Showing posts from July, 2008

The Wheel is turning backwards… We need to fix soon. (1)

Development is what everyone looks forward to. It is the dream of every person, family, society and nation to develop in one way or the other. However, achieving development is easier to be said than done Education system in jeopardy… Education is the sector that is taking a major part of the budget of Maldives every year. The government is said to spend the highest amount on education sector. Right now there are 233 schools in Maldives (Ministry of Education website). Yet, the big question is, is it worth? Of cause it should be!! The spending on education is a very much valid and rewarding investment. True. It is rewarding investment, yet the question is it rewarding to us here in Maldives? Lets think of it in a bit more detailed way. The formal education system of the Maldives dates back to more than 75 years. Indeed it’s more than 75 but I say 75 as every Maldivian will remember the celebrations that took place on the Diamond Jubilee of Majeedhiyya School. Seventy five years is a lo

A Sudden Tragedy!!

The sudden death of the winner of last year's “Voice of India”, Ishmeet Singh Sodhi (September 2, 1989 - July 29, 2008), shocked everyone who heard of it. Whether it is a fan of him or not, all who knew of it were surprised as this happened just on the day he came to Maldives. Ishmeet came to Maldives to perform in the Star Voice of Maldives, which was expected to be taking place in Alimas Carnival on 1st August. Many, including the organizers in Maldives itself are in doubt if the Voice of Maldives will commence as planned after the unexpected incidence. Of cause there are and will be many people who were not in favor of this competition to be held in Maldives. Also it is true that there were many who were in favor of it. Even if they were in of either view, one thing was sure. The incident lead to people, think about what it will result in. Many believe that this will be taken as a sign of bad luck by the Indians and the competition, will no more be held here in Maldives. There

43 years of was it?

Today is 43rd Independence Day of Maldives. The celebrations are going on though not at a high scale. As everyone is so involved in the celebrations, I’d like to turn my attention to something else. When we celebrate the Independence Day, what is the present situation of our country? It will not be an unfair judgment if I say that the county is in a critical situation. When I say critical I don’t mean to say the country is in real danger in anyway by any means. However, it is the fact that Maldives is experiencing a lot of changes in the past few years. Changes are good by its nature, yet may bring results that we don’t want to see, if it is not done properly. Political changes are what everyone talks about in the recent days. A new constitution is been drafted and is expected to be ratified soon. Party systems started working. New commissions and systems are in place. Media is opened a lot compared to the ‘only government media’ system that we had ever since. New resorts are in plac

A tribute from the tongue of the nation

Can you imagine a person named a Kettle? Do you know one of the famous writers and the poets of the Maldives Mr. Ibrahim Naeem? Guess both the questions left you with a blank, right? Yet I am sure everyone will know if I say Saikkuraa Naeem. (Saikuraa in Dhivehi means kettle) Today Mr. Naeem (Saikuraa) passed away in ADK hospital around 10:30 morning local time at the age of 73. Mr. Naeem was a respected person who served as a civil servant for more than five decades.( February 1953 to May 2008) He was known among the people as a great story writer, poet and even as a person with a big humor. Though his passed away his legacy will last forever. May God bless Mr. Naeem (Saikkura) and gives patience to his family and friends. Saikuraa was a man of courage and dedication. A man the nation cannot effort to forget. And role model to any youth who wants to serve his nation.

As the time comes…

The big day that every single Maldivian is waiting is the day of presidential elections. This election is a quite different election compared to all other elections this country so far experienced. Indeed it is different in many ways. 1. T his is the first time in three decades (since 1978) the serving president Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom will have to compete with anyone in the race for presidency. 2. The election also comes at a time the Maldivians are showing opposition to the president and his long serving regime more than ever before. 3. Above all, this is the first ever multi-party election in this country that got independence from British on July 1965. The new constitution 1 that is been drafted by the Citizens Majilis ( Khaassa Majilis ) and sent to the president for ratification demand for a multi-party election before 10 th October 2008. So the time is getting near. The government already announced that the constitution will be ratified on 30 th July 2008. Ye