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Maldives court freezes ex-president Yameen's bank accounts

A court in the Maldives has frozen bank accounts owned by former President Abdulla Yameen, two sources told Al Jazeera on Friday, as part of an investigation into allegations of financial fraud.

MSN.COM - 2018-12-14 12:49:26

'World's First' Underwater Villa Is Now Open in the Maldives

The Maldives may call to mind gorgeous overwater bungalows set above the Indian Ocean, but the Conrad's Rangali Island just subverted that trend—literally. In November, the resort debuted what it claims to be the "world's first" (partially) undersea residence, the result of a $15 million investment,

CNTRAVELER.COM - 2018-12-14 07:00:00

Police in Maldives summons ex-president over money laundering case

Police in the Maldives have summoned former president Abdulla Yameen for questioning as part of investigations into deals he made during his tenure, many of them involving Chinese infrastructure projects, his party said.

WICNEWS.COM - 2018-12-14 10:55:45

Baros Maldives Named World’s Most Romantic Resort

The private Maldivian-owned boutique island resort of Baros has won the title of “The World’s Most Romantic Resort” for the sixth time. The award was presented at the 25th annual World Travel Awards final held in Lisbon, Portugal, on December 1, 2018. The World Travel Awards serve to acknowledge, re

LUXURYTRAVELMAGAZINE.COM - 2018-12-13 07:00:00

Climate Change Is An 'Existential Threat' and 'We Are Not Prepared to Die,' Maldives Tells U.N. Conference

The Maldives has urged the world to unite to fight climate change, pointing out that its peoples’ very survival is dependent on global action to address the dire crisis. Mohamed Nasheed, the head of the Indian Ocean nation’s delegation at the U.N. climate talks in Poland, said on Thursday that Maldi

NEWSWEEK - 2018-12-13 19:05:03

OFF da Island in the Maldives

Fred and Melissa Patacchia packed a copy of the NSN and traveled to the Maldives. Fred was invited. to the Four Seasons Kuda Harra for the Champions Trophy Event where he took first place in the thrusters.

NORTHSHORENEWS.COM - 2018-12-14 04:47:09

Maldives President Ibu Solih to stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan

NEW DELHI: India will lay the red carpet for Ibu Solih who will make his maiden state visit abroad on December 17 after being elected as Maldives President by defeating Abdullah Yameen, known for his pro-China leanings.

ECONOMIC TIMES - 2018-12-13 09:27:00

6 Over the Top Ways to Say ‘I Do’ at Four Seasons Bali, Serengeti and Maldives

For marriage proposals that end with a yes, Four Seasons can help set the stage with romantic, original and ultra-luxe proposal ideas to suit your personality type. Come fly with me, we'll fly, we'll fly away...over the Serengeti!

LUXURYTRAVELMAGAZINE.COM - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

Baros Maldives Adds Two New Villas

Boutique island retreat Baros has added two new suites to its collection of villas. The 2,100-square-foot Baros Suites are located a short walk away from the main facilities and are designed to provide seclusion and privacy.

LUXURYTRAVELADVISOR.COM - 2018-12-12 19:37:41

Ooredoo Maldives offers Masveringe Package to mark Fishermen's Day

Ooredoo Maldives has introduced the Masveringe Package to connect all fishers in the country as part of this year's Fishermen's Day celebrations (10 December). The Masveringe Package is customised to suit the needs of the modern-day fisher. It allows free, unlimited calling within the local fishing

TELECOMPAPER.COM - 2018-12-12 09:43:00

Inside the Maldives’ Most Artistic Hotel

The Maldives’ newest property is also its most creative, with a boutique-style focus on immersive art experiences. There’s more to the Maldives’ newest resort on Muravandhoo Island than luxury overwater bungalows and white sand bike paths. Walking around the 98,000-square-meter island in the Raa Ato

DEPARTURES.COM - 2018-12-11 07:00:00

Louis Vuitton’s resort in the Maldives has a spa so big that it occupies an entire island

Staycations cannot feel complete without an indulgent spa session. And while many resorts own an exclusive spa of their own, almost none have an entire island dedicated to it. Here to change the trend is Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort in the Maldives that is now inviting guests to a dedicated spa isla

LUXURYLAUNCHES.COM - 2018-12-11 14:50:52

Police in Maldives Investigate Ex-President Over Suspected 'Illicit' Deals

MALE — Police in the Maldives have summoned former president Abdulla Yameen for questioning as part of investigations into deals he made during his tenure, many of them involving Chinese infrastructure projects, his party said.

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-12-14 06:49:32

A family is offering to pay a photographer $100k to travel the world with them, taking pictures diving in the Maldives and skiing in the Alps

A family is advertising for a photographer to accompany them on their travels to document their trips. The successful applicant will earn a £80,000 ($102,000) salary and go to places such as the Formula One Grand Prix in Monaco, diving in the Maldives, and skiing in Val d'Isère.

INSIDER - 2018-12-07 14:16:00

AP Interview: Maldives Query the Point of UN Climate Talks

KATOWICE, Poland — The head of the Maldives delegation to the U.N. climate conference questioned on Thursday the point of the yearly summits, saying they are failing to produce meaningful results.

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-12-13 22:16:19

These Tiny Island Nations Are Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

The ongoing negotiations on how to implement the Paris Agreement aren’t going well. The world’s largest economies and top greenhouse emitters remain mired in decades-old arguments about who is responsible for addressing climate change and its impacts.

MSN.COM - 2018-12-13 19:16:19

Why January 2013 was an amazing sweet spot for a free Maldives holiday

There is a generally accepted view that, over time, all reward schemes get worse. People say that you should spend your points as you earn, rather than holding them for retirement or some unspecified time in the future.

HEADFORPOINTS.COM - 2018-12-08 03:37:11

Futuristic eco-city powered with renewable energy is unveiled for the Maldives

Beijing and New York-based design studio CAA Architects has placed first in the “Maldives Airport, Economic Zone Development” competition with their design of a futuristic, energy-producing eco-city on the east coast of the reclaimed island Hulhumalé, Maldives. Named Ocean’s Heaven after its nature-

INHABITAT.COM - 2018-12-07 17:45:06

Sri Lankan Company Designs World’s Largest Underwater Restaurant

AKDA Engineering Group Sri Lanka which designed the world’s first underwater night club, spa and wine cellar has also completed building the world’s largest underwater restaurant with a glass tunnel.

EURASIAREVIEW.COM - 2018-12-14 05:43:46

Impressions Of The St. Regis Bora Bora

Hello from Bora Bora! I’ve spent the past few days at the St. Regis Bora Bora, which is easily one of the most aspirational hotels in the Marriott & Starwood portfolio. Until recently this hotel wasn’t actually bookable with points at the “standard” levels, but since the Marriott and Starwood merger

ONEMILEATATIME.COM - 2018-12-09 19:45:30