Wyclef Jean announcement to run for Haitian presidency was by no doubt a surprise to the Caribbean community. But what is even more surprising is that Wyclef said in a recent interview with Larry King live that he wants Haiti to learn the English language. He believes this will help the country communicate better with the rest of the world and help them to progress.

Jean said: “What about my French… seriously, we’ve had years and years of politicians speaking French. And where has that gotten us? So I do believe that this population should speak French. It should speak Creole. It should also learn English.”

He added: “I left Haiti when I was 9 years old. I came to the United States of America. I’m proud that I learned English. And I’m proud when I go back to my country – when I’m communicating with these people in [Creole].”