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STUDENT TRAVELLERS all around the world to Maldives

We are glad to Announce our first cheap Holiday possibilities in the Maldives Island. With the new goverment policies we can give the opportunity for more clients to our tropical destination.

Many years Maldives have been embraced as the Paradise on Earth and it is still . However its been always reputated as an exclusive and expensive destination, which makes it difficult to come and embrace the Maldives for budget traveler and student travelers.

Today we are proudly able to facilitate and start to offer accommodation and activities for cheap price and also let the clients come and experience our diverse culture at the closest possible.

The first of its kind for the Budget / Student travellers to come and explore Maldives and have an adveturouse vacation in Maldives. Our guest house at the Native Village Velidhoo  at North Male' , is named Jazz.

We offer the possibility of holiday making in Maldives for cheapest price. The holiday in Local island is unlike the resort more interactive with the locals . We set this program and over 70% of your holiday stay payment and other activities you pay would go directly to the local community.

This way you are supporting the community to make money out of your accommodation and experience with them.

We can arrange activities , Fishing Trips , Picnic , Island Hopping , BBQ on your stay at the island. it sure will be on of its kind holiday . We will do all this for a cheap price. we encourage to have groups to make these activities affordable for all clients as we can charge little from each client and charter locals dhoni to arrange activities directly.

We can take room only per person $45 / day .

other activity prices to be adviced soon

Velidhoo (Dhivehi: ވެލިދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of the Noonu Atoll.

The origin of the first settlers of the Velidhu Island still remains a mystery. The historians date early settlers back to 5th century BC with the Aryan immigrants coming from neighboring countries India and Srilanka. According to early settlers the Veliduans we found today mix up of people from the near two islands in the atoll. The Magoodhoo and Tholhendhoo Island and today Velidhu is found as the island with highest population count within the atoll. The Veliduans' language is Dhivehi.

The island has a lot of historic monuments too and one of them is the presence of a tree (velidhu bodu nikagas), a tree which has been there for more than 5 centuries recorded. The island is said to be one of the greatest fishing area in the Maldives, Specially the Noonu Atoll within the atoll.

Much of the history of Velidhu is yet unknown but research and studies are being done and ongoing to find the mysteries hidden.

As fishing is very good we offer night fishing, big game fishing (full day) or traditional fishing, we can visit historical sites, we organize BBQ's on uninhabited islands, we organize Maldivian nights with Maldivian buffet and traditional music (Boduberu) and folk dance. We also have an uninhabited island where people can spend some time and experience how it is to feel like a true Robinson.

Like all islands in the Maldives we offer snorkeling and diving and soon hope to offer jet skiing and other related activities.



Airplane $220.00
Sea plane $180.00
Speed boat $150.00
Dhoni $ 60.00

All rooms with airconditioning, hot and cold water and tv, diving can be provided on all locations.

Tips for guests

Visas, passports, entry

For the Maldives you don't need a visa. You need a valid passport that is at least a month valid upon arrival. Upon arrival you will get a tourist visa / stamp which is valid for 30 days. In addition you will receive a a so-called embarkation card in the the aircraft. On this card you must fill in the name of the boat "The Blue Dolphin" as your place of stay. If you are travelling to one of the tourist islands or a hotel then you must fill out the name of that island or hotel as your place of stay. Everyone is picked up by us personally, we will be waiting after the customs and sliding doors with a sign which says "Blue Dolphin safari boat".


The Maldives is an Islamic country where alcohol and pork import are not allowed. The goods are seized and you will get them back when you leave the country. There are no penalties, but it will cause a lot of delay. Customs is explicitly looking for bottles (alcohol) in the suitcases (X-Ray). Chips, cashew nuts, chocolate and other sweets can be taken into the country without problems (in your suitcase). Vaccinations are not necessary, the country is free of malaria and very clean, also the crime rate is extremely low. You will notice that the Maldivians are very friendly and helpful.



In the Maldives, the Maldivian Rufia (MRF) is the currency which is linked to the dollar, fixed exchange rate is 12.75 MRF for 1 US$. You can pay anywhere in dollars (small banknotes!) but they do not always have dollars as change. It is not very useful to exchange Rufia's in advance because most exchange offices do not have them and dollars are accepted everywhere. In the Maldives, it is not possible to exchange dollars or get dollars out of the cash machine (only Rufias) and they only accept new notes!


Mobile phones work almost everywhere in the Maldives but charges are approximately € 10,- per minute. It can be useful to purchase a prepaid SIM card at the airport (approximately U.S. $ 5,-) because then calls and text messages will be much cheaper.


The Maldives are located almost at the equator and the sun can be very strong, so strong that people get sunburned in the shade. At 5:45am the sun rises and at 6:15pm the sun sets.

How to get here

There are some regular flights to the Maldives, listed below. Once you arrive in our International airport on 3 kilometer from our capital you will have to travel by speedboat or waterplane to get to one of the local islands where the guesthouses are situated. Because the distance is too great a normal dhoni is not an option.

















Emirates Airline
From: Dubai
Arriving on: Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Dubai via Colombo Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Journey Time: 2hours 50 minutes


Sri Lankan Airlines

From: Colombo
Arriving on: Daily
Journey Time: 1 hours 10 minutes

 Singapore Airline
From: Singapore
Arriving on: Daily
Journey Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Indian Airlines

From: Trivandrum
Arriving on: Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Journey Time: 50 minutes

Malaysian Airline (Kuala Lumpur)
From: Kuala Lumpur
Arriving on: Saturdays and Mondays
Journey Time: 4 hour and 35 minutes

Thai Airways (Bangkok)

From: Bangkok
Arriving on: Twice a week
Journey Time: 5 hour and 35 minutes

Qatar Airways (Dhoha)

From: Doha
Arriving on: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Air Seychelles

From: Seychelles
Arriving on: Sunday
Connections From: Mumbai (India) Monday




Air Europe

From: Milan, Rome

From: Rome

From: Zurich

Austrian Airline
From: Vienna

Air Tours International Airways

From: UK

Caledonian Airways

From: UK

From: Milan


Scheduled Carriers to Maldives


From: Paris

From: Milan

From: Munich, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart

From: Munich, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart

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ރަށުކައުންސިލް ތަކުގެ ދައުރު ރައްޔިތުންނަށް އެނގެނީ ކިހާމިންވަރަކަށް؟

by Velidhoo ibu (Ibrahim Mohamed) on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 11:23pm

