January 2024 Volume 20

Tribute to Professor Winston George Mendes Davidson

Author: Stratton Palmer

Professor Winston George Mendes Davidson

Winston George Mendes Davidson has been an exemplar of the highest quality throughout his years at Kingston College. He satisfied all the ideals of the founding fathers: the desire to learn, to have a sound education, the building of character, the quality of dedication and faithfulness, full religious application,   read more

Tribute to Maurice "Spider Cat” Borrows

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Maurice Bottoms

On behalf of Kingston College Class of 1981

Delivered by Wayne C. Golding Sr Esq. C.D.

Saturday December 2, 2023

In September 1976 when we entered the Melbourne Campus of Kingston College (K,C) as young impressionable boys we were not imagining the end   read more

Former Reggae Girlz Coach Lorne Donaldson Hired by Chicago Red Stars

Author: Reprinted from Chicagoredstars.com

Lorne Donaldson

Reprinted from Chicagoredstars.com

The Chicago Red Stars have named Lorne Donaldson as the club’s new head coach. The former head of the Jamaican Women’s National Team led the Reggae Girlz on a historic Women’s World Cup run as Jamaica became the first Caribbean nation to advance to   read more

KCOBA Atlanta PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Author: Alvin Binns

Alvin Binns

It is a great honor to continue my service as the President of The Kingston College Old Boys’ Association of Georgia, Inc. (KCOBA GA Inc.) for 2024.

Reflecting on the year 2023, KCOBA GA Inc. has much to be grateful for. With the generosity of the Fortis Fraternity and   read more

KCOBANE 1ST ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP DINNER DANCE

Author: Aston Archer

KCOBA New England Executives 2023

The Kingston College Old Boys Association New England was born in 1991 from the desire of seven KC old boys, members of the KCOBA USA in New York but who resided in the state of Connecticut.

The underlying sentiment was that the state with the 3 rd   read more

TRIBUTE TO Prof. WINSTON George MENDES DAVIDSON

Author: Amb. G. Anthony Hylton, CD, MP

Professor Winston George Mendes Davidson

I am among the privileged few allowed to publicly pay tribute to a remarkable Jamaican, a steadfast comrade, a patriot, and an exceptional human being that was, Prof. Winston George Mendes Davidson, known to most as “Winty”.

Today, I am speaking for many of his friends and   read more

Finding Barry Davies

Author: Rev. Dr. Barry Davies

Rev. Dr. Barry Davies, CD

Director of the Kingston College Chapel Choir from January 1956 – December 1967

The editor of The KC Times, Glen Laman, contacted me saying that some people had asked where I now live, (assuming I was still earth-bound), and what I was doing in my   read more

Kingston College Launches Centenary Celebrations

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Excellent turnout at the launch of the centenary celebrations. We thank you all for your support. Fortis Forever, Forever Fortis!!

On Thursday, November 30, 2023, Kingston College (KC) launched its Centenary Celebrations featuring a range of activities over the next two years that will climax on April 16, 2025, the 100th anniversary of the school's founding.

The grand event was held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in   read more

The Fortis Walkway Legacy Initiative

Author: Norman Noble

The Fortis Walkway Legacy Initiative

Why?
Our beloved alma mater, Kingston College, is challenged perennially to fully fund its academic and extracurricular activities, as well as periodic infrastructural rehabilitation. In many instances, several vendors and suppliers have had to extend credit to the school on a good faith basis. Payments to these vendors and suppliers   read more

FORTIS and Friends Foundation Inc. (F3) Year 1 Review

Author: Dr. Earl Gordon

Dr. Earl Gordon and Perry Bloomfield

Fortis and Friends Foundation Inc. (F3) completed its inaugural year of operation, during which the focus was on implementing the core programs that the newly established group plans to pursue in the years ahead.

