February 2015 Volume 12

KC Old Boy Makes History as Head of Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Major General Vincent Stewart

Major General Vincent Stewart, a past student of Kingston College (KC), has been promoted to lead the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). He is the first Black and first Marine to head the DIA.

He previously served as the commanding officer of the Marine Corps Cyber Command.

According to his   read more

KCOBA USA Inc (New York) New Years Message 2015

Author: Rainford ‘Perry’ Bloomfield

Rainford ‘Perry’ Bloomfield

Greetings Fortis Family & Friends,

2015 marks a significant milestone in the history of our beloved Kingston College, 90 years ago the school was founded as the brainchild of Bishop W. Percival Gibson. Over the ensuing nine decades the school has produced men who have gone on to distinguish themselves   read more

KC Chairman Responds To Jamaica Gleaner Editorial

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Michael Vascianna

Your editorial of October 11, 2014 has prompted me, on behalf of the board of management of Kingston College, to publicly provide for your benefit and that of your readers a brief outline of the vision and policy of Kingston College.

At Kingston College, we   read more

Malcolm Stewart, son of KCOB represented Jamaica on the U20 Football Team

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Jamaica CONCACAF Under 20 football squad. Malcolm Stewart- no 7

Malcolm Stewart, son of KCOB Winston Stewart, has been in Jamaica since December 20, 2014 as a member of the island’s U20 football squad.

 He started and played complete games at center back against Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala, Panama and the US. Unfortunately, Jamaica did not make it to   read more

The George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Awards

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KCOBA Atlanta

When Coach Thompson died in 2008 he was eulogized as a responsible, fun-loving student who grew into a humble, generous man, who cared about his family, students and players, not only on the on the field of play or exclusively at Kingston College.  He gave of his time and resource selflessly, without expecting or   read more

Atlanta’s Honorees

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Dr. Seymour Douglas.

The two honorees at Atlanta’s George Thompson Memorial fundraiser in December 2014 were the Honorable Noel Spencer and Dr. Seymour Douglas.

Noel Spencer is the president of Spencer’s Financial, a full service financial firm in Newburgh New York.

Dr. Seymour Douglas is the chairman of the Board of Advisors at   read more

Scholarship Awards Increase for 2014/2015 Academic Year

Author: Patricia Gillings

KCOBA New York Scholars

The Annual Kingston College Scholarship Awards took place on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the St. Augustine Chapel, North Street. Chair of the proceedings and Vice Principal of Kingston College Mrs. Marguerite Hall welcomed special guests, recipients, parents and the wider school community to the event.  She said that each   read more

Kingston College 2014 PTA Awards Function

Author: Stewart Jacob

Kingston College 2014 PTA Awards Function

On Friday November 21, 2014, the Kingston College Parent Teachers Association held its inaugural Awards/Karaoke function.  The objective of the PTA function was to honour outstanding parents who have consistently displayed commitment to the development of our noble Institution and the students therein, after which we would have some fun   read more

Summary Report of Etiquette Session 2014

Author: Kadeem Campbell

Kingston College Etiquette Session 2014

True success is achieved not through academics alone but through a wholesome approach to life.

December 11, 2014 marked the second staging of an afternoon of etiquette and dining entitled: “Manners carry you through the World.”  Standing tall on the Talk of the Town floor of the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel,   read more

Kingston College Chapel Choir Christmas Season 2014

Author: Dr. Robert Wan

Kingston College Chapel Choir

The Kingston College Chapel Choir continued its tradition of having a very busy Christmas schedule. The 2014 activities were more hectic than usual because we undertook the recording of our first Christmas CD, ‘Sing De Chorus.’

The CD launch was scheduled for December 2, 2014 at Alhambra Inn. Recording was   read more

KC Drilling a Well, Finally!

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KC Drilling a Well

The drilling of a well has started at KC’s North Street campus. 

The drilling of a well to provide water for the playing field and other uses has been one of the most discussed and anticipated projects at KC over several decades. The high cost of water and   read more

Atlanta Honors Two Old Boys at George Thompson Christmas Party

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Anthony Williams, Audley Hewett. Honorary Consul - Jewell Scott and Glen Laman

The Atlanta chapter of the KCOBA honored two old boys at its annual George Thompson Memorial Christmas Party held on December 13, 2014 in Alpharetta, Georgia.

