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News: Maverick Helicopters expands Hawaii operations

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, will expand operations to Hawaii’s northernmost and oldest island, Kauai, later this year. The expansion comes after nearly three years of successful operations on Maui and will be the sixth permanent location. The breath-taking flights will depart daily from the company’s facility at Port Allen Airport, located one mile southwest of Hanapepe, Kauai. “Maverick Helicopters is thrilled to offer our customers an unforgettable experience on the Garden Isle,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters. ADVERTISEMENT “With most…

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Hawaii told to fix its alert system after false missile alarm

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US state of Hawaii has been told it did not have “reasonable” safeguards in place to prevent the false missile alert that caused panic on Saturday. Ajit Pai, chairman of America’s media regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said the error was “absolutely unacceptable”. The 38-minute delay in issuing the correction made it worse, he added. He called for officials at all levels throughout the US to work together to rectify any vulnerabilities. Residents and visitors to Hawaii were shocked to receive…

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Sports 

Hawaii missile strike alert: Fear, panic and relief at PGA Tour event

An alert, warning of an imminent ballistic missile strike, caused widespread panic and fear in Hawaii on Saturday. Thankfully it turned out to be a false alarm – but the second message, confirming this, took 38 minutes to arrive. Among those affected were players competing at the US PGA Hawaii Open in Honolulu. There was the sheer terror… …Relief… …Anger…. …And eventually, humour: The alert came amid growing concern over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programme. Hawaii is the closest US state to North Korea. In December, the state tested…

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Hawaii sends out missile alert by mistake

People across the US state of Hawaii received a text on Saturday morning, warning of an impending missile strike. It was declared a false alarm shortly afterwards, but not before panic started to spread. “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill,” read the message, all in capital letters. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency later confirmed there was no threat. In an online statement, Honolulu Police Department said: “State Warning Point has issued a Missile Alert in ERROR! There is NO threat to the State…

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Gaming 

Battlefront II Loot Crates Declared Gambling, Investigated in Hawaii

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. EA continues to take a hammering on all fronts over Battlefront II, and the game isn’t going to be helped by declarations from Belgium and Hawaii. Belgium, after announcing it would investigate whether Battlefront II’s use of loot crates constituted gambling, has decided that they will. “The mixing of money and addiction is gambling,” a spokesperson for the commission told Belgian news site VTM (translation via Eurogamer). “It will require time, because we need to…

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News: Hawaii Island Air files for bankruptcy protection

Hawaii Island Air has said it will file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an effort to continue normal operations while navigating through legal challenges recently presented by the lessors of its aircraft. The bankruptcy filing was caused by threats of legal action to ground the aircraft and strand hundreds of passengers, the airline said in a statement. The filing prevents the threatened action and allows Island Air to continue inter-island service for its customers. During the reorganisation process, Island Air expects to fly its scheduled routes as normal and…

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