Welcome to Reykjavík Grapevine’s 140th Newscast! Today editor-in-chief Valur Grettisson reports on the conviction of Angjelin Sterkaj, who was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 16 years in prison.
In other news, phone company Míla will be sold to french fund for around 7 billion ISK and the election mess drama is the unwanted gift that just keeps on giving.
We also visited Elko, well known electronic shop in Iceland, to check out an art exhibit that is part of the visual arts festival Sequences, which is taking place across the country at the moment. The art piece in question is called ‘Solar Plexus Pressure Belt™G2’, created by Sæmundur Þór Helgason, and is a belt that’s designed to make wearers forget about all of their money problems.
Newscast supported by Einstök Beer
Note: Due to the effect the Coronavirus is having on tourism in Iceland, it’s become increasingly difficult for the Grapevine to survive. If you enjoy our content and want to help the Grapevine’s journalists do things like eat and pay rent, please consider joining our High Five Club.
You can also check out our shop, loaded with books, apparel and other cool merch, that you can buy and have delivered right to your door
Also you can get regular news from Iceland—including the latest notifications on eruptions, as soon as they happen—by signing up to our newsletter.
Buy subscriptions, t-shirts and more from our shop right here!