ލޯކަލް ކައުންސިލް އިންތިހާބު އަންނަން ކުޑަދުވަސްކޮޅަކަށް ވެފައިވާއިރު ލޯކަލް ކައުންސިލަކީ ކޮބައިކަން، އެކައުންސިލްތަށް ހިނގާ ގޮތެއް އަދި އެކައުންސިލްތަކަގު ޒިންމާ އާއި މަސްއޫލިއްޔަތު ރައްޔިތުންނަށް އެނގެނީ ކިހާމިންވަރަކަށް ބާވައެވެ. އަންނަ އަހަރުގެ ފެބްރުއަރީ މަހުގެ 5 ވަނަ ދުވަހު ބާއްވާ ލޯކަލް ކައުންސިލް ތަކުގެ އިންތިހާބުގައި، އެކައުންސިލްތަކަށް މެންބަރުން ހޮވުމުގެ ކުރިން ކައުންސިލުތަކަށް ގާނޫނުން ލިބިދީފައިވާ ބާރުތަކާއި އެކައުންސިލްތަކުން ރައްޔިތުންނަށް ދޭންޖެހޭ ހިދުމަތްތަކަކީ ކޮބައިކަން އެނގުން ވަރަށް މުހިއްމެއެވެ. އަދި ހަމަ އެހެންމެ ރަށުކައުންސިލް އެކުލެވިގެންވާ ގޮތާއި ރަށު ކައުންސިލަށް ކުރިމަތިލާ ފަރާތްތަކުގެ ޝަރުތުތަށް އެނގުމަކީވެސް މުހިއްމު ކަމެއްކަމަށް ދެކެމެވެ.

ލާމަރުކަޒު ކުރުމުގެ ބޭނުން

ލާމަރުކަޒީ އުސޫލުން ރާއްޖޭގެ އިދާރީ ދާއިރާތައް ހިންގުމުގެ ބޭނުމަކީ، ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ އެކި ރަށްރަށުގައި ދިރިއުޅޭ ރައްޔިތުންގެ ކަންކަން ޑިމޮކްރަޓިކް އުސޫލުން ރައްޔިތުން އަމިއްލައަށް ނިންމުމަށް މަގުފަހިކޮށްދިނުމެވެ. އަދި ރައްޔިތުން ބާރުވެރި ކޮށް ރައްޔިތުންނާ އެންމެ ގާތުން ފުޅާ ދާއިރާއެއްގައި ހިދުމަތް ލިބޭނެ މަގު ފަހިކޮށްދިނުމެވެ. ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ރަށްރަށުގައި އަމާން ވެއްޓެއް ގާއިމުކޮށް އިޖްތިމާއީ، އިގްތިޞާދީ އަދި ޘަގާފީ ގޮތުން ރައްޔިތުން ބާރުވެރިކުރުވުމަކީވެސް ރާއްޖޭގެ އިދާރީ ދާއިރާތައް ލާމަރުކަޒުކުރުމުގެ ބޭނުންތަކުގެ ތެރޭގައި ހިމެނޭކަމެކެވެ.

ރަށުކައުންސިލުގެ މަސްއޫލިއްޔަތުތަކާއި ބާރުތައް

ގާނޫނުތަކާއި އެއްގޮތްވާ ގޮތުގެ މަތިން ރަށް ހިންގައި، ރަށް ތަރައްޤީކޮށް، ރަށްވެހިކަމުގެ ހިދުމަތްތައް ދިނުމަކީ ރަށު ކައުންސިލުގެ ޒިންމާތަކުގެ ތެރޭގައި ހިމެނޭކަމެކެވެ. އަދި ރައްޔިތުންގެ މަޝްވަރާއާއި ރައްޔިތުންގެ ބައިވެރިވުމާއެކު ރަށުގެ ތަރއްގީގެ ޕްލޭން އެކުލަވާލައި، ރަށުކައުންސިލާ ސަރުކާރުން ހަވާލުކުރާ ތަރައްގީގެ މަޝްރޫއުތައް ތަންފީޛުކުރުމަކީވެސް ރަށުކައުންސިލްގެ މަސްއޫލިއްޔަތެކެވެ. ރަށުކައުންސިލަށް ލިބިދޭ ބާރުތަކުގެ ތެރޭގައި ހިމެނޭ އެންމެ މުހިއްމު އެއްކަމަކީ، ރަށުކައުންސިލުތަކުގެ މަސްއޫލިއްޔަތު އަދާކުރުމަށްޓަކައި ހަދަންޖެހޭ ގަވާއިދުތައް ހެދުމުގެ ބާރު ކައުންސިލަށް ލިބިފައިވާ ކަމެވެ. އަދި، ރައްޔިތުންގެ ނަމުގައި ކަންކަން ނިންމާ، ރައްޔިތުންގެ މާލިއްޔަތާ އެންމެހާ ވަސީލަތްތައް ބެލެހެއްޓުމުގެ ބާރުވެސް ރަށުކައުންސިލަށް ގާނޫނުން ދީފައިވެއެވެ.

ރަށުގެ ބިމާއި ރަށުގެ މަގުތަކާއި އާންމުން އެއްވެ އުޅޭ ތަންތަނާއި ޕާކު ފަދަ ތަންތަން ބެލެހެއްޓުމާއި އެފަދަ ތަންތަން ވަގުތީގޮތުން ނުވަތަ ދާއިމީގޮތުން ބަންދު ކުރުމާއި ނުވަތަ ހުޅުވުންވެސް އެއީ އެކައުންސިލްތަކަށް ލިބިދޭ ބާރުތަކުގެ ތެރޭގައި ހިމެނޭ ކަމެކެވެ. އަދި އެފަދަ ތަންތަން ބެލެހެއްޓުމަށް ހަދަންޖެހޭ ގަވާއިދުތައް ހެދުމާއި އެތަންތަން މަރާމާތުކޮށް ބެލެހެއްޓުމަކީ ވެސް ކައުންސިލްތަކުގެ މަސްއޫލިއްޔަތު ތަކުގެ ތެރޭގައި ހިމެނޭކަމެކެވެ.

ރަށުގެ އިޖްތިމާއީ ހާލަތު ރަނގަޅުކޮށް، ރަށުގެ އަމާން އަދި ސުލްހަވެރި ވެއްޓެއް ގާއިމުކުރުމަށްޓަކައި ދައުލަތުގެ މުއައްސަސާތަކާއި ގުޅިގެން ކުރެވެންހުރި ހުރިހާކަމެއް ކުރުމުގެ ބާރުވެސް ރަށު ކައުންސިލަށް ގާނޫނުން ލިބިދީފައިވެއެވެ.

ރަށު ކައުންސިލަށް ލިބިދޭ އިތުރު ބާރުތަކުގެ ތެރޭގައި މީހުންގެ އަމިއްލަ ބިންތަކާއި މުދާ އާންމު ބޭނުމަކަށްޓަކައި ކޮންމެހެން ނަގަންޖެހިއްޖެނަމަ ގާނޫނުގެ ހުދޫދުތަކުގެ ތެރޭގައި ޢަދުލުވެރި ބަދަލެއް ދިނުމަށްފަހު އެތަނެއް ނެގުމުގެ ބާރު ކައުންސިލްތަކަށް ލިބެއެވެ. އަދި ތަރައްޤީގެ ހަރަކާތްތައް ހިންގުމަށް ބޭނުންވާ ފައިސާ ހޯދުމަށް ދަރަންޏަށް ފައިސާނެގުމާއި އެފަދަ ދަރަނި ތަކުގެ ހިމާޔަތެއްގެ ގޮތުން ކައުންސިލުގެ މާލީ ހައްގުތަކާއި މިލްކިއްޔާތު ރަހުނުކުރުމުގެ ބާރުވެސް ކައުންސިލްތަކަށް ގާނޫނުން ވަނީ ދީފައެވެ.

