TWO former CEO´s at an Icelandic bank which collapsed in the 2008 financial meltdown were sentenced to jail on Friday.
The former bankers are , Larus Welding, and former head of corporate finance at Glitnir Bank, Gudmundur Hjaltason, each to nine months in jail.
And six months are suspended for two years .
The sentence was less than the jail terms of at least five years demanded by Iceland's special prosecutor.
People in Iceland look on the sentence as a joke , sentencing them for only three months in jail.
Late last night i went out to see Reykjavik downtown .
The pond in the center of Reykjavik was frozen , and two ladies where ice skating.
The weather was calm, but it was below freezing point.
It was great to see these two ladies enjoying the frozen pond,and you could see that they have skills in ice skating.
In Iceland ,Christmas is celebrated on the 24th. And at 18:00 hours on the 24th , Christmass starts , and after dinner, presents are opened.
But the day before Christmas, There is a tradition, to eat ,what is called - Rotten Fish - or rotten/decayed stingray/skate which is a traditional Icelandic dish.And in many homes in Iceland , it is forbidden to cook it ,because of the huge rotten smell.So some go to other places to cook it , and here it is cooked and served in a automobile Garage company .The smell and odor of this fish is so overwhelming, that i think it affected the camera i was videotaping this on .
Not everybody in Iceland likes this - and want to ban this tradition ,because of the smell and taste , but others say that the love it .
So this is always an argument the day before Christmas here in Iceland .
Today i went into downtown Reykjavik,in Iceland.
And the shortest day was yesterday and today at 16:30 hours , this was all the daylight we have here in Reykjavik.
People are all over Reykjavik, shopping,enjoying music and and visiting friends and family.
The weather is quite good , calm,and the tempereature is at around 7 degrees on the celcius.
The Yoko Ono Imagine Peace Light is on over the holidays , as you can see on the photos .