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Question - Palo de Mayo Festival on Corn Islands[edit]

I am writing in the hopes that someone may be able to help me solve a mystery about the authorship of an historical document I found online.

The historical document is a scanned copy of a brief, and rather amateurish history of the Corn Islands. The article can be found at: http://www.bigcorn.com/historical_document/index.html

Page six of this article gives a clue as to who the author was. The clue comes in the context of the author's description of the "Maypole Festival" on Corn Islands. Among the longer text, the author writes:

"It was opened by [the President of Nicaragua] this year, with myself having the honour to be his partner. Probably it was the first time in history, that the British Ambassador and his wife have taken part."

Does anyone know -- or is able to find out -- what year the President of Nicaragua "opened" the Palo de Mayo celebration, while the British Ambassador (and his wife) "took part"?

Thanks very much for your help!

Merge with Little Corn Island?[edit]

The two articles seem quite similar, and merging would allow links to "The Corn Islands" which is how they often seem to be grouped. I may be wrong though; interested in hearing from someone who knows the places and WikiVoyage conventions better. --Thomas Craven (talk) 14:23, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

At first glance, both articles seem decently developed, and neither is short. How much of the text of each article overlaps? Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:31, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
I have been to both islands and they are notably different in many ways. Little Corn for instance has not a single ATM which is of relevance to visitors Hobbitschuster (talk) 22:34, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

External Links[edit]

There are currently external links on this page that may or may not be in violation of policy... Notably the ones in the get in section. What do you think? Hobbitschuster (talk) 22:35, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

http://rightsideguide.com/how-to-get-from-managua-to-the-corn-islands/ is clearly in violation of the policy, so the question is, is the link so useful we should make an exception for it? I'm unsure whether http://www.bigcornisland.com/index.html is official or not. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:58, 20 December 2015 (UTC)
I know the "corporate design" of Nicaraguan government websites (look at the banner of this page to get an idea what I am talking about). And this is not it. So no, this is not an "official" website. And if they contain useful information, there is nothing that is keeping us from including it here. Hobbitschuster (talk) 23:18, 20 December 2015 (UTC)
Unless the information is copyrighted. I'd say go ahead and edit accordingly. I trust your judgment on what's appropriate. Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:36, 20 December 2015 (UTC)
Please have a look at my rewrite... Hobbitschuster (talk) 00:09, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
Looked good. I did some copy editing. Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:32, 21 December 2015 (UTC)