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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

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

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


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