Senior Citizens in Reykjavík Satisfied

The majority of Reykjavík citizens, who are 80 and older, are satisfied with their life, according to an opinion poll undertaken by Capacent Gallup on behalf of Reykjavík City’s Welfare Division between November 29, 2007, and January 9, 2008.

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Iceland Express Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Budget airline Iceland Express celebrated its fifth anniversary this week. On February 27, 2003, it offered flights from Keflavík to Copenhagen and London for the first time. Since then, both the number of passengers and destinations has increased considerably.

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New Iceland Trade Directory Released

The 2008 Iceland Trade Directory has been released and is available for free download. The handbook includes information about more than 200 Icelandic companies involved in foreign trade and is distributed both in Iceland and abroad.

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Lack of Facilities for Mentally Ill Criminals

Convicted criminals who suffer from mental illnesses have often been forced to serve their sentences in prisons since there are not enough slots for them at psychiatric wards. Only seven slots are available, but according to the Ministry of Health, 20 are required.

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