, taking a Maldivian partner would be obligatory.