The Briland Modem
Online News & Information for North Eleuthera and Harbour Island, Bahamas
(It's much better in the Out Islands.)

Briland News Link (click)









Exceptional Educational Outreach (Bahamas)

got questions?


"Briland sweet, eh?"

Coconut Notes
Review the earliest days of the Board [1999-2002]

Click the Ocean Button to sign in and post to the board.

A one-time registration is required, and your new ID will be automatically recognized the next time that you login.

Click Here to Post a New Topic
To Respond to a Posted Message,
Click the Message

Passages: Betty Johnson Sweeting Martinez
Click here to return to the subject menu.Click here to search the forum.
Page 1 of 1Total of 2 messages
Posted by:Sep 19th 2011, 01:03:57 pm
Sue R.None of us are immortal and Betty must have been getting on in years - although she somehow always looked the same! Perhaps itís the suddenness of it all but I, like many of us, am deeply affected by her passing. Rest in peace, dear Betty. We all loved you and will miss you deeply. Canít believe weíll never meet for one of our crazy gabs either at your place or in the middle of King Street. You were a true Briland treasure! Love you!
Posted by:Sep 19th 2011, 01:30:23 am
chapelBetty passed away today, a font of local history and wisdom, and frankly one of the friendliest old-time Brilanders we still had left. She lived next door to the Arthurs, and her home was a museum to the social history of the Bahamas from pre-independence to present day. She is survived by ex-husband Monty Martinez of Eleuthera.

May she rest in peace, and know that she touched several generations of islanders with her heartfelt wisdom. Miz Betty and her cousin Betty Knowles ran the Ruminette notions store for decades, on the site of the present Arthur's Bakery.

Memorial services are still being arranged.

Contact us online at