December 3, 2021

Computers actually date back to the 1930s. Here’s how they’ve changed

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By Frank Olito From Business Insider From the 1930s to today, the computer has changed dramatically. The first modern computer was created in the 1930s and was called the Z1, which was followed by large machinery that took up entire rooms. In the ’60s, computers evolved from professional use to personal use, as the first personal computer […]

The Editor Speaks: Fat Tuesday

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It’s been quite a few days here in the Cayman Islands: Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day. I have already mentioned Ash and Valentine so I am going to concentrate on Fat Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras. It ends the Christian Season of Epiphany that starts with Three […]

Cuba, the Caribbean’s most enigmatic island, is a cultural, visual feast

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By Olivia P. Tallet From Houston Chronicle The Caribbean’s most enigmatic island is a cultural, visual feast Welcome to Cuba, my native land: a place where time seems out of joint and where all the old certainties are jumbled. Surprises confront first-time visitors from the moment they leave Havana’s airport. Yes, there are images of […]

The Editor Speaks: Shrove Tuesday

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Today (Tue 28) is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras in French It is the day before the Lenten Season of 40 days and 40 nights begins and traditionally it is the day you eat as much as you can because you are supposed to almost starve yourself for the next […]

Fat Tuesday or Madis Gras soon here

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5 FACTS ON MARDI GRAS From dreamstime Are your costumes ready? Here are 5 facts to know before you put on your beads and masks and go celebrate. What does Mardi Gras mean? It’s in fact French for Fat Tuesday. It is believed to have arrived in North America in the year 1699, on March, […]

Batabano Cayman Islands Festival astonishes with thousands of spectacular costumes, food, drink and music

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By Anton Anderssen From Broadway World I love a parade. I also love festivals. My post-doctorate studies are in cultural anthropology; as an anthropologist, we recognize that festivals “offer a unified focus for learning about history, government, community, social interaction, traditional values, and social change” (Audrey C. Shalinsky). The greatest emerging national carnival catching the […]

3 Caribbean festivals you don’t want to miss

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From Travel Pulse The Caribbean is one of the most lively, colorful and beautiful regions in the world. The vibe on these islands is slow-paced and relaxed, the people are upbeat and outgoing, while the music and dancing is spicy and sultry. There are countless festivals pertaining to the varied histories and cultures of the […]

Commentary: Haiti’s national carnival in Gonaives

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By Jean H Charles from Caribbean News Now Some ten years ago on September 18, 2004, the city of Gonaives was under siege after tropical storm Jeanne unleashed a deluge of biblical proportion depositing in the region enough water to cause some 150 deaths, 50,000 families being put on the street, while 13,000 homes were […]