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Lagoon Reclamation and Development Standards

Lagoon Reclamation and Development Standards [Key words: Lagoon – Reef – Reclamation – Development – MOT standards – Policy] If you are contemplating a tourism project that may potentially include reclamation or development of structures in a lagoon, this article will provide some high level guidance on relevant regulatory processes that you may encounter along …

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The Ramadan Allowance

We wish all Maldivians and Muslims a blessed month of Ramadan. Maldives begins the fasting month of Ramadan today on Tuesday, 13 April 2021. The Ramadan benefit Apart from the faith related significance of Ramadan, the month of Ramadan thrusts a legal obligation on all Maldives employers – a payment that has come to be …

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Buyback of government shares in JV companies

The Ministry of Finance has introduced regulations governing the sale of government shares held in joint venture companies in the tourism sector. These regulations are made in pursuance of the Tenth Amendment to the Tourism Act which repealed and replaced the earlier provisions on the subject introduced by the Eighth Amendment to the Tourism Act. …

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SC decides rules of redundancy

(The article touches on genuine redundancy – employment law – redundancy payment – substantive fairness – procedural fairness – compensation). In a watershed decision on 3 February 2021, the Supreme Court has finally settled the judicial rules of redundancy in the Maldives. Until this decision, the rules were largely defined by decisions of other courts. …

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New Regulations for Overseas Employees Introduced

[this article touches on employment law –  overseas employees –  regulatory framework – new requirements – change in law] The government has launched an entirely new set of regulations on the employment of overseas nationals in the Maldives. The new regulations were published on 31 January 2021 by the name of Regulations on Employment of …

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