Maldivian National Emblem''' consists of a coconut palm , a crescent, and two criss-crossing National Flags (Flag of Maldives) with the traditional Title of the State. The '''State Trading Organization''' (MSE (Maldives Stock Exchange):STO or STO is a public company with 92.29% of the shares owned by the Maldivian (Maldives) Government with the rest 7.71% being held by the public after the IPO a couple of years ago. It is operated directly under the Ministry of Trade and Industries, and is controlled by a board of directors headed by a Chairman. '''The 2005 Maldivian civil unrest''' refers to the civil unrest that broke out in Malé, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll and Addu Atoll of the Maldives on August 12, 2005 which lead to events that supported the democratic reform of the country. This unrest was provoked by the arrest of Mohamed Nasheed - an open critic of the president (President of the Maldives) Maumoon Abdul Gayoom - and the subsequent demolition of the ''Dhunfini tent'', used by the members of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) for their gatherings. Supporters of MDP were quick to demonstrate. They started calling for the resignation of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, soon after Nasheed's arrest. Several arrests were made on the first night followed by the demolition of the Dhunfini tent. The demolition complicated the situation further provoking the unrest. The unrest grew violent on the third night, on August 14, 2005, due to the methods used in the attempts by the authority to stop the demonstration. Critics also argue with the claim of southward migration of Aryans. South Indian states (South India) are often referred as Dravidian states as the population of these states speaks Dravidian languages. However, further southwards are Sri Lanka and Maldives, where a majority speaks Indo-Aryan languages (Sinhalese and Dhivehi). Critics question the possibility of southward migration of Aryans to Sri Lanka and Maldives without any change in the language of South India. Language of Sri Lanka Dhivehi language Critics also argue with the claim of southward migration of Aryans. South Indian states (South India) are often referred as Dravidian states as the population of these states speaks Dravidian languages. However, further southwards are Sri Lanka and Maldives, where a majority speaks Indo-Aryan languages (Sinhalese and Dhivehi). Critics question the possibility of southward migration of Aryans to Sri Lanka and Maldives without any change in the language of South India. Language of Sri Lanka Dhivehi language Kumar has been a regular contributor to UNDP's Annual Human Development Reports. He has also been associated with the preparation of national human development reports in a number of countries including Bhutan, Commons:Category:Maldives WikiPedia:Maldives Dmoz:Regional Asia Maldives
. The legacy of Chola rule has lasted in the region through modern times. Their patronage of Tamil literature (Chola Literature) and their zeal in building temples have resulted in some great works of Tamil architecture and poetry. The Chola kings were avid builders and envisioned the temples in their kingdoms not only as places of worship, but also as centres of economic activity, benefiting their entire community. They pioneered a centralised form of government (Chola Government) and established
and can be one of the most difficult gamefish to capture. Their habit of making high-speed downward runs when hooked, even on heavy tackle, often sees the line being cut as it contacts deep bottom structure. Sharks frequently mutilate both hooked and speared fish during the later stages of the fight, adding to the difficulty in landing them. The majority of dogtooth tuna captures have tended to be made by trolling with dead and live baits or with lures, particularly deep-swimming plugs
of consultations, involving key partners among major developed and developing nations. Government of Kiribati announces the Tarawa Climate Change Conference The TCCC will be a major advocacy and partnership building event embedded in the overall context of global and regional (Pacific) consultations on climate change. Furthermore, the TCCC aims to be an integral part of the process of regional and global
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Dhivehi : ހުޅުމާލެ) is a reclaimed (land reclamation) island located in the south of North Male Atoll, Maldives. The artificial island was reclaimed to establish a new land mass required to meet the existing and future housing (House), industrial (Industry) and commercial development (construction) demands of the Malé region. The official settlement (town) was inaugurated by President Gayoom (Maumoon Abdul Gayoom) on May 12, 2004. '''Filitheyo''' island hosts one of the newest resorts in the Maldives and the first and only resort in Faafu Atoll. Launched in 1999, the resort consists of 125 guest bungalows along with a main restaurant, two bars, a Thai spa and a dive school. The Indian Ocean around the Maldives hosts over 75% of the worlds reef fishes species, many of which can be seen around '''Filitheyo'''. Those spotted on the 'house reef' include: parrot fish, marine angelfish, butterflyfish, tuna, ray or batoidea, smaller shark, cuttlefish, porcupinefish, wrasse, clownfish, damselfish, octopus, surgeonfish, unicornfish, crab, moray eel and many more. '''Thilafushi''' (Dhivehi (Dhivehi language): ތިލަފުށި) is an artificial island created as a municipal landfill situated to the west of Malé, and is located between Kaafu Atoll's Giraavaru (Giraavaru (Kaafu Atoll)) and Gulhifalhu of the Maldives. It is geographically part of the Vaadhoo channel (Channel (geography)). British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott linked the global warming issue to Katrina, criticizing the United States' lack of support for the Kyoto Protocol, "The horrific flood of New Orleans brings home to us the concern of leaders of countries like the Maldives, whose nations are at risk of disappearing completely. There has been resistance by the US government to Kyoto - which I believe is wrong." Jowit, Juliette; Temko, Ned. "Prescott links global warming to Katrina." ''The Guardian.'' September 11, 2005. Retrieved on July 18, 2006. Ted Sluijter, press spokesman for Neeltje Jans, the public park where the Delta Works are located, said, "I don't want to sound overly critical, but it's hard to imagine that (the damage caused by Katrina) could happen in a Western country, It seemed like plans for protection and evacuation weren't really in place, and once it happened, the coordination was poor." Staff Writer. "World leaders offer sympathy, aid." ''CNN.'' September 2, 2005. Retrieved on July 18, 2006. '''Felivaru Fisheries Maldives''' ('''FFM''') is a company owned by the