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Antigua Mount Renamed After President Obama

CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHN`S, Antigua, Weds. Aug. 5, 2009: Antigua and Barbuda`s highest peak has been renamed after U.S. President Barack Obama.

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer made the change official Tuesday as he unveiled a plaque to rename Boggy Peak, Mount Obama.

The ceremony was planned to coincide with the Leo-born, American President`s birthday. The peak rises 1,300 feet above sea level.

Spencer said Obama, as the first black American president, was a source of pride for all Caribbean people.

The name change generated much needed publicity for the island, beset since the R. Allan Stanford scandal by a slew of negative publicity including a multi-billion lawsuit filled against the country by angry Stanford investors.