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The Disappearing Maldives Atolls and International Airport
The Maldives are a Island Sovereign Country Territories. Population Approx 400,000. The capital for the Maldives is Male which has a population almost 72,000
occupying the Corol Atolls. The Maldives are often called the jewels within the India Ocean.
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THE MALDIVES ISLANDS
INDIAN OCEAN NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
The Maldives Islands national comprises 1200 Islands is threated seriously and will be submerged as the islands that comprise a total of 115 square miles land mass are only 8 feet above the 2014 AD
high tide ocean level. As Global rising unfrozen water liquid masses temperature are rising rapidly at an alarming rate and with the ever higher heights being accepted with announcements each year
which started at 53 cm a few years ago, are now being accepted by most scientific expert as to rise by a minimum 1.2 meter. With today’s public warning announcements and their admittance that
their computer models are flawed with previous predictions being conservative and as one prominent world spoke person stated “It’s all about taking the public with you” together with the fact when
the previous worlds carbon emissions where 480 parts per million and the planet was ice free, the ocean water unfrozen expanded liquid masses where 40 meters higher than what they are now. A
Scientific expert has warned also that with rising global temperature the water masses will also heat expand 60% by volume. The Maldives are also build on the planet’s most endangered ecosystems
coral reefs not solid rock or land mass with warnings the planet’s salt water liquid masses cannot stand any further acidity toxication. The irony on the matter is the 400,000 islanders are entirely addicted
to fosil fuel diesel usage [ Gerators ] for electricity needs. Reason. The nation is close to being broke and the generation electricity costs represents approx more than 26% GDP and additionally pays
colossal subsidies to appease the population for their massive electricity bills.
Present and additional future catastrophic global rising carbon emission from fosil usage – Result - ask yourself ?
More Information and Stats The Republic - Maldives
The Republic of Maldives was long a sultanate, first under Dutch and then under British protection. It became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. Since 1978, President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM
currently in his sixth term in office - has dominated the islands' political scene. Following riots in the capital Male in August 2004, the president and his government have pledged to embark upon democratic
reforms, including a more representative political system and expanded political freedoms. Tourism and fishing are being developed on the archipelago.
Location of Maldives: Southern Asia, group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south-southwest of India
Continent: Asia Land Area Total: 300 sq km
Region: Indian Ocean Land Area Land: 300 sq km
Capitol City: Male Land Area Water: 0 sq km
Natural Resources: fish. Geographical Terrain: flat, with white sandy beaches. Comparative Area of Maldives: about 1.7 times the size of Washington, DC
Maldives's Geography: 1,190 coral islands grouped into 26 atolls (200 inhabited islands, plus 80 islands with tourist resorts); archipelago with strategic location astride and along major sea lanes in Indian Ocean.
Latitude: 003 15 N Longitude: 073 00 E Border Boundary Coastline: 644 km
Arable Land: 13.33 % Pastures: 0.00 % Crops: 30.00 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
Highest Elevation: 2 m Location: unnamed location on Wilingili island in the Addu At. - Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Indian Ocean
Largest City in Maldives: Male. The largest city and capital in Maldives is Male, with an estimated population of (72,000 ) This is followed by Addu City (32,000) and Fuvahmulah (12,000).
These are the only cities with a population surpassing 10,000. Threatened Species: 11.
Environmental Issues: depletion of freshwater aquifers threatens water supplies; global warming and sea / ocean salt water level rises; coral reef bleaching.
General Climate: tropical; hot, humid; dry, northeast monsoon ( November to March ) rainy, southwest monsoon ( June to August )
Natural Hazards: low level of islands makes them very sensitive to sea / ocean salt water level rises.
Environmental Agreements: party to:
Biodiversity, Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection signed, All of the mentioned agreements
The Maldives like many Nations have not ratified them.
Common Name: Maldives Local Official Name: Dhivehi Raajje Abbreviated Name: Republic of Maldives Official Name: Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa Official Script Name: Maldives
Local Common Name: Maldives Former Name: Maldives Territory of: NA Ethnic Groups: South Indians, Sinhalese, Arabs. Primary Language: Maldivian Dhivehi
Other Languages: Maldivian Dhivehi (dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English spoken by most government officials. Primary Religion: Sunni Muslim. Other Religions: Sunni Muslim
Population: 359,008 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 34.81 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 1,068.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 7.06 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: 2.72% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 4.90 babies born per woman
Population Male 0-14: 80,113 Population Female 0-14: 75,763
Population Male 15-64: 98,040 Population Female 15-64: 94,029
Population Male 65+: 5,477 Population Female 65+: 5,586
Population 0-14: 43.40% Literacy Rate: 97.20%
Population 15-64: 53.70% Literacy rate of Males: 97.10%
Population 65+: 3.10% Literacy rate of Females: 97.30%
Population that is Male: 52.50 % Population that is Female: 47.50%
Life expectancy at birth in years: Males 73.074. females 74.8 years.
Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 54.89 Babies die per 1,000 births
Head of State: President Abdulla Yameen
Government Type: Republic
Independence: 1965 July 26 ( from UK )
Constitution: 1998 January ( adopted )
National Holiday: Independence Day, 26 July Legal System: based on Islamic law with admixtures of English common law primarily in commercial matters; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
Suffrage: 21 years
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: Chief of state: President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM (since 11 November 1978
Note. ::: The president is both the chief of state and head of government: President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM ( since 11 November 1978 )
Note. ::: The president is both the chief of state and head of government Cabinet and Cabinet Ministers are appointed by the president.
President nominated by the Majlis and then the nomination must be ratified by a national referendum ( at least a 51% approval margin is required ) for a President elected for a five-year term.
President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM reelected in referendum held 17 October 2003. Percent of The then popular vote was Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM 90.3% .
Legislative Branch: unicameral People's Council or Majlis ( 50 seats; 42 elected by popular vote, 8 appointed by the president; members serve five-year terms Elections: last held 22 January 2005 )
( elections where to be held NA 2010 ) Election results: percent of vote. NA seats - independents 50 Judicial Branch: High Court
Party Leaders: political parties were allowed to register in June 2005. The first entrants are: Adhaalath ( Justice) Party or AP [ Abdul Majeed Abdul BARI] ; Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party ( Maldivian People's Party )
or DRP [Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM ; Islamic Democratic Party or IDP [ Omar NASEER ; Maldivian Democratic Party or MDP [Mohamed NASHEED ]
President Elections Are Held and Annulled in 2013
On September 7, 2013, presidential elections were held. Former President Mohamed Nasheed came in first with 45.5% of the vote.
He was followed by Abdulla Yameen with 25.3%, then Qasim Ibrahim with 24.1% and incumbent Mohamed Waheed Hassan with 5.1%.
A runoff was scheduled for September 28, 2013, but was postponed. Exactly one month after the presidential elections, the Supreme Court annulled the election results and canceled the scheduled runoff.
The Supreme Court made its decision after a candidate challenged the outcome of the election, pointing out irregularities.
New elections were held on November 9, 2013. This time Mohamed Nasheed received 46.9% of the vote, followed by Abdulla Yameen with 29.7% and Qasim Ibrahim with 23.3%.
The Supreme Court delayed the runoff, which was to be held on November 10, until November 16 after the President Hassan's term ended on November 11.
Abdulla Yameen won the November 16 runoff with 51.4% of the vote. Former President Mohamed Nasheed was a close second with 48.6%. Yameen was sworn in the following day.
Maldives follows a nonaligned policy and is committed to maintaining friendly relations with all countries. The country has a UN Mission in New York, with the Permanent Representative to the UN in New York
and accredited as Ambassador to the United States, an embassy in Sri Lanka and in the United Kingdom, a trade representative in Singapore.
A Tourist Information Bureau in Germany. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka maintain resident embassies in Male'. Denmark, Norway, the U.K., Germany, Turkey. Sweden have consular agencies in Male'
under the supervision of their embassies in Sri Lanka and India. The UNDP has a representative resident in Male', as do the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Like the United States, many countries have non resident ambassadors accredited to the Maldives, most of them based in Sri Lanka or India.
