Eleven Fishermen Fired after Dope Test

westman_islands_ps“When it comes to safety at sea, and on land, everyone has to be sober,” Sigurgeir Brynjar Kristgeirsson, director of the fishing company Vinnslustöðvarinnar in Vestmannaeyjar, told Fréttablaðið after eleven of the company’s employees failed a drugs test.

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State Not to Appeal in Iceland Name Case

althingi-parliament_ipaInformation officer at the Ministry of the Interior Jóhannes Tómasson announced yesterday that the ministry does not intend to appeal the case of Blær Bjarkardóttir, who won in court against the authorities last week on having her name officially approved.

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Wanderin stirbt nach Unfall auf der Esja

death-announcementsEine Frau, die am Sonntag einen 200 Meter tiefen Abhang an der Esja, dem Reykjavíker Hausberg, hinabgestürzt war, ist ihren Verletzen erlegen. Sie war mit einer Wandergruppe von 30 Leuten unterwegs zum Gipfel Hátindur, als sich der Unfall ereignete.

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