Author: Andie Sophia Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

COVID Roundup: Over A Week Without A Domestic Case, Vaccinated Exceed 166k

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No new domestic cases of the coronavirus have been detected since June 15th, according to the latest data from covid.is….

Police Use Red Cross’s Name Without Permission In Anti-Cannabis Ad

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Last Thursday, a full-page spread ad from the Association of Icelandic Drug Police was published in Morgunblaðið, wherein they called…

COVID Roundup: Five Consecutive Days, No New Domestic Cases

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No new domestic cases of the coronavirus have been detected over the past five days, according to the latest data…

Out Of The Ashes: GDRN Talks Her Role In Katla

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You might have enjoyed Trapped as a great addition to Iceland’s Nordic noir catalogue, but now the nation is ready…

Lawyer Calls For Justice Minister’s Resignation, Refugees Denied Return To Former Housing

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Magnús D. Norðdahl, a lawyer representing a refugee who was unlawfully evicted from asylum seeker housing for refusing to assist…

COVID Roundup: No New Cases Since Tuesday

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No new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, nor the day before that, according to the latest data…

Fully Vaccinated Icelanders Exceed 145,000; Restrictions May Be Lifted Soon

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Health authorities will no longer be providing daily updates on covid.is due to dwindling domestic cases; instead, these figures will…

Poll: Conservatives See Upswing, Progressives And Reform Party Slide Back

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The latest poll from MMR shows some interesting shifts in support this month. Especially bearing in mind that this is…

Immigration Appeals Board Deems Refugee Evictions Unlawful

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A lawyer for one of the 18 refugees who have recently been evicted from asylum seeker housing by the Directorate…

Justice Minister Bans Police From Wearing Racist Imagery

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After last autumn’s dust-up over a photo of a police officer wearing hate symbols on her uniform, Minister of Justice…

COVID Roundup: No New Cases, Vaccinations Take Sharp Upswing

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No new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. One person is…

Iceland Eliminates Fees For Changing Name And Gender Marker

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Yesterday, Iceland took a significant step forward when Parliament voted in favour of abolishing the 9,000 ISK fee levied for…

Culture Pick: Experience Daft Punk Through The Magic Of A Church Organ

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If you’re still mourning the dissolution of Daft Punk last year, now’s your chance to relive the magic “one more…

COVID Roundup: Three Domestic Cases Over The Weekend, One Outside Quarantine

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Three new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. While there were…

COVID Roundup: One New Domestic Case Yesterday, In Quarantine At Diagnosis

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One new domestic case of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. This person was…

COVID Roundup: No New Domestic Cases Yesterday

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No new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. One person is…

COVID Roundup: Four Domestic Cases Yesterday, All In Quarantine

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Four new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. All of these…

Death Is Elsewhere: Ragnar Kjartansson On A Summer’s Night

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Ragnar Kjartansson is a man of surprises, seeming to delight in surprising himself as much, or even more, than surprising…

COVID Roundup: No New Cases Yesterday, Either

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No new domestic case of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. This marks the…

Multiple Accounts Of Sexual Abuse Levied Against Famed Musician

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Auðunn Lúthersson, a singer and songwriter best known by his stage name Auður, has responded to multiple accounts of harassment,…

Chief Epidemiologist Criticised For Remarks On Refugees And The Coronavirus

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Chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason made statements regarding refugees and the coronavirus that some 19 organisations in Iceland have said are…

COVID Roundup: No New Cases Yesterday, 11 Over The Weekend

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No new domestic case of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. However, seven cases…

Four More Palestinian Refugees Evicted

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The Grapevine has been informed that four more Palestinian refugees have been evicted by immigration authorities for refusing to assist…

Iceland’s MeToo Movement: Breaking The Cycle

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Last month, the greater Icelandic public was reminded that the MeToo movement never really went away. This was kicked off…

COVID Roundup: One New Domestic Case, In Quarantine At Diagnosis

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One new domestic case of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. This person was…