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  • Date: 24 Aug 2000 01:05:13 -0000

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  • Date: 24 Aug 2000 01:05:13 -0000

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for Harbour Island and North Eleuthera, Bahamas. The Modem is a community 
portal for all local 
businesses, school and library outlets, historical and cultural 
resources, 
resorts, aviation and 
marine resources, fishing charters, travel information, and airline and 
ferry connection updates. 
The message board at www.briland.com is a popular online meeting room for 
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- Briland Modem: Local Update [Harvey Roberts]
  • From: Kimberly King-Burns <kkingburns AT convergenz.com>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 16:25:55 -0700
Man oh man ... the island community computer center at the Harbour Island
Government Complex on Gaol Lane just opened a little over a month ago, and
Chief Councillor/Mayor Harvey Roberts reports that there is already a
waiting list for classes through January 2001. The center's instructors,
Adele Farquharson and Richette Percentie are to be highly commended for the
swift success of the program, as are the coordination efforts of Roslyn
Neely and Commissioner Rufus Johnson.  Harvey and team are busy scouring
the island for suitable sites for an expanded version of the center, and
notes that local government doesn't instead to stop 'until every student on
the island knows how to use a computer!'   

All thanks to everyone on the Briland Modem boat both on and off the island
that has been so supportive of the community center effort with your
generous donations of furniture, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, computer,
books, hardware and software supplies.

Keep your eyes on the Board for the latest updates.

Goombay --

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- Briland Modem: The Fig Tree's Comin' Back! [Harbour Island, Bahamas]
  • From: Kimberly King-Burns <kkingburns AT convergenz.com>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 10:51:36 -0700
Jill Curry Lowrey of Harbour Island Real Estate, Dunmore Deli and Briland
Booze is happy to announce that two anonymous donors have come forward to
donate a fully-grown fig tree that they would like to ship over and have
planted to replace the very old classic bayfront tree that we lost during
last year's Hurricane Floyd.

The tree is being shipped in October 2000, and will be ready for Junkanoo
celebrations later this year.   The Briland Modem Fund has been asked to
raise the necessary $4,000 for costs of freight, shipment and
transplantation of the tree at the spot of the original Fig Tree.   

We invite you to mail or wire your contributions to the Briland Modem Fund,
Bank of America Account No. 21734 08237, ABA Wire No. 12100035-8, 10153
Riverside Drive, Suite 244, Toluca Lake CA 91602, Tel [outside of
California] 1 800 441 6457 [press * for an operator] or [inside California]
818 507 6700 [press * for an operator].  Please note on your check that
your donation is directed toward the Fig Tree Fund.  Your donation to the
Briland Modem Fund is tax-deductible, as the Fund is a recognized 501(3)
not-for-profit corporation.   All monies targeted toward the restoration of
the fig tree as the island's town center will be forwarded directly to
Jill's attention as she supervises the shipment and replanting.

Goombay --
The Briland Modem Team

Watch for Storm 2000 Updates --
The Briland Modem is a central island resource by and for Harbour Island
and North Eleuthera, Bahamas.
The Modem is a community portal for local businesses, school and library
outlets, historical and cultural resources, resorts, aviation and marine
resources, fishing charters, travel information, and airline and ferry
connection updates.
The Briland Modem message board at www.briland.com is a popular online
meeting room for Brilanders all over the world.

The Briland Modem Community
___________________________________________________________
News & Information for North Eleuthera and Harbour Island, Bahamas
www.briland.com
[It's much better in the Out Islands.]


- Briland Modem: Satellite Phones Update [17 July 2000] - Harbour Island & North Eleuthera
  • From: Kimberly King-Burns <kkingburns AT convergenz.com>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 17:11:06 -0700
Hello, all:
Still no definitive word as to when Globalstar satellite service in the Eastern Bahamas will be online and operational. [Current Globalstar satellite coverage extends from Bimini on the west to Nassau. Once the last uplink is activated in Puerto Rico, the entire country should be covered by Globalstar service.] Calls to Globalstar representatives this afternoon showed some offices stating a 1 August start date, with others in the network saying that 1 September was closer to reality. Globalstar currently offers the lowest-cost handhelds in the satellite industry. More comparisons can be found at the Briland Modem telecommunications link at www.briland.com.

As it stands, we are receiving word from several Iridium owners that their satellite service remains operational at this time.

Hope this helps --
Kimberly

Globalstar Hits Two-Month High with Price Cuts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares in Globalstar Telecommunications Ltd. (NasdaqNM:GSTRF - news) hit a two-month high on Monday after the struggling satellite phone company cut some prices and rates.

