Tag Archives: May Day

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of May 3, 2016


Polar bear spotted near town gets ticket to far northeast
A polar bear that wandered near Longyearbyen last Friday has been released  at Ringertzøya in Nordaustlandet, according to The Governor of Svalbard.

May Day or mayday? Miners protest government labor law proposals eight days after getting lifesaving bailout


They were willing to help the company get through a crisis, agreeing to wage and pension adjustments to prevent more layoffs – or outright bankruptcy. But they’re far from willing – indeed they’re angry – about doing the same thing on a national level, even though the government doing the asking just assisted them in a huge way.