News from August 6 to 12: a 22-year-old woman was brutally murdered and dismembered, former MP Nazim testified in ex-president Yameen’s bribery trial, and the Addu City Council urged the public not to prod and feed a seal that drifted to the southernmost atoll.
Business news from August 6 to 12: an Indian company was enlisted to develop the Hanimadhoo airport, the World Bank welcomed plans to hike sales taxes, and the Maldives welcomed the millionth tourist of 2022.
News from July 30 to August 5: President Solih and Indian Prime Minister Modi launched the ‘Greater Malé Connectivity Project,’ the president reiterated the longstanding ‘India First’ foreign policy, and ex-president Yameen was named the PPM’s candidate for the 2023 election.
Business news from July 30 to August 5: the president invited Indian entrepreneurs to explore business opportunities, STO and MTCC posted second quarter earnings, and Ooredoo celebrated 17 years of operating in the Maldives.
News from 2022 July 23 to 29: arrest of homosexuals inflamed ruling party’s internal tensions, ex-presidents clashed with clerics on yoga, and the Maldives celebrated 57 years of independence.
Business news from July 23 to 29: the president announced plans to reform fuel subsidies, the IMF backed sales tax hikes for 2023, and inflation hit 5% in June.
News from July 16 to 22: the government defended a new law that compels journalists to reveal informants, Dhiffushi islanders beat up an alleged rapist, and the Malé City Council was accused of obstructing the start of a minibus service.
Business news from July 16 to 22: the central predicted strong growth despite challenges, the tourism industry association handed out golden jubilee awards, and new flats built in Hulhumalé were put up for sale.
News from July 9 to 15: the embattled Sri Lankan president fled to the Maldives, a week-long Eid holiday was celebrated across the country, and an expatriate was left in critical condition after being stabbed.
Business news from July 9 to 15: the tourism sector received $205.5 million in investment, ITA Airways scheduled a new direct flight from Rome, and the deadline was extended for small tourism businesses to seek EU pandemic recovery support.
News from July 2 to 8: a young woman was killed after a speeding car collided with a bus, the Malé City Council cried foul over a road development project, and the transport ministry approved higher fares for taxis.