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Ministry of Environment notes on steps to conserve and restore the ecosystems on World Environment Day.

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Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology is set to celebrate World Environment Day with the slogan “Ecosystem Restoration”, this Saturday.

According to the Press release by the Ministry, the slogan signifies the preservation, restoration and protection of natural habitats, resources and ecosystems in the Maldives.

The press release further emphasized on the importance of the cause, noting down important steps that can be taken individually to support it. Planting trees, cleaning trash from the sea and guiding others to keep the environment clean were some of the actions highlighted by the Ministry.

Reserving the natural beauty of Maldives and its link to the mental and physical well being of the Maldivian people was also noted by the Ministry.

The Ministry stated that the responsibility of maintaining the cleanliness of the beautiful beaches of Maldives, the rich coral reefs and the unique underwater beauty falls on of every single individual in the country and further warned that failing to do so would lead to irrevocable damage.

Some of the work done by the Ministry, in relation to the campaign was also highlighted in the press release such as; conservation of ecosystems, protection of endangered species and mitigating the damage caused by climate change.

Mohamed Zahir from the Ministry stated on the importance of carrying out such campaigns in the future citing the protection of turtles, through laws and regulations, as a successful campaign. He further noted that a previous campaign to protect endangered flora in the Maldives named “return of the Flowers” resulted in the successful preservation of many plant species.

The Ministry informed that an online ceremony will be held this Saturday, with the presence of Minister of Environment, Technology and Climate Change, Aminath Shauna to commence the activities planned for the day. The ceremony is to be live streamed via social media and local news channels at 14:30 local time.

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Body of a 13 year old found in Hulhumale.

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Body of a 13 year old boy has been found in Hulhumale district of the capital city.

According to the Police Media Official, Police received a report in relation to an alleged case of abduction of a 13-year old boy, last Sunday. And amid further investigation of the case, police discovered the dead body of the child in the early hours of Tuesday, said Police.

The Police Media Official informed that two suspects; a 17 year old male and a 27 year old male have been apprehended in relation to the case.

The case is currently being investigated as a serious case said Police.

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President Solih departs on unofficial trip to Dubai.

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President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has departed on an unofficial two-day trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) this Monday to attend the funeral of his younger brother, Ahmed Mohamed Solih, who passed away, early Monday morning.

According to the press release published in the President’s Office website, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will be returning to the Maldives this Wednesday.

54 year-old Ahmed Mohamed Solih was being treated for cancer in Dubai, according to local news sources.

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Opposition council member Ahmed Nareesh elected as the Deputy Mayor of the capital city.

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Opposition PPM Council Member Ahmed Nareesh has been elected as the Deputy Mayor of the capital Malé city.

Ahmed Nareesh, who represents the Maafannu Medhu Constituency won his seat in the Malé City Council in the last Local Council Election after competing against a ruling party candidate. He, along with twelve  other opposition candidates won their seats by a landslide victory.

Today’s election was held between the council members of the Malé City Council. Ahmed Nareesh received 12 votes while his opponent received 7 votes.

Ahmed Nareesh is the host of “Madiseela” and its spiritual successor “Hajam” which has been recorded as the most popular nightly shows in the Maldives. A former solider, Ahmed Nareesh has been active in the political scene as a council member of the Progressive Party of Maldives.

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