މައިސަރުކާރުގެ ލަފާ ހަމަކޮންމެކަމެއްގައި ހޯދަންޖެހޭ ޖެހުން ހުއްޓުމަކަށް އައިސް ރައްޔިތުންނާ ގާތުން ހިދުމަތްތައް ލިބި ރައްޔިތުން ހޮވާ މެމްބަރުންތަކެއް އެރައްޔިތުންގެ ކަންކަން ނިންމުމަކީ ޑިމޮކްރަސީގެ މީރުރަހަ އަތޮޅުތެރޭގެ ރައްޔިތުންނަށް ލިބުމަށް އެޅޭނެ ވަރަށް މުހިއްމު ފިޔަވަޅެކެވެ.

ރަށުކައުންސިލްތަކުން ދޭ ހިދުމަތްތައް

ލޯކަލް ކައުންސިލްތައް އުފެދުމުން އެކައުންސިލުތަކަށް ގާނޫނުން ދީފައިވާ ބާރުތަކާއި މަސްއޫލިއްޔަތުތަކާއި ހިލާފު ނުވާނޭ ގޮތުގެމަތިން، ރަށްވެހިކަމުގެ ގިނަގުނަ ހިދުމަތްތަކެއް އެކައުންސިލްތަކުން ރައްޔިތުންނަށް ދޭންޖެހެއެވެ. މާލޭގައި އޮންނަ މައިސަރުކާރުން ތަފާތު އެތައް މިނިސްޓްރީތަކެއްގައި އެނބުރުމަށްފަހު އަތޮޅު އޮފީހުން ރަށުއޮފީހުން އައިސް ރައްޔިތުންނާއި ހަމައަށް ހިދުމަތެއް އަންނައިރު އޭގައި އެއްވެސް އުރަތްޕެއް ނުހުންނަކަމަށް ބުނެ ގިނަ ބަޔަކު އަންނަނީ ޝަކުވާކުރަމުންނެވެ. ކައުންސިލްތައް އުފެދި އެކައުންސިލްތަކަށް ގާބިލު، ރައްޔިތުންނަށް އިހުލާސްތެރި ބަޔަކު ހޮވައިފިނަމަ ގިނަވެގެންވާ ހިދުމަތްތަކެއް ރައްޔިތުންނާ ގާތުން ލިބޭނެ ދުވަސް މާދުރެއް ނޫނެވެ.

ރަށުކައުންސިލްތަކުން ދޭންޖެހޭނެ ކަމަށް ގާނޫނުގައި ބުނެފައިވާ ހިދުމަތް ތަކުގެ ތެރޭގައި، ރައްޔިތުންނަށް އުނދަގޫ ނުފޯރާނެހެން ރައްކާތެރި ގޮތެއްގައި ކުނިނައްތާލުމާއި، ބަނދަރު މަރާމާތުކޮށް ބެލެހެއްޓުމާއި ރަށުގެ ފާލަމާއި ފެރީ ޓާރމިނަލް ހަދައި ހިންގުން ހިމެނެއެވެ. އަދި ހަމަ އެހެންމެ ރަށުގެ ތިމާވެށި ހިމާޔަތްކޮށް، ރަށްގިރުން ހުއްޓުވުމަށްޓަކައި އަޅަންޖެހޭ ފިޔަވަޅުތައް އެޅުމާއި އެއްގަމު ތޮއްޓާއި ކަނޑުތޮށި މަރާމާތު ކޮށް ބެލެހެއްޓުމަކީވެސް ކައުންސިލުތަކުން ދޭންޖެހޭ ހިދުމަތް ތަކުގެ ތެރޭގައި ހިމެނޭ ކަމެކެވެ.

ރަށުގެ ރައްޔިތުންގެ އަސާސީ ކަންތައްތަކުގެ ތެރޭގައި ހިމެނޭ ކަރަންޓާ، ފެނާ، ފާހާނާއާއި ނަރުދަމާ ނިޒާމުގެ ހިދުމަތްތައް ހިންގައި ބެލެހެއްޓުމާއި، ގާނޫނުތަކާއި އެއްގޮތްވާ ގޮތުގެމަތިން ޕްރައިމަރީ ހެލްތް ކެއަރ ގެ އިތުރުން ސިއްހީ ރައްކާތެރިކަމާގުޅޭ އަސާސީ ހިދުމަތްތައް ދިނުމަކީ ކައުންސިލްތަކުން ކުރަންޖެހޭނެ ކަމެއްކަމަށް ކައުންސިލްތަކާބެހޭ ގާނޫނުގައި ބުނެއެވެ.

ތައުލީމީ ގޮތުން ރަށު ފެންވަރުގައި ކުރެވޭ ތަފާތު ކަންކަން ރާވާ، ރަށުގެ ލައިބްރަރީ ހިންގުމާއި ރަށުގެ ރަސްމީ ލިޔުންތައް އަރުޝީފުކޮށް ރަށުގެ ތާރީހީ އަދި ގަދީމީ ލިޔެކިޔުންތައް ރައްކާތެރިކުރުމަކީވެސް ރަށުކައުންސިލުން ކުރަންޖެހޭނެ ކަމެކެވެ. އަދި ޒަމާނީ ޓެކްނޮލޮޖީގެ އެހީގައި އެލައިބްރަރީން އެކިއެކި މައުލޫމާތު ރައްޔިތުންނަށް ލިބޭނެ އިންތިޒާމު ހަމަޖައްސައި ދިނުމަކީވެސް ގާނޫނުން ކައުންސިލްތަކުގެ ބޮލުގައި އަޅުވާފައިވާ މުހިއްމު ކަމެކެވެ.

އިޖްތިމާއީ ރައްކާތެރިކަން ގާއިމުކޮށް، އަންހެނުންނާއި ކުޑަކުދިންނަށް ކުރެވޭ އަނިޔާތައް ހުއްޓުވަމަށް އަޅަންޖެހޭ ފިޔަވަޅުތައް އަޅައި، އެފަދަ ހިދުމަތްދޭނެ މަރުކަޒުތައް އަޅައި ހިންގުމަކީވެސް ކައުންސިލްތަކުން ކުރަންޖެހޭނެކަމަށް ގާނޫނުގައި ބުނެފައިވާ ކަންކަމެކެވެ. ދުވަސްވީ މީހުންނާއި ހާއްސައެހީއަށް ބޭނުންވާ މީހުންނަށް އެހީތެރިވެދީ އެފަދަ މީހުން ބެލެހެއްޓޭނެ ނިޒާމެއް ގާއިމުކޮށްދޭންޖެހޭނެ ކަމަށް ލާމަރުކަޒީ އުސޫލުން ރާއްޖޭގެ އިދާރީ ދާއިރާތައް ހިންގުމުގެ ގާނޫނުގައި ބުނެފައިވެއެވެ. އަދި މީގެ އިތުރުން ކުޅިވަރުކުޅޭ ދަނޑުތަކާއި އަދި އެނޫންވެސް ކުޅިވަރުގެ ވަޞީލަތްތަކާއި މުނިފޫހިފިލުވުމުގެ ހިދުމަތްތައް ރައްޔިތުންނަށް ފޯރުކޮށްދިނުމާއި އެފަދަ ތަންތަން ބެލެހެއްޓުމަކީވެސް ކައުންސިލްތަކުން ރައްޔިތުންނަށް ދޭންޖެހޭނެ ހިދުމަތެކެވެ.

އަލަށް އުފަންވާ ކުދިންނާއި މަރުވާ މީހުންގެ ރެކޯޑްތައް ބަލަހައްޓާ، ރަށުގެ ތަފާސްހިސާބު ނަގައި، ރަށުގެ ރަޖިސްޓްރީވެފައިވާ ރަށްވެހީންނާއި ރަށުގައި ރަށްވެހި ނުވެ އުޅޭ އެހެން ރަށްރަށުގެ މީހުންގެ މައުލޫމާތާ ރަށުގައި އުޅޭ ބިދޭސީންގެ މައުލޫމާތުތައް ރައްކާތެރިކަމާއެކީ ބެލެހެއްޓުމަކީވެސް ރަށުކައުންސިލުން ކުރަންޖެހޭ މުހިއްމު ކަމެކެވެ.

ރަށުކައުންސިލުން ދޭންޖެހޭ އިތުރު ހިދުމަތް ތަކުގެ ތެރޭގައި، މިސްކިތްތަކާއި ގަބުރުސްތާނުތައް އަދި ރަށުގެ އަސާރީ ތަންތަން ބެލެހެއްޓުމާއި ރަށުގެ ޡަގާފީ ކަންކަން ދިރުވައި އާލާކުރުން ހިމެނެއެވެ. އަދި ދީނީ ގޮތުންނާއި ގައުމީގޮތުން ފާހަގަ ކުރަންޖެހޭ ދުވަސްތައް ފާހަގަ ކުރުމާއި ރަށުގެ މަގުތައް ކުނިކަހައި ސާފުކުރުމުގެ އިންތިޒާމު ހަމަޖެއްސުން ހިމެނެއެވެ. މިފަދަ މުހިއްމު އެތައް ކަމެއް އެބައެއްގެ ބޮލުގައި އެޅިފައިވާ ރަށުކައުންސިލްގެ މެމްބަރުން އިންތިހާބުކުރުމުގައި ރައްޔިތުން ފިސާރި ރައްކާތެރިވާންޖެހެއެވެ.

ރަށު ކައުންސިލަށް ދެވިފައިވާ ބާރަކާގުޅިގެން ކައުންސިލުންކުރާ އަމުރަކަށް ނުކިޔަމަންތެރިވާ މީހުންނަށް އަދަބެއްގެ ގޮތުގައި 500 ރުފިޔާ އާއި 5000 ރުފިޔާ އާއި ދެމެދުގެ އަދަދަކަށް ޖޫރިމަނާކުރެވިދާނެކަމަށް ލާމަރުކަޒީ ގާނޫނުގައި ބުނެފައިވެއެވެ.

ރަށު ކައުންސިލް އެކުލެވިގެންވާ ގޮތް

ރަށު ކައުންސިލް އެކުލެވިގެންވަނީ، އެރަށެއްގެ ރައްޔިތުންގެ މެދުގައި ނަގާ ސިއްރުވޯޓަކުން ހޮވާ ގާނޫނުގައި ބުނެފައިވާ އަދަދެއްގެ މެމްބަރުންގެ މައްޗަށެވެ. އެގޮތުން 3000 މީހުންނަށްވުރެ ކުޑަ އާބާދީއެއް ހިމެނޭ ރަށެއްގައި ނަމަ ރަށު ކައުންސިލަށް އިންތިހާބު ކުރާނީ 5 މެމްބަރުންނެވެ.

ރަށުގެ އާބާދީއަކީ 3000 އާއި 10000 ދެމެދުގެ އާބާދީއެއްނަމަ އެރަށެއްގެ ރަށުކައުންސިލުގައި ހިމެނޭނީ 7 މެމްބަރުންނެވެ. އަދި 10000 މީހުންނަށްވުރެ ބޮޑު އާބާދީއެއްނަމަ އެރަށެއްގައި އިންތިހާބު ކުރާނީ 9 މެމްބަރުންނެވެ.

ރަށު ކައުންސިލުގެ ރައީސާއި ނައިބުރައީސް އިންތިހާބު ކުރާނީ އެރަށެއްގެ ކައުންސިލުގައި ހިމެނޭ މެންބަރުންގެ މެދުގައި ނެގޭ ސިއްރު ވޯޓަކުއުންނެވެ. ރަށުކައުންސިލް ގާނޫނާއި ގަވާއިދުތަކާއި އަދި ކައުންސިލުގެ ނިންމުންތަކާ ހިލާފުނުވާގޮތަށް ހިންގާ ބަލަހައްޓާނީ ރަށުކައުންސިލުގެ ރައީސެވެ.

ރަށުކައުންސިލަށް ކުރިމަތިލާ ފަރާތްތަކުގެ ޝަރުތުތައް

ރަށުކައުންސިލަށް ކުރިމަތިލާ ކޮންމެ މީހެއްގައި ހުންނަންޖެހޭނެކަމަށް ގާނޫނުގައި ބުނެފައިވަނީ 6 ޝަރުތެކެވެ. އެޝަރުތުތަކުގެ ތެރޭގައި، ދިވެހި ރައްޔިތަކަށްވުން، ބޭރު ގައުމެއްގެ ރައްޔިތަކަށްނުވުން، މުސްލިމަކު ކަމުގައި ވުމާއި ސުންނަތް ޖަމާއަތުގެ މީހަކު ކަމުގައިވުން، އުމުރުން 18 އަހަރު ފުރިފައިވުން، ބުއްދި ސަލާމަތުން ހުރުން އަދި ފުލްޓައިމް ދަރިވަރެއްކަމުގައި ނުވުން ހިމެނެއެވެ.

