September 2020 Volume 16


Author: Principal - Dave Myrie

Vice-Principal Juliet Annmarie Wilson

When I heard the news of Miss Wilson’s passing, there were so many thoughts and memories that raced through my mind. I thought about the last time I saw her; I thought about where she was sitting and the things that she said. I thought about the many zoom   read more

KC Sets New Record in Number of College Scholarships

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Roshaun Rowe

Despite the Covid-19 shutdown of Jamaican schools, KC sets a new record in the number students receiving scholarships to colleges in the US.

A total of Twenty three (23) students have been offered scholarships for the 2020/2021 academic year.

This outstanding accomplishment was announced by   read more

Tampa Connection Supports Elementary School in Tampa

Author: Roland Satchel

Rolans Satchell

On Thursday, August 20th, the KCOBA Tampa Connection Chapter represented by David Ashman (89), Keith Rowe (66) & Roland Satchell (78) visited the Shore Elementary Magnet School of the Arts in Tampa and provided backpack and school supplies for 25 students in need.

This effort was the   read more

Andrew Bachelor appearing in Netflix’s Sneakerheads

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Andrew Bachelor

Andrew Bachelor son of prominent Old Boy, Byron Bachelor, of the RuJohn Foundation fame is appearing in a new Netflix series.

The series is called Sneakerheads. He is also a producer of several episodes.

The series is Netflix's six-episode comic examination of sneaker culture. The cast includes Allen Maldonado, Andrew   read more

The Riot that Rocked Canada

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Sir George Williams University Riot

It all started in May 1968 when six Caribbean biology students at Sir George Williams University, including Kingston College old boy Douglas Massop, formally accused biology professor Perry Anderson of discrimination because of alleged unfair grading. In one complaint, he gave wildly different scores for the exact same   read more

A Review of the Spirit of Clovelly Park

Author: Noel Spencer, MBA, LUTCF, EA

The Spirit of Clovelly Park

Mrs. Frances Coke was my English Literature teacher at KC in the fourth and fifth Forms from the period 1969-1970.

The Spirit of Clovelly Park reflects her experience at KC over 10 years.

Quietly in the middle chapters, she hunts for a way to make   read more

Dudley ‘Monty’ O’Sullivan Obituary

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Dudley "Monty" O’Sullivan

August 21, 1944 – August 16, 2020

Dudley Montgomery O’Sullivan, known as Monty was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to Vincent and Laurel O’Sullivan. He was a brother to Monica, Patrick, Marjorie, Vernie, Janice, Aubrey, Robert, Gary, Bobby, Ricky, Marlene, Terry and David. He leaves behind his   read more

KCOBA New York Announces new Board for 2020-2021

Author: George B. Bell

George Bell

The Covid19 Pandemic affected and continues to affect all facets of our lives. Sadly, too many of our families, friends, co-workers, neighbors and citizens of the world have paid the ultimate price. While the virus continues to threaten our daily lives, we are forced to find ways to live   read more

KC Family Saddened by Loss of Beloved Vice-Principal

Author: Pat Bignall

Vice-Principal Juliet Annmarie Wilson

The Kingston College family is mourning the loss of the school’s vice-principal Juliet Wilson. She had been at the school for 25 years.

Miss Wilson was integral to the school’s operation and worked under several principals. She taught English and during her tenure influenced the lives of countless   read more

Kingston College Students Video Tribute to Vice-Principal Juliet Wilson

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

In Loving memory of Vice-Principal Juliet Annmarie Wilson

Juliet Wilson passed unexpectedly due to Covid-19 on September 20, 2020.  She was an essential pillar of Kingston College where she worked for 25 years.

According to KC's principal Dave Myrie, "She commenced working at KC in September 1995, and her dedication and commitment to the school started then and   read more

KCOBA International Primetime Raises over US$100K for Covid-19

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KCOBA International Primetime Raises over US$100K for Covid-19

In a series of three online video events, the KCOBA has raised a total of US$101,600 for Kingston College’s Covid-19 relief.

