In the new Corruption Perception Index, Iceland is ranked as the world’s 12th least corrupt nation, far lower than the other Nordic nations. The index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be.
Trust in all Icelandic media outlets, with the exception of DV, has decreased, according to a new poll conducted by MMR. Fourteen and a half percent of respondents said they trusted DV “a lot” compared to 10 percent a year ago.
Within six to eight years the graveyards in the capital area will be completely full, according to Þórsteinn Ragnarsson, director of the service company for graveyards in Reykjavík, Kirkjugarðar Reykjavíkurprófastsdæma.
The office of the Chief of Police in Borgarnes, West Iceland, has filed charges against local company Kræsingar ehf., formerly Gæðakokkar ehf., for deceiving consumers.
Governor of the Central Bank of Iceland Már Guðmundsson has announced that he will wear a Christmas sweater when he announces the bank’s key interest rate decision in December if he manages to raise a “respectable” amount for Barnaheill – Save the Children Iceland.
A group of butchers commute to work once a year 22,300 km (about 13,850 miles) each leg, from provincial New Zealand to rural Iceland—for just two months' work.
An employee of waste management company Íslenska gámafélagið was fired after it turned out that asbestos waste had not been disposed of properly but instead left in a non-secure area in Akureyri, North Iceland. Asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses, including lung cancer.
A 48-hour strike among surgeons and psychiatrists at Landspítali National University Hospital began at midnight. At the same time doctors at other hospital wards concluded their 48-hour strike. No progress has been made in negotiations between doctors and the state.
A planned three-day course on how to seduce women by self-described ‘pick up artist’ Julien Blanc to be held in Iceland next June may have been canceled, visir.is reports. The lecture no longer appears on the American company Real Social Dynamics’ website.
The 250 MP5 submachine guns delivered to the Icelandic Coast Guard will be returned to the Norwegian Armed Forces, as announced by the Coast Guard on Friday.
The negotiation committee of music teachers and the municipalities signed a new wage agreement at 5:30 this morning after a long round of negotiations.
The man reported missing on Sunday afternoon was found dead on Miðnesheiði outside the security fence of Keflavík International Airport at noon yesterday. The initial news indicated that he might have been alive. Search and rescue volunteers had searched for him the entire night.
The foreign citizen reported missing yesterday was found outside the fence of Keflavík International Airport at noon today. Paramedics were called out to estimate the man’s condition. Overall, 111 search and rescue members took part in the search.
Female salespersons at the new television station iSTV walked out when the chairman of the board, Þorsteinn Steingrímsson, asked them to wear low-cut shirts, push-up bras, mini skirts and high heels when meeting with possible advertisers.
Between 70 and 80 search and rescue volunteers are searching for a man who was reported missing yesterday afternoon. The man, who is a foreign citizen on a visit to his relatives in the country, is believed to be lost on Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland.
After 42 meetings in the five months since the wage dispute between doctors in the Icelandic Medical Association and Surgeon’s Association and representatives of the Icelandic health authorities was referred to the State Negotiator, talks are going nowhere.
Freedom of the press has been in decline in Iceland during the past two years. That’s the conclusion of Reporters Without Borders, which published a statement about the issue on its homepage yesterday.
Icelanders are the least likely of individuals in the Nordic nations to take sick leave according to the Nordic Statistical Yearbook 2014.
A receipt for the 250 MP5 submachine guns delivered to the Icelandic Coast Guard is yet to be received and therefore the guns have not been cleared by customs and remain sealed in the storage of the Icelandic Coast Guard at Keflavík International Airport.
Over 9,000 people have signed a petition on Petitions24.com to stop pickup artist Julien Blanc from visiting Iceland next year to give a lecture on how to seduce women.
Sigurjón Þ. Árnason, former CEO of Landsbanki, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by Reykjavík District Court earlier this morning for market manipulation between November 1, 2007 and October 3, 2008.
The police are continuing to investigate the incident in Akureyri, North Iceland, last week where a Molotov cocktail was thrown at an empty vehicle outside the home of an employee of the District Commissioner’s Office early in the morning of November 12.
So far this year 58 pairs of twins were born at Landspítali National University Hospital in Reykjavík. From January to November in 2013, 49 twins were born at the hospital, so the increase measures 18.4 percent between years.