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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

Ship Hits Whale Before Traveling To Bermuda

Ship Hits Whale Before Traveling To Bermuda

The Norwegian Breakaway apparently hit a 45-foot Sei whale when its thruster malfunctioned while preparing to dock in Manhattan on Sunday [May 4], shortly before setting sail for Bermuda. The carcass of the whale washed ashore later that day, and investigators are now working to determine if the collision with the large cruise ship caused its death. The... Read more of this article

Video & Photos: OBA vs PLP Sumo Wrestling

Video & Photos: OBA vs PLP Sumo Wrestling

[Updated with photos] A political rivalry took to the ring today [Apr 18] as a Progressive Labour Party MP and One Bermuda Alliance Minister donned sumo wrestling suits and competed for a good cause. The Minister of Community, Culture & Sports Wayne Scott matched up against Opposition MP Lawrence Scott at the PHC Community Fun Day in Warwick.Both... Read more of this article

Politicians To Face Off In Sumo Wrestling Match

Politicians To Face Off In Sumo Wrestling Match

Political battles will be taken to a whole new level this Good Friday, with a Progressive Labour Party MP and One Bermuda Alliance Minister set to face off in a sumo wrestling match. The Minister of Community, Culture & Sports Wayne Scott will test his sumo skills against Opposition MP Lawrence Scott at the PHC Community Fun Day on Friday, April... Read more of this article


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