ރަށުކައުންސިލް ތަކުގެ އިންތިހާބުގައި ބައިވެރި ނުވެވޭނެ މީހުންގެ ތެރޭގައި އަދާކުރަންޖެހޭ ސާބިތު ދަރަންޏެއް އޮތްމީހަކު ނަމަ ހުކުމާ އެއްގޮތަށް ދަރަނި އަދާކުރަމުން ނުދާ މީހުން، އެމީހެއްގެ މައްޗަށް ޖިނާއީ ކުށެއްގެ އަދަބު ތަންފީޛުކުރަމުންދާ މީހުން، އިސްލާމްދީނުގައި ޙައްދެއް ކަނޑައެޅިފައިވާ ކުށެއް ނުވަތަ ހިޔާނާތުގެ ކުށެއް ނުވަތަ ރިޝްވަތުގެ ކުށެއް ނުވަތަ މަސްތުވާތަކެތީގެ ވިޔަފާރިކުރުން ނުވަތަ ބޭނުންކުރުމުގެ ކުށެއް ޝަރީއަތަށް ސާބިތުވެފައިވާ މީހުން ހިމެނެއެވެ. ކުރިން ދެންނެވިފަދަ ކުށެއް ސާބިތުވެފައިވާ މީހުންގެ އިތުރުން ކުޑަކުއްޖަކާމެދު ބަދުއަހްލާގީ އަމަލެއް ހިންގުން ނުވަތަ މީހެއްގެ އިއްފަތްތެރިކަން ފޭރިގަނެފައިވާ މީހުންނަކަށްވެސް އިންތިހާބުގައި ވާދައެއް ނުކުރެވޭނެއެވެ. އަދި އެއްވެސް ސްކޫލެއް މަދަރުސާއެއް ނުވަތަ ކިޔަވައިދޭ މަރުކަޒެއްގައި ފުލްޓައިމްކޮށް ކިޔަވަމުންދާ ދަރިވަރުންނަކަށްވެސް އިންތިހާބުގައި ވާދައެއް ނުކުރެވޭނެއެވެ.

އަންނަ އަހަރުގެ ފެބްރުއަރީ މަހުގެ 5 ވަނަ ދުވަހު ބާއްވާ ލޯކަލް ކައުންސިލް ތަކުގެ އިންތިހާބުގައި، އެކައުންސިލްތަކަށް މެންބަރުން ހޮވުމުގައި އެމެންބަރުންނާމެދު ފަރުވާތެރި ވުމަކީ، ރަށުގެ ކުރިއެރުމަށްޓަކައި އަދި ރަށުގެ ކުރިމަގަށްޓަކައި ވަރަށް މުހިއްމު ކަމެކެވެ. ރަށު ކައުންސިލާ ހިސާބުން މުހިއްމު ކަންކަމުގައި "މަރުތަޅު" ނޭޅޭނެ ގޮތަކަށް އެކައުންސިލްތަކަށް މެމްބަރުން ހޮވުމަކީ މުހިއްމު ކަމެކެވެ. ސިޔާސީ "ގުންޑާއިން"ގެ ބަދަލުގައި އިލްމީ، ތަޖުރިބާހުރި، ރަށްދެކެ ލޯބިވާ އަދި ރައްޔިތުންނަށް އިހްލާސްތެރި ބަޔަކު އެކައުންސިލްތަކަށް ހޮވުމަކީ ދަރިންނާއި ދަރިންގެ ދަރީންގެ ކުރިމަގަށްޓަކައި ކުރަންޖެހިފައިވާ މުހިއްމު ކަމެކެވެ



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Flights to the Maldives

Flights to the Maldives have increased in availability as the Maldives has increased in popularity among people from all over the world.  Whether you live in Europe, the Americas, Asia or Australasia, flying to the Maldives is possible either in one single flight or with a simple connection.
International flights to the Maldives began operations in 1966 when the international airport, originally called Hulhule Airport was opened to the public.  Later in 1981, the airport changed its name to Male International Airport and was officially inaugurated.
Flights to the Maldives

Several other airports in the Maldives offer domestic flights within the Maldives, which allow people, both locals and visitors, to travel quickly around the country.
The other airports in the Maldives are Gan International Airport, Hanimaadhoo Airport, Kaadedhdoo Airport and Kadhdoo Airport.  Despite its name, Gan International Airport does not offer international flights from the Maldives, although these are expected to start soon.
For more information about flights to the Maldives, click on your country of departure:

Flights from Austria to the Maldives
Just over 13,000 Austrians fly to the Maldives each year, accounting for two percent of all visitors to the Maldives.  To satisfy this demand, visitors can take direct flights from Austria to the Maldives, or they can take indirect flights, connecting in Europe or Asia.
Austrian Airlines has one direct flight from Vienna (VIE) to the Maldives each week.

Flights from Austria to the Maldives

A direct flight from Austria to the Maldives is about 9 hours long.
There are also several airlines that offer non-direct flights from Austria to the Maldives, connecting in countries such as the UK, Germany and Switzerland in Europe and in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in Asia.

Flights from France to the Maldives
French tourists are the fifth most common visitors to the Maldives.  With around 48,000 people arriving on flights from France to the Maldives each year, French visitors account for around 7 percent of all visitors to the Maldives.  There are many choices when choosing your flight from France to the Maldives, on both direct and indirect flights.
XL Airways France has direct flights to the Maldives twice a week from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG).

Flights from France to the Maldives

Direct flights from Paris to the Maldives last 10 hours, with the return flight slightly longer due to headwinds.
There are many other routes that will take you from France to the Maldives, if you are willing to take an indirect flight.  You might consider flying through the UK, Germany or Italy if you prefer to connect in Europe, or you can connect in Asia or the Middle East by flying through Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates or Malaysia.

Flights from the UK to the Maldives

With around 115,000 British visitors to the Maldives each year, the UK accounts for around 17 percent of all visitors to the Maldives.  There are several airlines offering direct flights from the UK to the Maldives.
British Airways offers direct flights to the Maldives from London Gatwick (LGW) three times a week.

Flights from the UK to the Maldives

Monarch Airlines operates flights to the Maldives from London Gatwick (LGW), but flights can only be booked as part of Monarch’s package holidays.
Thomson Airways has a flight to the Maldives from London Gatwick (LGW) once a week and from Manchester (MAN) once a week.  The day of the week varies with the time of year.
Sri Lankan Airlines offers both direct and indirect flights to the Maldives each week from London Heathrow (LHR) to the Maldives (MLE).  The indirect flights go via Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Flights from London to the Maldives last 10 hours and 5 minutes and the return flight from the Maldives to London lasts 11 hours.
There are also several airlines that offer non-direct flights from the UK to the Maldives, connecting in countries such as United Arab Emirates, Malaysia Singapore and Saudi Arabia.  These airlines include Emirates, Sri Lankan Airlines and Qatar Airways

Flights from Russia to the Maldives
With around 49,000 Russian visitors to the Maldives each year, Russia makes around 7 percent of all tourists visiting the Maldives.  All of the direct flights to the Maldives from Russia are charter flights, operated by Aeroflot and Transaero and these flights are seasonal.

