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 waters at Pasta Point known...

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 islands were now expecting more...

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, on September 23,2016, placed Maldives...

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 to obstruct the UN- mediated...

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 government to immediately sit for...

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 Senarathne, the two ministers discussed...

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 based on material gathered from...

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 of misusing state funds. Nasheed ...

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