SOUTH FLORIDA – There is a drama of sorts being played out in Jamaica that could have been avoided if the Jamaica Health Minister, among others took notice of a certain U.S. television show, “Scandal”. The show is really about a real life woman who is a fixer for companies which run into trouble of a public relations nature.
Despite the melodrama of the television series, the real life operative has helped numerous large scale companies both in this country and elsewhere deal with developments that not only embarrass the companies but cause them to lose goodwill and eventually loss of earnings because of shame and embarrassment.
One of the major lessons taught by specialists of this discipline is that a company comes straight out once the incident is reported and gives its side of the story, without delay.
This is usually entails a lot of critical work which calls for the assistance of attorneys who will help the company or individual from being sued or further embarrassed.
All the above is to say that Jamaica’s Health Minister should have got a good handler to manage the ongoing drama over the deaths of nineteen babies caused by bacteria. Or maybe on his own he should have just said it looks like we messed up. He didn’t, at the right time, and the mess continues.
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