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The Flight of the Nurses

Her workday always started at home, technically speaking, as the job calls for special preparations. She applied the standard makeup – dark lashes, pink lips, rosy cheeks – folded her long, blonde hair into a neat bun, and made sure her nails were properly polished. Then, before heading out the door to the flight shuttle, she slipped on the bright purple uniform.

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Politics

Budget Bill for 2019 Introduced

The Icelandic parliament’s 2019 budget bill was introduced in a press conference this morning. The proposal prioritises healthcare, in particular the planned building of a new national

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Midwives' strike Iceland
In Focus

In Focus: Midwives’ Wage Dispute

In 2013, ljósmóðir was voted the most beautiful word in the Icelandic language. The word translates to “midwife,” but its literal meaning is “mother of light.” Even if their title sounds ethereal, the members of this currently all-female profession insist that their demands for increased wages are all but lofty. The Ministry of Finance disagrees […]

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