The Maldives is a member of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
Trafficking in persons:
Maldives is a destination country for men, women, children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking and a source country for Maldivian children subjected to human trafficking within the country,
with Bangladeshi, Indian migrants working both legally, illegally in the construction, service sectors face conditions of forced labor, including fraudulent recruitment, confiscation of identity, travel documents,
non payment of wages, debt bondage; a small number of women from Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, China, the Philippines,
Bangladesh, Eastern Europe, and former Soviet states are trafficked to Maldives for sexual exploitation; some Maldivian children are transported to the Capital for forced domestic service,
where they may also be sexually abused.
Tier rating: Tier 2 Watch List - Maldives does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.The government does not have laws prohibiting all human trafficking offenses but introduced
an anti-trafficking law to the legislature in December 2012, approved an anti-trafficking plan for 2012 and 13, formed an anti-trafficking steering committee in May 2012. The government reported that it prosecuted some
sex trafficking cases but did not take enforce actions to protect trafficking victims and prevent trafficking; the government continues to lack systematic procedures for identifying trafficking victims among vulnerable
populations and referring them to protective services. Officials continue to confuse human trafficking with human smuggling and the presence of undocumented migrants ( 2013 )
Source = CIA
Illicit Drugs: Concern.
First Floor, Velaanage
Ameer Ahmed Magu'. Male'
Republic of the Maldives
Official Hours Tel: +(960) 333 0444
Non Official Hours Tel: +(960) 333 0452
Fax Number: +(960) 332 0011
Tourist visa is granted for all nationalities, on arrival to Maldives. This means, no prior visa is required to arrive at the Maldives. The maximum number of days granted on arrival would be 30 days.
The thirty days is not for the passenger to claim, but lies at the discretion of the Immigration to grant any number of days less than or equal to 30. Read the section “Entry to Maldives”
If an extension is required, it maybe requested at the Head Office. The visa extension form is available at the Head Office and should not take more than two days, at the most, to process. Costs Approx US$ 325
The extension would be charged MRF 750 for 60 days or part thereof. On a single entry the maximum number of given will be 90 days, including the free 30 days. Employment is prohibited on a tourist visa.
Therefore, any tourist found working will be deported from Maldives.
Addition, many of the good anchorages are part of resorts, who tend not to welcome yachts or charge a high fee for anchoring and landing there. Fesh water is scarce.
FAILURE TO RENEW THE VISA BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF THE ALREADY GRANTED VISA CAN LEAD TO THE REFUSAL OF AN EXTENSION AND
FACE IMMEDIATE REMOVAL FROM MALDIVES.
CREW TRANSFER FORM SIGN ON SIGN OF
SPONSORSHIP DECLARATION FORM
To The Maldives http://www.immigration.gov.mv/images/stories/formspdf/Sponsorship.pdf
Department of Immigration and Emigration | Republic of Maldives. Email: info at immigration.gov.mv
Maldives' largest economic activity, accounts for nearly 30% of GDP and more than 60% of foreign exchange receipts. Fishing is the second leading sector, but the fish catch has dropped sharply in recent years.
Agriculture and manufacturing continue to play a lesser role in the economy, constrained by the limited availability of cultivable land and the shortage of domestic labor. Lower than expected tourist arrivals and fish
exports, combined with high government spending on social needs, subsidies, and civil servant salaries contributed to a balance of payments crisis, which was temporarily eased with a $79.3 million IMF
Stand By agreement. However, after the first two disbursements, the IMF with held subsequent disbursements due to concerns over Maldives' growing budget deficit, and the government has been seeking other
sources of budgetary support ever since. A new Goods and Services Tax ( GST ) on tourism introduced in January 2011, on general goods and services in October 2011, and a new Business Profit Tax introduced in July 2011
have provided a boost to revenue. In recent years, gross foreign reserves have hovered around $300 million, sufficient to finance about two to three months of imports. Diversifying the economy beyond tourism and
fishing, reforming public finance, increasing employment opportunities, combating corruption, cronyism, a growing drug problem are other long term challenges facing the government. Over the longer term Maldivian
authorities worry about the impact of erosion and global warming on their low lying country 80% of the area is less than 1 meter above sea / salt water ocean levels. They are prone and a real danger for
Tsunamis. Make sure you have Tsunamis alerts to all your possible communications.
