Dennis Chung

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Dennis Chung said : “But if we really want to deal with it, we have to look at how we can get more people to be productive. If you are on PATH for four years, you have a significant problem,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 24, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “Many of them are not [sufficiently] prepared for the world of work in the way they express themselves, and the level of grammar is not the best,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung argued : “It (winning the awards) means that we have implemented a very sound framework to get the best policies and procedure. The only thing I think is keeping us from winning the bigger awards is that we don’t have any money. If you look at all the other companies that won awards: the NHF, the NHE, Factories Corporation – all of those places earn money and have money to do the things that we would like to do,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “When people talk about the NSWMA nowadays, they don’t talk about corruption, they don’t talk about major fires. What they talk about is ‘boy, you use to take my garbage every week, but I don’t see you now for the past two or three weeks’. We accept that we have these things, and the reason is we don’t have the money. We don’t earn money. Property taxes is what we get money from, and in this COVID environment that has been down and we are suffering,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : “That doesn’t make any sense; that is just totally illogical. You are doing a lockdown in order to prevent any cases from coming up or to reduce it, but at the same time, you are saying that there might be a surge,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 2, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung argued : “If it is the shopping on Thursday that would cause it, it means that their strategy is wrong, because what it means then is that the strategy of having people cram in shopping hours, which is what people were saying. It basically neutralises the lockdown on the weekend,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 2, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung argued : “If you don’t have guarantors, then it means if people don’t pay back, you can’t recover. So, it increases the risk,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:37:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung warned : “Entertainment is already devastated. It is going to be difficult to start back the economy in terms of productivity levels,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “As a family we decided that the awardee had to be someone that was doing well in the [MSc] programme and had a financial need, because we want to ensure that when they receive the scholarship, they carry it forward and honour it,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “He was someone who was very serious about education and he was actually the one who funded the education for most of his siblings,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “These two were very difficult to separate. Two young persons who definitely have the financial need and also the intellect that we were looking for,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “I don’t see that the finance minister has an alternative,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “It would be better for him to just take the money out and use it to work in the economy and get things going again,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “If you’re not having a vaccine until next year, we cannot afford to allow this thing to disrupt our lives,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung argued : “If you look at the facts, the spike really came because of returning residents who broke quarantine. So it’s not the tourist section that caused the spike. It’s coming directly from people like the pastor keeping church … those are where the spikes are coming from,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 14, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung commented : “What it was supposed to do is give people some relief. A lot of the people who might be responding that the CARE package is not adequate or didn’t meet the purpose, maybe they are the persons who were actually still working,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 14, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “Medium-sized businesses need to focus on revenue and getting money through the door. Filing and the everyday back-office operations distracts them not only from making that money, but also causes them to have to invest that money in infrastructure and resources for non-revenue generating activities. What we are offering is access to our very broad back-office operation that will give them that freedom to pursue cash flow, at greater value added, while we manage the rest,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 7, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : “We’re not selling just accounting or HR, but rather, a total back-office solution. When we do that, a business no longer has overheads like dedicated back-office personnel, office space or even parking,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 7, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “With work-from-home schedules being put in place, we consolidated all the staff at Retirement,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 7, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “In my view, quarter two will be significantly worse than quarter one. We should also see a fall-off in quarters three and four, but if we are successful in bringing back some life to tourism, then it may not be as bad as quarter two, which may be the worst. But that is if we can bring back economic activity. Another reason it may not be as bad is that the growth in quarters three and quarter four last year were already declining, so the comparison is against a lower base,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “Commercial real estate will also see reduced demand as more offices move to work from home and also seek to reduce operating costs,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “We still have the coronavirus. It is not going anywhere,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : “They actually had a skip in place and what they used to do is burn things in the skip and damaged it. And even with the skip in place, they still put things in the gully,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 2, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “These homes were not randomly selected; they are part of our fire safety programme. The Homestead facility has already been outfitted with a new fire alarm system, valued at more than $2 million, while the other two are on the list to be addressed in the new year. Fire safety and preparedness is a vital focus for the foundation over the next two years and we are committed to seeing that mandate come to completion,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 25, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “We have a strong volunteer spirit at Supreme and our staff takes advantage of any opportunity to contribute to the community, Supreme being primarily a community-focused brand. It allows us to connect with each of the wards who have, or will benefit, from our efforts under the fire MOU on a more personal level,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 25, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “We also have worked on our policies internally, and we are now putting in place a whistle-blower policy which we are hoping to effect early in 2020 so that our employees can call an independent body and report anything they think is wrong within the organisation,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 20, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “We are fully up to date now and we are making plans for the year coming up,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 20, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “for the first time in the history of the NSWMA we have three of the eight sites having environmental permits, including the two biggest ones [Riverton, St Andrew and Retirement, St James]” “We have new regulations coming soon. So if you don't dispose of your garbage properly the fines are significant,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 20, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung pointed out : “Because of all these things that we have done, we entered the Public Bodies Corporate Governance Awards for the first time and we walked away with a special recognition certificate for significant improvement in corporate governance practices at the authority, and also first runner-up in compliance and disclosure in the information category. And this, we think, is significant because four years ago this was seen as one of the most corrupt organisations in Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 20, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “We just don’t have the capacity to dispose of that sort of thing, and that’s not regular garbage. We have to collect the garbage that is rotting – that is the first priority for us,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “Even with [more trucks], if we don’t have our citizens being responsible in how they containerise, in how they dispose of garbage, and if we don’t have the proper legislation in place, we will never have enough trucks to collect waste,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : “We just don’t have the capacity to dispose of that sort of thing, and that’s not regular garbage. We have to collect the garbage that is rotting – that is the first priority for us,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “Even with [more trucks], if we don’t have our citizens being responsible in how they containerise, in how they dispose of garbage, and if we don’t have the proper legislation in place, we will never have enough trucks to collect waste,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said ( about Noel Arscott ) : “I went there in 2015 when Noel Arscott was the [local government] minister. The divestment process actually started before I arrived at the NSWMA, so it’s about six years now the thing going on and cyaan go nowhere. So my frustration is not just with this administration now, but even before,” “This committee that’s in place has been there now two years looking at the issue, and we have had over 40 expressions of interest. Indeed, one man alone wants to invest over US$1 billion in privatising the thing. This was from 2015, and we still cannot get going?” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “Another thing that we have done also is ensure that all of them are on health insurance. We recognise that the people out there are our front-line workers, and we have done everything possible to take care of them, and that’s why we ask are asking Jamaicans to containerise their garbage properly. You wouldn’t want your son going out there and having to shovel up garbage and that sort of thing,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “What we have recommended from the board level is significant,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 7, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : “We have a corporate governance framework in place that is enviable, and we are putting in place a risk-management framework and whistleblower and sexual harassment policy. By the end of this year, we will have all of this set up,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung stated : “One of the things we have suffered from is that every time an administration changes, the whole top management changes. There is no continuity. Once you have a whistleblower policy in place, proper corporate governance, a risk management framework, it’s a block against political interference and that’s very important,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : “Every year we get 60 per cent of what we need to do 100 per cent of a job that needs to be done. I have been doing this thing for a little while. You don’t get any thanks, but you get some personal satisfaction knowing that you contribute,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung added : “It’s necessary because the truth is that unless we prioritise, the Government will not have the resources to do what needs to happen with the dumps … . I don’t see any reason why the privatisation process has not happened apart from just the execution from the policy perspective,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 1, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : "A lot of projects out there might be affected. There are some grants that we get, and all of that. Quite a bit is education. I think maybe it would affect us from that point of view. It will have effects, but I am not sure what the impact is," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 6, 2017 5:32:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "We had over 20 new trucks injected into the system and one of the things that we did this year is that we ensured that we were able to pay (the operators of) contracted trucks over the holiday season so we never had any disgruntlement," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, December 27, 2016 10:01:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "I think it's something that we definitely need to have. It makes it easier for people who want to do business overseas, in Europe. I'm sure it's going to be a lot less costly than individual application," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:28:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "I'm surprised that we don't have it. I thought we actually did," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 11, 2016 12:42:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said ( about Audley Gordon ) : "We looked at it holistically and the strong leadership element was a major factor (in Gordon getting the job)," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 11, 2016 10:07:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "at the time when the dollar was