January 2011 Volume 8

Kingston College - Chairman’s Reflections (2010)

Author: Stephen Vasciannie

Stephen Vasciannie

Last Sunday, I enjoyed Kingston College at its best. The KC choir, under the distinguished direction of Mr. Audley Davidson, offered a spellbinding Christmas performance for the benefit of a large audience at the University Chapel. As we were leaving, with the lingering strains of Handel's Alleluia Chorus in   read more

A Message from the President of KCOBA Jamaica

Author: Dr. Ray Fraser

Dr. Ray Fraser

I want to congratulate and support the Chairman, Professor Vasciannie on his Christmas reflections.  He has set the tone for the KC fraternity for 2011.  I also commend the KC Choir for a stellar performance at the UWI Mona Chapel and hope that those who missed the performance were able   read more

Headboy 2010: Dominique Hemmings - Restoring KC Core Values

Author: Basil Waite

Dominique Hemmings

“It is my intention to bring back Christian values which have been diluted. No matter how many trophies we have won and accolades that have been heaped on us, the true purpose of the school has been lost.”
Those are the words of KC’s new headboy, Dominique Hemmings, as   read more

KC Chapel Choir Sings at Japanese Embassy’s Jazz Concert

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC Chapel Choir

The Jazz Concert organized by the Embassy of Japan who brought the Japanese artistes from New York. The event was held at the University Chapel. The Kingston College Chapel choir, The University Singers and Dean Fraser were the local talent on show.


Audley Davidson sent the Embassy music   read more

The Miracle that was Kingston College

Author: Everard Hoo

Robert Glegg accepting souvenir from Everard Hoo

It was at the 37th Annual Reunion and Awards Banquet held on November 6, 2010 that alumnus of 1942, Keith Glegg, made this remarkable statement in a message read by his son, Robert. The latter was accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award for him as Keith was ill and could not   read more

The KC Times Gets High Marks in Reader Survey

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Respondents by age group

Respondents by age group

As would be expected, most of the respondents to our survey from the last edition of the KC Times were males but we did have a few female readers.  The majority of respondents are old boys (88.4%) followed by KC staff (7%) and family or friends   read more

The Kingston College Boys Choir

Author: Dr. Waine Kong

The Kingston College Boys Choir

No doubt you have heard of the Vienna Boys Choir, the Harlem Boys Choir or even the Boys Choirs of London. You may not have heard of The Kingston College Boys Choir. If you have, then your life has been enriched. If you haven’t, you are missing a treat. You   read more

K.C. Old Boys Celebrate, Honour Prominent Alumni

Author: Reprinted from Share News Online

Trevor Hall and Lawrence Prendergast

He's one of the few people that get paid to drink. Trevor Hall has been sampling alcoholic beverages for the past 35 years as a senior rum blender at Diageo, which is the world's leading premium drinks conglomerate with an outstanding collection of international brands across spirits, wine and beer.

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Atlanta Annual Scholarship Fund Dance 2010

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Its the Electric Slide

We were a little worried that guests attending the KCOBA Atlanta Annual Scholarship Fund Dance held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the GT Lofts in Dunwoody would have trouble finding the new venue. But find it they did and in such numbers that our projected attendance numbers were exceeded   read more

KCOBA USA’s First Summit

Author: Earl Gordon

KCOBA New York Summit 2010

Kingston College USA Inc., the New York Chapter of the Old Boys’ Association, recently held their first Summit in Springfield, Massachusetts. The event which was graciously hosted by President Robert Kelly and his family was well attended; fourteen officers and directors were present. The Summit was organized to assess the   read more

Couple Reunited with Bishop E. Don Taylor after 39 Years

Author: Michael O. Walters

Bishop Taylor and the Walter's re-unite

It was on Christmas Eve in 1971 when the Rev. E. Don Taylor (now Bishop Taylor) conducted a wedding ceremony at KC’s St Augustine’s Chapel.  The bride and groom were St. Hugh’s Past Student, Janet Evans and KC Old Boy Michael Walters, one of Rev. E. Don Taylor’s students.  It   read more

Liberation Comes To The Choir

Author: Robert Kelly

The Kingston College Boys Choir

I was honored to attend my first Christmas Concert of the Kingston College Chapel Choir in decades on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at the University of the West Indies Chapel, Mona.  Scheduled to begin at   5 p.m., my small posse and I struggled to get there in a timely manner.   read more

In Memoriam

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

In Memoriam

Leake, Oswald Anthony (Ossie)
Richard McGee
Weeville Gordon

Keith Cecil Malcolm Glegg

Leake, Oswald Anthony (Ossie)
October 25, 1939- November 19, 2010

Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and the Office of   read more

A Few Words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman

In just a few more days the first decade of the 21st century will be over. And it was a tumultuous decade in many respects.  The global economic crisis and the events of 9/11 have forced governments and individuals to adjust to the “new normal.” 

A new world   read more

Robert Kelly: Back to Jamaica

Author: Earl Gordon

Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly, the perfect definition of the “KC MAN,” has served his alma mater with distinction since 1982; he was one of the original members drafted by Sidney "Foggy" Burrowes to help organize the New York Chapter of the Old Boys’ Association.

Robert was a student at Kingston College   read more

The Fortis Pavilion

Author: Edgar Lewis

The Fortis Pavilion

The Fortis Pavilion was birthed in November 2009, out of a desire to help improve the quality of life at our alma mater, Kingston College. It was conceptualized to give a younger set of Kingston College past students a more contemporary way of improving their network and ultimately their net   read more

Integrating British Railway

Author: Barrington Salmon

Enid Salmon (mom), Pauline (oldest sister) and dad c. 1954.


My parents, like many of their generation, joined the hundreds of thousands of other West Indians who accepted Britain's invitation to help rebuild the war-ravaged nation. My dad, Stephen, arrived in London first – in 1950 – and my mother and my oldest sister made the 8,000 mile   read more

Calendar of Events 2011:

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KC Crest

January 15 - Douglas Forrest Invitational - Jamaica
February 5 - KC/ICHS Winter Dance - Queens, NY
February 20 - Gibson Relays - Jamaica
March 30 - April 2. - Boys & Girls Champs - Jamaica
April 11 - Six-A-Side Football Tournament - Queens, NY
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KC Times - Where We Are

Author: Earl Adams

Earl Adams

We have come a long way
We have come a long way since our inception. Leaps and bounds. So much so that our website is highly regarded at home and abroad. We have regular readers from Hong Kong, Australia, Russia, Ghana, