Month: May 2020

Covid-19: BML Announces Resumption Of Card Collections Services

Bank of Maldives (BML) has announced the resumption of card collection services via pre-booked appointments at their Customer Service Center starting from 1st June 2020. In a bank released press statement, they have stated that only 300 customers will be served per day for card collection, to ensure that services are provided in line with …

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Covid-19: Business Hours Set From 9am To 9pm

Maldives Police Services has announced that business operating hours in the Greater Malé Region will now be from 9am to 9pm daily, under Phase 1 of the government’s measures to ease the lockdown. Via a virtual press conference, Assistant Police Commissioner Abdullah Fairoosh stated that the rule would be applicable to all the businesses including …

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Covid-19: Storage Fees Reinstated For Containerized Cargo By MPL

The storage fees on all containerized cargo were recently waived off until further notice by Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) in response to COVID-19 lockdown in the Greater Male’ Region, on the 15th of April. However, MPL will reinstate storage fees for uncleared containerized cargo from 10th June onwards, according to a statement released by MPL. …

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Covid-19: Business Permits Issued By Malé City Council

Assistant Commissioner of Police Ismail Naveen has stated that, as the Maldivian government starts to ease the lockdown, businesses are to apply for permits to continue their operations, and permits will be issued via a virtual platform handled by Male’ City Council. He also informed that the Police Service will be approving the applications through …

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Covid-19: Fines Waived From 570 Due Parties By MIRA

Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances, 570 parties have been waived off from due fines, by Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA). Commissioner General of Taxation Fathuhulla Jameel stated that they are currently working on granting concessions to more parties, in addition to the 570 waived parties. He also confirmed that companies will be provided with …

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Covid-19: Lockdown To Ease On 28 May 2020

During a press conference given to inform the public on the current Covid-19 situation, Health Minister Abdullah Ameen stated that the first phase of easing the lockdown will be for two weeks. Although offices are not authorised to commence work during this period, facilities will be provided for more functionality. Supermarkets, Pharmacies, phone shops, textile …

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Covid-19: Deferred Resort Lease Payments to Cost Government MVR 900 Million, States Finance Minister

The resort lease payment has been extended to 6 months, which will cost the government MVR 900 million, according to Finance Minister Ibrahim Ameer. The resort lease payments contributed to the MVR 1.7 billion the government was budgeted to receive this year. However, the government is now expected to receive MVR 800 million. Minister also …

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