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NEW: Jogger attacked in Barkers

A woman jogging along a trail in West Bay’s Barkers area was jumped by an attacker just after dawn Friday.
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Syed jailed for 8 years

The former president of the University College of the Cayman Islands Hassan Syed was sentenced to eight years behind bars Friday morning for defrauding the college of more than CI $700,000.
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Spicing up Camana Bay: Pani kitchen opens

There is something about the smell of Indian food that just stops you in your tracks, eager to find the source. You won’t have to walk far in Camana Bay, where its newest restaurant, Pani Indian Kitchen, resides.
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Westin mixologist crowned Cayman Stoli Ambassador

Even though the world of cocktails is usually a lighthearted, easygoing one, there was definitely an edge to the atmosphere in The Venue, Caribbean Plaza on July 30.
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Tuesday night comedy club brings biweekly laughs

Anyone looking for a bellyful of laughs and a gaggle of guffaws should shimmy over to the Strand Entertainment Complex on Tuesday nights for the Tuesday Comedy Show. The next date is Aug. 22 with Frank Del Pizzo headlining the evening.
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Marriott’s Anchor & Den launches own coffee

Coffee drinkers, rejoice! Anchor & Den, located in the Marriott’s Beach House, is proud to introduce its very own exclusive signature coffee in collaboration with Paradise Coffee, a locally-based coffee distributor. “We are delighted to be the only hotel on island offering our own exclusive brand of coffee.”
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Picture perfect: The woman behind Wall Creations

Creatives often find inspiration strikes in unusual places. But what about crammed in the front seat of your car, MacBook balanced on lap, while your baby snoozes in the back?
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Government to redraw ‘willy-nilly’ national development plans

The “willy-nilly” development of Grand Cayman properties and roads – as some lawmakers described it Wednesday – may soon end as government redraws zoning plans for the first time in more than 20 years.
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Candidate: ‘Drop residency requirements’ for voters, politicians

Alric Lindsay has lived in Cayman since he was a child and was adopted by a Caymanian man. His business is here, as is his home, as is pretty much his entire life. However, Mr. Lindsay found himself facing a legal challenge to his ability to run for political office earlier this year.
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Experts advise eclipse viewers to protect eyes

It can be tempting to cast your eyes skyward to watch next week’s solar eclipse, but eye experts and the folks at NASA all warn: Don’t do it.
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‘Happy wife, happy life’: Pastor and wife celebrate 50th anniversary

For Pastor Torrance Bobb, it was the elegance and style of Elsa Gordon that first caught his eye at the Pentecostal Tabernacle Choir. For her part, Elsa was swept off her feet by his nice manners and kind ways. But it is faith, love and family that have kept them together for 50 years.
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EDITORIAL – Liquor Board needs to come clean on mismatched minutes

The draft minutes appear to have been either edited or altered to “rewrite” the narrative of what actually took place at the March meeting. The changes are so extensive that we can draw no conclusion other than they were purposeful.
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Lost wedding ring recovered on Kittiwake shipwreck

A shipwreck, lost treasure and a knight in scuba gear made for a fairy tale ending to one couple’s Cayman vacation story. When Jessica Pasquarelli noticed she had lost her wedding ring after a dive on the USS Kittiwake dive site, she thought it was gone forever.
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UPDATED: Tropical Storm Harvey forms, threatens eastern Caribbean Friday

Tropical Storm Harvey has formed about 200 miles east of the Windward Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center, packing wind speeds near 40 mph. The tropical storm is expected to enter the eastern Caribbean Sea within 24 hours.
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For first time ever, Cayman’s planning meetings open to the public

For the first time in their history, the two Cayman Islands boards that control development and planning decisions are allowing the general public to attend their meetings. The decision was made public during a Wednesday meeting of the Legislative Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee.
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Truck tips over on roundabout, blocking road for hours

A heavy truck hauling a load of sand tipped over and crashed at the Hurley’s roundabout Wednesday afternoon, dumping most of its large load onto the side of the road and the nearby Scotiabank parking lot. No one was injured in the crash that happened just before 5 p.m.
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Dad tells court he hit son because that’s how he was raised

