Hiking along the Kokoda Trail in remote eastern Papua New Guinea last summer, Denis O’Brien discovered he didn’t have a mobile phone signal. The sturdily built Irish telecommunications tycoon knew how to fix that. He stormed into the local office of Digicel Group Ltd., the wireless operator he’d founded in 2001, and demanded that extra phone towers be erected along the route.
A low-pressure system in the Caribbean Sea will be a “very low” threat to oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico even if it manages to gain strength, said Matt Rogers, president of the Commodity Weather Group LLC.
Hurricane Rina developed today in the western Caribbean Sea and will probably strengthen further as it moves to the northwest, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a special advisory at 2 p.m. East Coast time.
Tropical Storm Gabrielle formed in the eastern Caribbean Sea and was drifting northwest toward Puerto Rico, triggering storm warnings on the island and the neighboring Dominican Republic, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.