The organization’s grand launch, held on the final day of the 2023 Penn   read more

Kingston College Chapel Choir Gala Christmas Concert

Author: Dr. Robert Wan

Kingston College Chapel Choir Gala Christmas Concert

Kingston College Chapel Choir Gala Christmas Concert

By Dr. Robert Wan

The 2023 Christmas Gala Concert was held at the UWI Chapel in Mona on December 17. Prior to the start of the concert, attendees were served cocktails for which wine was donated by KCOB   read more

KCOBA (Toronto) Chapter celebrates 50 years of continuous support to Kingston College

Author: Lance Seymour

left to right Peter Taylor, Howard Taylor, Maurice Patterson, Dennis Nation, Hugh Morrison, Oliver Meikle, Hugh Marshall, Dale Keiz.jpg

KCOBA (Toronto) Chapter concluded a yearlong celebration of 50 years of continuous support to Kingston College by honouring the 33 founders at the Annual Reunion and Awards banquet, held November 4, 2023 at the Markham Convention Centre in Toronto. Those in attendance included, KCOB Kurt Davis, the recently appointed Consul   read more

Michael And Suzette Arnold Honored at KCOBA Atlanta Scholarship Fundraiser

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Michael And Suzette Arnold

Michael And Suzette Arnold have been active supporters of the Atlanta Community over the years.

Michael is the owner and operator of the Golden Krust Caribbean Restaurant in College Park, Georgia. He is known for his support and generous contributions to many causes in Atlanta’s Jamaican community.   read more

Michael McDonald was 2023 Fortis Appreciation Awardee at Atlanta Fundraiser

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Michael and Judith McDonald

Michael McDonald and his wife Judith have been longtime supporters of the Atlanta Chapter’s Scholarship Fund.

They were recognized at the Annual George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser held on December 9th, 2023, in Alpharetta, Georgia.

The Fortis Appreciation award was presented to them by Atlanta   read more

Rededication of the Walker Organ in St. Augustine’s Chapel

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Kingston College 1949 Walker Organ in St. Augustine’s Chapel

Rededication of the Kingston College 1949 Walker Organ in St. Augustine’s Chapel will take place on January 28, 2024. The program will feature Choral Mattins and a Recital.

Although the Chapel was dedicated on February 6, 1947, at Clovelly Park, the two-manual Organ did not arrive until   read more

I cried, I cried, I cried -Hibbert’s Mom over the moon after Budapest disappointment

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Jaydon Hibbert

AGAIN, THE tears flowed uncontrollably from Tanesha Powell as she witnessed her son, Jaydon Hibbert, making history on Thursday in Denver, Colorado, USA, when he was named 2023’s Bowerman award winner.

With this achievement, Hibbert became the first local to receive the prestigious collegiate accolade, which is   read more

Memories of Dr. Winston Davidson

Author: Michael Amiot

Professor Winston George Mendes Davidson

Winty was more than a colleague of mine, he was a friend. During my posting to the Caribbean from 1992 to 2000, initially as Regional Representative of the UN Drugs Control Programme (UNDCP) and then as the Director of the European Commission Drug Control Office (ECDCO), Winty was always   read more

A tribute to Professor Dr Winston Davidson

Author: Carl Blackwood

Professor Winston George Mendes Davidson

We are not long past the time each year when we meet at school to celebrate Patronal Festival. That is when we reflect on those who have completed their earthly journey and have gone to their rest. You have now transitioned to that realm which will be ours in   read more

KC Remembrance of Kenneth Neville Garrick

Author: Michael O. Walters

Neville-Garrick

Kenneth Neville Garrick was a larger than life KC Old Boy and much information is on the internet of his post-KC education and involvement with Bob Marley e.g., Neville Garrick—Art Director And Friend Of Bob Marley—Dead At 73 - DancehallMag reflects “He is best known   read more

The James & Livia Richards Scholarship

Author: Ronnie Chin

James Livia Richards Scholar

The James & Livia Richards Scholarship is an annual scholarship program designed to recognize the outstanding legacy of Coach James Richards and his impactful contribution to the cricket program at Kingston College.

This scholarship will not only serve as a tribute to Coach Richards' life but also inspire   read more

My memories of Dr. Winston George Mendes Davidson

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Professor Winston George Mendes Davidson

I first met Winty when I joined the executive of the KCOBA in the early 1990s. At the time he was president with Stratton Palmer as his first vice president. A few years later, in the mid-1990s, I became secretary and one of my responsibilities was to ensure that   read more