Sailing And Travel Magazine - 17 lug 2012Le Maldive non sono più un sogno irraggiungibile, ma una realtà a portata di molti grazie all'esperienza di Evolution Travel.Estate 2012, vacanza di lusso alle Maldive alla portata di tutti Lussuosissimo
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eTurboNews - 15 ore fa... along with Tahiti and Maldives, are the three tourism islands in . ... The China Travel & Meetings Industry Awards guides the industry and sets ...
gulfnews.com - 5 giorni faWith turquoise seas sugary sand beaches and friendly locals the Maldives is a true paradise on Earth but get there before climate change takes ...
Melodika.net (press release) - 2 giorni faOman and the Maldives are havens of luxury for a variety of reasons, and a team from Kenwood Travel recently went out to experience just how ...
Independent Online - 10 lug 2012“We have proposed the idea of a voluntary fund for air travellers coming to the Maldives. Even if each tourist contributed $10, that's $10 million ...Maldives eyes $100 million tourist tax for CO2 plan Reuters
Government ponders voluntary tourist contributions to fuel US$100 ... Minivan News
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WA today - 15 lug 2012The Maldivian opposition has hijacked the tourism slogan "sunny side of life" to highlight alleged rights abuses after failing to secure a boycott ...Maldives ex-president charged over judge's arrest Huffington Post
Maldives ex-president charged The Daily Telegraph
Maldivian Democratic Party Condemns Politically Motivated ... Sacramento Bee
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Telegraph.co.uk - 12 lug 2012Officials at VisitMaldives.com, the state tourist web site, set up the hashtag #sunnysideoflife in an effort to promote the country to foreign ...Maldives Social Media Campaign Backfires Gadling
Maldivian opposition hijacks tourism slogan to highlight rights abuses eTurboNews
Tourism authority's Twitter campaign “hijacked”, “travel-related farce ... Minivan News
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Daily Mail - 15 lug 2012Dannii Minogue found her holiday destination came highly recommended by the 'fast set'. Crystal-clear blue waters lapping on powdery white ...
TravelMole - 18 lug 2012The Maldives tourist authority's Twitter campaign coincides with a hearing on Thursday of the UN human rights committee, which is discussing ...
Telegraph.co.uk - 5 lug 2012This week Mohamed Nasheed, the nation's first democratically elected leader, advised Britons to steer clear of its idyllic beach resorts, the ...Tourist told to keep enjoying Maldives holidays Cheaphotelbookings.com
Tourists urged to visit Maldives, despite calls for boycott eTurboNews
Enjoy Maldives Holidays Despite Boycott Car Rentals
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394,999 (July 2011 est.)
South Indians, Sinhalese, Arabs
Muslim (99.04), Buddhist (0.40), Hindu (0.35), Christian (0.17), Non-religious (0.04)
President Mohamed "Anni" Nasheed
Based on Islamic law with admixtures of English common law primarily in commercial matters
Statistics provided by CIA World Factbook and Operation World.
Political parties were legalised in 2005, and in June 2008, a constituent assembly finalized a new constitution. The first-ever presidential elections under a multi-candidate, multi-party system were held in October 2008. President Maumoon Gayoom was defeated in a runoff poll by Mohamed Nasheed, a political activist who had been jailed several years earlier by the former regime. The opposition’s victory brought some limited freedoms, but not in the religious sphere.
Islam is the only recognized religion. The open practise of all other religions is forbidden. Sunni
Islam is strongly promoted for national unity and preservation of the government’s power, but a more fundamentalist brand of Islam has rapidly grown in size and influence in recent years. Almost all adherents of other religions are foreigners.
In 1998, all known Christian foreigners were expelled from the country, and all known Maldivian Christians were arrested and released only after intense international pressure. Maldivians who become Christians abroad have been known to disappear when they return home, never to be heard from again. Today, in a nation of 314,000 people, Christians make up less than one-half of 1 percent of the population.
- Pray for Maldivians who believe—for their protection and courage in the face of great trials and for opportunities to grow in and spread their faith.
- Pray that the religious freedom of Maldivian Christians will be recognised
Persecution News - MaldivesIndian teacher arrested and deported for owning a Bible
(October 27, 2011)
Prospects of religious freedom appear grim
(August 12, 2010)