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Emperor Maldives Opens First Dive Center On Gan, Laamu Atoll – DeeperBlue.com

Emperor Maldiveshas opened its first Maldives resort dive center atReveries Diving VillageonGan, Laamu Atoll, where guests can combine superb channel diving with a unique experience on a locally inhabited island.

DEEPERBLUE.COM - 2018-08-15 18:00:50

Maldives government mocked over ‘invisible’ power station

The Maldives governmenthas been mockedfor claiming to have spent MVR3.5 million (US$227,000) to build a power station in Hithaadhoo island, Baa Atoll, except the facility does not exist and there is no evidence of construction work.

MALDIVESINDEPENDENT.COM - 2018-08-15 12:19:08

Maldives' presidential poll to go ahead as scheduled

It said the government has been working closely with the election commission and all relevant stakeholders to ensure that the election is held in a free, fair and credible manner, Xinhua news agency reported.

THEQUINT.COM - 2018-08-15 12:18:06

The trials of being a court reporter in the Maldives

I had been in the Criminal Court’s reception area for almost two hours, waiting for a trial that had been scheduled for the morning, and was relieved when officials took me into the courtroom’s security area.

MALDIVESINDEPENDENT.COM - 2018-08-15 03:52:07

Maldives tycoon to open eighth resort

“I am not in the business of tourism, I am invested in the business of Maldives, to make Maldives better,” he was quoted as saying during a panel discussion with university students.

MALDIVESINDEPENDENT.COM - 2018-08-14 14:00:07

No details on Maldives ‘US$40 mn loan’ from OPEC body

The Maldives government has been unable to answer basic questions about a US$40 million loan, including when it was granted and if the money is in place, despite ministers announcing it a month ago.

MALDIVESINDEPENDENT.COM - 2018-08-14 09:28:51

Maldives wants to ‘rid itself of excessive Indian influence’

“New Delhi has long regarded the South Asian island nation as its backyard and sphere of influence, with a strong desire to tighten its grip on the capital city of Malé and exclude other countries’ influence,” said the Beijing-based tabloid.

MALDIVESINDEPENDENT.COM - 2018-08-14 07:16:51

Maldives enjoys surge in UK visitors

The Indian Ocean destination welcomed 57,535 UK arrivals between January and June 2018, compared with 51,737 visitors during the same period last year.

TTGMEDIA.COM - 2018-08-14 00:00:00

Why sea level rise varies from place to place

SLOWLY BUT SHORELYThe Maldives (its capital, Malé, shown) has long been a poster child for vulnerability to rising seas, with more than 400,000 people living across low-lying atolls in the Indian Ocean. A 2017 study suggests that weakened monsoon winds have curtailed ocean circulation, leading to se

SCIENCE NEWS - 2018-08-15 13:30:05

Maldives: A crisis in paradise

AuthorBruce RiedelSenior Fellow -Foreign Policy,Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence,Center for Middle East PolicyDirector -The Intelligence Project

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Josh Kerr Wins World's Most Deluxe Surf Event in the Maldives

One gets the impression that Kerrzy is not missing the WCT so much right now — especially the whole traditional high performance thruster aspect. First, he joined us for ourtwin-fin guide. Then, he announces the WSL Airshow, which he’ll be running. Then, he goes and takes out the fanciest surf conte

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Smoking ban petition launched by hospital boss

Ahmed Affaal, the managing director of ADK Hospital, set up the petition two days ago and aims to get 1,500 signatures.

MALDIVESINDEPENDENT.COM - 2018-08-15 11:15:45

Josh Kerr Continues His Dominance at Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy - Travelandtourworld.com

In the twin-fin final, Kerr faced off with an in-form Alejo Muniz (BRA) who had dominated his way though to the final. It was a match-up of the two standouts all day, but Kerr saved his best until last, scoring an epic heat total of 17.26, including a near perfect 9.63 (the highest of the event so f

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Ooredoo Maldives starts payment service for Maldive Gas

Ooredoo Maldives has announced a service that it claims is the first of its kind in the country, which enables digital orders and payments for Maldive Gas through m-Faisaa services.Through Ooredoo's easy digital payments service, Maldive Gas customers can now request service from anywhere and proces

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The hottest trends for luxury travellers - Insights

While well-known hot spots are still firm favourites, including the United States, Italy and France, other more distant locales are also emerging as desirable destinations. Known as a leading trend forecaster in the industry,Virtuosohas surveyed its UK travel agency members to uncover the hidden gem

EHOTELIER.COM - 2018-08-15 14:15:08

Maersk Line Pushes Restart in Maldives

“Maldives has a flourishing tourism market and offers an excellent opportunity for global trade. Interestingly, around 90 percent of Maldives trade is import driven and spearheaded by China, India and Sri Lanka. We believe that the weekly feeder service between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Male, Maldives

MARINELINK.COM

Mingozzi takes up culinary leadership of Kanuhura, Maldives

Chef Michele Mingozzi has joined Kanuhura, Maldives, with strong international experience and reputation, having worked in numerous remarkable fine-dining establishments around the world.His experience includes time at two- and three-Michelin star restaurants in Italy, Germany and London.His passion

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Qatar Airways expands Maldives service in W18

Qatar Airways in winter 2018/19 season is expanding service to The Maldives, as the oneWorld member added 3rddailyDoha – Malerotation, on board Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft. From 28OCT18, the new QR676/677 service departs Doha in early-morning hours, Male in late-afternoon.QR672 DOH0210 – 0900MLE 359

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Test flight lands at Maafaru airport

“When this airport opens, this region will become the most valuable in Maldives tourism,” Zameer told reporters on the tarmac.

MALDIVESINDEPENDENT.COM - 2018-08-15 06:44:14

Maldives president ‘lies about everything’

The exquisite pieces, at theMaldives Sirru Fen Fushi,are nestled in the world’s first semi-submerged museum and were created by British artistJason deCaires Taylor. They are based on casts of real people, about half of whom are from the Maldives.

MALDIVESINDEPENDENT.COM