December 2020 Volume 16

Juliet Wilson Laid to rest in Hanover

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Juliet Wilson funeral

LATE Kingston College Vice-Principal Juliet Wilson was celebrated as a champion for boys yesterday at a thanksgiving service for her life at the cemetery of Carlisle Memorial United Church in Pondside, Hanover.

The 53-year-old died last month in hospital from COVID-19 complications.

Though the attendance   read more

KCOBA (Toronto) elects new board of directors

Author: Lance Seymour

Richard R. Housen

On Friday, November 6th, 2020 for the first time in the 47 years of the existence of KCOBA (Toronto), the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the organization was held as a virtual event.

Outgoing President, Clive Barriffe presented a consolidated report covering the period May 2018 to   read more

Atlanta Board of Directors for 2021

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Alvin Binns

Atlanta chapter of the KCOBA held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, November 21, 2020.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, chapter meetings now take place virtually using Microsoft Teams.

The new board of directors elected to serve in 2021 is as follows:

President   read more

Gerald Hector is UCF’s New Senior VP of Administration & Finance

Author: Reprinted from UCF Today

Gerald Hector

After a national search, UCF has selected Gerald L. Hector as its new senior vice president for Administration and Finance. He is expected to start his new role on January 4, 2021.

“Out of an outstanding pool of candidates, Gerald stood out because of his impressive experience   read more

'I'm ecstatic' - Jovaine Atkinson's dream now a reality

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Jovaine Atkinson

Pocket Rocket Foundation recipient now a licensed commercial pilot

Former Kingston College (KC) track star Jovaine Atkinson is now a commercial pilot and he cannot contain his joy.

“I'm ecstatic, filled with euphoria and contentment right now. All the hard work, the stress, the long nights, the studying,   read more

KCOBA International Donates J$13.7M to Covid-19 Relief Project

Author: Wayne O. Robertson

Wayne O Robertson President of Fortis Pavilion presents cheque to Principal Dave Myrie

Kingston College Old Boys’ Association (KCOBA) International, comprised of the local and overseas KCOBA organizations, has donated Thirteen Million Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars ($13.7M) to Kingston College (KC), as part of its Fortis COVID-19 Relief Project. The handing-over of the cheque was held at the school’s 2A North Street   read more

Atlanta Chapter Presents Jamaica Farewell

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Atlanta Chapter Presents Jamaica Farewell

The Atlanta Chapter will be presenting Debra Ehrhardt’s award winning play Jamaica Farewell in an online fundraiser on December 12, 2020.

This will be in lieu of the chapter’s Annual George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Christmas Party due to Covid-19 restrictions.

This performance of Jamaica Farewell   read more

KCOBA NY Scholarship Showcase

Author: nADINE Eschoe

Nadine Eschoe

Did you miss the Virtual Showcase of the KCOBA USA Inc. 28th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser? Do you know how involved the KCOBA USA members are in the lives of our students? Are you aware of the successes of some of our students who have been helped by the KCOBA   read more

Fortis Pavilion Launches Tablet Drive

Author: Wayne O. Robertson

Fortis Pavilion Launches Tablet Drive

The Fortis Pavilion has initiated a Tablet Drive with a view to securing devices for needy students at Kingston College.

The need for physical distancing occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulted in the closure of schools and the subsequent delivery of teaching online. However, many students are   read more

Wayne M. Hewett elected to UPS Board

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Wayne Hewett

United Parcel Service (UPS) announced the election of KC Old Boy Wayne Hewett, former Chief Executive Officer of Klöckner Pentaplast Group and of Arysta LifeScience Corporation, to the UPS Board of Directors.

Wayne is the son the Florida Chapter’s Audley Hewett and his wife Shelly. He attended KC   read more

Mackison to trial with Tulsa FC

Author: Reprinted from the STAR

Lashawn Mackison

Former Kingston College footballer Rashawn Mackison is set to leave the island next month to take up a trial with United Soccer League (USL) club Tulsa FC in Oklahoma.

Mackison, who is on the books of Premier League outfit Harbour View, is expected to join former national   read more

When A Man Loves

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Pete Kennedy When a man loves

When a Man Loves is a captivating story about a young Jamaican man navigating the world without much-needed guidance. This story is one man's journey navigating masculinity and all the traps it sets.

Pete Kennedy witnessed how men have failed in their culture, their families, and themselves   read more

Last Minute Tax planning for 2020

Author: Noel Spencer, MBA, LUTCF, EA

Noel Spencer

The year 2020 is rapidly ending. For many this cannot be too soon. Nevertheless there are some things you should do tax wise before it is too late.

Here are five strategies to consider as we come to the end of 2020.

1. Put Your   read more

RIP Oswald Lyon

Author: Sandra Isaacs-Lewin

Oswald Lyon

Oswald (Ossie) Stuart Lyon passed away peacefully at his residence in Maitland, Fl. on Sept. 28, 2020 at 9:03 am.

Born Feb. 5, 1925 in Kingston, Jamaica W.I., son of Oswald Augustus & Una Isabel Lyon, he lived a full and healthy life to 95+ years.

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Keith Smith CEO of e-Learning Jamaica

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Keith Smith

Sometimes, unfortunate things happen that alter the course of your life. But sometimes, that unfortunate thing puts you directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to you. For information and communication technology veteran Keith Smith, losing sight in his left eye and experiencing low   read more

Leighton Hollar’s Pocket Charms

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Leighton Hollar’s books

Pocket Charms was born out of the desire to recapture a childhood activity that brought great joy and satisfaction for Leighton Hollar and his big sister, Lorraine. Lorraine first introduced him to these short, clever treats in rhyme that he eagerly collected and learned. In fact, they competed to   read more