July 2020 Volume 16

Ari Rodgers Heads to Grambling State University

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Ari Rodgers

Kingston College (KC) principal Dave Myrie heaped praises on the Ugandan long-distance star Aryamanya Rodgers who has left an indelible mark on the school and the wider Jamaica as the latter embarks on a full athletics scholarship to Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Rodgers arrived in Jamaica   read more

RIP “Dobby” Dobson

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

“Dobby” Dobson

KC Old Boy and one of Jamaica's most beloved singers, “Dobby” Dobson, has died in Florida. His full name is Highland Fitzritson St. Aubyn Ralph Dobson.


Dobson was nicknamed 'Loving Pauper' after one of his popular songs.

While at Kingston   read more

Look What Fell Out of Di Mango Tree

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Debra Ehrhardt

Atlanta fundraising goes online with Debra Ehrhardt 1st Staged Reading of new play

The Atlanta chapter successfully completed its first online event on June 7, 2020 with the online reading of Debra Ehrhardt’s latest play, Look What Fell out Di Mango Tree.

Debra   read more

KC Old Boy Darien Francis Brings World Class Online Learning to KC

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Darien Francis

When the Ministry of Education closed Jamaican schools in April 2020 due to the coronavirus, it threw everything into chaos. Luckily, one KC Old Boy knew of a solution.

An online learning platform was soon operational at Kingston College. It serves some 2000 students and 120 teachers   read more

Michael Holding Tears up Reflecting on Racism his Parents Faced

Author: Excerpted from Skynews.com

Michael Holding

Former West Indies cricketer and Kingston College old boy Michael Holding broke down in tears live on camera while discussing racism his parents faced in the past.

When the Sky News reporter asked him about how he felt in that moment, Holding's voice began to break.

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Dr. Douglas Mossop, Complainant in Sir George William University Riot, has Died

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Dr. Douglas Mossop

Dr. Douglas Mossop was born on September 5, 1945. He attended Kingston College from 1957 to 1963.

After leaving KC, he attended Sir George Williams University in Montreal, Canada - now Concordia University - where he was one of 38 Caribbean students arrested in the now famous   read more

Kingston College Lacrosse Team wins Taino Cup

Author: Everton Bailey

KC Lacrosse Team - 2019 Jamaica High School 2019-2020 Lacrosse Champions - Photo by Yardie Sports

KC’s fledgling Lacrosse team are the 2020 Taino Cup champions.

It is KC’s second Lacrosse championship title, which follows the 2018 title, and the team has been in three of the four finals. KC was declared 2020 champions, based on superior statistics, as the finals against Jamaica   read more

Kingston College 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Author: Everton Bailey

Kobe Simpson

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Kingston College was able to procure 21 overseas scholarships for 2020. In addition, scholarships for two other athletes are in the process of being finalized (Kyle Bowen, Minot State University, and Mitchell Bailey, New York Institute of Technology). The scholarships will commence in the 2020   read more

Welfare & Sports Virtual Townhall

Author: Royland Gordon

Welfare & Sports Virtual Townhall

The Kingston College Old Boys Association International continued its virtual event series on June 25th 2020, with its virtual townhall titled Welfare and Sports. The townhall is a follow up to the association’s initial virtual event Fortis Covid-19 Primetime Event: Its impact on our families, the school and   read more

KCOBA USA Inc. Scholarship Program

Author: Dwight Green

KCOBA USA Inc. Scholarship Program

An Overview

The Kingston College Old Boys Association USA Inc. Scholarship program is one of the organization’s longest and most successful initiatives. Established in 1982, one of the founding goals of this Need-Based scholarship initiative is to provide financial support to young leaders from within the school   read more

Everton “Mabrouk” Barrett Publishes Memoir

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Everton “Mabrouk” Barrett

Noted KC old boy and former Atlanta chapter President, Everton “Mabrouk” Barrett, has published his long awaited memoir which documents his life experiences in the USA.

Mabrouk migrated to the USA in December 1971 and attended Brooklyn College and the University of New Haven, CT. He has   read more

Waterford’s champion boy Shamar Martin to continue academic and sporting success at Kingston College

Author: Reprinted from Old Harbour news

Shamar Martin

Written by: Vaughn Davis

For most primary school students faced with the challenge of selecting high schools to attend before sitting the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exam, the decision simply comes down to the institution with the best academic record.

But Shamar Martin had other   read more

Lennox Graham: A Coach and a Mentor

Author: Reprinted from Clemsontigers.com

Lennox Graham

Lennox Graham is a man rooted in integrity and faith. As one of the world’s most successful coaches for hurdling and sprinting, Graham understands that many see him as a cultivator of talent and speed. Graham, however, builds his approach to coaching around being a good mentor to his   read more

The Spirit of Clovelly Park

Author: Professor Stephen Vasciannie

Stephen Vasciannie

Reprinted from the Jamaica Observer

Frances-Marie Coke, nee Phillips, was in all likelihood in her early twenties when she mounted the Number 22 JOS bus towards North Street, via South Camp Road. Along the way, the bus would have passed her alma mater, the Convent of   read more

KC History of Accepting Students from Africa

Author: Lenworth C Smith

Lenworth Smith

Kingston College has a history of accommodating students from the continent of Africa.

In October 1928, 12 year old Aki Shackleford was sent from Lagos, Nigeria to Jamaica to attend KC ( He once told me his father had said that he's going to "Gibson's School").

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Thank You Dr. King

Author: Garey Richards

Garey Richards

It’s been many years since
You sadly passed away
I’m sure many people wish
You were still here today.

You were the champion of
The cause for the blacks
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Dr. Derrick Aarons is CEO at Turks and Caicos Islands Health Professions Authority

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Dr. Derrick Aarons

KC Old Boy, bioethicist and physician, Dr. Derrick Aarons has taken on a new role as Chief Executive Officer at The Health Professions Authority, Turks and Caicos Islands.

His previous job was the Health Registrar for the Turks and Caicos Islands. Prior to that he worked at   read more

Sylvia May Demetrius-Walters – Centenarian

Author: Michael O. Walters

Sylvia Walters

Mother of Old Boy lived to age 104

Yes, my mother (Sylvia Walters) passed on at 104.5 years on July 9, 2020. She was the oldest living St. Hugh’s girl and an Anglican who was instrumental in getting me into KC.

Sylvia was born   read more

Tribute: Walk good Fabian Prince

Author: Norman Wallace

Fabian Prince

In bringing greetings from Fabian’s second family, the Kingston College Old Boys Association of Toronto, I MUST first share with you that Fabian embodied the dream of the founder of our beloved alma mater.

In 1925 when the late Bishop Percival Gibson founded Kingston College, it was   read more