With over 300 listings, it was an effort to bring the original ‘Trades and Services’ directory from Bay Island News’ print edition to an online format! And it is still an ongoing job, there are probably about another 50 to 150 that have been missed! I also have the unenviable task of calling many listings which may, by now, be no longer valid.
The original was first started by Adrian and Michael when they began as it was then ‘Bay Island Times”, which lasted for almost two years. After I took the reins fir another three years the size of the Directory had almost tripled and was the most used and useful aspect of Bay Island News ! Indeed, it eventually grew so large as to spawn it’s very own publication D.O.T.S., I have, in memory (sniffle) of that publication retained to logo.. It too was much liked, offering less expensive, but retaining high quality advertising for the smaller businesses and individuals, something which, to this day has never been equalled on the Islands. I have high hopes that this online version will become an essential tool for Islanders and also for visitors and newcomers… Enjoy!