Baa atoll supplies more than 1,000 young coconuts daily during Ramadan

Baa atoll supplies more than 1,000 young coconuts daily during Ramadan

  Traders from three islands of Baa atoll said that every day more than 1,000 young coconuts (locally known as ‘kurumba’) is sold to some islands of the atoll and to the federal capital Male’. Kendhoo, Kamadhoo and Maalhos, which grows coconut palms, exported 300 to 500 young coconuts during the past three days to […]

STO opens pharmacies in Maalhos, Kamadhoo

STO opens pharmacies in Maalhos, Kamadhoo

  State Trading Organization (STO) has opened pharmacies in two islands of Baa atoll under the Government’s project to facilitate easy access to pharmaceuticals for remote communities. The pharmacies were inaugurated in Maalhos and Kamadhoo on Thursday. The public limited company’s pharmacies were also opened last week in Raa atoll Rasmaadhoo island and Raiymandhoo in […]

Students go snorkeling at Soneva Fushi to mark World Oceans Day

Students go snorkeling at Soneva Fushi to mark World Oceans Day

  Yesterday (Monday, June 8) was the World Oceans Day marked by United Nations (UN) to celebrate and conserve the seas. As Maldives’ most ecosystems are marine-based, the day was of significant importance to the archipelagic nation of coral atolls and its hundreds of islands and countless sand banks. Soneva Fushi, a resort operated in […]

Maalhos opens waste management center

Maalhos opens waste management center

  Baa atoll Maalhos island today inaugurated a center to manage waste in the community. The Environment Ministry said that it is a collaboration among Maldives Environment Project, Maalhos’ Council, the island’s Women’s Development Committee and Baa Atoll Conservation Fund (BACF). The ministry’s Project Coordinator Ahmed Nizam said that the center located on Maalhos’ southern […]

Soneva commemorates World Oceans Day with ‘Learn To Swim’ Programme for Maldivian children

Maldives Lifeguard Association conducts certified swimming instructor training as part of Programme

Soneva commemorates World Oceans Day with ‘Learn To Swim’ Programme for Maldivian children

  Soneva, a world-leading luxury resort operator, will conclude its second annual Learn To Swim Programme for Maldivian Children on the occasion of World Oceans Day on June 08; the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. Despite living in an island nation less than one meter above sea level, many Maldivians grow up […]

Maalhos prepared for Kalhu-oh-fummi replica construction

Maalhos prepared for Kalhu-oh-fummi replica construction

  Baa atoll Maalhos island’s Council said that the community is ready to construct the replica of the legendary Kalhu-oh-fummi vessel used by Mohamed ‘Bodu’ Thakurufaanu to drive away the Portuguese colonialists from Maldives centuries ago. Councilor Adam Yusuf told Haveeru on Sunday that residents of the islands are happy that part of the island’s […]

Soneva Fushi resort to teach all Baa atoll Grade 3 students to swim this year

Soneva Fushi resort to teach all Baa atoll Grade 3 students to swim this year

  Soneva Fushi resort kicked off a swimming program for Grade 3 students of all Baa atoll islands. The resort initially carried out a program to train swimming instructors; it was conducted in the atoll’s Maalhos island from 5 to 21 May in association with Maldives Lifeguard Association. Fourteen students from Maalhos school’s Grade 3 […]

Baa Atoll Quran recitation competition begins with 71 students

Baa Atoll Quran recitation competition begins with 71 students

The inter-atoll Quran recitation contest organized by Baa Atoll Council was launched last night in Eydhafushi island. The Baa Atoll Quran Recitation Competition is participated by 71 students from 8 islands in the atoll. They are Hithaadhoo, Thulhaadhoo, Kendhoo, Maalhos, Kihaadhoo, Dhonfanu, Kamadhoo and Eydhafushi. The ceremony was inaugurated at the community’s Multi-Purpose Hall by […]

Stolen GPS recovered; suspect arrested

Stolen GPS recovered; suspect arrested

Police has recovered a Global Positioning System (GPS) stolen from a boat docked at Baa atoll Kamadhoo island’s harbor and apprehended a man accused of the theft. The 28-year-old Maldivian was taken into custody at 2345 hours on April 9 following a report made to police that night. The GPS was found in a bag […]

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