Flights from Russia to the Maldives

The flight from Russia to the Maldives lasts 8 hours and 21 minutes.
For scheduled flights from Russia to the Maldives, you will have to make a connection.  Most flights from Russia to the Maldives connect in the Middle East and Asia, in countries like the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Saudi Arabia.  These airlines include Emirates, Sri Lankan Airlines and Qatar Airways.
Flights from Italy to the Maldives
With just over 103,000 Italian visitors to the Maldives each year, Italians are the second most common visitors to the Maldives, accounting for around 15 percent of all tourists visiting the Maldives.  All of the directflights to the Maldives from Italy are charter flights, operated by Blue Panorama Airlines, Meridiana (operated by Eurofly) and Neos and these flights are seasonal.  The flights leave from Milan, Rome and Bologna Airports.

Flights from Italy to the Maldives

The flight from Italy to the Maldives lasts around 10 hours.

For scheduled flights from Italy to the Maldives, you will have to make a connection.  Most direct flights from Italy to the Maldives connect in Europe (the UK), the Middle East or Asia, in countries like the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Saudi Arabia.  These airlines include Emirates, United and Qatar Airways.

Flights from Germany to the Maldives
With around 70,000 German visitors to the Maldives each year, Germans make up a little over 10 percent of all visitors to the Maldives, so it is not surprising that there are several direct flights from Germany to the Maldives.
Air Berlin flies direct to Male from both Munich (MUC) and Dusseldorf (DUS).  The frequency of these flights depends on the time of year, but generally there are 2 direct flights per week from Dusseldorf and 1 direct flight per week from Munich.  Condor flies to Male from Frankfurt (FRA) three times per week.

Flights from Germany to the Maldives

A direct flight from Germany to the Maldives is about 10 hours long.
There are also several airlines that offer non-direct flights from Germany to the Maldives, connecting in countries such as United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.  These airlines include Emirates and Qatar Airways.

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Dhaainkanbaa - Maldives

Named after Sultana Dhaainkanbaa Dhi Kilege Mahaarehendhi, the Queen of Maldives from 1384 to 1388 AD, a ruler who was known for her exceptional beauty and a lifestyle of sheer splendor, the cruise offers an unforgettable experience of luxury befitting and worthy of royalty sailing on the pristine waters of the Maldive Isles. Read more Dhaainkan'baa official website

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Medical student gives birth on board Etihad flight

Aminath Raushan Khaleel, 24, was en route to Minsk with her husband where the two had to report for their new medical college before October 30 when she went into labour

    A baby boy born to a Maldivian medical student on board Etihad before the diverted Trivandrum-Abu Dhabi flight could land at the Muscat International Airport is healthy and doing well with his mother.
    When Gulf News correspondence visited the young Maldivian family at the Royal Hospital Sunday during visiting hours, the boy slept blissfully even as his young parents worried about next course of action, including how to inform their parents in Male.

    Aminath Raushan Khaleel, 24, was travelling to Minsk with her husband where the two had to report for their new medical college before October 30. “My wife was due next month around 20th and we had to report before October 30 to complete our transfer from a Russian medical college to the college in Minsk, Belarus,” Aminath’s husband, who reluctantly gave his name as Abdullah Shahid, told Gulf News.
    The two agreed to talk to Gulf News after much thought as they were worried about their parents reading about the incident before they could inform them.

    “We had no choice but take flight so that we can report on time for our studies in medicine,” he said, adding that now they must complete all the formalities to reach Minsk on time.
    The young couple is in complete dark how to go about the matter as both are busy at the Royal Hospital tending to their new-born son.
    “We haven’t named him,” Aminath said. When suggested that why not give him a name that would remind them of from Oman, she asked what does Sultan means?
    The two took flight from Trivandrum to Abu Dhabi where they were to take connecting flight to Minsk in Belarus.
    But Aminath went into labour midair.
    Once being told of her condition on board the flight, the pilot immediately diverted the plane to Muscat. However Aminath delivered a healthy baby boy 20 minutes before the flight landed.
    Medical staff and an ambulance were ready to assist the mother and the newborn baby upon their arrival at Muscat, who along with the baby's father and Etihad crew members, were all assisted and transferred to the Royal Hospital.
    “There was a trained nurse on board as a passenger and she helped in delivering the boy,” Aminath’s husband told Gulf News from the bedside of his wife and newly born baby boy.
    He also praised the Etihad crew as well as ground staff at the Muscat International Airport. “They put us at ease and made everything smooth, including a top class hospital and medical facilities.”

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    Russell Brand And Katy Perry Plan Double Honeymoon

    October 19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): the wedding of British comedian/actor Russell Brand and pop singing sensation Katy Perry is going to take place very soon. The love birds are supposed to go on a double honeymoon after their Indian wedding. First the newly-wedded couple will head off to Mauritius and then to the nearby Maldives. The wedding date for this high-octane couple has been scheduled to take place in India on Sunday 24th October 2010.
    A source close to the couple said that the double honeymoon is going to bowl over Katy Perry since she has wanted something like this for a long time. Russell chose Mauritius as the honeymoon destination because he had taken his mother Barbara to this location in 2006 and loved the place. Russell feels that his ‘Teenage Dream’ singer wife will love Mauritius and Maldives.
    Reports suggest that the comedian has been consulting his mom about the wedding and honeymoon plans so that his wife can have the perfect time. With the double honeymoon the couple wants to have some alone time and take time off from their hectic schedules. Maldives and Mauritius holds a special place in Russell’s heart and we are sure Katy will love the beaches too.
    Russell recently joked about having an Arctic wedding sometime in June and has the wedding conducted by a polar bear instead. Katy Perry and Russell brand will entertain their celebrity friends at a lavish Indian themed wedding in Rajasthan. Right after the wedding Brand and Perry will head off to their honeymoon destination and start their newly wedded life in the beach paradise.
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    Welcome to Day 10/10/10! How to Interpret 10/10/10 aka 10-10-10; Sunday, October 10, 2010. And a Metaphysics Experiment.

    Most predictions and opinions concerning 10/10/10 are based on or are rooted in its mathematical uniqueness as a number.
    101010: There are three possible outcomes:
    1. Something good happens— There is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. There are no known logical premises for this belief. The belief that something good will happen is based solely on spiritualism, faith, and/or innate optimism. This belief is not necessarily a bad thing; we don’t know everything; the probability is not zero.
    2. Nothing happens— This is the most likely scenario. Just because an unusual date number sequence occurs doesn’t mean that something will happen. Usually it’s a non-event.
    3. Something bad happens— There is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. There are no known logical premises for this belief. The belief that something bad will happen is based solely on pessimism of reality. This belief is not necessarily false; after all, things are generally/usually a mess. The probability is not zero.

