March 2014 Volume 11

Akeem Thorpe Wins First Barry Huie Scholarship

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Kimberly Huie makes presentation to Akeem Thorpe

Akeem Thorpe is the winner of the Barry Huie Scholarship. The Barry Huie scholarship was established in honour of the deceased former president of the KCOBA Toronto chapter.

This is the first award of the scholarship. It was established shortly after his death in the summer of 2012 when   read more

Jamaica Day at Kingston College

Author: Shawnee Nyame

Jamaica Day at Kingston College

On Thursday, the 20th of February 2014, the History Department, as part of their development plan, staged an event in celebration of “Jamaica Day”. The theme for the day’s celebration was “Ole Time Sinting Come Back Again”.

This Celebration was in part, recognition of “Black History Month”, as well   read more

The Second Jamaican David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Fundraising Ball 2014

Author: Robert Taylor

David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Fundraising Ball 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014 was the Second Jamaican David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Fundraising Ball. It was a night of glitz, with beautiful and elegantly dressed ladies and finely dressed men, in attendance.  There were a live band and a DJ for the entertainment and excellent food for all to enjoy.   read more

Team Dallas Voted New KCOBA Board

Author: AKP Hamlet

Team Dallas Voted New KCOBA Board

At the KCOBA Jamaica AGM on December 11, 2013, KC Old Boys voted in Team Dallas as the new board to lead the association for the next three years. 

Team Dallas campaigned on a platform that included strengthening the KCOBA, maximizing the potential of the Fortis network and shaping   read more

Dr. Warren Blake to receive Sir Philip Sherlock Award

Author: Dr. Patrick Dallas

Dr. Warren Blake

Distinguished KC old boy and President of the JAAA, Dr Warren Blake, will receive the Sir Philip Sherlock Award at the 20th Annual International Diabetes Conference on Friday, March 28, 2014.

He is receiving the award for "distinguished service to the development of sports and sports medicine in Jamaica".  The   read more

Anya Hall donates 82 pairs of shoes to KC

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Audley Hewett and Anya Hall, Vice President Cooper City High School National Honor Society

Anya Hall, Vice President of Cooper City High School National Honor Society (NHS) in Broward County, Florida recently donated 82 pairs of athletic shoes to Kingston College.

The presentation was made to Audley Hewett of KCOBA Florida who accepted the shoes on the school’s behalf.

Hall was elected an officer   read more

Bishop Don Taylor’s Recovery

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Bishop E. Don Taylor

The Rt. Rev. E. Don Taylor, former Vicar Bishop for New York, former principal of KC and KC Old Boy, has been in New York since December for an advanced medical procedure following his hospitalization in Jamaica.

Reprinted below is an update on his recovery provided by the Episcopal   read more

Staying off the toll roads

Author: Ray Ford

Sumptious breakfast of mackerel and bananas at an Old Harbour nondescript restaurant

These days, unless I can help it, I travel by myself – misery does not like misery. Besides, everybody seems to be in a hurry these days. And, I’m not. I had the occasion to visit Manchester, Jamaica, a few weeks ago, and true to form, chose the road less   read more

Frano is Getting Fitter

Author: Excerpted from

Alfred Francis and Tessanne Chin at the press launch of the Sigma Sagicor 5K Coprorate Run

After a real health scare late last year, when he fell ill due to the debilitating disease, Alfred 'Frano' Francis is on the way to full health once more.

 Credited with being the pioneer of the now very successful 5K Road Race Circuit, the KC Old Boy says he is   read more

Report on the Helen Douglas Awards Ceremony 2014

Author: KC Academic Vice Principal - Juliet Wilson


The inaugural Helen Douglas Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, February 20 2014 at the St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Victoria Street.  In addition to our Principal, Mr. Dave Myrie and Chaplain, Rev’d Canon Abner Powell, special guests included our Honouree, Miss Helen Douglas, Mr. Audley Hewett, Mr. K. Churchill Neita,   read more

The KC Etiquette Session

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

The KC Etiquette Session

It would be an understatement of elephantine proportions for one to say that the Kingston College Sixth Form Etiquette Session was simply “an evening of excellence.” The event was held at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on December 9, 2013. The ambiance of the hotel’s lobby was breathtaking. It was evident   read more

Form Parenting at Kingston College

Author: KC Academic Vice Principal - Juliet Wilson


Recently, the top ten (10) students of 11 Gibson were treated to a special surprise when their form parent, Mr. Cedric Wilson who attended KC from 1974-1979, presented them with tickets to the KCPTA Fish Fry.

These students had achieved the top ten positions in their class for the   read more

KC smashes 4X100 Relay times at Milo Western Relays

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Ackeem Bloomfield (2nd right) and Shammari Wellington in the Boys Class 2 4x100m relay at the 36th Milo Western Relays

Kingston College showed they will be hard to beat after a master-class showing at the 36th staging of the Milo Western Relays held at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

Of the 15 records that were broken, five new marks were set by Kingston College's relay team with the Class Two   read more

Remembering Leslie Lucas

Author: Dr. Hugh Vaughan

Leslie Lucas - goalkeeper - center

Leslie Lucas died recently of complications caused by injury after having been knocked down by a car.  Leslie will be remembered as a person but above all, as the goal keeper of the famous 1960’s KC football teams.  

I remember Leslie at school not because of any special friendship, but   read more

Three Old Boys Honored at Tampa Connection 2014 Dinner Dance

Author: Anthony Williams

Tampa Connection 2014 Dinner Dance

The Tampa Chapter of the KCOBA held its annual dinner/dance on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Tampa Letter Carriers Hall in Tampa. Patrons were treated to a sumptuous meal while DJ Mark Swaby provided entertainment that had folks dancing right up to close at 2 AM.

