December 2011 Volume 8

Douglas Forrest – A Man for All Seasons

Author: Peter Maxwell

Principal Douglas Forrest

On October 26 last in the St. Augustine Chapel, Peter Maxwell – head boy 1956 - 1957, delivered the second in the series of the KCOBA-sponsored Inaugural Douglas Forrest Lectures, before an enthralled audience of students, teachers, wells wishers and old boys. This lecture traced the illustrious life and career   read more

Mike Martin’s Prostate Cancer Experience

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Mike Martin

Atlanta KCOB and Chapter Director, Mike Martin, was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year. He agreed to share his experience with the disease through an interview for the KC Times.

How did you first learn that you had prostate cancer?

I had a routine physical done and in the   read more

The Origin of Doug’s Compassion

Author: Dr. Hugh Vaughan

Principal Douglas Forrest

Douglas Forrest was very forgiving which may have been misinterpreted by many. We all remember when we were sent to the office for an offense. When we got to the principal’s office, Dougs softened and gave us the appropriate punishment, followed by an attitude of encouragement and a soft caution   read more

Don Taylor’s TVJ Interview

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Bishop E Don Taylor

The Rt. Reverend E. Don Taylor, KC Old Boy, Former Vicar Bishop of New York and former Principal of Kingston College was recently interviewed by Television Jamaica Host Ian Boyne on the occasion of his 50th year in Ministry.

It’s very moving and heartwarming interview in which Bishop Taylor   read more

Xavier Campbell is the 10th Bruce Rickards Scholar

Author: Basil Waite

Xavier Campbell

Twenty year-old Utech first-year pharmacy student, Xavier Ramol Campbell, is the 2011 recipient of the Bruce Rickards Scholarship.

The annual scholarship which is in its 10th year is awarded by the Grace Kennedy Foundation to a Kingston College student of outstanding academic achievement, in memory of the first chairman of   read more

Ramon Chin-Young Signs with Arizona Rattlers

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Ramon Young ready for Battle

Son of Atlanta KCOB to play in Arena Football League

Ramon Chin-Young is the son of Atlanta KCOB Chris Chin-Young. He was a four-year starter at center for Southern University. The offensive lineman was a two-time First Team All-SWAC (Southwestern Athletic Conference) player and a First Team All-Louisiana player   read more

Report On Prize-Giving 2011

Author: KC Academic Vice Principal - Juliet Wilson

KC Annual Prize Giving Ceremony

The Annual Prize Giving Ceremony was held on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral on North Street in Kingston, Jamaica.  Chairman of the Board of Governors, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, was present and the programme was chaired by Fr. Abner Powell, Chaplain.

The guest speaker was Kingston   read more

KCOBA Tribute to Howard Aris

Author: Dr. Ray Fraser

Howard Aris receives Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander in 2008: Photograph by Ronnie Chin

On behalf of the Kingston College Old Boys' Association (KCOBA) Miami, New York, Atlanta, Toronto and Jamaica Chapters, KC Staff and the rest of the KC Family, I want to extend condolences to the Aris family. I want to also apologize for Professor Stephen Vasciannie/Chairman of the Board of Governors   read more

Fortis Pavilion Undertakes Fourth Work Day at the Melbourne Campus

Author: Edgar Lewis

The Fortis Pavilion hard at work, painting the walls at the Melbourne Campus

Close to thirty KC Past students, their families, teachers, students and members of communities near to the Kingston College Melbourne Campus gave their time, money and energy to participate in the Fortis Pavilion's Melbourne Work Day, on Saturday, October 22, 2011.

The group painted the inside walls and cleared debris   read more

KC Athletes Receive Medical Care

Author: Yahneake Sterling

KC Athletes Receive Medical Care

Approximately 210 athletes of Kingston College (KC) recently received medical attention during the KC Old Boys Annual Health Fair held on November 12. The Health Fair was held at the school's Melbourne campus.

The Fair which is aimed at providing medical screening for athletes, saw young men who represent the   read more

KCOBA Jamaica Honors Bishop Taylor and Robert Kelly

Author: Basil Waite

KCOBA Jamaica Annual Reunion and Awards Banquet

Rt. Rev. E. Don Taylor and Robert Anthony Kelly were honourees at the 2011 Reunion Dinner of KCOBA Jamaica held at the Wyndham Hotel on Saturday, December 3rd. Both were presented plaques by President Ray Fraser and citations were read by Dickie Crawford and Basil Waite respectively.

