A Public Relations Disaster
Updated: Aug 22, 2019
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad says Government’s handling of the mysterious death of the USA couple has been a public relations disaster.
Professor Prasad said Government’s public utterances on the tragedy created a public perception, especially in the minds of the couple’s families in USA that Government was devoid of any compassion and humanitarianism.
“Almost two months after the couple’s death, Government finally informed the couple’s families this week that their bodies would be repatriated”.
“This is after saying that they were going to cremate the husband as his body was rapidly decomposing”.
“This is despite the fact that their bodies were embalmed and ready to repatriated”.
“Undoubtedly, this has been a huge public relations disaster and will impact the tourism industry, particularly visitor numbers from the United States”.
“Once again Government’s taxpayers funded Qorvis communications, which has received millions of dollars over the past years, has failed to prevent this colossal failure of a patchwork government”