Posted on January 22, 2009

Antigua to Rename Peak Mount Obama on Birthday

AP, January 20, 2009

Antigua plans to give the new U.S. president its “top” honor on his birthday: renaming its tallest peak Mount Obama.

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer [of Antigua] says the Caribbean nation will rename Boggy Peak, as it is currently known, on Aug. 4 to mark President Barack Obama’s 48th birthday.


Spencer said he joined “people of color all over the world, and indeed all people” in celebrating Obama’s inauguration.