Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Ombudsmanship, 'Little Nut'-Style

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Ombudsmanship, 'Little Nut'-Style

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When The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer upset Charles Miller by reporting on his recent attempted murder charge and the long-standing U.S. campaign to extradite him for cocaine smuggling, the man known on the Caribbean islands as "Little Nut" didn't write a letter to the editor.

Instead, with a handgun tucked in his waistband and accompanied by four other apparently armed men, Miller stormed into the weekly's St. Kitts newsroom Feb. 7. For the next hour, he held court before the terrorized staff - alternately boasting he was a CIA-trained killer, complaining no one would print his version of the shooting charge, literally spitting in fury on a copy of the paper, and then happily singing a reggae song.

"He's the kind of man who changes all the time," Editor Clive Bacchus said by phone from the newsroom. "He can move very rapidly from laughter to violence."

Miller's ostensible reason for the sudden visit was to demand an interview. "But then, at the end, he took our reporter's tape. …

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