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Video: Bermuda Clip In Online Fail Compilation

Video: Bermuda Clip In Online Fail Compilation

A brief clip of a cliff diver at Admiralty House has been included in the latest “fail” compilation by a very popular Youtube “fail” channel. Fail compilations are quite popular on Youtube, and generally involve editing together multiple unfortunate incidents in one genre. The video description said, “The great outdoors... Read more of this article

Incident In House, MP Files Police Complaint

Incident In House, MP Files Police Complaint

[Updated with PLP and OBA response] Numerous unofficial reports are indicating that there was some form of an incident last night [Dec 5] in the House of Assembly, with a very heated incident said to have occurred involving MPs from both sides of the aisle, with sources indicating that it culminated with the police being contacted. We have contacted... Read more of this article

Car Wrapped In Plastic Withstands Gonzalo

Car Wrapped In Plastic Withstands Gonzalo

A car that was wrapped in plastic to help defend against Hurricane Gonzalo — with the photo of it becoming a hit on social media  – has come through the hurricane in picture perfect condition, with no scratches or debris. Bernews posted a photo of the car on social media just prior to Gonzalo’s arrival yesterday [Oct 17], and it gained... Read more of this article

Hurricane Seminar Postponed By Hurricane

Hurricane Seminar Postponed By Hurricane

In what could be seen as an unfortunate irony, a seminar on hurricanes has been postponed due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Gonzalo. The RICS Hurricane presentation by visiting academics from Western Ontario and Dr. Mark Guishard from BIOS is postponed from Thursday [Oct 16] until Thursday 6th November. The presentation was due to be on Hurricane... Read more of this article

Coast Guard Rescue Man On Bubble Journey

Coast Guard Rescue Man On Bubble Journey

[Updated with video & audio] A man attempting to travel from Miami to Bermuda in a bubble that allows him to run on water was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard today [Oct 4], after reportedly being found floating in the bubble, disoriented and asking for directions to Bermuda. Athlete Reza Baluchi had planned to make the Miami to Bermuda trip —... Read more of this article

Photo: Man On Bike With Parrots On Shoulder

Photo: Man On Bike With Parrots On Shoulder

“You never know what you are going to see when you are out birding,” said a post on the Bermuda Audubon Society’s Facebook page, which was accompanied by a photo of a man on a bike with a bird perched on both his shoulders. Bermuda Audubon Society President Andrew Dobson said he doesn’t know who the man is, and just passed him, and... Read more of this article

Rider Holding Cat Crashes On Swing Bridge

Rider Holding Cat Crashes On Swing Bridge

[Updated: Police said the rider was holding a cat, and it is unclear what happened to the cat, if anything.] At approximately 5.30pm this afternoon [Sept 6], emergency services responded to a single vehicle accident on Swing Bridge in St. George’s.The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene where EMTs cared for the injured male rider... Read more of this article

Photos: Bee Swarm Found On Front Street

Photos: Bee Swarm Found On Front Street

[Updated] Officials from the Department of Environmental Protection are presently on Front Street this afternoon [Sept 4] after a large bee swarm was found opposite the Beach Restaurant. The bees are, at present, located in a tree and plans are being made to remove them. Further details are limited at this time, however we have asked officials for... Read more of this article

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


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