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Radio FBI is up and away. All you have to do to listen to it is download the App for your iPhone or tablet, or go to website and click on the PLAY icon. Radio FBI is all about the islands with great music (the best!) and news and information from the resources of your Friendly Bay Islander. If you advertise in the FBI, there are some great discounts for unique advertising messages of Radio FBI. There will be sponsored segments and individual and personalised messages available. You can find out more at or or


Kev the Chef is combining with the Bay Islands Golf Club for the annual fund raiser to provide funds for cancer research. The fund raiser is to be held on Friday, October 7. Kev is joining the event by donating every dollar from every meal at the event, to the cause. That’s pretty generous Kev!


Cricks Used Cars at Springwood have a great range of vehicles that are perfect for either the islands or the mainland. They also have a number of new car marques in their major Springwood operation. Check out their new advertising for Cricks used cars in this edition of your FBI.


The Paint Place at Cleveland, a long time supplier of quality home painting paints and accessories to the islands, has a new address. Proprietor Bill has moved the Paint Place to an exciting new complex at 41 Shore Street West, Cleveland. It is directly behind the 7 Eleven fuel station on the corner and next to Super Cheap. It is a pretty impressive new building offering excellent parking and access. The Paint Place team are pretty impressed with their new home and they still offer the service of free delivery of paint items to the ferries for orders over $80. When next in Cleveland, call in and say ‘hello’ and check out the new premises!


Radnor Sanson from the Solar electrical office at Emerald Isle on Macleay Island wishes to advises that he is now linked to Watts Up Electrical and Solar. He has made the change because he believes it is a ‘better place’ for island solar installations. Watts Up Electrical and Solar is a business with a wealth of experience in all aspects of electrical and solar. They cater for all your domestic and commercial solar and electrical needs for new homes, developments and renovations through to smaller jobs. Find out more by contacting Radnor (Smiley) at his office at Emerald Isle. You can phone him on 0409 140 247.


Steve Cadden is the man behind new advertiser in our Quick Find Directory, SMBI Plumbing. Steve is based on Macleay Island and provides plumbing services to most of the Bay Islands. He can help if you have a new build or with any renovations that require plumbing services. You can also see him for bathroom renovations, blocked drains/electric eel, taps, toilets, hot water problems, guttering and downpipes renewal or repairs as well as all general plumbing. He offers a 7 day service and has 30 years of experience and is island based. He is licensed via the QBCC 1017214 and he can be contacted by phoning 0409 990 973.


Our old friend Gerard Jacobs is back in our columns with his excellent mobile Canaipa Paint n Panel car repairs. Gerard was considering leaving the island at one stage, but has decided to continue with Canaipa Mobile Paint n Panel. He is a first class motor vehicle body repairer and painter. He is also very thorough and prompt. If you have a problem with a vehicle body repair, don’t hesitate to give Gerard a call. He is located on Russell Island but will visit most islands for mobile repairs. Phone him on 0431207810.


Craig and Peter Meciar operate Island Air Conditioning. Based on Russell Island, they will service all the Bay Islands offering air conditioning installation and sales, service and maintenance as well a free measure and quotes. They also have a special at the moment a 2.6kw 1hp split system air conditioner, supply and installation for $1400 that comes with a 5 year warranty. You may call them on 0459981881.


Long time islanders Tim and Ben Williamson are the brothers behind BTW Equipment. They have been involved with the earthmoving industry for many years providing backhoe, bobcat, tippers and excavator hire to the islands. They can help with block clearing, tree removal, trenching, house beds, post holes and drain work. Basically they can help with all your earthwork needs on the islands. To find out more about BTW and their services you can give their Russell Island office a call on 3802 9704 or email:

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