November 2011 Volume 8

Chairman’s Message - November 2011

Author: Professor Stephen Vasciannie

Stephen Vasciannie

Much has happened within the Kingston College community since my last message. As most of these developments have been carefully addressed in the Old Boys’ newsletter and elsewhere, I will not seek to be comprehensive in this message.

But there are matters to be emphasized. Undoubtedly in the first   read more

Bishop Gibson’s Speech to the Legislative Council on Social Conditions in Jamaica

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Bishop Percival Gibson

Compiled by Ronnie Chin.

The Rt. Rev. Percival Gibson was nominated to the Legislative Council by the Governor in 1954. Bishop Gibson retired from the Legislative Council in 1959. During his time in the Legislative  Council he gave many speeches, but his speech on  Social Conditions in Southern and Western Kingston   read more

KC’s 2011 Top Scholars

Author: Basil Waite

KC Crest

We are happy to recognize KC’s top scholars based on the results of the 2011 Caribbean Secondary Examinations Council (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE) held recently. A profile of each scholar showing the subjects attempted and results obtained is published along with a photo. Where available, the   read more

A Fortis student in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Author: Basil Waite

George Stone (left) in Venezuela

The first duty of a government is to give education to the people-Simon Bolivar

KCOB George Stone is one of the first recipients of an education scholarship to study in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Now in the final year of a four year degree programme, Stone is pursuing a   read more

The Florida Chapter’s 13th Annual Purple Session

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KCOBA Florida 13th Annual Purple Session

The evening before the Purple Session, I dropped by the annual pre-session get-together at Audley Hewett’s office complex. The Old Boys from Atlanta were there and had already availed themselves of enough social lubricants to get the various discussions going. It was a great warm up to the main event   read more

More Scholarship Funds for KC

Author: Alimi Banjoko

KCOBA NY Scholarship Fundraiser Dance 2011

The president, Mr. Rainford Bloomfield, and his new board of directors of the Kingston College Old Boys’ Association (USA) Inc. (New York Chapter) wasted no time in putting on another well attended scholarship dance fundraiser for needy and well deserving current and former students of Kingston College. Fortisans in the   read more

Atlanta Old Boys Meet Jamaican Ambassador, Audrey Marks

Author: Anthony Williams

Glen Laman, Anthony Williams (KCOBA Atl President) greet Jamaican Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency, Audrey Marks, Errol Ritchie (AJA President) and Vin Martin (Jamaica's Honorary Consul in Atlanta)

The Jamaican ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency, Audrey Marks made her first official visit to Atlanta in September, 2011.  Several members of the KCOBA Atlanta chapter had the opportunity to meet her at two events she attended during her visit.

Ambassador Marks was the guest speaker at   read more

Well Done `Bowla’

Author: Ray Ford

Freddy Sutherland and Franklyn Morant

Franklyn Morant, known to all as `Bowla’ was recently feted in Kingston, at Witty Soul Tone Wine Bar, Savannah Plaza, Constant Spring Road. And the honor couldn’t have been bestowed on a more deserving Fortis. Because whether representing or supporting Kingston College, there is nobody more passionate.

Bowla represented   read more

The 2011 Roper Cup Report

Author: Neville Oxford

KC and STGC legends and celebrities

On a cool overcast morning, Saturday the 27th of August 2011, the 47th renewal of the Roper Cup started in earnest at approximately 10:30 am at the recently upgraded lush, green, Clovelly Park field at Kingston College.
Over the last five years some additional features have been added to   read more

KC’s Ronaldo Ferguson and Calabar’s Chris Campbell are 2011 David ‘Wagga’ Hunt Memorial Scholars

Author: Basil Waite

2010 Wagga Hunt Scholars grade 9 l-r Renaldo Lewis Calabar_ Kevon Bartley KC

Incoming 8th graders Ronaldo Ferguson of KC and Chris Campbell of Calabar are the 2011 recipients of the David ‘Wagga’ Hunt Memorial Scholarship.

Each was presented with a cheque of $100,000 by respective VMBS and NCB sponsor representatives Harvel Wedderburn and Courtney Facey at the third annual presentation ceremony   read more

A Few Words From The Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman

A few editions ago we had articles on the graduation exercises at KC which got me thinking back to my days at school.

In those days the standard exam everyone took was the University of Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) at the ordinary or “O” level and Advanced or   read more

KC Old Boy Dr Paul Hunt Honored in The Bahamas

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Dr Paul Hunt receives award

Dr Paul Hunt who attended KC from 1969 to 1975 was recently honored in The Bahamas for his outstanding and exemplary medical work in that archipelagic country. Paul comes from an illustrious KC family with all his brothers and his father attending KC. Paul and I started KC in 1969   read more

KC and Boys Town Family Observe Collie Smith Day

Author: Karl Goodison

Wreath laid at Collie Smith's grave

The Boys’ Town, K.C. relationship was strongly revived at a Day of Activities to commemorate Collie Smith’s life on Friday, September 30, 2011, at the Boys’ Town Complex.

The history of the partnership, started first in the 1950s, when Collie Smith entered the school, after being recommended by the late   read more

KCOB Authors Book about Jamaica

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

In Praise of Jamaica written by George Meikle

“In Praise of Jamaica”

George Meikle entered Kingston College in 1950, graduating in 1955. In 1955, he captained KC’s tennis team winning in the same year – the Alexander Cup, the Jamaica Mutual Shield and the under-16 Gibson Cup, a new record of achievement for the school in interscholastic tennis   read more

KC In the News

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC Around the World

Kingston College is increasingly in the news.  Old Boys are making headlines and doing great things. In this section, we provide links to several recent stories about KC that were found on the internet.  If you come across an interesting article, please feel free to send us a link.

Helen Douglas will be Guest Speaker at Giddy Hall Alumni Banquet in New York

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Helen Douglas

Helen Douglas, Former Vice Principal and Head of the French Department at Kingston College will be the Honored Guest and Speaker at the Giddy Hall School Alumni Association on November 12, 2011 in New York.

Through an exclusive arrangement with Giddy Hall Alumni, we are reprinting the text of their   read more

On a Sad Note

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Norma Delores Barnes

Norma Delores Barnes, sister of Earl Pitter, a Past President of the Atlanta chapter, departed this life quietly on September 11, 2011.

Norma is survived by her husband, Asley Barnes; children: Angella Johnson, Donnamarie Earlinghton and Asley Barnes Jr; grandchildren: Dejah, Anthony, Christian, Jelanie and Joshua; brothers and sisters:   read more