    NASA deep space photo demonstrating fractals and chaos theory.

    10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Mathematics

    101010 (base two (binary)) equals 42 (base ten). Oddly enough, this is evenly divisible by the number of days in a week (7 (lucky)); and equally oddly, is also evenly divisible by the number 6 (which is generally designated as being unlucky). Both a Ying and Yang situation seem to be incorporated into this date.
    10 (base ten) = 1010 (base two)
    (base ten): 10 x 10 = 100
    (base two): 10 x 10 = 100
    The binary attributes of 101010 lends itself to use by the sciences of fractals (recursive geometric shapes) and chaos theory (the butterfly effect)

    10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Survey One:

    What do you believe will happen on 10/10/10?

    • Something good will happen on a global scale.
    • Nothing will happen (just another day in the neighborhood).
    • Something bad will happen on a global scale.
    See results without voting

    10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: The Metaphysics Experiment: Survey Two:

    Do you feel lucky today?

    • Yes.
    • No.
    See results without voting


    Welcome to Day 10/10/10!

    Here are the Survey One results as of 1:10 AM U.S EDT:
    5248 votes.
    The Good: 45%
    The Neutral: 47%
    The Ugly: 9%
    It has been decided, for no particular reason, to leave this poll online and active indefinitely.
    The Survey Two results have remained at 70:30 for days, if not weeks. However, as of 1:10 AM, the percentages are 69:31.
    In the event something extraordinary happens (good or bad); this page will become a before-and-after diary of the event.

    Companion Article

    Day 11/11/11 (opens in a new window).

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    See a bright star near the moon around September 18-23, 2010?

    Are you seeing a very bright object low in the western sky after sunset? It’s Venus, the brightest planet. Venus is to appear at its very brightest as the evening “star” throughout the last week of September 2010.
    Look outside shortly after sunset, and you can’t miss Venus. It’s an eerie light low in the southwestern sky. Venus’ brightness will surprise you if you’ve never noticed it before. It’s so bright that, around now, many people will report Venus as a UFO.

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    Global Business Park project - Maldives

    Capital Investment and Finance Ltd had signed concession agreement with Gulhi Falhu Industrial Zone Ltd , Maldives which is owned by government of Maldives under the Ministry of Finance and Treasury to develop,operate and manage Gulhi Falhu real estate in Kaafu Atoll in Maldives.

    Reclamation of Phase 1a will commence in July 2010.Construction of warehousing complex will commence in September 2010. Warehousing complex and labour quarters will be leased to the tenants before end of 2010.

    Global Business Park project - Maldives

    Capital Investment and Finance Ltd had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Government of Maldives on 29 June 2006 together with Boskalis International bv as Co Developer of Global Business Park project in Maldives.

    Heads of Agreement (HoA) was signed on 6 October 2007 with Government of Maldives together with Boskalis International bv.

    Click here to view the press release.
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    Maldivian Food

    Maldive Fish Sambol
    This is a typical accompaniment to the mutton biriyani during the Eid-ul-Fitr festival.
    1. 150 g Maldive Fish, chopped into small pieces
    2. 20 - 25 red onions, finely sliced
    3. Oil for deep frying
    4. 1 tbsp, chili powder
    5. 1 tsp salt
    6. 1 lime
    1. Deep fry the Maldive fish. Drain on kitchen paper.
    2. Deep fry onions in batches. Remove from oil as the onion turns golden or it will burn. Drain on kitchen paper.
    3. Mix the fried ingredients and then add the rest of the ingredients. Taste and adjust chili, salt and lime accordingly.
    Fried Chicken
    This is a typical accompaniment to the mutton biriyani during the Eid-ul-Fitr festival.
    1. 1 whole chicken
    2. 3 tbsp tamarind
    3. ¼ tsp turmeric powder
    4. 1 tbsp chili powder
    5. 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper

    6. Oil for frying Serves 4 - 6
    1. Mix chicken with all ingredients and par-boil.
    2. Heat the oil and deep fry.
    Red Rice Soup
    Red Rice Soup (or congee) is a staple of Ramadan. This is made everyday for breaking the fast - usually not plain, but with beef or chicken added.
    1. ¾ tin red rice
    2. 3 - 4 pods garlic
    3. 1 ½" cinnamon stick
    4. ½" ginger root, chopped
    5. ¼ tsp dill seeds
    6. 5 - 7 curry leaves
    7. 2" pandan leaf
    8. 3 cups water
    9. 2 cups thick coconut milk
    10. Salt to taste
    Serves 6
    1. Boil rice, garlic, cinnamon, ginger, dill seeds, curry leaves and pandan leaf with 3 cups of water.
    2. When rice is boiled, mash it with a wooden spoon.
    3. Add the coconut milk and salt and bring to boil again. If too thick, then add a little diluted coconut milk. Remove from fire before kanji over-boils.
    Note: 1 Tin is a general measure used by Sri Lankans. This holds 250 g of grain.
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    ibu's Smoothie Mocktail

    Banana Turmix with Honey


    • 1 banana
    • 2 tbsp. honey
    • 400 ml milk


    • 1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and it's done!
    • Banana-Date Energy Drink 



      • 2 banana
      • 6 seedles dried dates
      • 300 ml milk
      • ----- cinnamom


    • Put everything in you blender and blend it until it's smooth. Pour the drink in glasses and garnish with some cinnamon as you like it.
    • Wake-me Up-before-you-go-go 



      • 240mls mineral water
      • 2 big handfuls cranberries
      • 3 oranges
      • ½ pineapple juiced
      • 4-6 crushed ice cubes 


    • Juice the fruit, pour into 2 glasses and top up with the mineral water and crushed ice.
      great for energy /detox/ immunity/ digestion/ skin or just a killer hang-over!

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    My Fruit Smoothie



    • 1 piece banana
    • 200g fresh berries (ie: raspberries strawberries logan berries tay berries blueberries)
    • 200ml orange juice - or vary with full-fat milk apple juice pineapple juice


    • 1) Peel the banana and break into pieces, put into a blender (or bowl, if you have a hand-held blender).

      2) Add the berries and juice (or milk), and blend until smooth.

      3) Add more juice to make the desired consistency - some prefer it thicker than others.

      4) Enjoy!

    Super ibu's Mocktail 



    • 75g fresh raspberries
    • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
    •  Chilled bottlegreen Pomegranate & Elderflower Pressé


    1. Press the raspberries through a sieve to make a puree.
    2. Discard the seeds.
    3. Add the lime juice and then pour into a large glass.
    4. Pour in the bottlegreen Pomegranate Pressé and serve.

