Archive for the ‘Maldives’ Category
This week Mohamed Nasheed, the nationâ€™s first democratically elected leader, advised Britons to steer clear of its idyllic beach resorts, the owners of which, he claims, financed the military coup earlier this year in which his Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) was ousted from power.
LONGWOOD, Fl.–A new conservation project has been organized to help preserve the marine environment surrounding the islands of the Maldives, off the Southern tip of India. Ordinary travellers from the US will be able to assist by collecting important data on the corals, fish, and marine wildlife under the guidance of a marine scientist who [...]
The Maldives, the smallest Asian country, is now planning to tax tourists. President Mohammed Nasheed wants the island Muslim country to become the world’s first carbon neutral nation. It would not change the fate of the planet that much because the Maldives have only 309,000 inhabitants. Nevertheless, global warming and the climate change are worrying [...]
The Maldives ” The beautiful garland in the Indian Ocean” or as some say, the necklace of pearls. This is the dream holiday destination for millions all over the world.
BY RITA PAYNE, ETN EUROPE | APR 16, 2009LONDON (eTN) – He’s being hailed by some as the Obama of South Asia. The man in question is Mohamed Nasheed the new president of the Maldives. Both he and the American president face the same challenge: they’re strong on rhetoric but now have to fulfill unrealistically [...]
The Maldives imposed today a total ban on reef shark hunting. The government said the ban will help restore shark numbers, which have fallen in recent years due to hunting. The Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. Ibrahim Didi, said the ban would make the Maldives a Ã¢â‚¬Ëœshark safe haven.'
By Rita Payne, eTN Staff Writer | Oct 30, 2008 Even a few months ago it, would have been unthinkable that the day would come when the Maldives would have a new President. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Asia's longest serving leader, who has ruled the Maldives uncontested since 1978, has now admitted defeat and offered his [...]
By eTN | Sep 26, 2008 Hotel and resort workers in Maldives, organized through the Tourism Employees Association of Maldives (TEAM), have announced an indefinite strike in hotels, resorts, airports and other tourist enterprises from October 5, in support of their demand that basic labor rights for hotel and resort workers be enshrined in the [...]
By David Browne and Ajay Makan Twelve tourists have been injured in an explosion in the Maldives. The blast occurred at the entrance to Sultan Park, in the capital of Male’, in what appears to be a planned attack on the Maldives tourism industry.
By Yusof Sulaiman KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (eTN) – Following the authorization from the Malaysian and Singaporean governments, the company undertaking the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore bullet train project has announced it has started work on the design track lying (DTL) plans for the proposed project.