February 2012 Volume 9

New Year’s Message 2012 - Stephen Vasciannie, Board Chairman

Author: Professor Stephen Vasciannie

Stephen Vasciannie

This has been a calendar year of much success for Kingston College.  Some students at the CAPE and CSEC levels flourished in their examinations.  For the former, the logical step was, in several instances, to proceed to Universities in Jamaica and elsewhere.  And for the latter, success meant onward movement   read more

KCOBA Atlanta New Year’s Message 2012

Author: Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams

We have much to be thankful for as we continue our journey for another year. We cherish the memories of those who are no longer with us and we look forward to strengthening and building new relationships with those who are still around.

There was a plethora of   read more

KCOBA Jamaica President’s Message 2012

Author: Dr. Ray Fraser

Dr. Ray Fraser

Another good year has passed for the KCOBA, although a number of Fortis brethren have fallen and we use this opportunity to yet again extend our heartfelt condolences to their families.

  At this time, we also want to congratulate Kingston College old boys who were successful in the recently   read more

KCOBA USA Inc’s New Year Message

Author: Rainford ‘Perry’ Bloomfield

Rainford 'Perry' Bloomfield

As it is with every year, 2012 will present its own set of challenges for our beloved alma mater. KCOBA USA Inc will need your support to help KC meet those challenges whatever they may be.

Our goal for 2012 is to increase our support for the many programs   read more

KC’s Gifton Wright is Island Spelling Bee Champion

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Gifton Wright (centre), who took first place; Davian Stewart (right), who placed second; and Jaden Henry (who came in third) pose with their trophies.

Congratulations to Gifton Wright who has captured the Gleaner's Childrens Own Spelling Bee championship for 2011-2012.  He becomes the first KC student to win the contest.

Gifton is one of eight children and hails from Tawes Meadows in Spanish Town. He was coached by the veteran spelling coach, Reverend   read more

How Leighton Spencer met Howard Aris

Author: Noel Spencer, MBA, LUTCF, EA

JAAA Former President (Blue stripe shirt) Howard Aris, OD

Leighton Spencer began his track career at Don Bosco Prep School in New Jersey. He is the  son of KCOBA (USA) past president Hon. Noel Spencer-former Orange County, NY Legislator, and Dr. Patricia Miller-Spencer (KTHS).

Don Bosco is renown in the USA for its Football team, but has a local   read more

Four KCOBs Celebrate Election Victories

Author: Basil Waite

From top accross - Hugh Buchanan, Delroy Chuck, Damion Crawford and Anthony Hylton.

"You don't have to trim to win nor bleach to reach"- Damion Crawford

KCOB Damion Crawford eked out a narrow victory for the PNP when he turned back JLP Joan Gordon Webley with a 9622 votes to 9408 in the Jamaican national election held on Thursday December 29 that witnessed an   read more

Chess-In-Schools Programme: Kingston College Report

Author: Basil Waite

MCF Chairman, Ian Wilkinson, receives a token of appreciation after giving a motivational address to 9 Francis

Since 2010, Magnificent Chess Foundation, (chaired by Ian G. Wilkinson, Attorney-at-law and former Vice-President of the Kingston College Old Boys' Association) has taught Chess at the Melbourne Campus of Kingston College.  The programme was greeted with tremendous enthusiasm by the students and the staff. As a result, the Acting Principal   read more

Youth and Culture Minister, Lisa Hanna, visits KC

Author: Basil Waite

Youth and Culture Minister, Lisa Hanna, visits KC

Newly appointed Minister of Youth and Culture Ms. Lisa Hanna visited with KC sixth formers on Thursday, January 19. A packed boardroom at the North Street campus welcomed the former beauty queen, who was introduced by vice principal Mr. Everton Burrell and the 2006 Winston Stewart Spelling Bee Champion, Joel   read more

Atlanta’s Annual George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund Party

Author: Seymour “Ricky” Edwards

Atlanta’s Annual George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund Party

The 2011 edition of the George Thompson Scholarship Fundraising Christmas party was a resounding success. It was held at the Medlock Bridge Clubhouse in Alpharetta on Saturday December 17th   2011 and featured the musical selections of the inimitable DJ Migraine.

The festivities kicked off at about 8.15 pm with   read more

Delano Franklyn Gets Married

Author: Basil Waite

Delano Franklyn Gets Married

On Saturday December 17, 2011 KCOB and attorney-at-law, Delano Franklyn shared matrimonial vows with graphic artist Tricia Shay Grey at UWI Mona Chapel.

Dressed in a designer suit with his purple tie, the PNP campaign spokesman sweated profusely as 4:00 pm passed and the bride was nowhere  in  sight. Best man Warren   read more

Atlanta Old Boys Attend Launch of Jamaica 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Launch of Jamaica 50th Anniversary Celebrations in Atlanta

Several KC Old Boys in Atlanta were on hand for the kick-off ceremony for a series of activities that will celebrate Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence in Atlanta.  They included: chapter president, Anthony Williams and his wife Joelle; Treasurer Earl Adams and his wife Alicia, Glen Laman and his wife   read more

In Memoriam: Joseph Taylor Campbell (AKA Denny)

Author: Patrick Hector

Joseph Taylor Campbell with KC 1967 Manning Cup Team

Was born January 8, 1950.

Denny attended Kingston College from 1964 to 1968 and represented the school in Track and Field and Football. He played on the Colts team in the same year he was a substitute on the Legendary 1965 Manning Cup Championship Team. He played on   read more

A Few Words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman

It was 50 years ago this month that I first walked through the gates of KC as a student.  I was all decked out in my brand new khaki outfit with a shiny shilling in my pocket for lunch money. I was assigned to form 1 Delta.   Our form teacher,   read more

Michael Manley Foundation Regrets The Passing Of Dudley Thompson

Author: Delano Franklyn

Dudley Thompson As A Royal Air Force Combat Flier In World War Two

On behalf of the Michael Manley Foundation, I would like to express my most profound regret at the passing of one of Jamaica's most respected and consistent freedom fighters, Ambassador Dudley Thompson.

His dedication and contribution to the advancement of mankind, locally and internationally, is legendary. So much so that,   read more

The Travelling Man Passes

Author: Roy Black

Winston Riley

Winston Riley, the singer/producer whose career spanned 50 years, died Thursday January 19, 2012 at the University Hospital of the West Indies. He was 65 years old.

Winston Riley came to prominence as leader of the very popular and successful Jamaican vocal quartet of the 1960's –The Techniques which   read more

In Memoriam: Barry Reckord

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Barrington John Reckord

Barrington John Reckord, pioneering playwright died at age 85 in Jamaica on December 20, 2011.
Reckord was born in Kingston and attended Kingston College from where he went on to study theology at St Peter's College, Kingston, in 1948. He won the Issa scholarship in 1950 to study English at   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.


Author: Everton Barrett

Everton Barrett

The Jamaican people are calling out for a change and the Gods that be are obliging steadily and wisely. Yet we in our restless ways are unconvinced that changes are coming. We keep putting our faith in people who have offered themselves as leaders only to be disappointed when they   read more

Kane Watson Claims National Table Tennis Crown

Author: Michael Strachan

Kane Watson

KANE WATSON, proud Fortisan, recently captured the national singles crown at the 2011 Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA) championships, belatedly held in December. Watson in capturing his first national senior singles title joins the fortis pantheon of greatness inhabited by the likes of Richard Stephenson, Colin McNeish and Randy Fagan:   read more