May 2019 Volume 15

Champs and the struggle of waiting

Author: Gerald Hector

Champs 2019

“Have you ever wonder why God gave you an assignment that you see as too BIG? It is probably because He has invested in you in a BIG way.” —Pastor Nathaniel Wright.

This statement was made in the context of a sermon this morning entitled “The Struggle   read more

PM Andrew Holness addresses Atlanta Chamber’s Inaugural Awards Banquet

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Glen Laman presents book to PM of Jamaica with Donna McLeod 1st Jamaican elected to Georgia House

The Jamaican Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta (Jamcham) held its inaugural Awards banquet at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday, April 20th 2019.

The sold out event featured Jamaica’s Prime Minister the Honorable Andrew Holness, ON, MP and other dignitaries including Jamaica’s Ambassador to   read more

No “Bar” Too High for KC

Author: Verona Antoine-Smith

No “Bar” Too High for KC

Verona is a teacher at Kingston College and the article appeared in the Gleaner recenty

Every major prediction leading up to the 109th edition of the Issa/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championship had one projection in common; the top three schools on the boys’ side   read more

The Burger King National Debating Competition Report

Author: the Debating Society

Burger King debaters Sean Roberts, Antonio Neil and Jahmai Scarlett

The Burger King National Secondary Debate Competition is acknowledged as the premier debating competition in Jamaica. The Competition seeks to get young minds involved in conversations of socio-political importance, as well as develop the public speaking and critical thinking skills of students.

The competition is held island   read more

New website features KC Class of the 1980s

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Class of 1980 Atlanta Crew Seymour Edwards, Anthony Williams and Wilfred Graham

The Kingston College alumni of the 1980s have a new website that features activities and students of that era.

The website was developed by Wilfred “Lagga” Graham.

It is an ongoing project and he is seeking photos and information from the 1980s that would enhance   read more

Fortis Nation Archives a Hit on Facebook

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Fortis Nation Archives

Photographer Ronnie Chin has created a Facebook Group dedicated to historical artifacts from and about Kingston College. It is called Fortis Nation Archives.

The page features many of Ronnie’s photos but also allows anyone to submit photos and information of historical interest.

You can view   read more

Jeff Hoyes To Step Down As Tampa President

Author: Tampa Board of Directors

Jeffery Hoyes

“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.”
Maya Angelou

Some can call it luck, but in this case, it is a combination of vision and intention that formed the Tampa Connection Chapter of the KCOBA.

With an already   read more

Fortis Pavilion Black Tie Banquet

Author: Wayne O. Robertson

from left to right - Neville Oxford (2019 Sports Hall of Fame inductee) and Wayne O. Robertson (President, Fortis Pavilion and Chairman, Banquet Planning Committee)

The much-anticipated staging of the Fortis Pavilion Black Tie Banquet was held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Spanish Court Hotel, Kingston. This glitzy event is part of the Founder's Week Celebrations. The purpose of the banquet is to raise funds to construct a Pavilion at the Melbourne   read more


Author: Hugh Reid

Kingston College wins ISSA Champs 2019

The Issa/Grace Kennedy Champs is one of the largest high school track and field championships in the world. Founded in 1910 as a one- day sports day for 6 of Jamaica’s oldest high schools it has now grown into 5-day event featuring over 3,000 athletes which attracts the diaspora,   read more

KCOBA USA Inc. 10th Anniversary Panel Presentation Awards Ceremony

Author: George B. Bell

KCOBA USA Inc. 10th Anniversary Panel Presentation Awards Ceremony

Thursday, March 28, 2019 was an historic day for our beloved institution, Kingston College. On this day, our great school was marching towards its 32 nd ISSA Grace Boys & Girls Championships (Champs). On this day, also, KCOBA USA Inc. held its 10th Anniversary Panel Presentation & Awards ceremony   read more

KCOBA USA Inc. 36th Reunion & Awards Dinner Reflectio

Author: Gerald Hector

KCOBA USA Inc. 36th Reunion & Awards Dinner Reflectio

“SURREAL!!! Kingston College!!! Cannot be replicated!!! I Love KC.” That is a Facebook post by Ms. Ruth Miller, an avid Kingston College supporter. That was not some random utterance, but it was in response to the first class staging of the 36th Annual Reunion and Awards Dinner hosted by   read more


Author: Pat Bignall

KC The Stars Of Gibson Relays 2019

The 43rd staging of The Gibson McCook Puma Relays (The Gibson Relays) was held at the National Stadium on Saturday, February 23. Over the years, it has lived up to the reputation of being one of the best relay carnivals – and some will say worldwide.

