News from November 26 to December 2: India buys US$100 million treasury bond as budget support; Speaker Nasheed expected to challenge President Solih for MDP ticket; and shifting monsoon winds bring dust and smog from Himalayas.
Business news from November 26 to December 2: MVR42.8 billion budget passed for 2023; MVR2 tax approved for plastic bags; and urban tourism project unveiled for Hulhumalé.
News from November 19 to 25: World Cup fever grips Maldives; MDP factions clash over fiscal policy; and first in-person EU-Maldives policy dialogue takes place since Covid-19 pandemic.
Business news from November 19 to 25: tourism industry and worker’s associations at odds over impact of tax hike; new round of stimulus loans announced; and Bank of Maldives caps processing cheques at MVR50,000.
News from November 12 to 18: suspects linked to Islamic State arrested in counter-terrorism operation; ruling party factions squabble over tax bill; Indian bridge developer fined US$4.5 million for reef damage.
Business news from November 12 to 18: goods and services tax to rise in January; ‘secluded gated community’ project for Hulhumalé; and STO’s year end sale begins.
News from November 5 to 11: Ten expatriates killed in deadliest fire in Malé; Covid-19 deaths and hospitalisations rise amid new surge; and survey raises alarm over high prevalence of non-communicable diseases.
Business news from November 5 to 11: central bank warns of inflation due to sales tax hikes; Maldives retains World’s Leading Destination title for third year; and MWSC unveils glass water bottles.
News from October 29 to November 4: fallout continues from recognition of Mauritius as neighbouring state; Hindu religious ritual performed by Indian workers reported to police; and government under fire over muted observance of 1988 coup anniversary.
Business news from October 29 to November 4: MVR42 billion budget submitted for parliamentary approval; state-owned enterprises post quarterly earnings; and new monthly tourist arrivals record set in October.
News from October 22 to 28: Maldives recognises Mauritius sovereignty over neighbouring Chagos archipelago; police complicity alleged in death of drug trafficking suspect; and DhiraaguTV faces shutdown in January.