Life Membership was conferred on   read more

KCOBA Toronto Celebrates 38 years with its Annual Reunion and Awards Banquet

Author: Lance Seymour

KCOBA Toronto Celebrates 38 years with its Annual Reunion and Awards Banquet

The event got off to a reasonably timely start at approximately 8:30 pm on a pleasant November Saturday night by Toronto standards, meaning above seasonal temperature. It is likely that our visiting friends from Jamaica would use a different adjective to describe the temperature outside, but there was no denying   read more

KCOBA New York’s Board of Directors

Author: Dr. Earl Gordon

KCOBA New York’s Board of Directors

Kingston College Old Boys’ Association USA Inc., (NY) recently elected Officers and Directors to lead the association for the 2011-2012 year. The election of Officers took place at the Annual General Meeting which was held on Sunday August 21, at St. Luke’s Home for the Aged, Bronx, New York. Rainford   read more

Fortis Pavilion Focuses on Holistic Development of Students

Author: Edgar Lewis

Fortis Pavilion members getting ready for their mentorship session at Melbourne

It is 7:30 am, Thursday, November 10, 2011, and several members of the Fortis Pavilion are seen standing outside the vice principal’s office at Kingston College's Melbourne Campus. They have taken time out of their busy schedules to be there. However, by the look of things, they wouldn't wish to   read more

In Memoriam: Wendy Chambers

Author: Pat S. Williams Bignall

Wendy Chambers

Ms. Wendy Chambers, a former Kingston College teacher, passed on November 25, 2011. She taught Industrial Techniques. She was "medically boarded" in March, 2010 as a result of her health being seriously affected by cancer.  She was in her 30s.

Based on the tributes, the entire KC family was touched   read more

A Few Words From The Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman

"The Perfect School"

The perfect school would only have one student per class.

Isaac Asimov, the prolific writer of science and science fiction books, wrote or edited some 500 books in his lifetime. He envisioned a time when each student would be able to learn the subject of his or   read more

Peter Maxwell’s Tribute to Wally Johnson

Author: Peter Maxwell

Wally Johnson

Ivan W. Johnson was one of six Johnson brothers who attended K.C. back in the 1950s. These were Cecil, the oldest, Maxie, Pat, Wally, Neville and Tony, and some people remember Wally as being – surprisingly enough – the quiet one. He did not accompany his twin brother Pat to   read more

Walker Cup 2011: My thoughts before and after the final

Author: Clive Nicholson

Clive Nicholson

At the end of their best season in recent years, the KC soccer team played in the Walker Cup final on 30 November 2011. On the previous weekend while pondering the prospect of the match, I made a note on my Facebook page. A few minutes after the match finished   read more

Dobby Dobson Receives Order of Distinction

Author: Everton Bailey

Singer Dobby Dobson receives the Order of Distinction from His Excellency, Patrick Allen, Govenor General of Jamaica

KC Old Boy, Highland “Dobby” Dobson, was recently awarded the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government for his contribution to the development of reggae music, and for his representation of Jamaican culture.

The award comes on the heels of the KCOBA New York Chapter honoring Dobson, along with   read more

In Memoriam

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

In Memoriam

Valentino Constantine St. Ignatius Johnson

January 21, 1939 to October 14, 2011

Val Johnson was born in Kingston, Jamaica and attended Kingston College in the 1950's. He went on to   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.

Old Boys, students and teachers are making headlines and doing great things. If you come across an interesting article, video, sporting event or schedule. please feel free to send us a link.
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Recycle In Schools Programme Launched At KC

Author: Edgar Lewis

Key Club Staff Advisor, Major Michael Bennett, and a student examine the new recycle bins at Kingston College, North Street

Kingston College once again proved to be a leader in making positive changes in Jamaica after DECS Waste Management Services launched its “Recycle in Schools Project” at the school's North Street Campus, on Friday, November 4, 2011.

The programme is the brainchild of Managing Director of DECS   read more

Kingston College – Development or Trust or both??

Author: David G. Batts

Attorney David Batts

At the just concluded reunion dinner of the Kingston College Old Boys Association, Mr. Robert Kelly, former president of the New York Chapter was appropriately honoured for his years of sterling service.

In the course of his acceptance address however, Mr. Kelly ventured that the school needed a   read more

Robert Kelly receives Citation from KCOBA (Jamaica)

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Robert Kelly receives Citation

Robert Anthony Kelly was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on the 21st of February, 1956. Growing up in West Kingston, the young Robert would have seen a number of his older friends proudly going off to school in their Kingston College ties. Robert Kelly thought then that he wanted to attend   read more