      Avocado Milkshake 


      • 1 ripe avocado
      • litre cold milk
      • 5 tablespoons sugar


      • Take 1 ripe avocado, peel,remove the stone. Cut roughly and put in the blender.Add half a litre of cold milk and about five tablespoons of sugar. Blend them all together for about three minutes or until smooth. The mixture should be quite thick but still drinkable. Use more milk if needed and check the amount of sugar. This drink needs to be quite sweet. Refrigerate if necessary. Pour into a tall glass and drink with a straw. If you want a really cold milkshake, add some ice and blend before serving.

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        Newsweek Hails President Nasheed Among “World's Ten Best Leaders”

        Newsweek magazine has fêted President Mohamed Nasheed as one of the “world's ten best leaders.”
        In this week's edition of the magazine, President Nasheed is ranked 2nd in a list of “ten leaders [who] have managed to win serious respect.”
        Newsweek lauds the President a “green guru” and a “hero among environmentalists” for his efforts to prod the world into action against climate change, which threatens the Maldives and other vulnerable nations.
        “In the run-up to last year's United Nations climate-change meeting, Nasheed attracted global attention by hosting a cabinet meeting underwater. In Copenhagen, he shamed rich governments by pledging to make the Maldives the world's first carbon-neutral nation,” reads the Newsweek article.
        “Al Gore likes to quote him on the human cost of climate change. And in April, the U.N. elected him one of six '2010 Champions of the Earth,'” Newsweek continues.
        The online version of the magazine includes a video of the President's address to the United Nations General Assembly last year, in which he calls on fellow heads of state to drastically curb greenhouse gas emissions, which cause global warming.
        Britain's new Prime Minister, David Cameron, tops the list of best world leaders. Newsweek also names President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India, President Lula da Silva of Brazil and President Lee of South Korea in its roll of honour.
        Newsweek, which sells over 1.5 million copies every week, is one of world's most popular political magazines. In 2009, President Nasheed was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine, Newsweek's main competitor.
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        I'm waiting for blue skies.

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        Todays Perfect Recipe

        Perfect Steak Recipe

        Perfect Steak

        How to make Perfect Steak

        Jeez I've been eating a lot of steak recently...

        This is a very simple method of cooking steaks that gets absolutely fantastic results.  Next time you cook a steak, don't just fry it in oil, try this.  What you get at the end is a steak with miles more flavour, and not dried out on one side which can happen if you're just nuking it in the pan without much thought.  Treat your meat well!

        1. Season the steak generously with salt and pepper.
        2. Heat a glug of olive oil in the pan until it is hot.  You want thesteak to sizzle as soon as it hits the pan.  If it doesn't, that means you're just boiling the meat in oil and too much oil will penetrate the meat, making it greasy.  If it doesn't sizzle, just take the steak out and wait a bit longer.
        3. Seal the steak on one side in the hot oil.  Turn the steak over and add the garlic cloves around it to perfume the meat.
        4. Lay the rosemary sprigs on the steak and add the butter to the pan.  Let the butter get nice and hot, then with a metal spoon start spooning up the butter and meat juices and basting the top side of the steak(pouring it over the rosemary to allow the flavour to permeate the meat).  Tilt the pan slightly to make it easier for you to spoon up the oil.  Careful as you do this, mind.  Keep basting.
        5. Remove the rosemary temporarily with tongs.  Turn the steak over, put the rosemary back on and resume basting.  The oil should sizzle in a satisfying manner when you pour it on the meat.  Numnumnum.
        6. Continue for as long as you like your meat done.  I'm a medium / medium-rare type of guy and like it pink.  Remove the steak from the pan and let it sit for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

        I served mine with a garlic mash (so easy, I just grated a clove of garlic, sizzled it in a bit of olive oil and added it to mashed potato with salt and pepper) and some steamed green beans.  A really simple, yet totally delicious dinner.  For one.  Ho hum.

        Black Pepper Beef Tagliatelle Recipe

        Black Pepper Beef Tagliatelle

        How to make Black Pepper Beef Tagliatelle

        I absolutely love dishes like this.  For some reason, pasta works incredibly well with robust Asian flavours - here a delicious peppery, garlicky sweet sauce.  The combination of Asian flavours with fresh (or good quality dried) pasta is something I thoroughly enjoy experimenting with.  Makes 2 generous portions.

        1. In a blender, pulse together the black peppercorns, mirin, oyster sauce, sesame oil and sugar to a thick paste.  You're looking for a sweet, peppery flavour.  Adjust to your liking - my measurements aren't exact, they are simply where I started off from... 
        2. Put some water on the boil in a pan for the pasta.
        3. Heat some olive oil in a wok.  When hot, stir fry together the sliced pepper and mushrooms.  Glug some kecap manis on them to give a little colour.  Season with a bit of salt.  When soft, tip them into a heatproof container and keep aside.
        4. When your pasta water is boiling, add the pasta.  It will cook in about 6 - 10 mins (depending on whether you opted for fresh or dry), and that's more than enough time to finish off the beef.
        5. In the wok, heat a little more oil.  Fry together the beef, garlic, ginger and shallots.  When the beef is cooked through, add the mushrooms and peppers you cooked previous.  Add the pepper sauce from the blender.  Mix well and turn down the heat.
        6. Drain the pasta and add to the beef wok.  Add the chopped coriander and spring onions, mix everything together well, and serve immediately.  Squeeze over fresh lime before eating.

        Favourite recipe for Ramazan Special.

        Spiced Chicken Pitas

        Make a perfect summer supper: grill spice-rubbed chicken breasts and tuck them into whole-wheat pitas along with fresh vegetables and a tangy yogurt sauce. Serve with: Grilled vegetables and a pilsner.

        Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas Recipe


        • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
        • 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala , (see Tip), divided
        • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
        • 1 cup thinly sliced seeded cucumber
        • 3/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
        • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro , or mint
        • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
        • Freshly ground pepper , to taste
        • 4 6-inch whole-wheat pitas, warmed
        • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
        • 2 small or 1 large tomato, sliced
        • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion


        1. Preheat grill to medium-high or position rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler. If grilling, oil the grill rack (see Tip). If broiling, coat a broiler pan with cooking spray.
        2. Sprinkle chicken with 1 teaspoon garam masala and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place the chicken on the grill rack or prepared pan and cook until no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 4 to 8 minutes per side, depending on the size of the breast. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
        3. Meanwhile, combine cucumber, yogurt, cilantro (or mint), lemon juice, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon garam masala and 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a small bowl. Thinly slice the chicken. Split open the warm pitas and fill with the chicken, yogurt sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion.

        Tips & Notes

        • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2. Refrigerate the chicken in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
        • Tips: Garam masala is a blend of spices used in Indian cooking. It is available in the spice section of most supermarkets.
        • To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)


        Per serving: 333 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 64 mg cholesterol; 44 g carbohydrates; 32 g protein; 6 g fiber; 637 mg sodium; 485 mg potassium.
        Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv), Magnesium (21% dv), Iron (20% dv).
        2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving
        Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat

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