Islands

"Bomb Cyclone" Detonates Over Alaska's Aleutian Islands Unleashing Hurricane Force Winds

A monster storm explosively intensified in the northern Pacific near Alaska’s Aleutian Islands on New Year’s Eve, battering the region with hurricane-force winds, heavy seas, and torrential rains, according to Reuters.  “It’s the most intense storm ever recorded in the North Pacific, excluding typhoons,” said Brian Brettschneider, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientist with…

18-Year-Old American Girl Jailed For "Selfish & Arrogant" Breach Of COVID Curfew In Cayman Islands

An American college student has been jailed by the Royal Cayman Islands Police for blatantly violating COVID-19 restrictions, according to CBS News.  Skylar Mack, an 18-year-old college student at Mercer University in Georgia, was slapped with a two-month sentence for violating quarantine to attend her boyfriend’s jet ski competition.  Mack’s attorney Jonathan Hughes told CBS:  “Whilst…

Geologists Reveal Supervolcano May Lurk Beneath Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

A group of geologists presented their recent findings at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Fall Meeting 2020 conference this week and warned that an archipelago of volcanic islands off Alaska may contain an undiscovered supervolcano similar to Yellowstone and could cause “severe global consequences” if it would ever erupt. The new report, titled “Multi-Disciplinary Evidence for a Large,…

Solomon Islands PM Defends Temporary Facebook Ban 

Last week, the Solomon Islands government approved a temporary block of social media website Facebook across the tiny island nation of 650,000, a move that top government officials said would protect people from cyberbullying and online defamation, according to Australian ABC. By Monday, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare doubled-down on his government’s temporary measure to block the…