August 2010 Volume 7

Kingston College without a Headmaster Again

Author: Everton Barrett

Everton Barrett

Kingston College is starting out the 2010-2011 school year much like it did last year – without a Headmaster.  In a peculiar turn of events, the school is again rendered rudderless as it desperately tries to regain lost ground in the education arena.  The school now has the distinction of   read more

Atlanta Honoree: Dr. Frederick 'Buddy' McIntosh, O.D.

Author: Winston Stewart

Atlanta Honoree: Dr. Frederick 'Buddy' McIntosh, O.D.

Dr. Frederick “Buddy” McIntosh is being recognized once again for his contributions to Kingston College and the wider community.

Salutation
For his dedication, generosity and care in providing medical services to the Jamaica and Toronto communities, as well as being an immovable pillar of support for Kingston College   read more

Standing Up in Stormy Weather

Author: Ray Ford

Ray Ford

Life doesn’t necessarily have to be complicated. At times, we either have to stand up, or sit down. Advocate or quake. Champion a cause or dance around it. Be part of the movement or part of the gallery. Any stance in between, can sometimes be compromising and uncomfortable.  

Lena   read more

Dr. Kong’s Speech to KCOBA Atlanta

Author: Dr. Waine Kong

Dr. Basil Waine Kong PhD, JD

Good night KC Old Boys and Guests! Thank you for your kind invitation. I am honoured to be here tonight to speak about a topic that is near and dear to my heart.

I am particularly grateful to Glen Laman for that wonderful introduction. He is, without   read more

Kingston College, Top Alumni Soccer Team Again

Author: Reprinted from Sharenews.com

Jamaica’s Consul General GEORGE RAMOCAN (center) with KC’s captain RICHARD WEST (left) and coach PAUL CHONG.

It took Kingston College 19 years to regain the title of top Jamaican alumni soccer champions in Canada last year.

A year later, they retained the crown, shutting out 10-time champions Rusea's 1-0 in the Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Associations (AJAA) annual SoccerFest at G. Ross Lord Park last   read more

Atlanta Chapter’s 9th Annual Reunion & Awards Banquet

Author: Winston Stewart

The 9th Annual Reunion & Awards Banquet was held on 19th June 2010 at the DeKalb Technical College Conference Center. This was a departure from previous years when the event was routinely held at a local hotel. The thinking this year was that we needed to have more control over   read more

Atlanta Chapter Announces New Board of Directors

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

The Annual General Meeting of the KCOBA, Atlanta Chapter was held on Saturday, July 17, 2010. As a result of the elections, the new Officers for the coming year are as follows:

President
Glen Laman
Vice President
Ricky Edwards
Secretary
Conrad E. "Atom" Jones
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Atlanta Honoree: Dr. Ray Fraser

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

(L-R) Dr. Ray Fraser accepts award from KCOBA Ga. President - Winston Stewart

The Atlanta Chapter of KCOBA has selected Dr. Ray Fraser for a singular honor at its upcoming banquet.

Commendation

For his selfless dedication and unrelenting commitment to the medical needs of his fellowman and, for his unconditional service and loyalty to his alma mater Kingston College, the Board of   read more

In Memoriam - Lincoln Barrington ‘Sugar’ Minott

Author: Winston Stewart

Lincoln Barrington ‘Sugar’ Minott

Lincoln Barrington ‘Sugar’ Minott
(25th May 1956 – 10th July 2010)

The Kingston College family lost another of its sons when Sugar Minott passed away at the UWI hospital in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday 10th July 2010. Born Lincoln Barrington Minott in Kingston on 25th May 1956, he attended   read more

Class of 78 Donation to Manning Cup Team

Author: Everton Bailey

Devon Hussett presents check to Robert Rodney of the NY Chapter while Michael Clark and Robert Taylor of the Class of 78

The Class of 78 recently raised US$2,000 for the KC Manning Cup squad. The funds were obtained from individual contributions made by members of the group.

“The 2010 football programme welcomes this generous and timely support. Our live-in camps are scheduled for early July and early August,” said Coach Trevor “Jumpy”   read more

Triumph

Author: Ray Ford

Kingston College original 49 students of 1925.

It never fails to amaze to see the first tulips shoot from the ground after a long winter. More pointedly, in Beal Gardens in my neck of the woods, on either side of the jogging trail along the Red Cedar River, a cacophony colors has exploded. A few months ago   read more

A Few Words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman

Atlanta is feeling like an oven this summer with temperatures consistently over the 90 degree mark – 32 Celsius for those of you on the metric system.   Mercifully, there are some occasional showers to counteract the swelter.

Drs. Ray Fraser and Buddy McIntosh were in the ATL for the   read more

Jah Kingdom: Remnants thereof

Author: Ray Ford

Jah Kingdom: Remnants thereof

The news appearing in the Jamaica dailies – the Gleaner and Observer -- is rife with violence.  I hope our beloved country does not hold the monopoly on this “virtue”.  Even though to some, the evidence might be mounting.

Many years ago, the country embarked on   read more

WI Cricket At A Low Ebb

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

The umpires walk out to an empty Kensington Oval on day one of the recent test match WI vs S. Africa.

For some strange reason, someone, who will remain nameless, asked me to write about the recently concluded 20/20 World Cup Cricket competition which was played in the Caribbean from April 30 to May 16. I told the person that not being a fan of 20/20 cricket I did not go   read more

Freda Adina Richards-Hanson (April 2nd, 1925 – June 7th, 2010)

Author: Noel Spencer

In Memoriam -Freda Adina Richards-Hanson

Tribute on behalf of the Education community – Noel Spencer

Good morning, I am Past President of the Kingston College Old Boys Association (USA) NY, Inc. My role today is representing the wider Kingston College family, including Camperdown, and other institutions spread over the world.

It is   read more

David 'Wagga' Hunt Memorial Football Classic Slated for August

Author: Everton Bailey

David 'Wagga' Hunt

The Florida chapters of the Kingston College Old Boys Association and the Calabar Old Boys Association will jointly host the second annual David Hunt Memorial Classic on Saturday, August 21st at the Miramar Regional Park in Miramar, Florida.

The first leg of the event will be held in Jamaica on   read more

The Bajan – James A. W. Crick (Deputy Headmaster at K.C.)

Author: Horace E. Minott

Horace E. Minott

Prior to my entry as a bonafide student, the mystique of Kingston College had always intrigued me. The many stories of daily happenings on the Campus at North Street as relayed to our family and directed particularly at me, by my older brother Dennis, was enough to motivate any boy   read more

On a Sad Note - Reginald Vincent Myco (2nd April 1953 – 16th June 2010)

Author: Winston Stewart

Reginald Vincent Myco (2nd April 1953 – 16th June 2010)

Reginald Vincent Myco, affectionately called Reggie, succumbed to severe injuries suffered in a terrible vehicular accident on the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia, and passed away on 16th June 2010. He was born on 2nd April 1953 in Kingston, Jamaica, to Albert and Beatrice Myco, and begun his secondary-level education at   read more