Icelandic Cod Stock in Growth

cod_ipaThe overall index of cod was more than 20 percent higher in the Icelandic Marine Research Institute’s recent autumn sampling than in the autumn of 2009. The index is in fact the highest since first measured in 1996.

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Playschool Tariffs to Increase in Reykjavík

child-playschool_psChanges to the playschool tariffs in Reykjavík, which haven’t increased in two years, will take effect as of January 1, 2011. The price of food and education for children who spend four to eight hours at playschool each weekday will increase by 5.35 percent.

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Police Dog Finds 300 Drug Portions

policecar_psThe police dog Freyja revealed that 300 portions of drugs, ready for consumption, were hidden in a car which overturned near Blönduós in northwest Iceland on Monday. The driver, who is in his late teens, lost control of the vehicle and drove off the road.

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Inflation in Iceland Drops to 2.5 Percent

smaralind2_ipaThe annual inflation in Iceland now measures 2.5 percent, down from 2.6 percent last month, and has reached the Central Bank’s inflation goal. The inflation hasn’t been as low in years. The consumer price index (CPI) based on prices in December is 366.7 points (May 1988=100), 0.33 percent higher than in the previous month.

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West Icelanders Support Charities in Iceland

money-banknotes_psThe charity Maedrastyrksnefnd in Reykjavík, Kópavogur, Hafnarfjördur, Akureyri and Akranes received yesterday and the day before a total donation of CAD 10,000 (ISK 1.2 million, USD 10,200, EUR 7,800) from the Icelandic National League of North America (INL of NA).

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