devaluing, the US dollar was getting stronger against every currency in the world. So it's just a global impact in many respects," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 9, 2016 3:39:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "The board was unanimous. In half-hour, everyone agreed. there was no dissenting voice," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 7, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : "If you've ever come down here before to the dump, you'd understand the access problem to get down here. The dirt road was uneven, and it used to create a lot of damage. Now, we can be a lot more efficient in terms of accessing the dump. It's a part of the upgrade of the dump. When I used to traverse this road, it used to take me a while just to come from the entrance to (the dump) and I am sure the time (to access the dump), has been cut by more than half," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "An enterprise team has been set up to look at the best use because we don't know if energy is the best use. It might be recycling. What we should do is transform this landfill here to a First World place. I've seen proposals where they have housing projects, and more important, we can get people who are working on the dump into formal employment in hygienic situations. I estimate that it will take us two years to get to that point, but I think it's going to be a big lift for the community," "We are looking for anybody who wants to bid. What we are going to do is to put a request for proposals out, and then people will bid to actually get the contract to do it and take over the dump" External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung declared : "We assure the public that the staff of the NSWMA are doing their very best to collect the garbage in what has proven to be very difficult circumstances. The board of directors can categorically say that from a policy perspective, there has been no politicisation of garbage collection, and if there is any evidence of this happening at an operational level, we invite anyone with such information to send it, even anonymously, to the board," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 16, 2016 11:07:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : “However, I think we’re at a situation now where, if things are as is, then we can normalise on growth of a little over one per cent, which is where I think the growth is normalised if you take out the drought situation,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 6, 2016 11:43:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “One of the big risk factors is the price of oil. That’s why the hedge is so important. With a hedge in place, we can predict with some amount of certainty what prices are going to be because it has a big impact,” “The other thing is that we need to continue the fiscal programme. In other words, ensure that we live within our means, so Government must reduce the debt more and more; so the debt-to-GDP ratio is very, very critical,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 6, 2016 11:43:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung argued : “Then, we need to look at measures that are going to grow the economy, because you can’t reduce the debt-to-GDP ratio by just consolidation, which is what we’ve been doing over the past three years. What we need to do is grow the GDP,” “What that means is primarily there are three things that I think we need to hit the crime and indiscipline, bureaucracy, and also the competitive tax environment, which means that we should be looking at effectively lowering rates while going after more compliance,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 6, 2016 11:43:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “And we only have to look at what has happened in Jamaica prior to recent years of growth. But you could actually go to sleep for 20 years and the same companies that you saw on the stock market 20 years ago, they would be here today. When countries are moving forward you don’t have that. Look at what has happened in the US over the last 10 years; you didn’t have Facebook, Amazon and all those things,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:31:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung added : “I met Brian when he came to Jamaica with GTECH in support of Supreme Ventures. At the time I was a commissioner at the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission when the licence was awarded to SVL. Through his leadership at both GTECH and SVL, he transformed the gaming environment from one which was very informal to what it is today, where many persons benefit through sports, education, among other things. His visionary leadership and sense of corporate social responsibility will be well missed” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, October 24, 2016 9:53:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "I know of one investor who wanted to put US$900 million into it," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "transformation should be is to bring efficiency, and if displacement happens because of it, fine. But what will happen in the meantime, ... you'll have the private-sector growing, and the economy, we project, will continue growing if we deal with this crime situation in particular, which is the number one problem right now, and I think people will easily find jobs," "What we need to lend our minds to is, how do we help with the transition of people and retraining of people who might be displaced. That is what we need to start thinking about now so we don't have people being added to the unemployment list. We move them from one sector to the next," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "So you [are] talking about four to five years waiting [for] an investment that, because of bureaucratic issues, we could have had, when you look at impact and everything over the time, maybe US$1 billion worth of investment in the economy and better garbage collection happening already, and that itself has a cost," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "The prime minister (last Thursday) said there will be transformation and there will be some displacement, but the fact of the matter is that even if you have displacement, I don't think that should be the primary objective of transformation," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : “It can take up to two years to negotiate an exit. So a lot of the impact might not be felt for maybe two years,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:30:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “We are getting the operations under control and we are trying to put schedules out there, in terms of garbage collection,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:29:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung asserted : "Privatisation is definitely the way to go," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, July 29, 2016 9:55:00 AM EAT



