The Ministry of Tourism and the Maldives Tourism Promotion Board strongly condemn the staff members of Vilu Reef Resort who mocked and insulted a couple who were conducting a ceremony to renew their wedding vows. A video of the incident appeared on You Tube earlier this week.
The Ministry was horrified and disgusted by the behaviour of those responsible. While it appears to be an isolated incident the government is launching a full scale investigation into what happened. The Police have also been informed to undertake the investigation of the case immediately.
The government is taking this extremely seriously and apologises to the guests involved and any-one who may have been offended by the incident.
The government stresses that no stone will be left unturned to ensure that an incident like this never happens again.