Three KC   read more

An Election to Remember

Author: Kenyatta Powell

Voting in Full Swing At AGM 2013- Photo courtesy of Welworth “Guy Banks” Guy

The long line of cars on North Street attempting to enter the Clovelly Park campus of Kingston College indicated that something important, certainly something unusual for a Wednesday evening, was happening this day. I abandoned the car being driven by my work colleague after deciding it was futile to attempt   read more

Book Donations for Excellence

Author: AKP Hamlet

Co-author Mr. Donovan Dowie handing over a donation of 250 copies of the text book “How to Pass Mathematics at CXC and CSEC” to the Principal of Kingston College, Mr. Dave Myrie, on Friday, January 17. KC Old boys Dr. Patrick Dallas (R) and Mr. Maurice Weir (L) look on.

The Board of the KCOBA is committed to rebuilding the KC Sixth Form into the intellectual centre of North Street.  A key means of developing the intellectual capacity of our current Sixth Form is ensuring that high quality reading and research material are available to students and faculty. 

So,   read more

Remembering Keith Van Horne Richards

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Keith Van Horne Richards

Keith Van Horne Richards departed this life on February 10, 2014. He is an older brother of Atlanta KCOB, Garey Richards.

Keith was born in Stony Hill, St Andrew on June 13, 1947.  He attended KC from 1959 to 1965. After graduating KC, he worked for Barclays Bank and   read more

A Few Words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Dr. Glen Laman

Champs fever is in the air!  I just read a tweet that said the Jamaican conglomerate, Grace Kennedy, will invest J$36.75 million in Champs this year.  And some of that money will go to the coaches of the winning boys and girls teams – J$150,000 each plus other prizes.  Excitement   read more

Excerpts from speech made by Principal Myrie at Tampa dinner/dance 2014

Author: Anthony Williams

KC Principal - Dave Myrie

“I want to acknowledge the level of support from the KCOBAs to the school. The support has been phenomenal not only from the old boys themselves but also from their wives and partners.

When I talk to people outside the KC community, their impression of the KC community is that   read more

Profile of Norma Wilson

Author: KC Academic Vice Principal - Juliet Wilson

Norma Wilson

Norma Wilson passed on recently. She is the mother of Vice Principal, Juliet Wilson

Norma Grace Wilson was born on April 3, 1947 and attended Pondside Elementary School in Hanover. She trained as an Enrolled Assistant Nurse at the Princess Margaret Hospital and graduated in 1973. She worked at the   read more

Leslie Lucas: Gone too soon

Author: Ray Ford

Ray Ford

Leslie Lucas who succumbed to injuries on November 15th, 2013, several days after being struck by a car while walking his dog, was deemed as an eccentric. Probably mostly by those who, eccentric themselves, self-servingly saw themselves as being less so.

It’s easier to count cows than to drink   read more

In Memoriam

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

In Memoriam

Donald Hall
Donald Hall, brother of Dr. John Hall passed away in Atlanta. Donald attended Kingston College from the late 40's to early 50's and represented the school at both Cricket and Track & Field.

George (Rajah) McQueen
George Alphanso (Rajah) McQUEEN, late of Bridgemount Heights   read more

'I will not die here'

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Winston Ian Masters

‘Prexie’ Masters insists that one day he will bid Golden Age Home ‘ta-ta’

MASTERS... I have made several friends here

Winston Ian Masters's once energetic life has been put on hold by five strokes which have combined to land him an indefinite sentence at the   read more

KC In the News

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC In the News

Kingston College is increasingly in the news.  Check this column for links to recent articles about KC.

The Old Boys, students and teachers are making headlines and doing great things. If you come across an interesting article, please feel free to send us a link.

The Journey to Penn

Author: Ronnie Chin

KC Penn Relay Team Photo 1964

In 1962, the Fifty-second Inter-Scholastic Boys Championship (Champs) was held at the historic Sabina Park for the last time. The new venue - the National Stadium - opened in August 1962 has remained the premier location since 1963 except for closures in 1983 and 2002.

At the time it   read more

How I got into the University of the West Indies

Author: Yuchen Moodie

Yuchen Moodie

I am a first year Literatures in English and History major student at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus and an assistant Caribbean Exams Council (CXC)  tutor at Penwood High School.  The road to University was not an easy one for me. It was hard and at one   read more

Fortis 5K Planning Off To An Early Start

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Promoting Fortis 5K at Sagicor Run

The second Annual FORTIS 5K Run will take place on Sunday May 4th starting at 7 am.   The race will start from the corner of North Street and South Camp Road.

The idea for the race was born out of an idea by Ricardo Case an avid 5K enthusiast, a   read more

Grand March of the Torches

Author: Oraine Lynch

Grand March of the Torches

On Monday, the 27th of January 2014 the people of Cuba and other student organizations like Federation of University Students (Federacion de Estudiantes Universitarios or FEU), took part in the Gran March of the Torches (Gran Marcha de los Antorchas) to celebrate the 161st  Anniversary of the birth of Cuba’s   read more

Fortis Farewell from the Land of Your Breadfruit Ancestors – Part 1 Funeral

Author: Michael O. Walters

Michael Walters

By the time you read this, I should have left American Samoa after some 20 months, and be back in Florida.  At the risk of being laughed at (no risk at all as I can already hear you laughing) I am wearing a black Samoan Lavalava in my photograph.

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