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MAPFRE bask in Bahamas success

Finishing the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 was not enough for some members of the old Telefónica crew: Friday they were celebrating as the MAPFRE challenge set a new record on the Christopher Columbus 'Discovery of the Americas' Route from Spain to the Bahamas. 

Volvo Ocean Racing
Monday, February 25, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013

On Friday, February 22 at 08:18:10 CET, MAPFRE crossed the finish line in San Salvador, Bahamas. On board the rebranded Telefónica Volvo Open 70, the Spanish crew, including Pablo Arrarte, Ñeti Cuevas-Mons, Pepe Ribes and former Media Crew Member Diego Fructuoso, celebrated taking their place in the record books.

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The Baha Mar mega-resort on Cable Beach in Nassau held a ceremony last week to celebrate the reaching the halfway mark in construction. Watch a ZNS news report of the event here.

Speaking at the Bahamas International Investment & Business Forum last week, former chief executive officer of the Bahamas Financial Services Board and managing director of financial services group Caystone Solutions Wendy Warren said that the jurisdiction has an edge over its competitors in terms of location, infrastructure and history. (Photo Harry Cutting/©Dupuch)

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