government of Maldives. It produces canned tuna and cooked loins for local and export markets. FFM catches tuna off the coast of the Maldives using the pole and line method (List of fishing techniques#Angling with a rod). This method is certified as "dolphin friendly (Dolphin safe label)" by the Earth Island Institute. FFM claims that the pole and line method used in Maldivian fisheries is a sustainable and effective methods in getting the target species. The sustainability claim is supported by certification of skipjack tuna (''Katsuwonus pelamis'') by the Marine Stewardship Council. Summary Flag of the Maldives used until 1965. Licensing The '''Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party''' (DRP, Maldivian Peoples Party) is a political party, of the Maldives. On June 2, 2005, the country's 50-member parliament voted unanimously to allow and operate political parties in Maldives. The DRP subsequently submitted its registration on July 21, 2005 and was registered to be the second political party registered in the Second Republic of the Maldives. The party's leader is Ahmed Thasmeen Ali , preceded by former President of the Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom who was defeated in the October 2008 presidential elections - the first multi-party election of Maldives by Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldivian Democratic Party. The '''Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party''' (DRP, Maldivian Peoples Party) is a political party, of the Maldives. On June 2, 2005, the country's 50-member parliament voted unanimously to allow and operate political parties in Maldives. The DRP subsequently submitted its registration on July 21, 2005 and was registered to be the second political party registered in the Second Republic of the Maldives. The party's leader is Ahmed Thasmeen Ali , preceded by former President of the Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom who was defeated in the October 2008 presidential elections - the first multi-party election of Maldives by Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldivian Democratic Party. The '''President of the Maldives''' is the Head of State and Head of Government and first citizen of the Republic of Maldives and the Commander-in-Chief of the Maldives National Defence Force. They intermarried very frequently with the Cheras (Chera Dynasty), the Pandyas and the Cholas, and also might have given rise to the royalties of the Lakshadweep and the Maldives. Commons:Category:Maldives WikiPedia:Maldives Dmoz:Regional Asia Maldives
and served several other roles, being adapted for - amongst other things - aerial top dressing experiments, although to avoid competition with private enterprise, the NZ government did not use them in that role. Service history ''Guardian'' served in the Indian Ocean between 1941 and 1942; she took part in the invasion of Madagascar (Battle of Madagascar) and helped build a base in the Maldives at Addu Atoll in 1942 in case Ceylon fell into Japanese hands. She also
) Unicornfish , Triggerfish, Napoleon wrasses, and Barracudas. These coral reefs are home to a variety of marine ecosystems that vary from planktonic organisms to whale sharks. Sponges have gained importance as five species have displayed anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties. ref
, adjacent to the capital Malé. The airport is served by flights to India, Sri Lanka, Doha, Dubai, Singapore, Istanbul, and major airports in South-East Asia, as well as charters from Europe. Gan Airport (Gan International Airport), on the southern atoll of Addu (Addu City), also serves an international flight to Milan several times a week. British Airways offer direct flights to the Maldives around 2–3 times per week. Fishing industry Commons:Category:Maldives WikiPedia:Maldives Dmoz:Regional Asia Maldives
for drug offences, when he was beaten to death, by the NSS (National Security Service (Maldives)) personnel of the Security unit during a riot which endangered the lives of the prison security personal. '''Majeediyya School''' (male (Dhivehi language): މަޖީދިއްޔާ ސުކޫލް ) is the first Maldivian (Maldives) government school (Public school (government funded)), located in Malé, Maldives. It is a single gender (Single-sex education) school that teaches male students
funded) government school , located in Malé, Maldives. It is a single gender (Single-sex education) school that teaches male students to the secondary level (Secondary education) of education. English (English language) medium (Medium of instruction) is followed in teaching with the exception of Dhivehi (Dhivehi language) and Islam (Islamic studies). !-- What does "digitalised mean??........................The school is the first fully digitalized school
in January 2002 with the split of the Majeedhiya School campus into two separate single gender (Single-sex education) schools, the newly formed school being Dharumavantha. With the establishment of a second male-gender secondary school, the staff and students of Majeedhiya School were split, with half transferred to the new school. Oxfam Australia had a major role in responding to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Funds to the amount of A$27,777,000 were raised from the Australian
'''Maldives''', south-west of Sri Lanka.
Maldives has been an independent polity for the majority of its history, except for three periods in which it was ruled by outside forces. In the mid-16th century, for fifteen years, the Maldives was dominated by the Portuguese Empire. In the mid-17th century, the Dutch Empire (Malabar (Dutch Malabar)) dominated Maldives for four months. Finally, in the late 19th century, on the brink of war, the Maldives became a British (United Kingdom) protectorate from 1887 until 1965. The Dutch referred to the islands as the "Maldivische Eilanden" ( ), while the British anglicised (Anglicisation) the local name for the islands first to the "Maldive Islands" and later to the "Maldives". The islands gained independence (Second Republic of the Maldives) from the British Empire in 1965, and in 1968 became a republic ruled by a president (President of the Maldives) and an authoritarian (Authoritarianism) government.
The Maldives archipelago is located on top of the Chagos-Maldives-Laccadive Ridge, a vast submarine mountain range in the Indian Ocean. Maldives also form a terrestrial ecoregion together with the Chagos and the Lakshadweep. Malé is one of the Maldives' administrative divisions (Administrative divisions of the Maldives) and, traditionally, it was the "King's Island" where the ancient Maldives royal dynasties were enthroned.
The Maldives is the smallest Asian country (List of sovereign states and dependent territories in Asia) in both population and land area. With an average ground level elevation of