October 2018 Volume 15


Author: George B. Bell

Douglas Forrest Building under construction

In November 2017, our beloved Kingston College broke ground on its most ambitious project in many decades: the KC Library & Technology Capital Campaign. The project involves completing the Douglas Forrest Building, which will house a modern state of the art library, technology lab facilities, and additional classrooms.

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Dr Ray Fraser steps aside but still around

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Dr Ray Fraser

Consultant surgeon passes baton as Annotto Bay's Senior Medical Officer; will serve as head of surgery


Dr Fraser shows one of the books he consults frequently — History of Kingston College, written by Ambassador Anthony Johnson (Photo: Joseph Wellington)   read more

Atlanta’s Lee Scott has died

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Jewel and Lee Scott and sons

Headley Lee Scott Jr., husband of prominent Atlanta area attorney Jewel C. Scott has died.

He was well known in Atlanta’s Jamaican community and was a presence at many Jamaican events and functions. He was regularly seen at the KC Old Boys’ annual Christmas party.

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Old Boy worked on the Gates Millennial Scholarship

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Gerald Hector

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The program has awarded over $845,713,056 in scholarships between the 2000-2014 academic years.

It was recently featured on the TV program 60 Minutes:

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KC’s Impressive 2018 CSEC Results

Author: Staff reporter KC Times


The KC times has obtained a snapshot of the school’s 2018 CSEC results. We are happy to report that 94% passed Math and 89% passed in English. The number of students passing five or more subjects was an impressive 88%.

Overall 286 students sat the CSEC.

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Coach Lennox Graham to coach at IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Lennox Graham

Former KC Track & Field coach and Clemson University track & field assistant coach Lennox Graham was the hurdles coach for the Americas team at the 2018 Continental Cup, which took place Sept. 8-9 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Graham currently serves as the hurdles and long sprints coach at   read more

Fortis Jerome James Haynes Giving Back To Education Via The Jah Jerry Foundation

Author: Pat Bignall

James Haynes

The Jah Jerry Foundation was established in 2012. It is a non-profit, charitable organization named in honour of Jerome “Jah Jerry” Haynes O.D . – a pioneer musician who helped to create Jamaica’s first indigenous music “Ska. Jah Jerry was a founding member of the immortal Skatalite band and   read more

KC Old Boys The Best, Say Students

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Dr Sarah Tibby (left), gets assistance from Deneisha Stewart in cleaning Emil Anderson's teeth at the Kingston College Old Boys Association Toronto chapter-sponsored dental programme at Kingston College's Elletson Road campus on Friday, September 28, 2018.

Accessing usually expensive and much-needed dental services at no cost to their parents has left an imprint on the minds of some Kingston College (KC) students who have described their Old Boys Association as "the best in the country".

The boys were among 30 students who, on   read more

Roper Cup Organizers Honor Errol “Sala” Lewis

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

2018 Roper Cup Colts team

At the 2018 Roper Cup, the organizers from St Georges College honored KC Old Boy and multi-sport legend Errol “Sala” Lewis.


Errol “Sala” Lewis was born in Rockfort, Kingston in 1968. He is the youngest of eight children born to Mr. Joslyn Lewis and Ms. Sadie Phillips. In 1975-1980   read more

The Roper Cup New York Edition

Author: George B. Bell

Dr. Anne Burrowes presenting the Sydney Foggy Burrowes Trophy

The Father Jack Roper Memorial Football Competition was conceived in 1964 by a few past students of North Street giants- Kingston College and St. George's College. This was in honor of a St. George’s alum (who was also a star football player) and priest, Clarence ‘Jack’ Roper. The idea   read more

Noel Spencer received Honorable Mention in Invest in Others Award

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Dr. Patriica Miller-Spencer and Noel Spencer at Invest in Others Awards Gala 2018

KCOB Noel Spencer received an honorable mention at the at the 12 th annual Invest in Others Awards Gala, a premier event attended by nearly 800 financial advisors and financial services executives, on September 27th, 2018 in Boston, Mass.

Noel is the president and founder of Spencer’s   read more

KC Chapel Choir Receives Musgrave Medal

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC Choir

The Kingston College (KC) Chapel Choir is among 10 recipients of the 2018 Musgrave Medal Awards.

The Institute of Jamaica confers the prestigious award in the categories of Gold, Silver and Bronze, as well as a special youth category.

The Silver Medal will be awarded   read more

20th Anniversary of the Big Purple Session

Author: Everton Bailey

Gem Myers performs with Fab Five at the Big Purple Session

It's hard to believe that the Big Purple Session has been around for 20 years.

From its humble beginnings in 1998, the event has mushroomed into a colossal social event, and has evolved into the flagship fundraiser for KC world-wide.

The brainchild of a committed   read more

KC Students were at Robotics Team competition in Mexico City

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Team Jamaica for the F.I.R.S.T Global Challenge Pictured (L-R) Ms. Flannigan, Justin, Daniel, Myles, Ms. Nassecia, Dujon Goulbourne (Fortis), Phil

Two KC students, Gouldbourne and Blake were on the Jamaican team competing with their counterparts from over 100 countries at the FIRST Global Challenge (FGC) – www.first.global - at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City in August 2018.

The team included students from Calabar, Immaculate,   read more

Kevin Boothe receives Atlanta Jamaican Association Award

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Kevin Boothe receive Atlanta award

KCOB and Atlanta resident Kevin Boothe was the Atlanta Jamaican Association’s Vin Martin awardee for 2018. The award was presented at the Annual Jamaican Independence Ball held in Atlanta in August. The award is given for community service to the Atlanta Jamaican Community in memory of the beloved late   read more

KC's programme needs time

Author: Reprinted from the STAR

Lennox Graham

Former Kingston College (KC) track and field coach Lennox Graham believes it is patience that will take 'The Purples' back to their 'rightful status' as kings of Boys Championships.

His comments come on the heels of Neil Harrison's departure from 2A North Street for 189 Old Hope   read more

KCOB Shares challenges of Studying Medicine in Ukraine

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Owen Waugh

It is often said “Jamaicans are everywhere.” We can add Ukraine to the list.

KC Old Boy Owen Waugh is a 3rd year medical student studying at the V. N. Karmazin Kharkiv National University in the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine. There are 14 other Jamaicans studying in   read more

NY State Assemblyman Nick Perry visits KC

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Nick Perry

KCOB Noah Nicholas “Nick” Perry visited KC recently at the request of Noel Spencer a Life Director of KCOBA NY. It was the first visit by Perry since he graduated from KC in 1970.

Perry is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He currently   read more

KC Student dies suddenly

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Chad Thomas

Kingston College student Chad Thomas was laid to rest recently in the Ewarton cemetery.

Young Chad passed away suddenly on July 17th 2018 after suffering an asthma attack. Funeral services were held at the Holiness Christian Church in Rose Town.

He is survived by his   read more

Class of 1968 Hugh Lawson has died

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

The late Hugh Lawson

The KC class of 1968 mourns the passing of Hugh Lawson. He died on September 29th 2018.

Hugh studied math and pure math in sixth form and went on to study special mathematics at UWI.

At one point he was the CEO of the National   read more