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Busy times at the pharmacy

Tjaldurs Apotek pharmacy in Tórshavn received far more prescriptions on Wednesday than it normally does. This came after the chairman of the General Practitioners’ Association on Wednesday advised people to prepare for a possible strike and stock up on their prescription medication.


Fighting climate change with seaweed

Faroese company Ocean Rainforest aims to combat climate change by cleaning the ocean using seaweed. Ocean Rainforest, established in 2007, is one of the few companies in the world that seeds, cultivates and harvests seaweed on a commercial scale in offshore conditions.


Speed limit for ships and boats near land

From now until 31 August, ships and boats less than 500 metres from land in Nólsoy, Skúvoy and Mykines must go no faster than 8 mph. Sea traffic can disturb birdlife, and it is hoped that the new speed limit will help combat this.


Pilots demand regulated time off

The Faroese Airline Pilot Association has no comment regarding a possible strike. Last night, pilots rejected a draft settlement presented to the opposing parties on Monday, because none of their demands had been met, says Johan Vágadal, the chairman of the Airline Pilot Association.


Restaurant KOKS retains Michelin star

“We’ve absolutely delighted to have retained our Michelin star,” says chef Poul Andrias Ziska. 2018 will mark an exciting time for the restaurant, as it moves to a new location in the Faroe Islands.

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