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Friday, December 15, 2006

Violence In Hoarafushi

Two Maldives Police officers have been attacked by a gang from Hoarafushi, Haa Alifu atoll, Monday, state newspaper Haveeru reports. The officers were responding to reports of a fight, at around 7:15pm on Monday night, the paper says, citing Sergeant Nahid Hussein.“Our officers acted on information received via a phone call, and went to the house of the person we heard was about to be attacked,” said Sergeant Nahid. “The person was under our protection when a group of around 15 men came to the house and started making a commotion.
One of them attacked the officers and then they all fled the scene.”The newspaper goes on to say both the officers “had welts and bruises on their backs and faces” as a result of the beating. The paper says the alleged attacker, Ahmed Shameen, 23, of Jeans Villa, in Hoarafushi, is now in custody.
Police are quoted as saying he had a history of arrests for various criminal offences.Two foreign construction workers were injured in an attack by a Hoarafushi gang last Sunday. Eleven Hoarafushi residents attacked the two Indian and Bangladeshi workers with metal pipes and wooden planks, leaving them both with head injuries.
Four police officers also suffered minor injuries at the time. Haveeru reports eleven individuals who reportedly attacked the workers and police are now under arrest. They are between16 to 35 years of age.


Sunday, November 26, 2006

Laguna Maldive

LAGUNA This is a good all-rounder: not too large to sacrifice that desert-island ambience, not so “honeymoonish” that parents will be constantly wishing their offspring came with a mute button, and not so quiet that active guests risk boredom. Many of the 115 rooms are in two-storey blocks, set back from the beach and shaded by lush vegetation. It has wonderful sweeps of beach and, although every island in the Maldives has a frill of magnificent turquoise water, the shallowness of the lagoon here means that the sea retains that stunning Tiffany colour as far as the eye can see. The pros: food is a cut above offerings in many other resorts. The cons: dated decor. Best for: groups of thirty- or fortysomethings. The package: Kuoni (01306 747008, www.kuoni.co.uk) has seven nights, B&B, from £747pp, including charter flights and transfers. more

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Protesters And Police Clash In Male’ And Addu

Hundreds of riot police and army personnel were dispatched to the streets of Male’ and Addu Atoll late on Tuesday, after the arrest of a Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) member sparked angry opposition protests. In the capital, scores of people took to the streets, chanting anti-government slogans in a demonstration that stretched well into the night. Protesters hurled bottles and stones at the lines of riot police, who sealed off the roads surrounding Republic Square and the Presidential Palace. more


Getting ready for independece day

Most of the resort guys are having very good idea to build huts like this guys
Park infront of Island office Experience Mason Ahmed people used to call CARROTEY


Saturday, August 12, 2006

Male’ Prepares For ‘Black Friday’ Remembrance

The final countdown has begun to what could be the biggest pro-democracy rally ever held in the history of the Maldives. Thousands of democracy supporters are expected to converge at the artificial beach in Male’ at 4:30pm today, as the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) commemorates the second anniversary of the brutal 2004 ‘Black Friday’ government crackdown.Speeches, music and video presentations on the theme of democratic empowerment will be on show. MDP officials say they hope to create a carnival-like atmosphere. more

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Maldives protest at court hearing

The leader of the main opposition party in the Maldives has attended a hearing on terrorism and sedition charges. Mohamed Nasheed, who heads of the Maldivian Democratic Party, was arrested in August last year during a pro-democracy rally in the capital. Mr Nasheed has long been a vocal critic of President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who has held power for more than 25 years. more