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Landspítali

Donations to Hospital Instead of Birthday Presents

“I think parents should do this sort of thing more often,” says Guðný María Waage, who donated ISK 250,000 (EUR 2,145/USD 2,345) to the Landspítali neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in lieu of first birthday presents to her daughter.

Police

Capital Police Chief Harassed Officer

A workplace psychologist, appointed by the Ministry for the Interior to investigate a policeman’s complaint against capital region police chief Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir, has concluded “beyond all doubt” that her behavior constituted abuse. It was not workplace bullying, however, but rather...

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70 Asylum Seekers Were Deported in March

85 people applied for asylum in Iceland this March. In March 2016, that figure was 48 and the number of applications in the first three months of this year is 60 percent higher than the same period last year.

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Success for Refugee Bike Repair Scheme

On Brekkustígur, in western Reykjavík, there is a cycle workshop where refugees and asylum seekers are invited to come and fix up old bikes, which they can then keep for personal transport.

Money

Eight Convicted in Seven-Year Tax Fraud Case

Eight people—six men and two women—were this afternoon convicted in one of Iceland’s biggest tax fraud investigations of recent times. The defendants were each sentenced to three-month to four-year suspended prison sentences.

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Not Guilty Plea in Birna Murder Case

Thomas Møller Olsen, the 30-year-old Greenlander who has been in custody since mid-January over the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir, has pleaded not guilty at the first court hearing today.

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