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News Maldives » Raa: Maldives teenager faces lashing for pre-marital sex

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Publication date: onday 03 September 2012

The pair had intercourse in the Raa atoll, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of the capital island Male. The Maldives, better known as a luxury tourist destination, adopted multi-party democracy in 2008, but faced political unrest leading to the ...

News Maldives » Raa: Like a scene from Avatar but on our own planet: Natural phenomenon turns sea water an electric neon blue as it washes up on beach

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Publication date: onday 02 April 2012

The incredible image was taken by photographer Doug Perrine during a visit to Vaadhoo, one of the Raa Atoll islands in the Maldives. It captures a natural chemical reaction called bioluminescence, which occurs when a micro-organism in the water is ...

News Maldives » Raa: Maldives coast guard discovers capsized Sri Lankan fishing boat

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Publication date: hursday 11 January 2018

Maldives Coast guard spokesperson captain Ibrahim Azim said the fishing vessel was found 73 miles off the coast of Shaviyani Atoll around 1.15pm on Thursday. The coast guard was now trying to tow the vessel to Raa Atoll Maduvvaree island, Azim added.

News Maldives » Raa: Flight MH370 Update: Debris In Maldives Likely From Capsized Barge, Not Malaysia Airlines Plane, Ship's Captain Says

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Publication date: onday 10 August 2015

whose barge capsized Feb. 10 while transporting 4,000 wall panels to nearby Raa Atoll. Three of his crew members went missing after the incident, and his boat was found 30 miles away. Authorities in the Maldives were storing several flat pieces of ...

News Maldives » Raa: If you want to swim in a fluorescent sea of stars you need to visit Vaadhoo Island

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Publication date: uesday 20 September 2016

And when that gets mixed with oxygen, the neon blue light is created. Vaadhoo Island's, "Sea of Stars", on the Raa Atoll, Maldives. 😍🇲🇻 This magical, glowing phenomenon is caused by a natural chemical reaction known as bioluminescence which occurs ...

News Maldives » Raa: Teenage girl faces lashing for premarital sex in the Maldives

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Publication date: uesday 04 September 2012

A COURT in the Maldives has ordered a public flogging for a 16-year-old ... The man was given 10 years in jail during a court hearing on the remote Raa atoll on Sunday. A court official said the girl could refuse the flogging and would then instead be ...

News Maldives » Raa: Dhuvaafaru, Maldives: the rebirth of a community in the middle of the ocean (3/6)

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Publication date: hursday 16 April 2009

Following a study, the government’s National Disaster Management Centre identified the uninhabited island of Raa Dhuvaafaru as most suitable for relocation of the Kandholhudhoo community. The decision was based on many factors, including community ...

News Maldives » Raa: Aitken Spence to build two resorts in Maldivian Islands, bullish about tourist potential

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Publication date: Sunday 14 June 2015

... new resorts in Maldives which will add 360 room to its portfolio and boost capacity in Maldives by 57 percent. The group acquired two islands, Aarah Island in Raa Atoll in 2014 and Raa Fushi in Noonu Atoll in 2015 for the basis of lease, which will ...

News Maldives » Raa: Indian Catholic jailed in the Maldives over a Bible and a rosary

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Publication date: hursday 06 October 2011

Islam is state religion in the Maldives. There is no freedom of worship. In 2008, a constitutional amendment denied non-Muslims the right to obtain Maldivian citizenship. Shijo, 30, has taught at Raafainu School on Raa Atoll for the past two years.