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Dennis Chung said : “But if we really want to deal with it, we have to look at how we can get more people to be productive. If you are on PATH for four years, you have a significant problem,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 24, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “Many of them are not [sufficiently] prepared for the world of work in the way they express themselves, and the level of grammar is not the best,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung argued : “It (winning the awards) means that we have implemented a very sound framework to get the best policies and procedure. The only thing I think is keeping us from winning the bigger awards is that we don’t have any money. If you look at all the other companies that won awards: the NHF, the NHE, Factories Corporation – all of those places earn money and have money to do the things that we would like to do,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “When people talk about the NSWMA nowadays, they don’t talk about corruption, they don’t talk about major fires. What they talk about is ‘boy, you use to take my garbage every week, but I don’t see you now for the past two or three weeks’. We accept that we have these things, and the reason is we don’t have the money. We don’t earn money. Property taxes is what we get money from, and in this COVID environment that has been down and we are suffering,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : “That doesn’t make any sense; that is just totally illogical. You are doing a lockdown in order to prevent any cases from coming up or to reduce it, but at the same time, you are saying that there might be a surge,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 2, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung argued : “If it is the shopping on Thursday that would cause it, it means that their strategy is wrong, because what it means then is that the strategy of having people cram in shopping hours, which is what people were saying. It basically neutralises the lockdown on the weekend,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 2, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung argued : “If you don’t have guarantors, then it means if people don’t pay back, you can’t recover. So, it increases the risk,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:37:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung warned : “Entertainment is already devastated. It is going to be difficult to start back the economy in terms of productivity levels,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:11:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “As a family we decided that the awardee had to be someone that was doing well in the [MSc] programme and had a financial need, because we want to ensure that when they receive the scholarship, they carry it forward and honour it,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “He was someone who was very serious about education and he was actually the one who funded the education for most of his siblings,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “These two were very difficult to separate. Two young persons who definitely have the financial need and also the intellect that we were looking for,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, December 26, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “I don’t see that the finance minister has an alternative,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “It would be better for him to just take the money out and use it to work in the economy and get things going again,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “If you’re not having a vaccine until next year, we cannot afford to allow this thing to disrupt our lives,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung argued : “If you look at the facts, the spike really came because of returning residents who broke quarantine. So it’s not the tourist section that caused the spike. It’s coming directly from people like the pastor keeping church … those are where the spikes are coming from,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 14, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung commented : “What it was supposed to do is give people some relief. A lot of the people who might be responding that the CARE package is not adequate or didn’t meet the purpose, maybe they are the persons who were actually still working,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 14, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “Medium-sized businesses need to focus on revenue and getting money through the door. Filing and the everyday back-office operations distracts them not only from making that money, but also causes them to have to invest that money in infrastructure and resources for non-revenue generating activities. What we are offering is access to our very broad back-office operation that will give them that freedom to pursue cash flow, at greater value added, while we manage the rest,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 7, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : “We’re not selling just accounting or HR, but rather, a total back-office solution. When we do that, a business no longer has overheads like dedicated back-office personnel, office space or even parking,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 7, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “With work-from-home schedules being put in place, we consolidated all the staff at Retirement,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, August 7, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “In my view, quarter two will be significantly worse than quarter one. We should also see a fall-off in quarters three and four, but if we are successful in bringing back some life to tourism, then it may not be as bad as quarter two, which may be the worst. But that is if we can bring back economic activity. Another reason it may not be as bad is that the growth in quarters three and quarter four last year were already declining, so the comparison is against a lower base,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “Commercial real estate will also see reduced demand as more offices move to work from home and also seek to reduce operating costs,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “We still have the coronavirus. It is not going anywhere,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : “They actually had a skip in place and what they used to do is burn things in the skip and damaged it. And even with the skip in place, they still put things in the gully,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 2, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “These homes were not randomly selected; they are part of our fire safety programme. The Homestead facility has already been outfitted with a new fire alarm system, valued at more than $2 million, while the other two are on the list to be addressed in the new year. Fire safety and preparedness is a vital focus for the foundation over the next two years and we are committed to seeing that mandate come to completion,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 25, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “We have a strong volunteer spirit at Supreme and our staff takes advantage of any opportunity to contribute to the community, Supreme being primarily a community-focused brand. It allows us to connect with each of the wards who have, or will benefit, from our efforts under the fire MOU on a more personal level,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, December 25, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “We also have worked on our policies internally, and we are now putting in place a whistle-blower policy which we are hoping to effect early in 2020 so that our employees can call an independent body and report anything they think is wrong within the organisation,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 20, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “We are fully up to date now and we are making plans for the year coming up,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 20, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “for the first time in the history of the NSWMA we have three of the eight sites having environmental permits, including the two biggest ones [Riverton, St Andrew and Retirement, St James]” “We have new regulations coming soon. So if you don't dispose of your garbage properly the fines are significant,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 20, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung pointed out : “Because of all these things that we have done, we entered the Public Bodies Corporate Governance Awards for the first time and we walked away with a special recognition certificate for significant improvement in corporate governance practices at the authority, and also first runner-up in compliance and disclosure in the information category. And this, we think, is significant because four years ago this was seen as one of the most corrupt organisations in Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 20, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “We just don’t have the capacity to dispose of that sort of thing, and that’s not regular garbage. We have to collect the garbage that is rotting – that is the first priority for us,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “Even with [more trucks], if we don’t have our citizens being responsible in how they containerise, in how they dispose of garbage, and if we don’t have the proper legislation in place, we will never have enough trucks to collect waste,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : “We just don’t have the capacity to dispose of that sort of thing, and that’s not regular garbage. We have to collect the garbage that is rotting – that is the first priority for us,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “Even with [more trucks], if we don’t have our citizens being responsible in how they containerise, in how they dispose of garbage, and if we don’t have the proper legislation in place, we will never have enough trucks to collect waste,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said ( about Noel Arscott ) : “I went there in 2015 when Noel Arscott was the [local government] minister. The divestment process actually started before I arrived at the NSWMA, so it’s about six years now the thing going on and cyaan go nowhere. So my frustration is not just with this administration now, but even before,” “This committee that’s in place has been there now two years looking at the issue, and we have had over 40 expressions of interest. Indeed, one man alone wants to invest over US$1 billion in privatising the thing. This was from 2015, and we still cannot get going?” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “Another thing that we have done also is ensure that all of them are on health insurance. We recognise that the people out there are our front-line workers, and we have done everything possible to take care of them, and that’s why we ask are asking Jamaicans to containerise their garbage properly. You wouldn’t want your son going out there and having to shovel up garbage and that sort of thing,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “What we have recommended from the board level is significant,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 7, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : “We have a corporate governance framework in place that is enviable, and we are putting in place a risk-management framework and whistleblower and sexual harassment policy. By the end of this year, we will have all of this set up,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung stated : “One of the things we have suffered from is that every time an administration changes, the whole top management changes. There is no continuity. Once you have a whistleblower policy in place, proper corporate governance, a risk management framework, it’s a block against political interference and that’s very important,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : “Every year we get 60 per cent of what we need to do 100 per cent of a job that needs to be done. I have been doing this thing for a little while. You don’t get any thanks, but you get some personal satisfaction knowing that you contribute,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung added : “It’s necessary because the truth is that unless we prioritise, the Government will not have the resources to do what needs to happen with the dumps … . I don’t see any reason why the privatisation process has not happened apart from just the execution from the policy perspective,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 1, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : "A lot of projects out there might be affected. There are some grants that we get, and all of that. Quite a bit is education. I think maybe it would affect us from that point of view. It will have effects, but I am not sure what the impact is," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, March 6, 2017 5:32:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "We had over 20 new trucks injected into the system and one of the things that we did this year is that we ensured that we were able to pay (the operators of) contracted trucks over the holiday season so we never had any disgruntlement," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, December 27, 2016 10:01:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "I think it's something that we definitely need to have. It makes it easier for people who want to do business overseas, in Europe. I'm sure it's going to be a lot less costly than individual application," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:28:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "I'm surprised that we don't have it. I thought we actually did," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 11, 2016 12:42:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said ( about Audley Gordon ) : "We looked at it holistically and the strong leadership element was a major factor (in Gordon getting the job)," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 11, 2016 10:07:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "at the time when the dollar was devaluing, the