January 2019 Volume 15

Congratulations to the KC Swim Team!

Author: Dr. Patrick Dallas

KC 2018 Swim Team

Heartiest congratulations to the Kingston College Swim Team on finishing third in the 2018 ISSA High School and Tertiary Institutions Championship on Friday, November 30, 2018.

Throughout the day the swimmers refused to give up as they battled with Jamaica College to successfully remove them from their   read more

Atlanta 2018 George Thompson Christmas Party

Author: Alvin Binns

he class of 1965

The horrible rain and cold weather didn’t stop the patrons from coming out to the 2018 Annual George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Christmas Party. The turnout was exceptional despite the horrible weather. Although the weather was cold outside, the temperature inside the club house was hot as a result of   read more

Helen Douglas receives award in Florida

Author: Everton Bailey

Helen Douglas receives the Distinguish Service Award from Dr. Wayne Fraser of the KCOBA Florida

Former French teacher and Vice Principal of Kingston College Helen Douglas was the guest of honour at the Kingston College Old Boys Association Florida Chapter 20th Anniversary of the Big Purple Session held on October 6 in Cooper City, Florida.

The annual event, which   read more

Florida Old Boy Secures Computers FOR KC

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Dr Selbourne Goode MD

Earlier in June of this year, the KCOB of Florida was instrumental in securing 20 refurbished computers from Memorial Health System for transfer to Kingston College. The computers will go towards furnishing the computer laboratory, in the Douglas Forrest Building at the school.

Dr. Selbourne Goode, a   read more

UWI Mona confers Honorary Doctorate on Michael Holding

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Michael Holding w Dr Luz Longsworth, Principal of the UWI Open Campus

Famed West Indies cricketer and KCOB Michael Holding received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree (LLD) from the University of the West Indies recently for his achievements in the sport of cricket.

One of the fastest bowlers to have ever played Test cricket, he was nicknamed "Whispering   read more

Old Boy named principal of the Maritime and Science Technology Academy

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Derick McKoy

KCOB Derick McKoy, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education has been named Principal at the Maritime and Science Technology Academy commonly referred to as MAST Academy located on Key Biscayne.

Derick has over thirty years in education, starting his career as a middle school science   read more

Silburn Clarke completes Doctorate in Business Administration

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Silburn Clarke

KCOB Silburn Clarke recently completed the Oral Defense of his doctoral dissertation at the Mona School of Business and Management, University of The West Indies, Mona.

He successfully defended his DBA thesis on "Perceived Quality of Management and Employee Innovative Work Output: the serial multiple mediation of   read more

Wayne M. Hewett Joins Board of Wells Fargo & Company

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Wayne M. Hewett

KC Old Boy Wayne M. Hewett has been elected to the board of directors of Wells Fargo & Company.

Hewett is the son of well-known KC Old Boy Audley Hewett of the Florida chapter of the KC Old Boys’ Association.

Hewett attended KC in the   read more

KC Celebrates Manning Cup Victory After 32 Years!!

Author: Pat Bignall

KC Celebrates Manning Cup Victory After 32 Years

The 2018 Manning Cup Season began with high expectations from every Fortis stakeholder. In 2017 many thought KC had the winning Team, however, that Team only progressed to the semi-final round.

KC retained twelve (12) players from the 2017 season and Raymond Watson, the coach of the   read more

Kingston College Chapel Choir awarded Musgrave Silver Medal 2018

Author: Peter-John Gordon

Kingston College Chapel Choir awarded Musgrave Silver Medal 2018

The Institute of Jamaica established the Musgrave Medal in 1889, in memory of Sir Anthony Musgrave (Governor of Jamaica 1877 – 1881). Sir Anthony who died in 1888, founded the Institute in 1879. Each year the Institute recognizes notable contributions to Literature, Science and Art with the awarding on   read more

KC Faculty in 1965

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC Faculty in 1965

Many of the older old boys may recall some of the teachers from the 1965 era. But no one far can remember everyone. Robert Shaw has provided this photo with names inserted for your convenience.

How many of these can you recall?

There are still   read more


Author: Alvin Binns


The Kingston College Old Boys Association of Atlanta GA (KCOBA GA Inc) in 2019 will be expanding its operations into investments and assets acquisition. Most of the new operations will be handled by the new company “Scientia LLC “. The focus of the company is to acquire assets through   read more

A Special Gathering in Toronto 2018.

