Decisions in Paradise: Part Two

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As previously noted in my preliminary considerations, Kava is an island in the South Pacific where the Department of Corrections (DOC) is planning to build a minimum/medium security facility. This is the second part of my three part assignment, in which I will propose the solutions to the issues that may be faced during the building of our organization.

Problems in KavaThe biggest problems that Kava faces are their natural disasters. It seems that these occur quite frequently and the citizens apparently are not able to manage the clean up in a timely manner. The citizens of Kava do not have the time or resources to clean up after the disasters and keep their crops alive. The agriculture of Kava is what helps the island stay productive. A tornado or hurricane can be devastating to the crops, thus stopping production of coffee, sugar and spices. A fire can decrease the production of their petroleum gas and an earthquake can disrupt the processing of natural gas.

These natural disasters cause a disruption in the production of Kava’s resources in one way or another. Our organization could help expedite the recovery time of these natural disasters by supplying extra manpower that will be specifically trained to assist the citizens of Kava.

Another issue is that 50 % of Kava is under the age of 15 years old. This is going to cause problems with recruiting because employees of DOC have to be 18 years of age or older. School is almost always second to labor. The children have to help their families with their crops and other chores. They are also pulled out of school when it is time to clean up after a natural disaster. The children also spend a great deal of their school time making repairs to the...