Business news from October 22 to 28: tourism industry groups oppose raising sales tax; government companies post MVR10 billion revenue; and new multi-species hatchery under development.
News from October 15 to 21: census counts resident population of 452,495; Maldives in maritime boundary dispute with Mauritius; and lawmakers accuse cable TV service provider of conspiring to eliminate competitors.
Business news from October 15 to 21: state fisheries company incurs MVR1 billion loss; MVR872 million owed as T-GST; and three-storey space for small business under development in Malé.
News from October 8 to 14: Vaavu Atoll protesters demand return of uninhabited island; Dhigurah devastated by ‘tsunami-like’ tidal waves; and three people dead amid dengue outbreak.
Business news from October 8 to 14: Ratings agency Fitch warns of ‘tightening global financial conditions’; hospitality trade show returns after two-year hiatus; and list of non-compliant taxpayers made public.
News from October 1 to 7: National Tourism Day marked to celebrate golden jubilee; body of missing 27-year-old found in Hulhumalé; and MVR28 million worth of diesel stolen from Maldives Ports Limited.
Business news from October 1 to 7: new runway operationalised at Velana International Airport; India extends US$100 million line of credit to expedite infrastructure projects; and Addu City airport development put up for tender.
News from September 24 to 30: court order sought to save Ameenee Magu trees; three men arrested over blackmail with gay sex tapes; and former chief auditor alleges MVR100 million graft at state broadcaster.
Business news from September 24 to 30: US$136 million contract signed to develop northern airport; STO secures US$189 million loan for essential imports; and Chinese tourists expected to return in October.
News from September 17 to 23: uprooting trees for road development sparks public outrage; lawmakers concerned over gangs threatening and attacking police officers; and application deadline extended for flats and plots of land for Malé residents.
Business news from September 17 to 23: minimum wage delayed for foreign workers; MTCC inaugurates Bodu Jarraafa dredger; and legal changes ensure collection of green tax.