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[27 Dec 2006 | No Comment | ]

Jerry Talbot, head of Maldives delegation, for International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Socieities (IFRC) has defended the pace of reconstruction of homes for people affected by the tsunami.

There has been criticism of the pace of reconstruction, and we accept that for people whose homes and livelihoods were destroyed, each day of waiting is a day too long. But from the outset we said that the recovery operation would take more than two years. We will not compromise quality for the sake of speed. Tsunami survivors deserve the …

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[21 Nov 2006 | 4 Comments | ]

While Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are enjoying their honeymoon in the Maldives, the Indian Ocean holiday destination has become the focus of a controversy over tsunami aid money.
Minivan News reports that Commander Michael Lord-Castle, the head of Global Protection Committee (GPC) said that GPC has received information that President Gayoom of Maldives has transferred up to $80 million into private offshore bank accounts.

“We have been advised that between US$60 to $80 million have been transferred from Maldives Governmental funds directly to various private bank accounts in favour …