St. John Virgin Islands: Antigua’s Birthday Present to Barack Obama

The Prime Minister of the Caribbean nation of Antigua, Baldwin Spencer, yesterday re-christened the highest mountain in Antigua in honor of the US President. The celebration coincided with Mr. Obama’s 48th birthday.

The tree covered 1300 foot high mountain, formerly known as Boggy Peak, was renamed Mount Obama and will become a national park.

A stone sculpture at the base of the mountain supports a plaque reading, “Mount Obama, named in honor of the historical election on Nov. 4, 2008, of Barack Hussein Obama, the first black president of the United States of America, as a symbol of excellence, triumph, hope and dignity for all people.”

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