September 2019 Volume 15

Basil Waite Forever

Author: Everton Barrett

Basil Waite

Ever so often there comes along a Fortis Brave who unconditionally pours his purple blood over everybody and everything in his path. Oftentimes all one would need to say is “I attended the college’ before striking up a lifetime friendship with the Dean of North Street, the devout socialist   read more

Wayne Golding Sr. Awarded Jamaica National Honors

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Wayne Golding Sr.

Wayne Golding Sr., Kingston College Old Boy and prominent attorney based in Orlando, Florida, has been appointed to receive the Jamaican Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD). He is one of two old boys to receive national honors this year.

The award is for   read more

KC Head Boy Helped 3,000 Students Prepare for CAPE

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Chad Rattray

As Chad Rattray buckled down to prepare for his final set of external examinations at Kingston College (KC), his focus wasn’t just on how well he would perform.

The outgoing KC head boy, who thought it was necessary to assist students across the island, hosted review seminars   read more

22nd Annual Big Purple Session

Author: Everton Bailey

22nd Annual Big Purple Session

This year’s Big Purple Session will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Temple Beth Emet in Cooper City, Florida. The event features international reggae star, Freddie McGregor, who will be backed by the versatile Florida-based, Code Red Band.

“Over the last twenty years, we have   read more

Ronnie G. Chin - The Man behind Fortis Nation Archives

Author: Pat Bignall

Ronnie G Chin

In mid-April, 2019, there was a buzz of activities on the Fortis landscape. Fortis Nation Archives Group was established on Facebook with the major objective of preserving the history of our beloved Kingston College. In order to maintain the mandate, the Group was deliberately established as a closed group   read more

L. Garth Kiddoe

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

L. Garth Kiddoe

L. Garth Kiddoe, former Secretary of KCOBA Jamaica and founding Secretary of the Kingston College Development Trust Fund passed away on September 6, 2019.

He was the first of 3 brothers, Gladwyn Kiddoe and Trevor Kiddoe being the others who attended KC. He is a cousin of   read more

CSEC Results: 90% Pass Five or more Subjects

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Front Gate - Douglas Forrest Building

Congratulations to Principal Dave Myrie, his dedicated staff and students on achieving 90% passes in five or more subjects (including English or Mathematics) in the 2019 Caribbean Exam Council’s (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Education certificate (CSEC) exams.

In the exams completed for the 2018/2019 academic year 252 of   read more

Atlanta Jamaicans Mourn Glen Simmonds

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Simmonds

Beloved Atlanta resident Glen Simmonds passed unexpectedly on August 12, 2019. He was a pillar of the community and was beloved by all. His death was a huge shock to the community which was getting ready for the Annual Jerk festival which he founded. He will be sorely missed.   read more

Wagga Hunt Scholarship reaches New Heights

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Arnold “Dullo” McDonald (left), chairman of Local Organising Committee, and Christopher Hunt, brother of David Hunt and chair of the Foundation, make a presentation to Elaine Walker- Brown, Jamaica Football Federation's chairperson of the women's committee

The David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Foundation announces record disbursements for the coming school year 2019 – 2020.

The scholarship fund will disburse J$1.9 Million (19 students) of which J$1.0 Million (10 students at J$100,000 per student) will be to KC.

David "Wagga" Hunt was a   read more

KCOBA NY elects new board for 2019-2020

Author: George B. Bell

KCOBA USA Inc.BOD2019-2020

The Annual General Meeting of KCOBA USA, Inc. was held on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in the Bronx, New York. It was a welcome sight to see some new faces and some returning faces as the membership prepared to elect the officers and directors of the association. The stage   read more

Jeffrey Foreman is a 2019 Chevening Scholar

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Jeffrey Foreman

KCOB Jeffrey Foreman is one of the Jamaican recipients of the Chevening Scholarship for the 2019/20 year. Jeffrey attended Kingston College between 1998 and 2005.

The United Kingdom government through its Commonwealth and Foreign Office has, since 1983, offered the Chevening Scholarship and Chevening Fellowship to qualified   read more

KCOBA Georgia is proud to announce the successful staging of their 5th Annual Atlanta Purple Fest

Author: Leighton Hollar

Atlanta Purple Fest 2019

The Board of KCOBA Georgia wishes to express its gratitude to supporters and well wishers who helped to make their 5th Annual Atlanta Purple Fest a success. We are grateful and applaud the invaluable contribution you have made through the years to assist our Alma Mater, Kingston College, its   read more

Gerald C. Lalor Receives Jamaica’s 3rd Highest Honor - Order of Merit (OM)

Author: Excerpted from

Professor Gerald Lalor OM

Distinguished Kingston College Old Boy Gerald Cecil Lalor, OJ, CD will receive the Order of Merit (OM) for his eminent contribution to Jamaica and the world’s development through the application of Science, Technology and Innovation and service to the Public and Private Sectors.

This is Jamaica’s 3rd   read more

Basil Waite – A Passionate Fortis

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Basil Waite

Basil Waite, former secretary of KCOBA Jamaica and a former Assistant Editor of the KC Times passed on to the next life on September 6, 2019.

He was a popular champion of all things KC and admired by many for his fervor and the passion he displayed   read more


Author: Leighton Hollar

Leighton Hollar,

In 1969 I was fortunate to receive two scholarships, one to Excelsior and the other to Kingston College. It never occurred to me then to ask how my scholarship was being paid for. They were given by the individual schools and not Government sponsored. The idea that money came   read more

Former Champs Standout dies Suddenly at age 23

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Twayne Crooks

Former Kingston College (KC) and Vere Technical quarter-miler Twayne Crooks died early September 1st 2019 in a Louisiana hospital after a battle with stage-four cancer of the lungs.

Crooks, who spent the 2014-15 academic year at the North Street institution, where he had several successes, including being   read more

Memories of Douglas Carnegie

Author: Michael O. Walters

Doug Carnegie

Douglas Carnegie who attended KC from 1961 to 1968 passed on Sunday 7 th of June 2019 at the age of 70. I was in 6th Form with Douglas Carnegie who was referred to at KC as Carnegie or simply Naygie. We were students preparing for A’Levels in Mr.   read more

KC Old Boy - Augustus "Gussie" Clarke to Receive National Honors

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Augustus Gussie Clarke CD

Excerpted from the Observer article by Richard Johnson

Clarke will receive the insignia along with another KC Old boy, Wayne Golding Sr., at King's House in St Andrew on October 21, 2019 National Heroes' Day.

For music producer and publisher   read more