Tuesday, November 02, 2004

HE'S HIS OWN SPECIAL ENVOY: There's trouble and violence in Haiti at the moment; seventy-nine at least have been killed since protestors supporting deposed President Aristide marked the anniversary of his leaving by calling for his return to power. Into this mess has walked Wyclef Jean, from the mobile phone adverts, believing that he can help restore peace and calm to the island, while at the same time promoting the virtues of the two pence text to any network. To give him his due, he made straight to the Bel Air neighbourhood, at the heart of the problems, and he plans to talk to people from all sides. Easy for him to do, of course, as his network gives him a bundle of unlimited anytime minutes and cheap landline access.