I'm trying to understand why people were talking. Obviously no one was there for her so she had to figure a way to survive. And since she obviously had no friends, Expats nor Jamaican, here willing to assist, why should she have given a damn about people talking.
This is one of those cases of if you are not Part of the solution you are part of the problem so Put up or Shut the Front Door.
Judging? Judge your damn selves. I'll bet the ones talking didn't offer her a bowl of soup nor a crust of coco bread. Well I gues it's obvious no one came to her rescue. People, judging while watching a person starve is not a deent person, in my opinion. SMDH!!!