Globalstar closed up 5/16 at 10-7/8 on the Nasdaq stock market. It rose as high as 12-1/4, its best level since mid-May.

The company said on Monday that prices of Globalstar-compatible phones from Qualcomm Inc. (NasdaqNM:QCOM - news) had been slashed, with a GSP-1600 model cut to $1,199 from $1,499. Also, customers who commit to Globalstar's so-called Freedom 20 and Freedom 120 monthly plans for 24 months can buy the phone for $699.

In addition, the company said per-minute pricing for satellite service would start at just under $1 a minute for 500 minutes. The previous low was $1.39 per minute for 250 minutes a month. Service subscription prices start at $24.95 a month.

Globalstar, which is backed by Loral Space & Communications Ltd. (NYSE:LOR - news), drew down a $250 million bank credit line last month in order to get an extra six months of cash for its faltering satellite phone service.

Analysts have said the move signals Globalstar's difficulties in attracting investment in the face of slow subscriber growth and worsening cash projections for its global phone system.

Satellite telephone companies have been under scrutiny since the collapse this year of $5 billion Iridium LLC, which was backed by Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT - news).

Globalstar has seen its stock plummet this year. It stood as high as $47 in January.

Watch for Storm 2000 Updates --
The Briland Modem is a central island resource by and for Harbour Island and North Eleuthera, Bahamas.
The Modem is a community portal for local businesses, school and library outlets, historical and cultural resources, resorts, aviation and marine resources, fishing charters, travel information, and airline and ferry connection updates.
The Briland Modem message board at www.briland.com is a popular online meeting room for Brilanders all over the world.

The Briland Modem Community
___________________________________________________________
News & Information for North Eleuthera and Harbour Island, Bahamas
www.briland.com
[It's much better in the Out Islands.]


- Update
  • From: Kimberly King-Burns <kkingburns AT convergenz.com>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 15:22:01 -0700
Island Passages:
Funeral services for all-around good guy James 'Mr. Biggie' Major will be held at 2:30p on Saturday afternoon at the Wesleyan Methodist Church on Dunmore Street ... Mr. Wentworth Grant of Grant Trucking of Harbour Island has been added to the Queen's List, and will be presented to Elizabeth II in ceremonies in London later this year ... a fond goodby to Roger and Gill Ironside [ironside AT batelnet.bs] as they move to Florida, in thanks for their years of service to the island, including Roger's stellar work with the dive shop at Romora Bay Club and development of the Harbour Island Marina, as well as Gill's leadership of the Briland Browser in support of the Harbour Island Day Nursery on Colebrooke Street.

Condolences and congratulations can be forwarded to info AT briland.com by no later than Saturday afternoon [1 July], where they will be forwarded to the island.

Happy July 4th [USA] and July 10th [Bahamas] to all Brilanders around the world!

Goombay --
Kimberly



Watch for Storm 2000 Updates --
The Briland Modem is a central island resource by and for Harbour Island and North Eleuthera, Bahamas.
The Modem is a community portal for local businesses, school and library outlets, historical and cultural resources, resorts, aviation and marine resources, fishing charters, travel information, and airline and ferry connection updates.
The Briland Modem message board at www.briland.com is a popular online meeting room for Brilanders all over the world.

The Briland Modem Community
___________________________________________________________
News & Information for North Eleuthera and Harbour Island, Bahamas
www.briland.com
[It's much better in the Out Islands.]


- Hey there --
  • From: Kimberly King-Burns <kkingburns AT convergenz.com>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 15:47:54 -0700
We'll be heading down to Harbour Island on Sunday, 1 July for about ten days or so. Please feel free to forward any messages you'd like me to take down to any and all individuals, local businesses.

[E-mail info AT convergenz.com - Fax 818 761 0024 - eFax 800 861 4606]. Once I get to the island, please send any notes to coconutH2O AT yahoo.com instead of the convergenz.com address.

Happy 4th [USA] and 10th [Bahamas] of July!

Goombay --
Kimberly

The Briland Modem is a central island resource by and for Harbour Island and North Eleuthera, Bahamas.
The Modem is a community portal for local businesses, school and library outlets, historical and cultural resources, resorts, aviation and marine resources, fishing charters, travel information, and airline and ferry connection updates. The message board at www.briland.com is a popular online meeting room for Brilanders all over the world.

The Briland Modem Community
___________________________________________________________
News & Information for North Eleuthera and Harbour Island, Bahamas
www.briland.com
[It's much better in the Out Islands.]


