'Share your story!' says anti-bullying campaign
The “#Neklusē arī Tu!” anti-bullying campaign invites adults to not be silent and share their experience with or solution to dealing with bullying during their time at school on social media using the hashtag #Neklusē (#Dontbesilent), campaign organizers told Latvian Television's “Rīta Panorāma” broadcast on January 23.
Population continues to fall in Latvia
The number of children born in Latvia has declined for a fourth year in a row according to new provisional data published by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) January 20.
Latvian exile literature - a trip to the past
Latvian diaspora playwright and artist Raimonds Staprāns tool Latvian Television's “Literatūre” (“Literature Tour”) show on a tour of his common with fellow diaspora member and writer Anšlavs Eglītis past during the 1950s in Oregon in the first show of the new season on January 17.
Bizarre 1990s Kinder egg court case continues in Latvia
A petty theft court case from the early 1990s in which a 14-year-old boy is charged with stealing candy, including a Kinder Surprise chocolate egg, and electronics which are presumably now laughably obsolete, is still underway, according to Latvian Television’s “Panorāma” broadcast on January 14.
State Police chief steps down
Interior Minister Sandis Ģirģens (KPV LV) announced that after 40 years of service State Police Chief Ints Ķuzis will leave the force, according to LTV on January 15.
Defense minister: abandoning Iraq would have dramatic consequences
Defense Minister Artis Pabriks (Development/For!) told Latvian Radio on January 14 the Latvian government decided to extend the mandate for the National Armed forces to continue participation in the international operation in Iraq battling Daesh, and on January 15 he spoke on LTV’s morning broadcast “Rīta Panorāma” about the significance of the mission and Latvia’s participation.
Veber family returns from UK for the children's sake
In a few weeks Latvian wife Inesa and Russian, German dual citizen husband Dimitry will move from Leicester in the United Kingdom to Latvia, according to Latvian Television's “Panorāma” broadcast on January 13.
Latvian mother faces extradition from Denmark to South Africa
A Latvian mother is facing the propspect of extradition to South Africa from Denmark to face trial after fleeing with her children, prompting questions to be asked by LTV's De Facto investigative show about whether Latvia has done enough to represent its citizen in a complex international legal wrangle.
Mērsrags mushroom discovery a first for Latvia
In Latvia, as in the rest of the world, there are many more mushrooms than plants, however as there aren't many mycologists, new mushroom species are often uncovered by regular residents, as happened with Latvia's State Forests Northern Kurzeme planner in the Mērsrags area, according to LTV's daily news broadcast “Dienas ziņas” on January 12.
Sign language videos cost Rīga 3,000 euros
From the beginning of this year Rīgans have had access to information about 20 Rīga municipal institutions and their services in sign language through 20 online video clips costing the municipality 3,000 euros, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on January 13.
Three for the weekend in Latvia: war, craft beer and plants
After the holiday season there are still plenty of interesting events going on all over Latvia. The New Year can be a time to remember the past, but this weekend is your chance to learn new facts, taste a new drink or adopt a new plant. Here's our tips for what to do this weekend if you don't feel like spending the sunny weekend on the couch!
Dog lovers don't love registering their pets
The animal police animal welfare non-governmental organization “Dzīvnieku policija” estimates that only around 40% of Latvian dogs are microchipped, and even around half of those who are, aren't registered, making the microchips obsolete, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on January 10.
Drug use among young a cause for concern in Liepāja
In 2019 Liepāja Regional Hospital treated 12 children and youths after they suffered ill effects from smoking marihuana, and the number has alarmed medics as it is twice the number treated in 2018, according to Latvian Television's daily news broadcast “Dienas ziņas” on January 8.