Author: Andie Sophia Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

COVID Roundup: No New Domestic Cases Yesterday

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No new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed domestically yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. 12 people are currently…

New Details On Deportation Case Indicate Human Trafficking Aspect Was Ignored

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The lawyer for Uhunoma Osayomore, who escaped human trafficking and is facing deportation from Iceland, has revealed new details about…

Trans Woman Pursuing Discrimination Case That Prosecutors Dropped

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Two years after the incident originally occurred, prosecutors have dropped a case of discrimination against a trans woman. The woman…

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

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One new case of coronavirus was diagnosed domestically yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. This individual was in…

COVID Roundup: Two New Cases This Weekend, All In Quarantine

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One new case of coronavirus was diagnosed domestically yesterday, with another new case on Saturday and none on Friday, according…

Survivor Of Human Trafficking Facing Deportation

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A young man who fled Nigeria and subsequent human trafficking is now facing deportation from Iceland, despite having a strong…

COVID Round-Up: One New Domestic Case, In Quarantine At Time Of Diagnosis

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One new case of coronavirus was diagnosed domestically yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. This individual was in…

Bill Aims To Support Microbreweries In Iceland

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Progressive Party MP Þórarinn Ingi Pétursson and others from his party have submitted a bill to Parliament which aims to…

Has Decided Not To Tell People To “Go F*ck Themselves” In Public Discussions

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A member of Parliament for the Left-Greens has taken a public stance about political discourse, drawing a connection between verbal…

Young Conservatives Propose Street Cleaning, Parking Discounts To Reduce Air Pollution

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As Reykjavík City Council continues to struggle with a proposal to ban studded tyres in the city, the idea remains…

COVID Round-Up: No New Domestic Cases Yesterday

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No new cases of coronavirus were diagnosed domestically yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. 14 people are currently…

Part Of Route 1 Closed Due To Flooding Danger

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A large portion of the northeast section of Route 1—also known as the Ring Road—has been closed due to the…

COVID Round-Up: One New Case, Outside Quarantine At Diagnosis

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One new case of coronavirus was diagnosed domestically yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. This person was not…

Human Trafficking Laws May Get Extended Protections For Labourers, Compelled Smugglers

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Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir has submitted a bill to Parliament that proposes changes to the human trafficking section…

Two Suspects Arrested, One In Custody, In Connection With Shooting Of Mayor’s Car

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One suspect is currently in custody in connection with the shooting of Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson’s family car, Vísir…

COVID Roundup: No New Domestic Cases Over The Weekend

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No new cases of coronavirus was diagnosed domestically yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. This was also true…

Vice Councilman Criticised For Response To Shots Fired At Mayor’s Car

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A vice councilman for the Independence Party is facing strong criticism for a since-deleted Facebook post he made implying that…

Senegalese Sisters Among Those Granted Citizenship

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Two of the people recommended for citizenship by the parliamentary Judicial Affairs and Education Committee yesterday were Elodie Marie and…

23 People Awarded Damages For Protestor Police Report

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23 people were awarded damages for a 2014 police report on some of the people who attended the protests against…

COVID Roundup: Zero Domestic Cases Yesterday, One Active Case At Border

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No new cases of coronavirus was diagnosed domestically yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. One active case was…

The Coming Weekend In Weather: Cold, But Mostly Sunny With Mild Winds

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If the high winds this past week have gotten you down, take heart: the weekend looks to be shaping things…

Chief Epidemiologist Says Social Restrictions May Be Lifted Sooner

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Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason said at a press conference today that lifting some social restrictions sooner than February 17th might…

Iceland Moves Down In Ranking On Corruption Index, Still Most Corrupt Nordic Country

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Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perceptions Index shows Iceland currently ranked 17th in the world in terms of the world’s least…

Reykjavik Mayor’s Car Shot At

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The car of Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson was damaged, RÚV reports, when it sustained gunfire last week. It is…

COVID Roundup: Two Domestic Cases Yesterday, Both In Quarantine At Diagnosis

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Two new cases of coronavirus was diagnosed domestically yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. Both were in quarantine…