May 2017 Volume 14

Michael Holding Appointed President of Derbyshire Cricket Club

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Michael Holding

KCOB and West Indies legend Michael Holding has been appointed as president of his former club Derbyshire.

Former fast bowler Holding, 63, was part of the Windies' feared attack during the 1970s and 80s and played for Derbyshire for six seasons from 1983.

One of the fastest bowlers ever to   read more

Damian Graham Appointed CEO of UDC

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Damian Graham

KC Old Boy Dr. Damian Graham was recently appointed CEO of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC).

As CEO of UDC, Graham is leading the transformation of the urban redevelopment of a number of towns in Jamaica including downtown Kingston, Port Royal, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Third City as well   read more


Author: Richard Hugh Blackford

Richard Hugh Blackford

With twenty meters still to run, Usain St. Leo Bolt turned to his right and thumped his chest as his gazelle-like strides took him through the line in a World Record 9.69 seconds.

It was the Beijing, China Olympic Games of 2008 and Jamaica’s Bolt gave the   read more

Drones at KC?

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Noel Spencer and Principal Dave Myrie

In a recent meeting at the school, KCOB Noel Spencer presented the principal with two drones.

What exactly is a drone?

A drone, in this case, is an unmanned aircraft. Drones are more formally known as unmanned aerial vehicles or unmanned aircraft systems. Essentially, a drone is a flying robot.

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Taking Jamaica’s Pulse

Author: Ray Ford

KC to The Bone

A s one who likes controversies like how the late Melvin Belli liked torts, not shortly after arriving at The National Stadium for Champs 2017, I inquired of young Ari Rogers - where is he and, when will he run? I had read of his journey to that point   read more

The Kingston College Website

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KC Website

Kingston College announces its new website.

The KC website is now available on the internet at

The site was designed in WordPress and is capable of being viewed on Desktops and laptops as well as handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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Kingston College 1950 – 1965

Author: Derrick R Wright

Derrick R. Wright

Kingston College.......1950 - 1965

There are five reasons for KC's success:
• the type of education given, in which the aim is Christian character
• the dedicated service of the teaching   read more

Pepsico CEO impressed by Champs

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Audely Hewett with Pepsi CEO Albert P Carey at Champs

Mr. Albert P. Carey, CEO of North America at Pepsico, Inc. recently attended the 2017 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls' Championships in Kingston as the honored guest of Kingston College.

Carey could be seen in the grandstand wearing his purple and white sports shirt adorned with the KC crest. He   read more

KCOBA USA Inc. 8th Annual Panel Presentation and Awards

Author: George B. Bell

KCOBA USA Panel Presentation 2017

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 was the 3rd day of ‘Champs’, but more importantly, it was the date of KCOBA USA Inc. 8 th annual Panel Presentation & Awards ceremony, which was held in the St. Augustine chapel at North Street.

As customary, KCOBA (USA) and other Old   read more

My Sabina days

Author: Michael Holding

Holding gets Paul Downton of England in the Sabina Park Test of 1986

Reprinted from ESPNcricinfo

One of West Indies' all-time great fast bowlers remembers the ground in his boyhood and Test cricket days

Sabina , that is how we called it, although a few shortened that to just Bina.

The first time I   read more

Running Track Update

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Regupol Synthetic Running Track at Melbourne Park

One of the most exciting developments at KC is the installation of the Regupol Synthetic Running Track at Melbourne Park.

The will be known as the Byron Bachelor Running Track.

German technicians visited the island for the installation once the materials arrived on the island   read more

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa a Hit with Vacationing Families

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

FDR Resort

When you vacation with your kids it can feel like it’s not a vacation at all.  FDR Resorts has the solution for this situation according to comments on social media and trip advisor.
The Jamaican vacation property founded and operated by KC Old Boy Frank Rance was recently featured   read more

The Late Junior Allwood - Table Tennis Player Extraordinaire

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Junior Allwood is 2nd left standing

Junior Allwood who entered KC in September 1969 died on November 27, 2016, aged 59. Those of us who knew him as a KC student will remember him as one of the best table tennis players of his era.

In those halcyon days most boys entering KC   read more

Purple Rain and the Reunion

Author: Patrick “Pacho” Brown

Purple Rain and the Reunion

I looked up in the sky. It was sunny and bright. Not a rain cloud to be seen. Would it rain?

Today was going to be a really special day in my life, our lives. Based on the pre-union get-together, I said to myself that anyone who   read more


Author: Staff reporter KC Times

LR Patrick Dallas KCOBA President, Stewart Jacobs KCPTA President, Rev. Ronald Thwaits MP and Mrs. Venessa Baker and MC Ms. Peta Gaye Whynter

Don’t say what your school can do for you. Instead say, what can I do for my school?

KCPTA’s Vision is to ensure that it delivers sustainable assistance to all stakeholders, therefore, enabling the students of Kingston College to continue with that which was taught and the   read more

The Caribbean: Somewhere In Between

Author: Ray Ford

With Legend-in-Chief

L et the truth be told. I left Jamaica in August 1970 – close to forty-seven (47) years ago, and except for a three-year working-stint there, beginning back in 1980, I have lived all my adult-life, outside of the region. And so, despite a life-long aspiration to be, on-the   read more


Author: Jemelia Davis

Neville Johnson

This is an abridged version of The Remembrance address given by Mrs. Jemelia Davis at Neville's funeral Wednesday April 12, 2017 at the University Chapel, Mona, Jamaica.

Neville attended KC from 1952-1958. He was one of six brothers who attended between   read more

Some champs 2017 contemplations

Author: Hugh Reid

Champs 2017

Champs 2017 was the embodiment of the famous Charles Dickens’ quote taken from his novel, A Tale of Two Cities – It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…. Here are my four   read more

Stanley Samms Tribute

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Stanley Samms

January 8, 1939 – December 22, 2016

Stanley Edwin Alexander Samms, affectionately known as “Devon”, was born January 8, 1939 to the late Phillip Benjamin Samms and Gladys Louise Samms (Nee Cunningham) in Kingston, Jamaica.

Stanley lived on Arnold Road, Allman Town and worshipped at St. Matthews Anglican   read more

Tales from Sabina

Author: Ray Ford

Ford (r), after Lara's epic.

I remember even seeing ice-skating there,” recalls Mr. Donovan Davis, former Track & Field coach at Kingston College High School (KC), on being asked about Sabina Park. And, “I remember when Pat Rousseau put-on a benefit match for Clive Lloyd at Sabina. He brought down a man with a   read more