The President’s Office and State Electric Company (STELCO) confirmed today that the US$200 million Gaafaru Wind Farm project, previously expected to be operational by 2013, was dissolved last year.

The Environment Ministry today designated protected status to another 12 species under the Environment Protection Act.

The protected species are all types of turtles found in the Maldives, dolphins, napoleon wrasse, giant clams, black coral, whale sharks, conch, all types of whales and corals, sharks, all types of clams, pregnant lobsters and lobsters less than 25 centimetres.

The four-year old boy who was being treated for dengue fever at the Intensive Critical Care Unit (ICCU) in Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) died last night.

This is the seventh child to die of the disease this year and the fifth to die since the rapid spread of the disease since last week.

An official from the dengue control task-force revealed that all arrangements had been made to t


The death toll from dengue fever in the Maldives has reached three in two days with the latest death recorded this morning.

Alhan Ahmed of Dhilbahaaruge/Baa atoll Thulhaadhoo, aged two and a half years, died at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) around 3am today after he was transferred from ADK Hospital for further treatment.

Transparency Maldives Sunday launched the Global Corruption Report: Climate Change compiled by Transparency International.

Transparency International officially inaugurated the report, first of its kind to comprehensively explore major climate-related corruption risks, in April of this year at Dhaka, Bangladesh.

International watchdogs identify that improper or poor governance paves the way

Minister of Housing and Environment Mohamed Aslam said yesterday that establishing sewerage systems in all islands could not be completed during President Nasheed

The Health Ministry has revealed that the strain of E-coli found in public water tanks in Addu City and those recently found in vegetables in Europe are two completely different strains.

The Inter-governmental Expert Group Meeting to finalise the draft South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Agreement on Rapid Response to Natural Disasters has begun yesterday at the Traders Hotel.

This meeting is attended by all SAARC member states except Afghanistan.

The idea of establishing a mechanism for rapid response to natural disasters had been voiced at the 15th SAA

The Cabinet has decided to establish Renewable Energy Investment Office to come up with economic solutions to the country