The first honoree, the Honorable Noel Spencer has been a perennial supporter of the George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund since its inception. Most recently,   read more

The Miss Jamaica Universe KC Connection

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Kaci Fennell, Miss Jamaica Universe 2014

Kaci Fennell, Miss Jamaica Universe 2014 is a Great-grandniece of Douglas Forrest, former Principal of Kingston College. Her grandfather is the Hon. Mike Fennell, OJ, a nephew of Mr. Forrest.

Kaci represented Jamaica at Miss Universe 2014 in Miami where she placed as 4th runner-up to Paulina Vega of Colombia.

When Fennell’s name was   read more

The 50th Wedding Anniversary Donation to KC

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Raymond Mair and KC Headmaster (Dave Myrie) and 50th Anniversary donation

KC Old Boy Raymond Mair and his wife Patsy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on 15th August 2014. 

They both decided to make donations to their respective high schools as part of the celebration.  Patsy attended St. Hugh’s High.

In a brief ceremony they presented a check to KC’s   read more

Signs of Progress at KC

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Audely Hewett and Rev. Canon Abner Powell. at chapel restroom construction site

There are several signs of the progress that is taking place at KC. 

One of the most obvious signs is the construction project underway at St. Augustine’s Chapel on North Street.  This project will see addition of bathrooms to the chapel.

The runway for the triple jump has been   read more

KC Benefits from Birthday New Year’s Eve Gala

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Audley Hewett presents KC cup to Christine Hershey

KC has benefitted handsomely from a New Year’s Eve Birthday bash put on by Far East entrepreneur, Glenn Hershey, for his lovely wife, Christine.

Former KC Old Boy Wayne Hewett, CEO of Arysta LifeScience, a global agri-science and dynamic health and nutrition company, was instrumental along with   read more

Ronald Stephenson - Profile

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Ronald Stephenson

Ronald Newton Stephenson was remembered as an outstanding student at Kingston College from which he graduated in 1966.   He continued his studies at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical engineering. In addition, he pursued advanced studies in engineering and project management at Columbia University and New Jersey Institute   read more

ERIC FRATER, Teacher Extraordinaire

Author: Keeble McFarlane

Senate President Dr Oswald Harding (left) with Eric Frater

Eric Frater was easily my favourite teacher at Kingston College.  Unlike many others, who treated us boys as lesser creatures, Mr. Frater regarded us as individuals who merely lacked knowledge and experience to become fully-fledged people.

 In the four years I attended KC, I believe he came to our   read more

KC In the News February 2015

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.

The Old Boys, students and teachers are making headlines and doing great things. If you come across an interesting article, please feel free to contact the editor at editor@kctimes.org and send us a   read more

Atlanta Chapter Announces 2015 Board

Author: Earl Adams

Atlanta Chapter Announces 2015 Board

The Atlanta chapter of the KC Old Boys’ Association announces a new board for 2015. The new board took effect on January 1st, 2015 and serves until December 31st, 2015.

In 2013, the chapter decided to change its fiscal year to coincide with the calendar year. Previously the fiscal year   read more

KCOBA featured on the Jamaican Morning Show

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Perry Bloomfield at Jamaican Morning Show with Alan Magnus and Paula-Anne Porter Jones.

Rainford “Perry” Bloomfield was a guest on the Jamaican Morning Show with Alan Magnus and Paula-Anne Porter Jones.

Bloomfield is president of the KC Old Boys Association (USA) Inc and was on the show to discuss his “KC experience” and how he came to attend the famous institution.  At KC,   read more

Tribute to the late Robert Webster

Author: Norman Wallace

Robert Webster

The Kingston College Old Boys’ Association (Toronto) Chapter would first like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and reassure you the loss is equally felt by the KC family.

Robert did not choose Kingston College (KC), rather Robert was chosen by KC. Growing up in Vineyard Town, where   read more