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No Independence Day celebrations this year

The Maldives government has announced it will not be holding Independence Day festivities this year

Ex-President Yameen says he received USD 5 million in ‘political donations’

Former Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom said on Wednesday that he received USD 5 million in political donations, which were accepted on his behalf by former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor and former Fisheries Minister Dr. Mohamed Shainee

42 Maldivian resorts to begin operation following border reopening

The Maldives Ministry of Tourism revealed that 42 resorts are prepared to begin operations this month, following the reopening of Maldivian borders on July 15

Maldives parliament facilitates import to regional ports

The Maldives parliament has moved to slash duties on a number of goods imported through regional ports of the country in Kulhudhuffushi and Addu City

Over 10,000 tourists expected in Maldives this month: study

A study conducted by the Maldives National University (MNU)’s research team in collaboration with Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has estimated that 10,595 tourists will visit the Maldives this month

President Solih commends Maldives' armed and security forces

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Sunday, shared high praise for the work of Maldives Police Service (MPS) and Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF)

Maldives' state-run IGMH reverts to stricter measures amid ICU outbreak

State-run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) has adopted stricter service policies after cases of COVID-19 were identified in patients receiving treatment at the hospital's Intensive Care Unit

Maldives excluded from UK travel exemption list

The British High Commission in Maldives, on Saturday, revealed that Maldives was excluded from the list of 67 countries exempted from the United Kingdom (UK)'s Global Travel Advisory, which cautions British citizens against non-essential travel

19 expats arrested after hostage situation in Bodufinolhu

Nineteen expatriates have been arrested after a group of expatriates held 12 locals hostage at B. Bodufinolhu on Thursday. Bodufinolhu is being developed as a resort by Seal Maldives

Maldives' COVID-19 expenditure reaches MVR 975m

Government expenditure for COVID-19 in the Maldives has reached a staggering MVR 975.7 million

Guesthouses, hotels allowed to accommodate transit tourists

The Ministry of Tourism, on Wednesday, revealed that guesthouses and hotels in the capital city of Male' would be permitted to accommodate tourists for transit purposes from July 15 onwards

NEOC to HEOC: smaller scale of operations, same mandate

The Maldives government has dissolved the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC), established to handle Maldives' COVID-19 response, and transferred its workings under the newly established Health Emergency Operations Centre (HEOC)

COVID-19: Medtech Maldives brings in 20 more ventilators

Medtech Maldives on Thursday confirmed the arrival of 20 more ventilators it was tasked with bringing by the Maldivian government, for the country's COVID-19 response efforts

Trust will help revive tourism: Tourism Minister

Maldives Tourism Minister Ali Waheed has said attaining the trust of the tourists and ease of travel will be the key factors that would help to revive the tourism sector which has declined significantly due to COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: Shops, restaurant business hours between 9am to 10pm

Cafes and restaurants will be allowed to open from 9 am to 10 pm starting July 1

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Hilsa glut in Barishal

With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity