Nation hit by internet blackout
The Marshall Islands have been plunged into an Internet blackout, as repairs are made to the country’s submarine fiber-optic cable. Since the repair work began on Wednesday, Internet access has been limited to email only for the 53,000 residents in the western Pacific nation. All social media sites have been closed, except for selected business customers, and it is impossible to stream movies and videos. The repair work is expected to be completed by Jan 8.