New York chapter President R. Perry Bloomfield hosted these events. They provided a behind the scenes look at the challenges KC faces with the unprecedented Covid-19   read more

Legendary West Indian Cricketer - Michael Holding and Senator Damion Crawford address KCOBA International

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Legendary West Indian Cricketer - Michael Holding and Senator Damion Crawford address KCOBA International

The KCOBA International Primetime Covid-19 Finale featured Michael Holding, the legendary Old Boy, West Indies cricketer and commentator as one of the evening’s presenters.

Another popular Old Boy, Damion Crawford also addressed the Primetime Finale audience.

In case you missed, you can view it here   read more

In Case You Missed it – Covid-19 Primetime Event

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KCOBA International Primetime Raises over US$100K for Covid-19

KCOBA International Grand Covid-19 Primetime Finale is now over but don’t worry we have the video.

The Chairman of the Board of Governors, Michael Vaccianna and principal Dave Myrie provided updates on the schools handling of the pandemic and discussed plans for the 2020/2021 reopening which the   read more

UNSUNG KC HERO: Mrs. Frances Coke

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Mrs. Frances Coke

Frances Coke came to KC in 1970 as a young and vibrant teacher and my class was extremely fortunate enough to have her as our English language and literature teacher when we got to North Street in 1971/72. This young teacher was well respected by the boys who quickly   read more

Toronto Chapter Mourns Everard Hoo

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Everard is 1st on left front row with Toronto Old Boys

Everard Constantine Hoo, age 86, passed quietly at his home on 7 th September, 2020.

Everard was born in Chapelton, Clarendon in Jamaica and later moved with his parents to Kingston when he was 9 years old. He was educated at Kingston College. He started working with   read more

Five KC Old Boys to be conferred with National Honours

Author: Pat Bignall

Professor Orlando H. Patterson, CD, Mr. George Anthony Hylton, Mr. Dennis Howard Frederick Bell, Professor Rainford Jonathan Wilks, Mr. Richard Howard Delano Forbes, Snr (Posthumously)

We extend our Congratulations to the five Old Boys who have been awarded National Honours by the Government of Jamaica in 2020. The Conferment of the Orders will take place on National Heroes’ Day – October 19, 2020.

The Order of Merit:

Professor Orlando H.   read more

Vasciannie to Publish Book of Essays on Caribbean Law and Policy

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Vasciannie to Publish Book of Essays on Caribbean Law and Policy

Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie has completed a book of essays on Caribbean Law and Policy. The University of Technology, Jamaica Press will be the publisher.

The book includes the following essays:

(1) Race and Jamaican Society -- Three Propositions

  read more

Review of Black Man Rising

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Black Man Rising By Everton Barrett

Everton Barrett has penned a memoir of his amazing journey from Kingston town to the giant metropolis of New York City and parts beyond. The immigrant journey is not an easy one. The journey is replete with apprehension and bewilderment as you try to navigate a foreign landscape and   read more

Tribute to Everard Hoo

Author: Robert Morais

Everard Hoo

From his schoolboy years through to his late adult life, Everard unselfishly supported his Jamaican alma mater Kingston College. He was a champion gymnast and sportsman during his years at KC. He loved football and lamented KC's Manning Cup losses prior to 1949.

In later life, he   read more

Reflections on a Moment in Time

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

On a Moment in Time

Old Boy publishes book of poetry

George H. Montague, the author of this collection of uplifting and inspirational poems is a husband and father. He hails from the parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica and now resides in Canada. He attended Kingston College from 1978 to 1985.   read more

KCOBA Organizes in UK and Europe

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Kingston College Old Boys’ Association UK and Europe.

During the months of Covid-19 lockdown, a group of UK based old boys got together on zoom and completed the formalization of the Kingston College Old Boys' Association UK and Europe.

The constitution and by-laws were drafted and agreed by the following Trustees: