BK plans netball and fishing contest

BK plans netball and fishing contest

  By Raaif Yoosuf Baa atoll capital Eydhafushi island’s Banafsa Kanmathi (BK) group has planned a netball and fishing contest for the upcoming Muslim holiday Alha Eid. A public announcement on BK’s Facebook page gave a deadline of August 20 to participate the fishing contest. Interested participants can call the number 9904645 for further information. […]

New generator installed at Eydhafushi powerhouse

New generator installed at Eydhafushi powerhouse

  A new 800 watt generator is up and running to provide more electricity to Baa atoll capital Eydhafushi island. Fenaka Corporation’s Baa atoll Regional Manager Ali Shafeeq, however, ruled out that it would solve all the problems. “We are currently collaborating with the government to install an extra one megawatt generator this year,” he […]

Eydhafushi fiberglass hangar burns down

Eydhafushi fiberglass hangar burns down

by Raaif Yoosuf A fiberglass hangar burnt down on Saturday night in Baa atoll capital Eydhafushi island. No one was injured. The hangar was used to build dingies but none was inside it at the time of the fire. The fire occurred around 2030 hours and was put out in around an hour with the […]

Eydhafushi Council discusses fish market plan

Eydhafushi Council discusses fish market plan

  Baa atoll capital Eydhafushi island’s Council has held discussions on the development of an upgraded fish market. Council President Tholal Abdul Rahman said that the discussions were held on Wednesday at a general meeting. The idea comes in the wake of the island paving the harbor. Eydhafushi non-governmental organization The Beginners last year expressed […]

Baa atoll running low on petrol

Baa atoll running low on petrol

  Baa atoll islands have run out of petrol. From Sunday, suppliers ran out of petrol, with a subsequent increase in demand. “Today also I went to a few stores to buy petrol. I had to borrow some from a friend’s motorcycle,” a resident said. Some shops said that petrol was available last week. But […]

Soneva Fushi launches first ever water sports festival for local community

Soneva Fushi launches first ever water sports festival for local community

Soneva’s first ever water sports festival for the local community will be held in Soneva Fushi on Saturday 29th July 2017 in association with Baa Atoll Education Centre. The water sports festival is an extension of Soneva’s flagship Learn to Swim programme and aims to: Introduce students to different ways of enjoying the ocean around […]

ARC to launch Heal Campaign book in Eydhafushi

ARC to launch Heal Campaign book in Eydhafushi

  by Thoriq Abdul Rahman Advocacy for the Rights of Children (ARC) is to launch the third story book – under its Heal Campaign – in Baa atoll capital island Eydhafushi on Friday. The book will be launched at the Baa Atoll Education Centre (BAEC) alongside children’s sports activities. The book entitled ‘Dunk the Junk’ […]

Baa Atoll Hospital resumes surgeries after 2 year hiatus

Baa Atoll Hospital resumes surgeries after 2 year hiatus

Baa Atoll Hospital, located in the capital Eydhafushi island, has resumed general surgical operations after a two year break. The hospital’s Manager Ahmed Waheed said that a surgeon has resumed work at the hospital and that last week successful operations were conducted. “Now operations can be conducted for hernia, appendix and cyst removals,” he said. […]

Eydhafushi Council to meet residents

Eydhafushi Council to meet residents

  Baa atoll capital Eydhafushi Council is to meet the island’s residents on July 31. The meeting to be held at the Multi Purpose Hall is mandatory under the Decentralization Act. The meeting is to garner the general public’s opinion on what should be included in the Council’s budget. The meeting will also inform residents […]

Royal Island Resort offers holiday package on occasion of Independence Day

Royal Island Resort offers holiday package on occasion of Independence Day

  Royal Island Resort in Baa atoll has introduced a holiday package for families and expatriates for the period 24 to 30 July on occasion of Maldives Independence Day that falls on 26 July. The resort traditionally offers such packages, inclusive of transport, lodging and food, but this time around has greatly slashed prices. Under […]