February 2021 Volume 17

Everton “Mabrouk” Barrett former Atlanta Chapter President Passes

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Everton “Mabrouk” Barrett

We regret to announce the passing of former Atlantan, Everton Barrett. He was president of the Atlanta chapter of the Kingston College Old Boys Association for several years from 2004 to 2006.

Loved and admired by many, he will be sorely missed.

Mabrouk migrated to   read more

The Jamaica International Independence Festival Song Competition (JIIFSC)

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Garfield McCook

A festival song competition for Jamaicans in the Diaspora was launched on December 18, 2020 by Atlanta KC Old Boy Garfield (Gary) McCook.

It employs a five Judge Panel, and it will be a virtual affair. The competition’s motto is, "Loving You From Afar."

The   read more

Old Boys Remember Everton Barrett

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Everton “Mabrouk” Barrett

On receiving news of Everton’s untimely passing, KC Old Boys around the globe reacted on social media and email. Here are a few selected reactions:

Lance Seymour, Former President, KCOBA Toronto

“I first met Everton Barrett in August 2006 in Toronto, when he attended   read more

The IRS Gives Taxpayers Who Owe Back Taxes a Break!

Author: Noel Spencer, MBA, LUTCF, EA

Noel Spencer

Are you one of the over 11 million Americans who owe the IRS back taxes?

The IRS temporarily suspended most collection efforts during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic through its “People First Initiative.” This initiative expired July 15, 2020.

The IRS is now   read more

Donovan Davis has published his Memoir “Nuff Lemonade”

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Donovan Davis has published his Memoir “Nuff Lemonade”

Legendary Old Boy and Penn Relays Track Coach tells his story

Donovan Travers Audley Davis was student #1251 at Kingston College. He would go to achieve academic and sports success.

Davis is well known as KC’s coach of the first   read more

Eulogy of Everton Montaque Barrett. December 1, 1954 – January 8, 2021

Author: Earl Adams

Everton “Mabrouk” Barrett

What is time? Time is the measurement of the distance between one event and the other.

Time is the most valuable asset we have. It is more valuable than money. Money, if you do not have, you can always find a way to make more. Time, on   read more

Atlanta Unveils MLK Jr Statue by Basil Watson

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Statue of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr entitled “Hope Moving Forward." Sculpted by KCOB Basil Watson. The bronze statue was installed at the intersection of Northside Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta on January 15, 2021

Atlanta’s newest statue to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stands at the intersection of Northside Drive and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive across from Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Installed in early 2021, the bronze statue was sculpted by Jamaican-born Basil Watson.

The mayor's office says that the   read more

Everton M. Barrett (EB) - A True Friend And Neighbour

Author: Winston Stewart

Everton “Mabrouk” Barrett

EB was both my immediate neighbour and longstanding Fortis friend. We moved from Atlanta to Bradenton, FL together with our families in 2017 with the intention of enjoying the twilight of our years in this salubrious setting. However, his dream was cut short by his passing on 8th January   read more

Justice for Kingston College

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Wayne Robertson

We demand justice, and we will fight for it! Kingston College (KC) was unjustly banned from the 2021 Schools' Challenge Quiz ( SCQ ) competition. How we found out is even more alarming and shameful. Neither the principal nor the coaches were notified of the school's exclusion from the   read more

Fortis Drafted in the MLS

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Javain Brown

Javain Brown, former Kingston College 2017 Manning Cup football captain was drafted in the MLS 2021 Super Draft.

Vancouver Whitecaps drafted right back Brown from the University of South Florida. He was the 23rd overall pick.

Brown, born in Kingston, Jamaica, has played four games   read more

RuJohn Foundation Partners with Alfred Street Baptist Church to Deliver Tablets and Care Packages to Nine Jamaican Schools

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Ananda Marga

The RuJohn Foundation is responding to the Covid-19 crisis in Jamaica by working with the Alfred Street Baptist Church to provide needed supplies and tablets.

The foundation has provided over 300 care packages to students across nine different schools throughout the Island. The schools benefiting are Mt.   read more

"Bredrin Notes" -- Oliver "Pint" Smith.

Author: Professor Stephen Vasciannie

Oliver Smith - Now

KC Times launches a new regular feature with school recollections and reflections on Old Boys from various eras. We welcome notes about "bredrin" and friends for future editions of the Times

Oliver Alberga Smith has become one of the leading lawyers in the Caribbean. This is   read more

Donovan Germain: Four Decades of Passion And Commitment To The Music Industry

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Donovan Germain

He was completely stumped by The Sunday Gleaner’s first question because as he put it, describing himself is not something he’s used to. Although there is much to be said about producer extraordinaire Donovan Germain, his humility would not allow him to boast about his many accomplishments. But when   read more

Remembering Everton

Author: Seymour “Ricky” Edwards

Seymour Edwards, Amore Edwards, Everton and Arlene Barrett

I met Everton shortly after the formation of the KCOBA Atlanta chapter in Stone Mountain about 20 years ago. All the brothers were cordial but Ever, as he became known to me, was especially inviting and took the time to make me feel welcome and a part of the   read more