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Maldives gets highest number of votes for Human Rights Council

The Maldives has been officially awarded a seat in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, receiving historic support from the UN General Assembly members. The seat was also highly endorsed by a group of international NGOs, with UN Watch and Freedom House reporting that out of fourteen candidate countries from all regions, only […]

Maldives may secure a seat on the UN Human Rights Council

HaveeruOnline Beta – Maldives secures UN Human Rights Council membership.

The UN Human Rights Council could become a forum to discuss the environmental issues facing small ocean nations if the Maldives are able to secure a seat on the UN Human Rights Council in the upcoming May 14th election.

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

It was truly an amazing experience to dine 16 feet below sea level at Ithaa, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s undersea restaurant. The restaurant is designed to provide a 180° overhead view of the surrounding reef and marine life. Ithaa, which means pearl in Dhivehi, is the world’s first all-glass, undersea restaurant. We […]

Dr. Mohamed Waheed

Not every visitor to the Maldives will have the opportunity to meet the Vice-President which is unfortunate because it is a very interesting experience. Dr. Mohamed Waheed is the first Maldivian to be elected to the position of Vice-President because before October of 2008 it was an appointed position. This is just the first of […]

Night Fishing

Last night we had the opportunity to take part in a night fishing excursion as guests of the resort owners. We left the dock at about 5:30pm so we could be over a carefully selected portion of the reef by sunset. We traveled in a traditional Maldivian fishing boat called a Dhoni. The scenery was […]

Relaxation

Relaxation is the name of the game. Today we stepped into the Sun Spa. The brochure claimed, ” from the moment you enter our Sun Spa sanctuary you will feel the peace and harmony emanating from within…” This claim was actually an understatement! The spa is an open air oasis with covered roofs, waterways […]

Maldives Tourism Video

Here is a short promotional video provided by the Maldives Tourist Promotion Board (MTPB)

Miramichi to Male 2009

Miramichi (47°00’28″N 65°26’57″W) Halifax (44°52’51″N 63°30’31″W) 280 km Halifax (44°52’51″N 63°30’31″W) Toronto (43°40’38″N 79°37’50″W) 1292 km Toronto (43°40’38″N 79°37’50″W) Frankfurt (50°01’35″N 08°32’35″E) 6361 km Frankfurt (50°01’35″N 08°32’35″E) Colombo (07°10’51″N 79°53’03″E) 8070 km Colombo (07°10’51″N 79°53’03″E) Male (04°11’31″N 73°31’45″E) 778 km Total: 16780 km