October 2015 Volume 12 Number 5

Take the US $2500 Challenge

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Rudolph Reid

Rudolph Reid has issued a US$2500 challenge.  He will match donations up to a total of $2500 to the George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

After learning about the Spencer Financial Matching challenge, Rudolph accepted the challenge and donated to the George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund.  But he wanted to  

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George Thompson Scholarship Fund Benefits from Matching Funds

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Atlanta’s has benefitted from a matching funds challenge from Spencer’s Financial a NY state financial services firm run by KC Old Boy Noel Spencer.  This challenge is now closed but another Old Boy, Rudolph Reid has joined in with his own challenge of US$2,500.  

In 2009, the  

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The Big Purple Session is Moving

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

The Big Purple Session is Moving

After  years at the Miramar Cultural center, the famous Big Purple Session is moving to a new and bigger location.

According to Florida Chapter’s Audley Hewett, they are anticipating an attendance approaching 1,200 for this year’s event which promises to be bigger and better than ever.  


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The Kingston College Donovan A. Shaw Memorial Scholarship

Author: Makeda Shaw

Donovan A Shaw

Donovan Aldington Shaw was born on September 25, 1951 in Rollington Town, Kingston, Jamaica to Mr. Vincent Shaw (Police Captain) and Millicent Pessoa Shaw.  Donovan was the youngest of three children, older brother Michael Shaw and eldest sister Beverly “Joy” Shaw.

As a young boy he attended  

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Midwife Extraordinaire Honored

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Gwendoyln Spencer

The mother of KCOB Noel Spencer recently passed and is lauded for  her accomplishments

The title of pioneer-heroine easily fits Gwendoyln Spencer, OD, the woman who co-founded the Jamaica Midwives' Association (JMA) in 1960, tutored the majority of Jamaican midwives and spent most her life championing the cause  

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Lennox Graham's Magnificent Tour of Beijing

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Usain Bolt and Lennox Graham

Coaching Success at the 2015 World Championships

KCOB Lennox Graham was part of  Jamaica's seven coach technical staff at the Beijing  2015 World Track & Field Championships which included Paul Francis, Jermaine Shand, Julian Robinson, Jerry Holness, Michael Clarke and Maurice Wilson.

Lennox's  job in Beijing was   read more

Former KC Teacher to Receive Order of Distinction

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Marjorie Whylie

Excerpted from an Article by Richard Johnson in the Observer

COMPOSER, arranger and performer Marjorie Whylie is still basking in the announcement that she is to receive the Order of Distinction in the rank of commander (CD) for her outstanding contribution to the arts, especially music and theatre.

She told   read more

KCOB Assists Deportees get US Citizenship after 25 years

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Prominent immigration attorney and Diaspora board member, North East USA, Joan Pinnock (center) offers a word of prayer over Donna (left) and Devon Cameron (right) at JFK International airport, New York on their re-entry as citizens of the United States on Sept. 20, 2015. The pair was deported 25 years ago.

Two Jamaicans — Devon Cameron and his sister Donna Cameron -- who were deported as children from Maryland, United States, 25 years ago, on drug-related offences returned on September 20 to the US as citizens.

It was made possible through the assistance of two Jamaican immigration attorneys, Joan   read more

KC and STGC share Roper Cup

Author: Excerpted from Yardiesports.com

KC and STGC share Roper Cup

The 51st Roper Cup was shared between Kingston College and St Georges College on Saturday September 29th. The Roper Cup was played at Sabina Park for the first time in a long time, with six matches played on the day. The family event had a good show of support for   read more

KCPTA Honors St. Andrew High School for Girls at 90 years

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KCPTA President Stewart Jacobs presents plaque to Michelle Henry President of SAHSPTA

The Kingston College Parent Teachers Association on September 22, 2015 honored  The Saint Andrew High School For Girls on that institution achieving 90 years of existence. Stewart Jacobs the president of KCPTA acknowledged the contribution St Andrew High For Girls has had on the molding of Jamaican young women.   read more

Maroon Colonel Frank Lumsden Passes

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Colonel Frank Lumsden of Charles Town Maroon community sounding the Abeng

The KCOBA and the wider Fortis Family are saddened by news of the passing of Frank Lumsden. represented KC in football and was the incumbent Colonel of the Charl The late Frank Lumsden es Town Maroons.

After studying and working in the United States for many years, Lumsden   read more

Williams Sisters Coached by KCOB Keep Family Tradition in Sprint Hurdles

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Shermaine and Danielle Williams

But the Borlees were not the only high-profile siblings here as the final of the 100m hurdles saw athletics’ own Williams sisters getting into the act, with victory going to Jamaican 22-year-old Danielle in a personal best of 12.57, and 25-year-old older sister Shermaine finishing seventh in 12.95.

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Toronto’s New Board

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KCOB Toronto

KCOBA (Toronto Chapter) elected a new Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting, held on Friday, September 18th, 2015.

Our newly elected Board of Directors is as follows:

Paul Pancho

Vice President
Oliver Lopez

Robert Addison

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KC Times Editor named one of DEAC Famous Alumni

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Dr. Glen Laman - President of JAMCHAM

Dr. Glen Laman has been named as one of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission's (DEAC) famous alumni for 2015.

Dr. Laman’s recently published book, Jamaican Entrepreneurship, has put him on the interview and lecture circuit among the Caribbean communities in the USA and Caribbean. The well-received book, which   read more

Neville Prowde obituary

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Neville Prowde

Nearly 35 years ago, Neville Prowde resigned as a drafting and design manager with one of Canada’s largest steel producers based in Quebec with the intention of returning to his native Jamaica.

While en route in Toronto, he changed his mind and career.

Prowde, who spent 25   read more

Captain Karl McDonnough - Class of 1977

Author: Everton Bailey

Captain Karl McDonnough`

Karl McDonnough, 54, Class of 1977 and a former member of the KC track team, passed away on July 9, 2015 after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

The third child of Karl and Hyacinth McDonnough, he was born in Kingston on January 18, 1961. He   read more

KCOB Honored by Howard University School of Business

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Gerald Hector

Gerald Hector has been selected as a Howard University School of Business alumni exemplar.  He will appear in the 45th Anniversary Prominent Alumni publication and will be recognized at the 45th Anniversary Banquet in Washington DC on October 2nd, 2015.

Hector is a prominent KC Old Boy and   read more

Krishna Brown — from rough life in Greenwich Town to a flood of degrees

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Krishna Brown


BROWN… you are created not to make a living but a difference in humanity because you are unique and priceless.

WHILE growing up in the tough inner-city community of Greenwich Town in Kingston Krishna Brown read about a woman who had five master's degrees   read more