October 2023 Volume 19

KC among schools with teacher shortage; education ministry working on a fix

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Dave Myrie, principal of Kingston College, welcoming grade-seven students at the start of school year. Photos - Garfield Robinson

THE new academic year kicked off on Monday with teacher shortage at some public schools, indicating to the Ministry of Education that it has to fast-track strategies to increase the numbers.

At Kingston College (KC), principal Dave Myrie said he needs to fill at least   read more

Academic Year Message from KCOBA Jamaica - 2023

Author: Richard A. Lindsay

KCOBA Jamaica Executive

As the executive team of the OBA, we enthusiastically welcome the beginning of the new school year. We are eager to collaborate with our principal, backed by the unwavering support of our members, to achieve the set objectives for the academic year 2023-24.

Managing a prestigious institution   read more

OSWALD E. "OSSIE" BARTLETT Distinguished Old Boy and Humanitarian

Author: Toronto Chapter

Oswald Ossie Bartlett

Ossie Bartlett's love affair with Kingston College really began in 1945 when he enrolled in the school, although he had already won a scholarship for Excelsior.

During his school years he took part in a wide range of activities and eventually achieved the rank of Sergeant Major   read more

Roper Cup Returns to Clovelly Park

Author: Richard A. Lindsay

Award presented to Ludlow Bernard at Roper Cup event 2023

Roper Cup Returns to Clovelly Park

By Richard Lindsay

The return of the Roper Cup to Clovelly Park marked a truly special day for all involved. After a decade-long absence, Principal Myrie's approval allowed the Kingston College Old Boys Association - Jamaica to bring back   read more

The Scarlett Family Dynasty at Kingston College

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

James Scarlett four sons with their prizes at the KC Prize-giving Ceremony in 2019.

If you were a student at Kingston College in the late 1960s or the following decades of the 1970s and 80s, chances are high that you would have come across one of the Scarlett brothers.

These remarkable siblings hold the esteemed distinction of being the largest group   read more

Journey to the 2023 Prefontaine Classic - Diamond League Finals

Author: Noel Spencer, MBA, LUTCF, EA

Noel Spencer at Diamond League Finals

My journey to the finals of the 2023 Diamond League race in Eugene, Oregon, began as a thought, then a dream, then a plan.

After witnessing the near miss of the world record in the 200m by Sherika Jackson in Budapest, Hungary, I immediately said, she will   read more

The Audley Hewett Tennis Court

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Audley Hewett Tennis Court

The grand opening for Kingston College’s new Tennis court was held on September 22nd, 2023, at Clovelly Park.

The new court will be named the Audley Hewett Tennis Court.

The Chairman of the school’s board of governors, Michael Vascianna, Principal Dave Myrie and Audley Hewett   read more

Computer Labs now Operational in Douglas Forrest Building

Author: Rainford ‘Perry’ Bloomfield

Computer lab

The Douglas Forrest Building and its newly installed computer labs hosted students who sat their CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Examinations Certificate) exams this past June.

The computer labs were one of the key deliverables of the KC Library & Technology Capital Campaign. It was beyond a heartwarming experience   read more


Author: George B. Bell

Roper Cup NY 2023

The Kingston College / St George’s College rivalry was renewed on Saturday, September, 9th, 2023 in Brooklyn, New York.

This manifested itself in the form of the 5 th edition of ROPER CUP New York. Threatened by thunderstorms, the Roper Cup Committee executed as “the show” had   read more

Kingston College Chapel Choir Camp 2023

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Kingston College Chapel Choir 2023

The Kingston College chapel Choir has been holding its annual Choir Camp at St. Hilda’s High School in Browns Town for several years.

We missed a couple of years due to the pandemic but was able have a camp this year from July 9 to 15, 2023.   read more

Nine Old Boys participated in the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Right to left: Principal Dave Myrie, Dwight Davis, Marlon Pottinger and Steve McGregor.

The 2023 World Athletics Championships, the nineteenth edition, were held from 19 to 27 August 2023 at the National Athletics Centre, in Budapest, Hungary. These are the first World Athletics Championships to be held in Hungary.

Kingston College Old Boys were a huge presence at the Championship.   read more

AAN Members Praise Audley Hewett on social media.

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Audley and Shelly Hewett

AAN member Yolanda Davis posted a message recently mentioning Audley Hewett being honored by his alma Mater Kingston College with their new Tennis court being named in his honor.

She wrote the following:

“AAN member Audley Hewett has been following this mantra over the many   read more

2023 Old Boy Picnics

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KCOBA Tampa Picnic 2023

Many chapters of the Kingston College Old Boy’s Association traditionally held picnics during the summer months.

However, the Covid-19 pandemic brought everything to a screeching halt. It was therefore quite refreshing for old boys who had not seen each other in years to reconnect in person.

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How one Old Boy and his wife raised Funds for the George Thompson Scholarship Fund

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KCOBA Atlanta Previous George Thompson Scholars

Rudy Reid and his wife Maroussia have a tradition of celebrating each decade of life and marriage with a Party. This year’s party was in honor of their 30th wedding anniversary and the year in which they both reached 60 years of age.

In lieu of presents   read more

How to recognize a potential Phishing attempt

Author: Noel Spencer, MBA, LUTCF, EA

Noel Spencer,

In today’s digital landscape, phishing attacks have become a pervasive cybersecurity threat that can compromise both your financial well-being and personal identity.

Outlined below are several tips that can be of great value to your family and friends:

5 Tips to Help You Recognize a   read more