Former FUGEES star Wyclef Jean is the first Haitian to be a grand marshal at today's (06SEP04) 37th annual CARIBBEAN AMERICAN WEST INDIAN DAY CARNIVAL in New York.

The hip-hop star - whose new album, SAK PASE PRESENTS: WELCOME TO HAITI CREOLE 101, honoured the 200th Anniversary of the Caribbean nation's independence - is delighted to be part of the parade, which celebrates the West Indian culture, reports website ALLHIPHOP.COM.

SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON was supposed to join Jean overseeing more than two million people and 70 floats on Eastern Parkway, but was unable to attend due to her former American president husband Bill Clinton's heart bypass surgery.

06/09/2004 21:07