U.S. Supports Women and Youth Entrepreneurship in Maldives

U.S. Supports Women and Youth Entrepreneurship in Maldives

  As part of its commitment to support diversified economic growth in Maldives, the Embassy of the United States of America supports expert American speakers and ongoing programs to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship across the country. “Widespread citizen participation in vibrant democracies leads to more open and prosperous economies,” said U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap. “Our […]

Kamadhoo superior resigns

Kamadhoo superior resigns

Ali Ismail has resigned from both his posts as Baa atoll island Kamadhoo council’s president – and as councilor. He cited his belief that, the Maldives decentralization process was in jeopardy – as a pretext for his step-down. In Ali’s letter of resignation, he stated that decentralization was effectively shut down ever since 7 February […]

Education ministry pledges student passage to Goidhoo should Fehendhoo council halt ferry service

Education ministry pledges student passage to Goidhoo should Fehendhoo council halt ferry service

The Education Ministry said that it will provide regular ferry service if Baa atoll Fehendhoo island’s council ceased daily marine passage for students to the atoll’s Goidhoo island. The ministry’s media official stated that such plans are already in the pipeline. Fehendhoo’s council decided to halt ferry service, citing that the vessel currently employed was […]

Eydhafushi councilor suspended

Eydhafushi councilor suspended

  Baa atoll capital Eydhafushi’s councilor Mohamed Riza has been suspended following investigations into an ethics related issue per a request by the Local Government Authority (LGA). Baa Atoll Council, located in the island, said that Riza’s suspension starts tomorrow and runs for three consecutive months with no pay. The Council also today decided to […]

Money missing from Eydhafushi powerhouse safe

Money missing from Eydhafushi powerhouse safe

by Mohamed Ubaid A lot of cash has been noted missing from the safe at the powerhouse run by Fenaka in Baa atoll capital Eydhafushi. Eydhafushi Times (ET) is informed that the case came to light on December 10. There was no damages to the safe when the money went missing. “The two staff in […]

Girl Guide Environment Camp

Girl Guide Environment Camp

Environment Camp 2015, Organised by Girl Guides Association of Maldives, in association with Environment Ministry, Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Office and Sonevafushi Resort. ET PHOTOS: THORIQ A. RAHMAN  

ET enters into partnership with Biosphere Reserve Office for Baa atoll conservation program

ET enters into partnership with Biosphere Reserve Office for Baa atoll conservation program

  by Mohamed Ubaid A partnership agreement was signed between Eydhafushi Times (ET) and Baa Atoll Conservation Fund today. Under the agreement signed at the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Baa Atoll Office by Baa Atoll Conservation Fund’s Managing Director Abdulla Shibau and ET’s Editor Thoriq Abdul Rahman, the online newspaper for Baa atoll community shall be responsible for […]

IN PICTURES: Postcard, stamp set celebrate UNESCO Maldives biosphere reserve – Baa atoll

IN PICTURES: Postcard, stamp set celebrate UNESCO Maldives biosphere reserve – Baa atoll

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in June 2011 designated the whole of Baa atoll in the Maldives as an internationally conserved Biosphere Reserve. Maldives Post Limited (MPL) on Sunday became the latest partner to join the conservation effort — with Sunday’s launching of a celebratory postcard and four stamps. Minister of Environment and […]

Stamp set, postcard – another source of revenue for Baa Atoll Conservation Fund

Stamp set, postcard – another source of revenue for Baa Atoll Conservation Fund

  Minister of Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim said that the post card and four stamps celebrating Baa atoll’s status as a UNESCO biosphere reserve will provide another way for funds to be contributed to Baa Atoll Conservation Fund. The publication of the stamp set and postcard, to mark Maldives Post Limited joining the conservation […]

Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve not managed properly: minister

Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve not managed properly: minister

  Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve’s nine co-areas are still not been managed appropriately, Minister of Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim said on Tuesday. The Government is undertaking a lot of work towards that end, he told a ceremony where a postcard and four-stamp set was published by Maldives Post Limited as part of the […]

Stamp set, postcard celebrate Maldives’ 1st UNESCO biosphere reserve – Baa atoll

Stamp set, postcard celebrate Maldives’ 1st UNESCO biosphere reserve – Baa atoll

  A commemorative stamp set and postcard celebrating Baa atoll — the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Atoll in the Maldives — was published yesterday to mark Maldives Post Limited (MPL) becoming a partner to the conservation efforts of the environment sanctuaries of the atoll. The stamp set and the postcard were inaugurated by Environment Minister Thoriq […]

Girl Guides Environment Camp to be conducted in Eydhafushi next month

Girl Guides Environment Camp to be conducted in Eydhafushi next month

  Maldives Girl Guides Association is to conduct its ‘Environment Camp’ in Baa atoll capital Eydhafushi from 16 through 19 December. Guides from Guide Branch’s age group 12-17 will attend the camp to be participated by 150 students from schools across the country. According to the association, the camp is a collaboration among: Ministry of […]