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No time to focus on changing governance system: President Solih

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has stated that the public decides the governance system of the country, and if it has to be changed, the public must make the decision collectively

Ruling government will remain as a coalition, assures president

The Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has assured that the ruling coalition will be maintained amid tension within the coalition

Maldives always at forefront in climate change advocacy: Foreign Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid declared that the Maldives will always be at the forefront in advocating against the dangers of climate change

Maldives to resume tourism on July 15

The tourism-dependent island nation's borders were closed to tourists in March as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 pandemic

Maldives' opposition appoints ex-president Waheed as special advisor

The opposition coalition of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and People's National Congress (PNC) appointed former Maldives President Mohamed Waheed as special advisor on Monday

Maldives Opposition protests against police services bill

The opposing Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and People’s National Congress (PNC) protested against the Police Services Bill that has been proposed to the Parliament

Education ministry instructs to use plain masks in schools

The Maldives education ministry has announced that schools’ employees and students should use plain cloth masks without any designs during school hours

Police investigate Viber-based prostitution ring

Maldives Police Service, on Monday, confirmed an investigation was launched into a group offering illegal prostitution services in Maldives through Viber

10 airlines request slots at VIA for border reopening

Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) revealed that a total of 10 airlines were seeking slots at Velana International Airport (VIA) in time for Maldives' reopening of borders, slated to take place in July

Do not leave the house unless absolutely necessary, warn authorities

The Maldives' National Emergency Operation Centre's Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has urged the public not to leave their homes unless absolutely necessary

FlyMe to lay off over 200 staff

Local airline FlyMe, operated by Villa Air on Saturday, decided to lay off over 200 of its staff

Time to start the journey towards a normal life, says NEOC

The Maldives' National Emergency Operations Centre’s (NEOC) epidemiologist Dr Ibrahim Afzal has stated that it is time to learn to live with the COVID-19 pandemic and adapt to the new normal

Over 300 people charged over lockdown violations: Police

Maldives Police Service on Friday, revealed that charges against 312 individuals were filed at the Prosecutor General's Office over violations of ongoing lockdown measures enacted amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the country

President Solih extends partial reopening of government till June 30

Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Thursday, extended the partial reopening of government institutions from June 21 to 30

Maldives parliament to continue sittings despite staff testing positive for COVID-19

Maldives' People’s Majlis has announced that the parliament meetings will continue despite an administrative staff working in the office has tested positive for COVID-19

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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