July 2015 Volume 12

Former Chairman of the Board of Governors Passes on

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Boyd Carey

The justice system was saddened by the death of retired Jamaican high court judge, Boyd Carey. The jurist died at his home in Florida, United States, at the age of 85 years, after a brief bout of illness.

"Justice Carey's judgments continue to be one of the most cited in   read more

KC Violinist Wins Music Scholarship to Germany

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Jordon Crawford

Jordon Crawford plays the viola as if he had been born with it. When he holds his "one true love" in an intimate embrace, he is lost to the world, allowing the sweet strains of the calming notes to take him to another place.

The 17-year-old Kingston College (KC) student   read more

Ambassador Vasciannie to end Tour of Duty

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade announced yesterday that Stephen Vasciannie, ambassador of Jamaica to the United States of America (USA) and permanent representative to the Organisation of American States (OAS), will demit office at the end of his three-year contract on July 17.

Vasciannie, the   read more

KCOBA USA Elects new Board at 2015 AGM - NY

Author: George B. Bell

George Bell

The Annual General Meeting of KCOBA USA, Inc. was held on Sunday, July 12, 2015 in the Bronx, New York. The afternoon, naturally, had a little buzz because it represented the day when members got the opportunity to elect the Officers and Directors of the Association.

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KC Old Boy Proposes New Model of Alzheimer’s

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Dr. Lloyd Demetrius

KC Old Boy Dr. Lloyd Demetrius, a researcher in population genetics at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, and Jane Driver, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, have proposed a new model of Alzheimer’s that suggests mitochondria — cellular power plants — might be at the center of   read more

KCOB co-sponsors bill for Jamaican Bobsled team license plates

Author: Excerpted from NY Post

Jamaica Bobsled team visits NY State Assembly - also in photo is KCOB Noel Spencer

Two state legislators are introducing a bill to create special New York license plates to honor the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team.

KCOB and NY State Assemblyman Nick Perry of Brooklyn is co-sponsoring a bill that would allow drivers to purchase the plates for $25 in addition to normal registration costs,   read more

A Joyous Champs-Week

Author: Ray Ford

Ray Ford

It’s 2:00 pm - the day President Obama is to arrive. Overhead cabin-bins are being banged. “Folks, please take your seats as soon as possible,” said the bursar over the public address system aboard American Airlines Flight 1545 destined for Miami. Not even the airline knew for sure, what   read more

KC Old Boy Donates JA $1.5 Million

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC North Street Master Plan

KC Old Boy Howard Lau has contributed JA $1.5 Million Dollars toward the purchase of Lissant Road properties adjacent to Kingston College’s North Street properties.

Howard is the owner of Scientific & Medical Supplies, located at Mountain View Avenue in St Andrew. He attended KC in the 1960’s.

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Former West Indies Opening Batsman unveils Crest at North Street Gate

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC Crest unveiled at North Street Gate

KC Old Boy and Former West Indies Cricket Opening Batsman, Easton McMorris, OD was on hand to unveil the Kingston College Crest at the newly constructed gate at the school’s North Street Campus.

Also on hand for the ceremony was the Chairman of the Board of Governors, Michael   read more

The Third Staging of Fortis 5K

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

The Third Staging of Fortis 5K

Kingston College successfully staged the third instalment of the PUMA FORTIS 5K on Sunday May 03rd, 2015. The PUMA FORTIS 5K Run was born out of an idea by project manager Ricardo Case an avid 5K enthusiast, a KC Old Boy and Past Head Boy (1988) who sought to provide   read more

Lennox and Inger Miller made Olympic History

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Lennox Miller and Inger Miller

When asked about Olympian Inger Miller, former USC Director of Track & Field Ron Allice said, “Of course, she was born to run. What else was she going to do?” Her father, Lennox Miller, was a record-setting champion and two-time Olympic medalist for Jamaica in the   read more

NY Warm Winter Party 2015

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

NY Warm WinterParty 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015 was an unusual winter evening and fortuitously this was when Kingston College Old Boys’ Association USA, Inc. joined force with St Hugh’s Alumnae Association, NY to present their 5th Annual Winter Party. The event was aptly dubbed, “A Warm Winter Party” as the weather cooperated and   read more

Atlanta Purple Fest 2015

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Atlanta Purple Fest 2015

The Atlanta chapter of the KC Old Boys’ Association held its Annual Purple Fest in Lilburn, Georgia on June 20th, 2015 at the JVC Event Hall.

