Month: August 2020

Tourist Arrivals to Reach 7000

Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom has stated that by the end of this August, the total amount of tourist arrivals will reach 7000. The Minister also mentioned that though this amount is higher than the initially estimated amount, it is still insufficient to recover from the adverse economical impacts Maldives has suffered due to the …

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Discussions to Re-open Guesthouses Continues

Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom has stated that the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) is working alongside Health Protection Agency (HPA) to reopen the guesthouses in local islands by the earliest and discussions held until now has proven successful. The Minister informed that the Maldives Government is working on providing solutions to difficulties currently faced by …

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Onerous Obligation of Expatriate Accommodation

It is often said that government policy initiatives can have serious implications on businesses. It can cause costs associated with the business to either increase or decrease – directly in the form of taxes, fees and charges, or indirectly in the performance of obligations dictated by the policy initiative. The Expatriate Employees Regulations[1] is one …

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New Expatriate Employment Regulations Launched

In a major policy intervention, the Maldives Government has today launched the new and revised Expatriate Employment Regulations. It is now published in the government gazette as Regulation Number 2020/R-62. The complete set The new Regulations come packed in a total of 72 pages complete with a bundle of various guidelines on related subjects. They …

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