Tag: offbeat

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

Video: Rare Footage Of Elusive Ocean Oarfish

Video: Rare Footage Of Elusive Ocean Oarfish

The rare capture of footage of a giant oarfish in California serves as a reminder of when an oarfish washed up in Bermuda 150 years ago; creating a frenzy as it was thought to be a “sea serpent”. The oarfish observers were kayaking as part of a tour with the Shedd Aquarium in Baja, California and the video was posted online on Monday [Apr... Read more of this article

Man Denies Stealing A Lobster From Restaurant

Man Denies Stealing A Lobster From Restaurant

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Apr 7], a 40-year-old man denied trespassing in a restaurant and stealing a lobster. Jevon Bean pleaded not guilty to trespassing in L’Oriental on 17th March 2014 and stealing a lobster said to be worth $30. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo granted Mr. Bean $1,000 bail and set trial for mid-July. Related... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Giant Sunfish Washes Up

Photos & Video: Giant Sunfish Washes Up

[Updated with video] What appears to be a sunfish has washed up at John Smiths Bay, with the giant sea creature found laying on the beach earlier today [Mar 29]. While we have not confirmed exactly what it is with officials yet, unofficial reports suggest it is probably a sunfish.According to National Geographic, sunfish [also called mola] are the... Read more of this article

Heaven Denies Charges Involving Keeping Pigs

Heaven Denies Charges Involving Keeping Pigs

A 37 year old man appeared Magistrates Court this morning [Mar 26] where he pleaded not guilty to three charges involving pigs kept in Paget. Daniel Heaven pleaded not guilty to keeping multiple pigs without the Public Health licence that is required, as well as keeping pigs and causing a nuisance. After being asked by Senior Magistrate Archie Warner,... Read more of this article

Photo: Osprey & Its Prey Fly Over North Shore

Photo: Osprey & Its Prey Fly Over North Shore

During our travels on Sunday [Mar 23], we caught the photo below of an Osprey bird with a fish firmly gripped in its talons while flying over Wreck Hill, North Shore. An occasional visitor to Bermuda, the Osprey’s diet consists almost exclusively of fish which they pluck from the water after swooping down.Ospreys — which can have a wingspan... Read more of this article

Police: Intruder Shoots And Injures Himself

Police: Intruder Shoots And Injures Himself

The police have confirmed that an intruder apparently shot and injured himself during an armed burglary at a North Shore Road, Hamilton parish residence on Friday night. The male suspect was treated for a suspected gunshot wound at the hospital, and was then arrested. The police said a court appearance for the suspect who apparently shot himself is... Read more of this article

“Bermuda Tuxedo” Unleashed At The Oscars

“Bermuda Tuxedo” Unleashed At The Oscars

Grammy Award winning musician/entrepreneur Pharrell Williams raised eyebrows on the red carpet at the Oscars tonight [Mar 2] when he showed up wearing what the LA Times described as a “Bermuda tuxedo.” A screenshot from the LA Times article:A video was recently released online that depicts Bermudians dancing joyfully to the sound of the... Read more of this article

“Hot Mic” Catches Minister Using The F-Word

“Hot Mic” Catches Minister Using The F-Word

[Updated] In addition to the explosive allegations made in the House of Assembly on Friday, there was another incident that took place, with the recording catching Deputy Premier Michael Dunkley using the f-word. During the first few minutes of the session’s recording, before the proceedings had gotten underway, Minister Dunkley is heard talking... Read more of this article

Houston Media Delete “Idiot” Bermuda Reference

Houston Media Delete “Idiot” Bermuda Reference

[Updated] After originally reporting that the Bermuda shorts worn by our Winter Olympic team were a “nod to their country’s proud tradition of looking like idiots,” the Houston Chronicle has now deleted the statement. It was made after the island’s team entered the Olympic stadium in Russia dressed in the traditional Bermuda business... Read more of this article