The evening’s entertainment featured the sounds of DJ Migraine as well as the comedy and song of Chris “Sarge” Parker.  A sumptuous buffet   read more

New Organization Launched in Atlanta

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Glen Laman and Honorary Consul Jewel Scott

The Jamaican Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta, Inc., “JAMCHAM,” held its official launch on June 27th, 2015 at the Marriot Century Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

JAMCHAM was founded in May 2014, as a result of an initiative by the Atlanta Jamaican Association, Inc., to provide support for   read more

KCOBA (Toronto) retains AJAA Soccerfest Title

Author: Lance Seymour

KCOBA - Toronto - 2015 AJAA Soccerfest champions

KCOBA (Toronto) once again successfully defended the AJAA SoccerFest Trophy making it three in row and five of the last six championships.  We also re-established a hold on the prestigious Barry Huie Trophy for Most Outstanding Goalkeeper

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Devon Anderson: The Journeyman

Author: Ray Ford

Devon Anderson, back row, fourth from left

Except for the summer of 1970, I had never won anything before, in a team setting, and, nor have I since. And events therefore like those of winning both the Sunlight and Spaulding Cups in 1970, stick in the mind. And those who contributed to that sort of success   read more


Author: Courtney Oddman

Courtney Oddman

Calling  all K.C. past students who started Kingston College September of 1967.,

We are in the early stages of planning what will be a celebratory gathering for 1967 entrants, so we are looking to hold the event sometime during Summer 2017 at a venue to be decided . This   read more

The Frank Subaran Awards for Academic Excellence

Author: Professor Stephen Vasciannie

Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie (R) with Mrs. Erna Radifera, donor of the Frank Subaran Awards, in Washington D.C. Mrs. Radifera has presented funds for two awards for academic excellence at Kingston College.

On July 1, Mrs. Erna Radifera, a Jamaican living in Washington D.C., presented a cheque for US$2,000 to Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States of America, Professor Stephen Vasciannie.  This sum is to be used to fund two awards at Kingston College in the memory of Dr. Frank Subaran,   read more

ROY THOMAS – Road Racer

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Roy Thomas

“Uncle Roy”, “Mass Roy”, “Daddy Roy”, “Roy Fortis” are some of the names that Roy Thomas bears. He is one of the oldest active participants in many of the road races all across Jamaica. At 87 years old, he finishes every race he enters and remains an inspiration to many   read more

A Tribute to my dad, Ossie Murray

Author: Sheila Murray

Joan and Oswald Ossie Murray

"I'll tell you what," Ossie Murray would say, "There's nothing much to report about me. I didn't have the temperament to set the world on fire."

But he and my mum Joan made a commitment to service that lasted all their lives; concerned always with what was just, fair   read more

KCOBA NY Offers Scholarship via UJAA

Author: George B. Bell

Ms. Lesleyann Samuel (President, UJAA); Mr. Herman G. LaMont (Consul General of Jamaica - NY); Mr. Dante Scott (Scholarship recipient); and Mr. George Bell ( Director, KCOBA USA, Inc.).

On Monday, June 29, 2015, the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (USA) Inc. (UJAA) hosted their 25th Annual High School Graduate Awards Ceremony at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York. The event honors exceptional high school seniors, of Jamaican parentage, who are heading to college. Each recipient   read more

My KC Story

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

My KC Story

Several KC Old boys, including Winston ‘Ras’ Henry, Oliver ‘Half-Pint’ Smith, Stephen ‘Vas’ Vasciannie and Esmond ‘Scotty’ ‘EK’ Scott,
have been talking for some time about publishing a book that captures the memories, tales and recollections of our beloved alma mater.

The project is being launched on the   read more

Road to Recovery for HBCU

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Gerald Hector

KCOB and Ithaca College of New York Vice President of Finance and Administration, Gerald Hector, recently joined Anthony Ray to discuss the ROAD TO RECOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY on his radio show.

This was PART 3 of a series of talks based upon his "brief providing considerations and strategies for Boards of   read more

KCOB Knighted

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Former Chief Justice of Jamaica Sir Edward Zacca

Former Chief Justice of Jamaica Edward Zacca has been knighted by The Queen in her 2015 Birthday Honours list.

"It was quite a surprise," Zacca said when the Jamaica Observer contacted him on his way to a reception marking The Queen's birthday at Trafalgar House, the residence of   read more

Tribute to Aubrey “Bunny” Golding

Author: Errol Lecky

Aubrey Hepburn Golding

Aubrey “Bunny” Golding has passed on but he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. He was a “great and wonderful friend” (to many) and that’s how I wish to remember him.
As Treasurer of Association USA (1984 to 2006), I wish to record my profound respect   read more