Pelican Island (Antigua and Barbuda)

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Pelican Island
Pelican Island is located in Antigua and Barbuda
Pelican Island
Pelican Island
Pelican Island is located in Lesser Antilles
Pelican Island
Pelican Island
Pelican Island is located in Caribbean
Pelican Island
Pelican Island
Geography
LocationCaribbean
Coordinates17°06′19″N 61°42′17″W / 17.1054°N 61.7046°W / 17.1054; -61.7046Coordinates: 17°06′19″N 61°42′17″W / 17.1054°N 61.7046°W / 17.1054; -61.7046
ArchipelagoLeeward Islands, Lesser Antilles
Area1.3 km2 (0.50 sq mi)
Administration
Additional information
Time zone
Private island

Pelican Island is a small private island located off the northeast coast of Antigua, at the eastern end of Mercers Creek Bay and immediately to the east of Crump Island. [1]

Geography[edit]

Pelican Island has an area of about 1.3 km2. The island lies only about 137 metres from Antigua. This proximity also means that Antiguan infrastructures of power reach Pelican Island.[2]

History[edit]

The island was one of the Antiguan properties involved in the Allen Stanford case. The financier was said to have acquired the island, along with Guana Island in 2008 for $17 million,[3] subsequently inflating its value by flipping. In 2012 The Telegraph included the island among "The world's best private islands for sale".[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott, C. R. (ed.) (2005) Insight guide: Caribbean (5th edition). London: Apa Publications.
  2. ^ a b "The world's best private islands for sale". telegraph.co.uk. The Telegraph. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  3. ^ "More Stanford assets found". bbc.co.uk. BBC Caribbean. 2 March 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  4. ^ Sallah, Michael; Barry, Rob (6 December 2009). "As feds closed in, Allen Stanford scrambled to keep fraud secret, money flowing". palmbeachpost.com. The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 18 August 2014.