What we cover online:
Local news, opinion, and sports
Special events
Bahamian Independence, Guy Fawkes Day, August Monday, Regatta, Junkanoo, Goombay ... and more. Interviews with local artists, writers, musicians, fishermen, divemasters, farmers, and shopkeepers ... all of whom hail from the island:

  • Local entertainment reviews from Gusty's, Willie's, Seagrapes, George's and the All-Age School
  • The Briland Experience: 500 Years Later
  • Recipes from Briland Kitchens
  • Local Church News
  • Eco-Briland: knowing and caring for Briland's flowers and fauna
  • Historical tidbits And more!

Who Are We?

The Fig Tree is published by the Briland Modem, located online at Briland.com.

Publisher: Kimberly King-Burns
Editorial Review Board: Glenroy Aranha, Harvey Roberts, Kimberly King-Burns, Sharon King
Editorial staff: Karol King-Black, Richard Haskell
Reporters: Glenroy Aranha, Ben Knox, Harvey Roberts, Julie Ullrich

Back issues
are available free of charge from our archives:
Premiere issue, Volume I
With eyewitness reports from 1999's Hurricane Floyd January.
Current issue is available by subscription.

Cost: $50.00 per year
Frequency: Daily

So why should I subscribe if I can get back issues for free online or get my cousin to share the latest issue?

First, because we'd like to be able to make small payments to local writers, including students from the All Age School, to encourage their talents. We'd like to continue to donate computers -- and Internet access -- to the island library, all-age school and a few community posts up and down yonder.

Your Byline Here

Hey, Hemingway used to fish the waters of the Bahamas ... which obviously inspired his phenomenal works. Let us know about an island topic you've been yearning to write about. If you've ever wanted to be internationally published, now's your chance. Don't worry if you've never written before or if your spelling is a bit rusty. Our editors will help you out. And one day soon, we may even be able to offer pay. Just pick one of the topics at left or a similar one of your own. Buzz rum@briland.com to get started.