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Police Probe Into CCTV Crash Footage Release

Police Probe Into CCTV Crash Footage Release

Following the circulation of CCTV footage showing a police motorcyclist colliding with another police officer who was on foot, the police said they have “commenced an internal enquiry to determine how the CCTV footage was released without authorization.”A police spokesperson said, “A video clip has made its way into the public domain... Read more of this article

Man To Make Second Attempt To Travel In Bubble

Man To Make Second Attempt To Travel In Bubble

[Updated] Reza Baluchi — who was rescued by the Coast Guard in 2014 while attempting to travel 1,000 miles to Bermuda in a bubble — is attempting to travel to Bermuda again today, according to a story by the Sun Sentinel. He set off from Florida, but was “pushed back to shore by the wind” last night, however apparently plans to give... Read more of this article

One Man Protest Outside North Rock Restaurant

One Man Protest Outside North Rock Restaurant

A one-man protest took place outside of North Rock Restaurant on South Road this afternoon [March 2] with the protest, which resulted in the police being called, centered around some form of issue alleged to involve pay stubs.The protester, who identified himself as Carlos Swan, told Bernews, “My boss wants to call the police to get my pay stub.... Read more of this article

Honk If This Morning’s Ignorance Got You Vexed

Honk If This Morning’s Ignorance Got You Vexed

“Honk if this morning’s ignorance got you vexed,” is the latest sign to grace East Broadway, with the sign visible on the road this evening, following after this morning’s protest which saw at least one protester holding a sign saying “honk if you support us.”The sign on East Broadway follows after the protest this... Read more of this article

BPS: Report Of Woman Being “Blown Off” Cycle

BPS: Report Of Woman Being “Blown Off” Cycle

The police are urging the motoring public to “drive and ride with caution as the winds are presently very high,” adding that “there is already one report of a woman being blown off of her cycle.” A police spokesperson said, “The motoring public should be advised to please drive and ride with caution as the winds are presently... Read more of this article

Crabs Travel 3,000 Miles From Bermuda On Buoy

Crabs Travel 3,000 Miles From Bermuda On Buoy

Six Columbus crabs have travelled 3,000 miles from Bermuda on the back of a barnacle encrusted buoy to wash up on an English beach, according to a story in the Western Morning News. The story said ”Six rare Columbus crabs have travelled 3,000 miles from Bermuda on the back of a barnacle encrusted buoy to wash up on a Westcountry beach. “Conservationist... Read more of this article

Police & BAMZ Attend Report Of “Wild Animal”

Police & BAMZ Attend Report Of “Wild Animal”

[Updated with video. Police, BAMZ and Parks Dept officials attended the Cooper’s Island area after they received a report of what they termed a “large” and “wild animal,” which is now believed to have been a feral cat from St David’s] The police are on scene at the Cooper’s Island area in St David’s this... Read more of this article

Man Shows Mussels, Cleared Of Illegal Fishing

Man Shows Mussels, Cleared Of Illegal Fishing

A man was cleared of illegal fishing on Friday [Aug 21] after revealing his catch of mussels to the Police, and a Fisheries Officer confirmed that no illegal fishing had taken place. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Friday 21st August 12:16pm, A member of the public calls BMOC to report his suspicion of an individual... Read more of this article

Police Investigate Video: Public Sex At Cup Match

Police Investigate Video: Public Sex At Cup Match

The police said they are “aware of a video clip currently circulating on social media purporting to show two persons engaging in sexual activity in public at Cup Match,” and said they are looking into the matter, and reminded the public “that offenses under the telecommunications act are committed even when only sharing material such... Read more of this article

Intoxicated Female Walks Away From Taxi Fare

Intoxicated Female Walks Away From Taxi Fare

Police are appealing for assistance in locating a female who, in what was apparently an intoxicated state, walked away from a taxi driver in the early hours of Saturday morning. A police spokesperson said, “Police responded to an incident that took place at 1am on Saturday February 14th on Harbour Road in the area of Burnt House Hill. “Upon... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Stealing 23 Christmas Trees

Man Charged With Stealing 23 Christmas Trees

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Jan 13], a man denied stealing 23 Christmas trees.. Ezra Barnett, plead not guilty to a chargé that on 8th December 2014, he stole 23 Christmas trees that belonged to the Shelly Bay Marketplace store. Mr Barnett was granted $2,000 bail and given a trial date in late April 2015. [Note: Due to legal reasons... Read more of this article

Two Men Deny Setting Christmas Tree On Fire

Two Men Deny Setting Christmas Tree On Fire

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Jan 6], two men denied setting fire to a Christmas tree that was outside Clarien Bank’s Reid Street entrance in Hamilton. 47-year-old Garth John Hayward of Southampton and 52-year-old Eugene Floyd Anderson of no fixed abode, both pleaded not guilty to setting fire to a tree next to Clarien Bank knowing... Read more of this article