September 2012 Volume 9

KC Announces new Principal

Author: Conrod Senior

Principal Dave Myrie

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Dave Myrie has been appointed Principal of Kingston College effective September 1, 2012. He will be in office starting Monday, September 3, 2012. 

The Kingston College Old Boys Association congratulates Mr. Myrie and wishes him well in what we anticipate will   read more

Vaccianna replaces Vasciannie as KC Chairman

Author: Reprinted from Richmond Times Dispatch

Michael Vaccianna

Attorney-at-law Michael Vaccianna is the new chairman of the 16-member Board of Management of the all-boys institution, Kingston College. He replaces fellow lawyer, Professor Stephen Vasciannie.

Vaccianna's appointment took effect on July 23, 2012 and runs through to December 31, 2014.
The former board chairman of the 87-year-old   read more

KC Announces New Football Coach

Author: Everton Burrell - KC Acting Principal

Coach Donovan “DV” Hayles

Acting Principal of Kingston College (KC), Mr Everton Burrell has announced the appointment of Donovan “DV” Hayles as technical director of football at KC, effective Monday, August 13, 2012.

 Mr Hayles, a Kingston College Old Boy, was chosen from a group of other coaches to spearhead a revamped football programme   read more

Janelle Morris Receives National Academic Honor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Janelle Morris

Janelle Morris daughter of Atlanta KCOBA director Sedley Morris has been invited to join the National Society of High School Scholars. She attends Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in College Park, Georgia.

Established in 2002, the society recognizes excellence at the high school level.  Only students achieving   read more

Ambassador Says Jamaica has much to Celebrate

Author: Reprinted from the JIS website

Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie (centre, seated) is flanked by (from left) Mrs. Lisa Vasciannie; Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to Atlanta, Vin Martin; and President of the Atlanta Jamaica Association (AJA), Errol and Mrs. Ritchie. In the back row (from left) are: Dr. Noel and Mrs. Erskine and Rev. Winston and Mrs. Lawson. Occasion was the AJA’s Jamaica 50 Independence Ball and Scholarship Awards ceremony, held at the Georgia International Convention Centre on August 18

By Derrick Scott

Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Professor Stephen Vasciannie, says despite the many challenges the country has experienced over the past 50 years, Jamaica has much to celebrate.

Delivering the keynote address at the Atlanta Jamaica Association’s (AJA) Jamaica 50 Independence Ball and Scholarship   read more

KC In the News

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC In the News

Kingston College is increasingly in the news.  Old Boys are making headlines and doing great things. In this section, we provide links to several recent stories about KC that were found on the internet.  If you come across an interesting article, please feel free to send us a link.

Ambassador Vasciannie Meets President Obama

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

President Barach Obama with Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie

Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States Professor Stephen Vasciannie presented his credentials to the President of the United States Barack Obama at the White House on July 30, 2012. 

Ambassador Vasciannie is also Jamaica’s permanent representative to the Organization of American States and recently was named chair   read more

KCOB Hansle Parchment Earns Bronze medal at London Olympics

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Hansle Parchment

KCOB Hansle Parchment took the bronze medal in the men's 110m hurdles at the London Olympic Games and becomes the first Jamaica to medal in this event at the Olympics. In doing so he set a new Jamaican record in a time of 13.12 seconds. His previous best was 13.18   read more

KC gets a Facelift for the New School Year

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KC gets a Facelift for the New School Year

The Kingston College North Street campus is sporting a new look for the new school year.  New windows were installed and the buildings painted as part of a project funded by the KC Development Trust Fund (KCDTF).

The KCDTF was incorporated in 1987 as a company limited by guarantee   read more

Ambassador Vasciannie Dines with the Atlanta Old Boys

Author: Anthony Williams

Allan Barry Miller, Seymour Ricky Edwards, Sedley Morris, Whylie Chambers, Anthony Williams, Winston Stewart, Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, Ossie Mignott, Garfield Parker and Earl Adams

Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie was in Atlanta as the guest speaker at the Jamaica 50th Independence Ball hosted by the Atlanta Jamaica Association on August 18th. The Ambassador arrived in Atlanta on the previous Friday and attended a town hall meeting at the Hillside Presbyterian Church. The Ambassador used the town   read more

Two KC Old Boys Receive National Honors

Author: Conrod Senior

Howard Aris and Dr. Ray Fraser

The Kingston College Old Boys’ Association wishes to congratulate two of our brothers who have been conferred with National Honors:

· Howard Aris – Order of Jamaica (posthumously) for outstanding contribution to Sports in Jamaica
· Dr. Ray Fraser – Order of Distinction Commander Class for   read more