Author: Neville Morris

Back Row: Winston Bartley, Paul “Puggy” Gascoigne, Neville B. Morris, Joseph “Joe” Sewell, Maurice Edwards, MiddleRow: Norman ,”Reidie” Reid, Lenny “Perch” Patterson, Paul “Mullo” Mullings, Front Row: Keith “Johno” Johnston, Keith “Doctor Rinch” Cole, and Middleton March

A group of Kingston College 1974/75 graduates met with a few members of the Toronto Canada Kingston College Old Boys Association to break-bread and talk for a while. Although they have never met before and only recently introduced by a mutual acquaintance a few days earlier, the gathering was   read more

Leighton Spencer, Son of KCOB, leads NASDAQ kick-off on 'Giving Tuesday'

Author: Excerpted from the Chronicle Newspaper

Leighton Spencer at NASDAQ is pictured to the right of center Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (left), with Colonel Woodburn Miller (centre) and the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF) Commandant, Colonel Errol Johnson,

Leighton Spencer is the son of KC Old boy Noel Spencer

By Frances Ruth Harris

CHESTER — Chester native Leighton Spencer led the kick-off at the NASDAQ on "Giving Tuesday" this week, a signal to companies of all sizes to give generously   read more

City of Atlanta Commissions MLK Jr Statue by Basil Watson

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Basil Watson

KC Old boy and renown Jamaican sculptor and painter, Basil Watson, Order of Distinction (OD), has been commissioned by the City of Atlanta to provide a statue of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The statue will be located on Martin Luther King Jr Drive, near to   read more

KCOB Announces Scholarships in Chongqing, China

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KCOB Announces Scholarships in Chongqing, China

KCOB Announces Scholarships in Chongqing, China

By Staff

R e: Chongqing University of Science and Technology Scholarships for Jamaica-Caribbean

Chongqing University of Science and Technology is offering scholarships to students from Jamaica and the Caribbean through the auspices of   read more

Lt. Colonel Woodburn Miller Awarded

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (left), with Colonel Woodburn Miller (centre) and the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF) Commandant, Colonel Errol Johnson

On Thursday November 1, 2018 His Excellency, the Governor-General of Jamaica proclaimed the next 12 months to be the year of #JCCF75 . He also awarded and pinned the first #JCCF75 medal on Lt. Col. Woodburn Miller.

Since inception, the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force   read more

KCOB Dalton Harris is X Factor UK Champion for 2018

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Dalton Harris

KC Old boy Dalton Harris has been named the X Factor champion of 2018.

The Jamaican vocalist beat Anthony Russell and Scarlett Lee to claim a recording deal with Simon Cowell’s Syco Music.

The tense live show, which saw the finalists go head to head   read more

Remembering Mrs. Sylvia Barber

Author: Dr. Hugh Vaughan

Sylvia Joyce Barber

Mrs Sylvia Joyce Barber (nee Ho-Shue) was an outstanding teacher who spent several years at Kingston College. She taught me zoology and Botany and is probably the most influential teacher in my life.

I recall my joining Mrs Barber’s classes after Senior Cambridge when I started Zoology   read more

St. George’s Old Boy Wins Purple Session Raffle

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Audley Hewett presents raffle prize to Dr Vincent Chin

The 20th edition of the Florida chapter’s Annual Big Purple Session is now history. And by all accounts it was an overwhelming success – as usual.

Old boys from across the globe convened on Temple Beth Emet in Cooper City for this wonderful celebration of purple brotherhood.   read more

Ian Wilkinson Made Honorary VP Of World Chess Federation

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Ian Wilkinson

KCOB Ian G. Wilkinson QC, the long-time President of the Jamaica Chess Federation (JCF), made history for Jamaica on Thursday October 4, 2018 when he was made an Honorary Vice-President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) during the FIDE General Assembly held in Batumi, Georgia.

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Neville McMorris: A Life Brilliantly and Humbly Lived

Author: Robert Buddan

Neville McMorris

Michael Neville McMorris (1934-2018), beloved graduate and Old Boy of Kingston College passed away on October 19, 2018. He was a first generation student between 1945 and 1950 at the then still young school who specialized in French, Latin and Mathematics, well-loved subjects of his first headmasters.

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Former Star Athlete Dr. Ronald Gray laid to rest

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Dr. Ronald Gray

Former Kingston College top athlete Dr Ronald Gray who died on October 31 after battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) for the last four years was buried on Saturday, November 17.

His body will be cremated and placed in a mausoleum at a later date.

Gray,   read more