A man who hit his son with a belt was sentenced on Wednesday after pleading guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm. The harm consisted of bruises and marks on the leg and buttocks of the boy, who was 8 years old at the time.
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Host of all-night dominoes game fined for loud music

The host of an all-night dominoes game learned about the Towns and Communities Law when he was fined $200 this week for playing loud music. Adam Mark Anthony Ebanks pleaded “Guilty, but with circumstances” to the charge of making noise likely to cause disturbance in the neighborhood.
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Government’s strategic plans revealed next week

Cayman Islands residents will get their first look at the new national unity government’s long-term plans next week as the Legislative Assembly resumes meeting. The government plans to produce its strategic policy statement for the 2018/19 budget on Wednesday.
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Amateur chefs vie for Black Belt BBQ title

Four amateur chefs battled it out on the grills at Purple Dragon’s fourth annual Beach BBQ and Black Belt Chef Competition on Aug. 12. After four hours of grills and games, Danette McLaughlin topped opponents Sensei Leonard Lewis and his assistant Saul Langlois.
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Spain attacks: Police hunt Barcelona driver

An international manhunt was underway Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 people in Barcelona, as police probed the wreckage of a suspected bomb factory for clues to the cell behind two terror attacks in Spain.
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Spain was under threat long before attacks, experts say

Spaniards have expressed shock over two deadly terror attacks that hit the region of Catalonia just hours apart, having enjoyed years of calm since a decades-long separatist insurgency burned out.
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Is Europe still a safe travel destination?

The threat of terrorism has become a grim fact of life for parts of Europe.
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Witness: Attack sent 'tidal wave' of people running from scene

People on the scene recount what it was like as a van plowed through a crowded plaza in a popular Barcelona area
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Finland attack: Several people stabbed in Turku

Police in Finland have shot and arrested a suspect after several people were injured in a stabbing spree in the southwestern city of Turku.
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More than 400 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

The death toll from this week's devastating mudslides in Sierra Leone has passed 400, with hundreds of people still missing, a government tourism minister told CNN.
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American, Canadian, Italians named as victims in Barcelona attack

Details of the victims of twin terror attacks in Spain are slowly emerging, with an American, three Italians and a Canadian among those identified as among the dead.
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First lady asks for diplomatic immunity

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe is seeking diplomatic immunity over allegations of assault in South Africa.
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Swiss hotel asks Jewish guests to shower before entering pool

A Swiss hotel has been accused of anti-Semitism after a manager reportedly posted signs instructing Jewish guests to shower before using its pool.
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32 killed in bloody night for Duterte's war on drugs

Thirty-two suspected drug dealers were killed in shootouts across one province in the Philippines on Tuesday, police said, in a bloody 24 hours for the country's war on drugs.
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Vehicle attacks have taken a horrific toll since 2014

The attack on one of Barcelona's historic streets Thursday is the latest in a series of vehicle ramming incidents in the West that have killed 129 people since 2014.
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'Law and order' with a wink and a nod is dangerous

"The worst part is that people got hurt," a seventy-year-old man caught up in the Charlottesville clashes told the Washington Post. "The police stood by and didn't do a g------- thing." Experts as distinguished as former Philadelphia chief Charles H. Ramsey commented on that department's failure to "have overwhelming force" on hand, and others spoke of the police appearing "outnumbered, ill-prepared and inexperienced."
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Now it's Bannon unleashed

After months of controversy, Steve Bannon -- the President's chief strategist, former head of Breitbart, and one of the most controversial figures in American politics -- has been fired. CNN Opinion's Jane Carr spoke with Kurt Bardella, a former Breitbart executive, about Bannon's ouster and what comes next for the White House. This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
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U.K. to food industry: Cut the calories in pizzas and burgers

The British government has a new enemy: calories.
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How a foster dog inspired a sanctuary

CNN Hero Michele Allen shares the story of Monkey, the inspiration behind Allen's nonprofit -- a loving hospice for terminally-ill shelter dogs.
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