Indian Ocean earthquake, the Maldives were devastated by a tsunami. Only nine islands were reported to have escaped any flooding, while fifty-seven islands faced serious damage to critical infrastructure,
fourteen islands had to be totally evacuated, and six islands were destroyed. Plus twenty one resort islands were forced to close because of serious damage. The total damage was estimated at more than
400 million US dollars, or some 62% of the GDP. A total of 108 people, including six foreigners, reportedly died in the tsunami. The destructive impact of the waves on the low lying islands was made far more devastating
by the fact there was no continental shelf or land mass upon which the waves could gain height.
The tallest waves were reported to be 14 feet ( 4.3 m) high.
The fact that so many uneducated about tsunamis people, including thousands of supposedly well educated world citizens who were on vacation, just stood there and died as the signs with disaster arose before their being.
That was a major failure. Non Education, she be O'K attitude. It will not happen to us sheep attiutude.
A tsunami is a seismic Sea / Ocean wave thick water mass surge. A series of Waves / Surges caused by an Sea bed / Ocean bed / Earthquake or Cliff collapse land mass slide that can cause
devastation to coastal / Islands / Atolls / Beaches / Harbours also low lying areas. They used to be inaccurately referred to as tidal waves, but are more commonly referred as TSUNAMIS now.
How far are you above sea level? You should know where you stand and how far you have to go / travel to evacuate to be out of the way from a tsunami surge.
To be safe, you should be at more than 100 feet above sea level when the first wave hits. Unfortunately, it's not that simple and even being 100 feet above the
high water mark will not guarantee your survival. So do continue higher than 100 feet if you can. Tourists should be aware that tsunamis are possible anywhere
close to the water. Depending on the construction, you might be able to survive a wave by evacuating vertically to the third floor and higher with some buildings.
Recommendation staying above the third floor when using accommodation at coastal areas, especially those TSUNAMIS CAN REACH.
Taxes on the tourist industry have been plowed into infrastructure and used to improve technology in the agricultural sector at From 1 January 2013 to 31 October 2014, the GST rate on tourism
sector was at 8% and the ourism sector GST rate has increased to 12% from 1 November 2014 onwards. The Maldivian economy is based on tourism and fishing. The Maldives' Islands 1,191 islands,
only 200 are inhabited. The population is scattered throughout the country, with the greatest concentration on the capital island, Male'. Limitations on potable water and arable land constrain expansion.
Tourism. In recent years, Maldives has successfully marketed its natural assets for tourism, unpolluted beaches on small coral islands, diving in blue waters abundant with tropical fish, and like most
other Islands sun rises and sunsets they get their fair share.
The Maldives has been running a merchandise trade deficit in the range of $200 to $260 million annually since 1997.
The trade deficit ballooned to $386 million in 2004, $493 million in 2005, and reached an estimated $618 million in 2006, largely the result of increased oil prices and increased imports of construction material.
Marine Related facts and Information For the Cruising Yachts Person See .... It's not Good News Plus Piracy Problem getting their.
JAN 2015: Many of the fees shown below will be increased by the 12% TGST tax.
Agents Fee: US$75 or More.
Inward Clearance: US$64.85 (MVR 1000.00)
Outward clearance: US$64.85 (MVR 1000.00)
Payable to Maldives Customs Service.
Entry Fee: US$3.24 (MVR 50.00)
Payable to Port Authority.
Cruising Permit Fee: US$325 (MVR 5000.00)
Payable for stays of more than 7 days (new rule from 5th March 2014). Payable to Ministry of Tourism Arts & Culture in Male.
Changes to crew list: US$35 per person.
There will be a transport charge if you are unable to ferry the 6 officials out to your boat for clearance. There may also be a fee for de-rating exemption (if you do not have a Health certificate).
Charter Fees are as follows (November 2011) :
Vessels less than 25 meters USD 15.00 per day
Vessels from 26 to 35 meters USD 200.00 per day
Vessels from 36 to 45 meters USD 350.00 per day
Vessels from 46 to 75 meters USD 450.00 per day
Vessels from 75 meters and above USD 600.00 per day
In addition to the charter license fee there is a bed tax of USD 8.00 per guest per night payable to Maldives Inland Revenue.
January 2015 Restrictions
Permission from the owner should be obtained before visiting uninhabited islands. Most resort islands do not permit anchoring in their waters.
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