In   read more

KC Wins 2019 Key Club Debating Cup

Author: the Key Club Debaters

Key Club debaters Ricardo Ricketts, Coach Walker, Alrick Davis and Kemoy Goffe

The Kingston College Key Club Debaters Alrick Davis, Kemoy Goffe and Ricardo Ricketts recently defeated St. Hughs to claim the 2019 Key Club Debating Cup.

The Key Club Debating competition was organized by the Kiwanis Club of Kingston. It was formed in January as a means to   read more

Tampa Connection 11th Annual Dinner Dance

Author: Tampa Board of Directors

Tampa Connection 11th Annual Dinner Dance

The KCOBA, Tampa Connection had its 11th annual dinner/dance on Saturday, March 2, 2019, which was well supported and attended. Of course there are areas in which improvements can be made, and we will make every effort to do so in our future events.

Apart from the   read more

Fortis 79 Donates 2 Defibrillators

Author: Conrad E "Atom " Jones

Fortis 79 Donates 2 Defibrillators

The graduating class of 1979, named Fortis 79 recently (November 2018) donated 2 defibrillators to the School. One will be assigned to Melbourne campus and the other to the North Street location.

A presentation was made recently, on November 3, 2018 to the Principal, Dave Myrie, at   read more

KCOB Dr. Herman Hamilton celebrates 90th birthday in Toronto

Author: Lance Seymour

KCOB Dr. Herman Hamilton celebrates 90th birthday in Toronto

On Sunday, February 10, 2019 a number of KCOBA (Toronto) members along with family and friends of KCOB Dr. Herman Hamilton, celebrated his 90 th birthday at an event arranged by his daughter Lulanne who flew in from the United States for the occasion.

Dr. Hamilton, class   read more

KCOB James “Ruddy” Hart celebrates 90th birthday in Toronto

Author: Lance Seymour

KCOB James Ruddy Hart celebrates 90th birthday in Toronto

On Friday, February 22, 2019, former treasurer of KCOBA (Toronto) James “Ruddy” Hart, celebrated his 90th birthday at a specially arranged Fortis Friday hosted by the chapter.

Mr. Hart was a member of the winning Kingston College Sunlight Cup cricket teams in 1946 and 1947. The 1946   read more

Calabar Makes Apologetic Trek To KC

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Calabar Makes Apologetic Trek To KC

In an attempt to salvage pride following anti-gay chants aimed at Kingston College (KC), which were captured on video, Calabar High head boy Andre McKenzie and seven other students trekked from Red Hills Road to North Street yesterday to officially apologise to their sporting arch-rivals amid public outrage at   read more

Spencer’s Financial Becomes First Black Owned Firm To Be A Platinum Sponsor Of Tuskegee Scholarship Programme

Author: Lester Hinds

Spencer’s Financial

Spencer’s Financial, a black-owned financial firm based in Newburgh, New York, has become the first black owned business to be a platinum sponsor of the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship programme.

The announcement was made on Saturday February 2, this year at the 21 st annual tuition assistance award   read more

Can Pigs Swim?

Author: Michael O. Walters

Author Michael Walters wih Swimming pigs

Growing up in Jamaica, I have always heard that pigs can’t swim. Well, not quite like that but that if they swam their front legs would cut their throat, hence by deduction I believed that pigs would not swim, or the very least, attempt it only once before transcending   read more

Noel Gray recalls heroics at first Gibson Relays in 1973

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Noel Gray (right) with his wife Annette Brown-Gray visited his alma mater Kingston College last year May.

Reprinted from the Observer

BY HOWARD WALKER, Senior staff reporter

Friday, February 22, 2019

In 1973 Noel Gray brought the house down for Kingston College (KC) at the then inaugural Gibson Relays, winning both the 4x100m and 4x400m events. Forty-six   read more

Kendra Prince Goes Pro with Swedish Team

Author: Excerpted from

Kendra Prince

Kendra is the daughter of KCOB Fabian Prince a former student athlete while at KC who honed his skills on the track. She joins sister Nichelle a previous Toronto chapter awardee in going pro .

LIDKÖPING, Sweden – University of New Hampshire women's soccer alum   read more

Farewell Winston Chung Fah

Author: Leroy Dias

Ocassion was the 2017 Big Purple Session - Front: Left to right: Former national footballer, Latus McLaren, Winston Chung Fah, KCOB Michael Boothe. Back: Left to Right: KCOBs Leroy Dias, Tony Chin, and Everton Bailey

Winston Chung Fah has left us with beautiful, pleasant memories of an iconic figure. As was evident in the broad cross-section of people who attended his sendoff on December 3, 2018, in Pinecrest, Florida, he touched the lives of a myriad of folks from all walks of life and   read more