Corporate social responsibility practised in the Maldives Written by Umar Ahmed Hussain To begin discussing on corporate social responsibility (CSR) we have to understand what meant by it. Ghillyer (2012 p. 66) states that CSR is ‘The actions of an organization that are targeted toward achieving a social benefit over and above maximizing profits for

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Maldives and China in Antiquity

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 by

According to Chinese archives, in the fourteenth year of the Ming Emperor Yongle, which was the seventh year of the second reign of the Hilaaly King Dhammaru Veeru (AD 1417), the Maldive King sent an ambassador to the court the Emperor in Nanjing. The Chinese capital was moved to Beijing five years later. In the 10th

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Whereas by letters of 16th and 23rdDecember, 1887, exchanged between the Governor of Ceylon on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Victoria and His Highness the Sultan of the Maldive Islands, an agreement was made for the protection of the Maldive Islands by Her Majesty. And whereas His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom and His Highness

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Hearing that a 22-year-old girl is a pilot may be unbelievable, but Aiminath Adam, 22, born unto Male, is a co-pilot for Island Aviation Services (IAS) – the national airline of the Maldives. She is also the first female pilot who wears the veil. Though she wears Pakistani clothes, the veil and sits in a

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Ajmal Young Perfumer Talent Hunt

Thursday, 24 April 2014 by

A “Talent Hunt” as such is a well-established concept across the globe. However, a talent hunt to identify a ‘Young Perfumer’ has never been done anywhere in the World. Such an initiative has its own unique selling proposition to make itself different from the rest of the talent hunts. Ajmal deep rooted with Perfumery since

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By Tim Davies Resident Marine Biologist, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives (2008) The Maldives Whale Shark Project studies the whale shark population here in the Maldives, collecting whale shark sightings from throughout the atolls to build up a picture of the structure and movements of these colossal sharks. Through collaboration with visiting researchers and various

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  Scientific Name: Calotes versicolor Local Name: Bondu (Male is referred as Rakis Bondu) Bloodsuckers in fighting colours Bloodsuckers are agamid lizards widely distributed in the Maldives and in tropical Asian gardens. Bloodsuckers get their incorrect name from the tendency of males in breeding season developing blood red throats. They don’t really suck anyone’s blood but

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The White Tern (Gygis alba) locally know as Dhondheeni, sometimes called as Kandhuvalu dhooni is a small seabird traditionally only confined to the Addu Atoll, the southern uttermost atoll in the Maldives. However, the White Tern is commonly found across the tropical seas of the world and in the Indian Ocean. The White Tern is one of the most beautiful

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The tsunamis’ impact on islands of the Maldives is presumably highly individualistic for each island, but a broad pattern of geomorphologic impact can be observed, writes Ali Rilwan, co-founder of Maldives’ first environmental NGO Bluepeace Maldives. Kandholhudhoo in Raa Atoll, which was evacuated after the waves hit Extreme events, particularly high waves and storms, play

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Historical and Linguistic Survey of Dhivehi: Final Reportby Prof. Stanley Wijesundera, Prof. G.D. Wijayawardhana, Prof. J.B. Disanayaka, Hassan Ahmed Maniku, and Mohamed Luthufee. Sri Lanka, University of Colombo 1988Dialect Variation in Dhivehi is caused by:Geographic factors[This] seems to be the most important factor that has given rise to regional variation. northernmost island is 470 miles away

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