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Ahmed Naseem appointed new health minister amid ventilator scam

The Maldives government, rocked by a ventilator scam, appointed Ahmed Naseem as the country’s new health minister after Abdullah Ameen resigned on Wednesday amid allegation of him favouring a Dubai-based company in the procurement process, reported the Sun news

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27,217 tourists visited Maldives in three months

Data released by the Maldives’ Immigration authority showed that the country has so far received a total of 27,217 tourists in the last three months

Maldives health minister Ameen resigns amid strong backlash

Minister of Health Abdulla Ameen, under heavy fire over the unlawful procurement of ventilators for the Maldives' COVID-19 response, tendered his resignation during the early hours of Wednesday

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Maldives

The Indian Express News Agency has reported that the Mike Pompeo the Secretary of State of the United States of America (USA) is set to visit the Maldives before the US Presidential election in November

Teaching for grade 6 and below will not resume this year: Maldives education ministry

Ministry of Education, on Saturday, revealed that classes for grades starting from six to all levels below, shall not restart within 2020, for schools throughout the Greater Male' Region

Aeroflot increases frequency of flights operated between Maldives, Moscow

The frequency of Aeroflot flights operated between Russian capital, Moscow and the Maldives has been increased

COVID-19: Maldives records 24 new infections

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Saturday, announced 24 additional cases of the new coronavirus, increasing confirmed coronavirus cases in Maldives to 11,178

Nation’s sovereignty is unquestionably linked to food security, says Maldives president

Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has stated that empowering farmers and sustaining a productive farming sector is a key policy priority

Maldives attends Commonwealth foreign ministers meet

The Maldives Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid on Wednesday participated in a virtual meeting of foreign ministers from the Commonwealth nations

Maldives to reopen nine residential islands for tourists

The Maldives on Thursday announced that it will open guesthouses in nine of its residential islands for international tourists

Maldives to join CDRI charter

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has decided to seek Parliament’s consideration for the Maldives to join the charter of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). The president is seeking parliament approval following Cabinet approval of the proposal

Civil aviation policy of Maldives for next five years formed

Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation Aishath Nahula has formulated the civil aviation policy of the Maldives for the next five years

Maldives foreign minister meets with envoys of ASEAN countries

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid on Monday met with the High Commissioners and Ambassadors of the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations accredited to the Maldives

Maldives’ population crosses half a million mark

New numbers released by the National Bureau of Statistics estimated the population of the Maldives to be 5,57,426

700,000 tourists likely to visit Maldives in 2021, says minister

The Finance Minister on Wednesday said 700,000 tourists are expected to visit the Maldives next year

Maldives needs debt restructuring without additional fines: Speaker Nasheed

As the pandemic ceases the island nation’s income, Maldives nears loan repayment deadlines. The country’s parliament speaker and former president, Nasheed, called for the restructuring of its debts without additional fines