May 2013 Volume 10

KC Melbourne Teacher of the Year 2012-Katwanshe Thompson

Author: Basil Waite

KC Teacher of the Year 2012 Melbourne Campus -Katwanshe Thompson

"Rebel with a Cause"

Meet the 29 year old KC Melbourne Teacher of the Year 2012, Katwanshe Thompson. The 9 Decarteret math teacher was elected by her Melbourne peers and awarded the coveted title on Teacher's Day, May, 2012 at a PTA sponsored ceremony held at the Knutsford Court   read more

Happy 88th Kingston College

Author: Wayne O. Robertson

Wayne O. Robertson

The Fortis Pavilion extends hearty birthday greetings to one of the foremost institution of learning in the Western Hemisphere - Kingston College - that great institution located on Elleston Road and North Street.

We are just 88 years old; however, we have set standards and achieved milestones that some only   read more

A Sunday in Jamaica

Author: Ray Ford

The Gleaner Man

There’s something about a Sunday in Jamaica that can never be replicated anywhere in the world. Even what might be considered the most peaceful of Sundays say in North America, can’t compete. A Sunday in America may start out that way with the `Taps-like’ bugle introduction to CBS’s Sunday Morning   read more

The Dilemma Regarding Brand versus Generic Drugs

Author: Dr. Derrick Aarons

Dr. Derrick Aarons, MD, MSc (Bioethics), PhD


The recent ruling by the Supreme Court in India that a Swiss pharmaceutical company cannot 'patent' a medicine used to treat a rare form of leukemia - has generated much debate on the thorny issue of 'brand' and 'generic' drugs.

Drug manufacturers spend upwards of 60 million US   read more

Meet Charmaine Rose –Administrator, Kingston College Secretariat

Author: Basil Waite

Charmaine Rose

Charmaine Rose is the Administrator of the Kingston College Secretariat. Miss Rose was recently appointed to the post by an Action Council /Steering Committee and took up her duties on February 1, 2013 at the offices of McKenley and Associates situated at 12 Kingslyn Avenue, Kingston 10.

The Action Council   read more

Fortis Greetings from the Land of our Breadfruit Ancestors

Author: Michael O. Walters

Peeling for faafilu ulu

I do not know if I am missed, but some of you may have noticed that I was not around taking photographs of the assortment of shapes and sizes of heads of KC old boys at this year’s Florida picnic.  Why is that?  It is because I am taking photographs   read more

Tribute to Christopher Farr

Author: Conrod Senior

Chris Farr

Christopher Evon Farr was the first child for Mrs. Janet Farr. He grew up in Bull Bay, St. Andrew. He attended KC from 1990-1997 and was a drummer in the Cadet Corps. He worked at Jamaica Customs from 1999 until his passing. He leaves behind his mother Janet, daughter Kris-Ann,   read more

Kingston College, Jamaican High Schools Dominate Penn Relays

Author: Barrington Salmon

KC Penn Relays Team Trophy

For the first time in 23 years, Kingston College’s Keneil Grant eased across the finish line in the Championship of America Boys’ High School 4x100m relay.

 The team of Keneil Grant, Omar McLeod, Antonio Henry and Tevin-Lloyd Thompson ended the season on a winning note, finishing the season   read more

KC, TT Champions….Again

Author: Michael Strachan

Front. L-r, Kwame Thomas-Watson, Mark Phillips, Jason Grant, Dexter Mears. Back, L-r, Colin Mcneish (coach), Korey Moulton, Everald Mcleod, Jordan Hazle (captain)

KC recently captured the Under-19 all-island Table Tennis Championship when they tagged rural champions Belair High four games to one at the GC Foster Auditorium. 

The contest was expected to be close based on the fact that the pesky Belair team included two national junior representatives and had   read more

KCOBA USA, Inc. 30th, Annual Reunion & Awards Dinner - “A Smashing Success”

Author: Leighton Hollar

Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie, Honorees -Winston Stewart,Sonia Watson and Rev Canon Calvin McIntyre along with KCOBA NY President - Rainford 'Perry' Bloomfield

Another successful KCOBA USA, Inc, Annual Reunion & Awards Dinner was had by all at the 30th, staging of this affair on Saturday May 4th, 2013 at the Prestigious Antun's in Queens, New York.

The evening quietly took shape as guests steadily streamed in with no undue bottleneck at the   read more

St. Augustine’s Chapel Windows to be repaired

Author: Dr. Patrick Dallas

Heather Robinson (r) presenting cheque to KC Board Chairman Michael Vascianna

They say that it is an ill wind that blows nobody any good, and this seems to have been the case with the St. Augustine’s Chapel at KC’s North Street campus.

