Maldives in still mode

This Day in History – October 29

Posted in History, Politics by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on October 29, 2011

2008: Former political prisoner Mohamed Nasheed defeats President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Asia’s longest-serving ruler, in the Maldives’ first democratic presidential election.

Picture story [A prisoner who became a president]


Maldives adopts new tourism slogan and logo

Posted in Travel by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on October 26, 2011

The Maldives has adopted a new slogan and logo to promote the country’s tourism industry.

The new “Always Natural” slogan and logo, which were designed by Quo consultancy agency of Bangkok and London, will replace the existing 11-year-old logo and slogan of “The Sunny Side of Life” commencing next year.

State Tourism Minister  Thoyyib Mohamed Waheed, who also serves as the Chairman of the Maldives Tourism Promotion Board, said the new branding broadened the brand to include industries such as energy and fisheries.

The new slogan and logo were formally approved during yesterday’s cabinet meeting.

Posted in Daily Life, Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on October 15, 2011

For Elections Commission

Posted in Design by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on October 14, 2011

My submission for Maldives Elections Commission logo competition, none of these got selected.

Maldives begins levying GST

Posted in News by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on October 2, 2011

The Maldives has imposed for the first time Goods and Services Tax (GST) commencing today.

Under the GST Act, which came into effect at 12am today, 3.5 percent will be deducted as GST this year from customers who purchase goods or receive services.

International Day of Older Persons

Posted in BW by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on October 1, 2011

Today is International day of Older Persons. Hello respected elders wish you a good health, love and joy!