US dollar was getting stronger against every currency in the world. So it's just a global impact in many respects," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 9, 2016 3:39:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "The board was unanimous. In half-hour, everyone agreed. there was no dissenting voice," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 7, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : "If you've ever come down here before to the dump, you'd understand the access problem to get down here. The dirt road was uneven, and it used to create a lot of damage. Now, we can be a lot more efficient in terms of accessing the dump. It's a part of the upgrade of the dump. When I used to traverse this road, it used to take me a while just to come from the entrance to (the dump) and I am sure the time (to access the dump), has been cut by more than half," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "An enterprise team has been set up to look at the best use because we don't know if energy is the best use. It might be recycling. What we should do is transform this landfill here to a First World place. I've seen proposals where they have housing projects, and more important, we can get people who are working on the dump into formal employment in hygienic situations. I estimate that it will take us two years to get to that point, but I think it's going to be a big lift for the community," "We are looking for anybody who wants to bid. What we are going to do is to put a request for proposals out, and then people will bid to actually get the contract to do it and take over the dump" External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung declared : "We assure the public that the staff of the NSWMA are doing their very best to collect the garbage in what has proven to be very difficult circumstances. The board of directors can categorically say that from a policy perspective, there has been no politicisation of garbage collection, and if there is any evidence of this happening at an operational level, we invite anyone with such information to send it, even anonymously, to the board," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 16, 2016 11:07:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : “However, I think we’re at a situation now where, if things are as is, then we can normalise on growth of a little over one per cent, which is where I think the growth is normalised if you take out the drought situation,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 6, 2016 11:43:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “One of the big risk factors is the price of oil. That’s why the hedge is so important. With a hedge in place, we can predict with some amount of certainty what prices are going to be because it has a big impact,” “The other thing is that we need to continue the fiscal programme. In other words, ensure that we live within our means, so Government must reduce the debt more and more; so the debt-to-GDP ratio is very, very critical,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 6, 2016 11:43:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung argued : “Then, we need to look at measures that are going to grow the economy, because you can’t reduce the debt-to-GDP ratio by just consolidation, which is what we’ve been doing over the past three years. What we need to do is grow the GDP,” “What that means is primarily there are three things that I think we need to hit the crime and indiscipline, bureaucracy, and also the competitive tax environment, which means that we should be looking at effectively lowering rates while going after more compliance,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 6, 2016 11:43:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “And we only have to look at what has happened in Jamaica prior to recent years of growth. But you could actually go to sleep for 20 years and the same companies that you saw on the stock market 20 years ago, they would be here today. When countries are moving forward you don’t have that. Look at what has happened in the US over the last 10 years; you didn’t have Facebook, Amazon and all those things,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:31:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung added : “I met Brian when he came to Jamaica with GTECH in support of Supreme Ventures. At the time I was a commissioner at the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission when the licence was awarded to SVL. Through his leadership at both GTECH and SVL, he transformed the gaming environment from one which was very informal to what it is today, where many persons benefit through sports, education, among other things. His visionary leadership and sense of corporate social responsibility will be well missed” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, October 24, 2016 9:53:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "I know of one investor who wanted to put US$900 million into it," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "transformation should be is to bring efficiency, and if displacement happens because of it, fine. But what will happen in the meantime, ... you'll have the private-sector growing, and the economy, we project, will continue growing if we deal with this crime situation in particular, which is the number one problem right now, and I think people will easily find jobs," "What we need to lend our minds to is, how do we help with the transition of people and retraining of people who might be displaced. That is what we need to start thinking about now so we don't have people being added to the unemployment list. We move them from one sector to the next," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "So you [are] talking about four to five years waiting [for] an investment that, because of bureaucratic issues, we could have had, when you look at impact and everything over the time, maybe US$1 billion worth of investment in the economy and better garbage collection happening already, and that itself has a cost," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : "The prime minister (last Thursday) said there will be transformation and there will be some displacement, but the fact of the matter is that even if you have displacement, I don't think that should be the primary objective of transformation," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:30:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung told : “It can take up to two years to negotiate an exit. So a lot of the impact might not be felt for maybe two years,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:30:00 AM EAT

Dennis Chung said : “We are getting the operations under control and we are trying to put schedules out there, in terms of garbage collection,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:29:00 PM EAT

Dennis Chung asserted : "Privatisation is definitely the way to go," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, July 29, 2016 9:55:00 AM EAT



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chairman18.00%EN12/27/201627/12/2016
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