As the story goes, February 2, 2013, Saturday morning, there was indeed a cool wind riding on the backs   read more

New Kingston College PTA Executive Body Elected

Author: Patricia Gillings

KCPTA execs Conrod Senior, Patricia Gillings, Nicole Bryan Jacobs, Stewart Jacobs , Denise Brown , Audrey Martin , Purcell Jackson

On March 7, 2013, the Kingston College PTA elected a new Executive team to serve for the period 2013 – 2015.  The Annual General Meeting was held at the St. Augustine Chapel on the North Street Campus.

In his acceptance speech, the newly elected President Stewart Jacobs, a KCOB, graciously   read more

The KC Family Mourns the Passing of Dr. Frank Subaran

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Dr. Frank Subaran

June 7, 1941 to April 27, 2013

We regret to announce the passing of Atlanta KCOBA Chapter member, Frank Altamont Laughton Subaran, PhD. Frank was a member of the Atlanta Chapter although he lived several hundred miles away. He was struck by traffic after stopping his car on the side   read more

Mr. Gladstone Beecher: The Last of the First Cut

Author: Ray Ford

KC won the Sunlight Cup for the first time in 1941

There must have dancing in the streets of the Caribbean and the Caribbean enclaves in England on August 16th, 1950, when at The Oval in London, England tumbled from 79 for 5, to 103 all out, and the West Indies won not only that Test against England, but in England   read more

Lennox Graham wins CIAA Title for 4th year in a Row

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Lennox Graham coached 2013 CIAA women's Outdoor track and Field Champs

Head coach Lennox Graham has been named 2013 CIAA Women's Indoor Coach of the Year

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Indoor Track and Field Coaches Association, in conjunction with the CIAA Executive Committee has selected Lennox Graham, of Johnson C. Smith University, and George Williams, of Saint Augustine's University as   read more

A Few Words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman

One of the objectives of the KC Times is to help foster a sense of community among the various constituents of the Kingston College family. This is not always easy to do. But I hear from old boys all the time who say it has helped to keep them connected.

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Entering Clovelly Park almost Six Decades Ago

Author: Keeble McFarlane

Kingston College

Reprinted from Toronto Chapter’s 39th Annual Magazine

I can never forget that first day at the Institute of North Street. A shy 12-year-old who shared his time between relatives in Kingston and family in various parts of the country, it was with some trepidation that I walked into Clovelly   read more

Reconnecting with Winston Golden after 66 years

Author: Dr. Frederick “Buddy” McIntosh

Dr Frederick Buddy McIntosh

It  was on Friday 19th April, 2013,  a little over a week ago that I was reading  the KC Times, the Kingston College Old Boy’s Newsletter and  I was reading about Mrs. Lynn Fatt where I saw it mentioned  that her Father  was Winston Golden a 1940's KC  Old Boy.   read more

Champs 2013 – Unified by Sports and Music

Author: Conrod Senior

Champs 2013

As I sat and enjoyed the spectacle of the 2013 Boys’ and Girls’ Championship inside the National Stadium,  I thought to myself, what is different about this year's staging?

I looked around the entire stadium jam-packed as it was and there it was right beside and immediately in front   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 these are published in various media. We have searched several sources to provide the latest items available on the worldwide web.

If you   read more

KCOB Cameron Elected to Head WICB

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Dave Cameron

Jamaican businessman and KCOB Dave Cameron was recently elected president of the West Indies Cricket Board, beating incumbent Dr Julian Hunte in a close vote at the annual general meeting in Barbados.

Cameron, who previously served as vice-president to Hunte, won 7-5 to ensure the change of guard in one of the Caribbean's most prestigious   read more

The Saturday Night Alternative- A profile of Vintage Musicologist Roy Black

Author: Basil Waite

Roy Black

           “ Black my story……not his(s)tory”: Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers

Meet Roy Black the Kingston College old boy musicologist extraordinaire. An avid researcher and collector, ‘Blackie’ has been playing and educating the public about vintage music as host of ‘Saturday Night Alternative’ on KLAS FM every  Saturday since   read more

Kingston College and the Penn Relay Carnival: Added Perspective

Author: Derrick R Wright

Victory at Penn Relays

When you think of the Penn Relays, you probably think of its long history, which dates back to 1895.  And, if you are a Jamaican, you almost certainly think of how far Jamaicans have come, not just in terms of our achievements on the field, but also about how Jamaicans   read more