Seven Atlantans Receive NAJASO Meritorious Service Awards

Author: Derrick R Wright

Derrick R. Wright and Glen Laman

The National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO), along with host organization, Jamaican and American Association of Buffalo, staged NAJASO’s 35th Annual Banquet in fine style July 12 – 15 in Buffalo, NY – a city whose mayor boasts Jamaican heritage in that his father is a Jamaican.  Held   read more

David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Initiative -- Jamaica Leg 2012

Author: Christopher Hunt

Friends and family enjoying the David “Wagga” Hunt Memorial Football Classic

A buoyant crowd turned out for the 4th staging of the David “Wagga” Hunt Memorial Football Classic at the UWI Mona Bowl on Sunday, 12th August, 2012.

Friends and family of the late great football coach shared jokes and reminisced with Kingston College and Calabar High School Old boys,   read more

Remembering Gwendoyln Spencer, OD Midwife extraordinaire

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Gwen Omphroy-Spencer

This story about the mother of KCOB Noel Spencer appeared in the observer May, 2004

By Ann-Margaret Lim Observer staff reporter

The title of pioneer-heroine easily fits Gwendoyln Spencer, OD, the woman who co-founded the Jamaica Midwives' Association (JMA) in 1960, tutored the majority of Jamaican midwives and   read more

A Few Words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman

A new school year has begun at Kingston College and our future is looking good. Two very important players, the Chairman of the Board of Governors and the Principal of the school have been installed. We are very happy to have them onboard. We bid them both a warm welcome   read more

Atlanta Announces New Board for 2012-13

Author: Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams

Please join me in congratulating the new board of the KCOBA, Georgia Inc. The members of the board were elected at the Annual General Meeting held on July 28, 2012. Also, please welcome Errol Wallace, our newest member to the Georgia Chapter. Errol is a classmate of Seymour Edwards and   read more

Fortis Pavilion Announces New Executive and Directors

Author: Paul Wright

KC Crest

I am pleased and happy to indicate that two (2) Executives of the Fortis Pavilion (Vice President Arthney Anderson and Treasurer Dalkeith Francis) and Director Conrod Senior are also Directors of the Kingston College Old Boys’ Association; such serves to improve the relationship and the communication process between both organizations.

The members of the Fortis   read more

Ripton Roy Bailey - Former Geography Teacher and Tennis Coach Dies

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Ripton Roy Bailey

Ripton Roy Bailey taught geography and economics at Kingston College from 1949-1975. He was also KC’s tennis coach from 1952 to 1968 and led the team into victory, winning the Jamaica Mutual Shield.

Mr. Bailey was born in Harry Watch, Manchester, Jamaica, WI on May 19, 1923 to the   read more

Kingston College Chapel Choir Salutes the Nation at 50 with Heavenly Sounds

Author: Peter-John Gordon

KC Chapel Choir with Bishop E Don Taylor (right)

On Sunday July 29, 2012 in the St. Augustine Chapel, the Kingston College Chapel Choir presented a gift to the nation; its offering was a free concert, Jamaica Glory Part Two: In Celebration of 50 years of Nationhood.  Part I was offered in May 2012 on the grounds of the   read more

Lemmar Wilson and Dwayne Powell receive George Thompson Award

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Lemmar Wilson and Dwayne Powell

Two KC Old Boys are recipients of cash awards from the George Thompson Memorial Scholarship fund for the new semester.  They are Lemmar Wilson and Dwayne Powell.

Lemmar Wilson will be attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California this fall.  He will be pursuing a Bachelor   read more

New York Chapter Announces Officers for 2012-2014

Author: Leighton Hollar

Leighton Hollar

Congratulations to Kingston College Old Boys’ Association USA Inc. newly elected Officers and Board of Directors for 2012-2014.

The Annual General Meeting held on July 29th, 2012 was conducted smoothly and quietly after a late start at 4:07 PM and concluded by 7:30 PM. We began the meeting   read more

KCOBA Jamaica AGM Summary

Author: Conrod Senior

Conrad Senior

The 2012 Annual General Meeting of KCOBA Jamaica was held on held July 11, 2012. The Meeting was chaired by President, Dr. Ray Fraser.

Appointment of Principal and Board Chairman
One person has been short-listed for Principal and we envisage that both appointments will be made prior to the   read more

Fortis From the Land of Your Breadfruit Ancestors - Kilikiti

Author: Michael O. Walters

Michael Walters

Many of you will recall that Captain Bligh, of the Mutiny on the Bounty fame, brought the breadfruit to Jamaica from the Pacific.  I write this article from American Samoa, an island in the Pacific, the land of our breadfruit ancestors.

 I came here three weeks ago and   read more