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Flight Diverts Due To Situation With Passenger

Flight Diverts Due To Situation With Passenger

[Updated with video] An airline diverted to Bermuda this afternoon [Aug 20] as there was an issue with a passenger, with unofficial reports indicating that the passenger caused some form of disruption, with the police saying the passenger “appeared to be having mental health challenges.” JetBlue Flight #661 left JFK Airport in New York and... Read more of this article

31 Yr Old Admits Running Across Beach Naked

31 Yr Old Admits Running Across Beach Naked

A 31-year-old man appeared in Magistrates Court today [Aug 4] where admitted running naked across a beach in Sandys parish during the first day of Cup Match, with the Court hearing this happened after he lost a bet, and that alcohol was involved. Thomas Moroney pleaded guilty to the offence, which occurred on Somerset Long Bay on 31st July 2014. The... Read more of this article

31 Yr Old Man Arrested For Indecent Exposure

31 Yr Old Man Arrested For Indecent Exposure

A 31 year old man — who is alleged to have run through Somerset Long Bay totally naked — was arrested for indecent exposure during the first day of Cup Match. A police spokesperson said, “A 31 year old man was arrested for indecent exposure on Somerset Long Bay on Thursday. He was bailed to appear in Magistrates Court on Monday.” Someone... Read more of this article

Whoops! Bermuda Credited For Swimming Pigs

Whoops! Bermuda Credited For Swimming Pigs

A report in the UK’s Daily Mail over the weekend highlighted “the swimming pigs of Bermuda” – the only problem being that we don’t have swimming pigs, with the article having confused us with the Bahamas. The headline initially read, “The swimming pigs of Bermuda become YouTube stars,” and the story went on... Read more of this article

Montpelier Road Closed Due To Bee Swarm

Montpelier Road Closed Due To Bee Swarm

The Montpelier Road area has been closed off to traffic today [June 20] due to a swarm of bees in the area and the road closure will be in effect until the bees have been safely removed. “The Department of Parks under the auspices of the Ministry of Public Works is advising the public to proceed with caution near the Arboretum. “A bee swarm... Read more of this article

MPs Ask Series Of Unusual “What If” Questions

MPs Ask Series Of Unusual “What If” Questions

[Updated] Friday’s sitting of the House of Assembly saw a number of unusual “what if” questions posed, including queries pertaining to being kicked out of a church for stealing while committing adultery, being beaten up after sleeping with a neighbour’s wife and buying marijuana. This exchange followed a motion brought by Independent... Read more of this article

Burnt House Captures Cliff Diving Gone Wrong

Burnt House Captures Cliff Diving Gone Wrong

The talented team from Bermuda’s Burnt House Productions is well known for their videos depicting extreme sports, but sometimes being on the scene with a camera in hand leads to unexpected results, as evidenced by the two most recently released videos from the group. Cliff jumping has long been a particular focus for Burnt House, with their popular... Read more of this article

Controversy Clouds Swimming, Male or Female?

Controversy Clouds Swimming, Male or Female?

The Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association’s National Championships held at the National Sports Center is swirling in controversy, with questions raised as to the gender of an Indian national competing in a female race It all came during the girls 13 & over 50m breaststroke race, when India’s Priyanka Priydrshni [pictured] clocked a blistering... Read more of this article

Lightning Strikes Roof Of Southampton Church

Lightning Strikes Roof Of Southampton Church

Last night’s lightning storm appears to have damaged the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Southampton, with the Church’s roof sustaining damage overnight. The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service are presently on scene assessing the situation. Dr. Sydney Gibbons, the Church’s Pastor, confirmed that is no internal damage to the church and... Read more of this article

800 Ears Of Corn Stolen From Amaral Farms

800 Ears Of Corn Stolen From Amaral Farms

Over 800 ears of corn and several heads of broccoli were stolen from the Amaral Farms fields on Somers Hill Road in Hamilton Parish, with thieves hitting the family-owned farm yet again on Thursday [May 15]. The Farm has been having repeated issues with theft, with some 150lbs of sweet potatoes and 30lbs of broccoli already having been stolen from the... Read more of this article


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