- Cocktails with MP Alvin Smith, Tonight at 7:00p on Harbour Island [Bahamas]
  • From: Kimberly King-Burns <kkingburns AT convergenz.com>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 09:50:02 -0700
Cocktails with MP Alvin Smith, Tonight at 7:00p

You're invited to celebrate the opening of the Harbour Island District Center with Senior Commissioner Rufus Johnson and St. John's District Minister of Parliament The Hon. Alvin Smith on Tuesday, 13 June at 7 o'clock, at the brand-new computer center on Gaol Lane between Dunmore and Colebrooke Streets.

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of Comm. Johnson and his excellent staff, the brand-new computer center - located in the old fire engine house on Gaol Lane, next to the government complex -- now boasts four Pentium computers, two Macintosh computers, a Hewlett-Packard printer, an entire set of the Hooked On Phonics software program [still in transit on the G&G], tons of edutainment, financial support, word-processing software and two local instructors, Richette Percentie and Adele Farquharson, for the adult and after-school programs soon to get underway.

Many thanks are due to the local islanders and expat residents of the island who made the computer center concept a reality, including the skilled carpenters, painters and carpet installation experts who loaned their time to the buildout and renovation of the old firehouse, including Edward Saunders, Oliver Adderley, Clemente Adderley, Glenroy Aranha and Samuel 'Cody' Cartwright. Comm. Johnson supervised the carpet installation. Mr. Mullings of the Harbour Island All-Age School donated the beautiful computer table. Susan Ellis donated office furniture; Toni and Chuck Blankenship and Eddie Major outfitted local councillor Harvey Roberts' office with desk and chair; Sharon King donated a Pentium computer and Hewlett-Packard printer; Kimberly and Elkanah Burns donated a Pentium computer; Betty Henley donated a Pentium computer; Jim Reno donated a Macintosh laptop; Karin Anderson donated a Macintosh Power Book; Ron Ellis donated a huge box of business and word-processing software; Terry Frank donated a Hooked on Phonics set; Donald Sweeting of Spanish Wells supervised the installation of the computers and printer; Batelnet donated Internet access to the Center; and the Briland Modem message board located at www.briland.com served as the project coordinator of all volunteer gifts and donations.

The Harbour Island District Center can now be contacted online via e-mail at hidc AT batelnet.bs, or via landline by calling Mrs. Roslyn Neely at 242 333 2275.



The Briland Modem is a central island resource by and for Harbour Island and North Eleuthera, Bahamas.
The Modem is a community portal for local businesses, school and library outlets, historical and cultural resources, resorts, aviation and marine resources, fishing charters, travel information, and airline and ferry connection updates. The message board at www.briland.com is a popular online meeting room for Brilanders all over the world.

The Briland Modem Community
___________________________________________________________
News & Information for North Eleuthera and Harbour Island, Bahamas
www.briland.com
[It's much better in the Out Islands.]


- Briland Modem: June Update [Harbour Island, Bahamas]
  • From: Kimberly King-Burns <kkingburns AT convergenz.com>
  • Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 21:43:46 -0700
Hey, everyone --
Senior Commissioner Rufus Johnson and Chief Local Councillor Harvey Roberts are buzzed to announce that the brand-new computer center in the refurbished fire engine house next to the government complex on Gaol Lane on Harbour Island gets christened next Tuesday.

Government-accredited computer certificates will be handed out after six-week word-processing, HTML and web design programs, for both adults and students. [Free classes, but with a $20 application fee to weed out the slackers.] Pretty cool -- four computers, two printers donated, everything else custom-built and/or donated by carpentry, painting, wiring, plumbing skills from the island. Air-conditioning to die for, too. It's going to be known as the Harbour Island General Council & Computer Center.

Software, videos, VCR/DVD/CD-ROM hardware, books and supplies are always cherished, and can be forwarded to the center on a duty-free basis by coordinating your shipment with the Briland Modem team at info AT briland.com. Big donations are tax-deductible when made through the Briland Modem Fund, a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation. Computers are ALWAYS welcome, early Pentiums and later. Please feel free to check in with the commissioner's office when you're back on the island should the urge to host a class or two wash over you.

Free e-mail addresses AT briland.com coming soon, so keep watching the Modem --

If you'd like to be removed from this friendly e-mail list, just let us know with a quick return 'hello.' If you know of someone who'd like to get the occasional updates as to life on The Island, then please feel free to forward this note their way.

Goombay --

The Briland Modem is a central island resource by and for Harbour Island and North Eleuthera, Bahamas. The Modem is a community portal for local businesses, school and library outlets, historical and cultural resources, resorts, aviation and marine resources, fishing charters, travel information, and airline and ferry connection updates. The message board at www.briland.com is a popular online meeting room for Brilanders all over the world.

The Briland Modem Community
___________________________________________________________
News & Information for North Eleuthera and Harbour Island, Bahamas
www.briland.com
[It's much better in the Out Islands.]


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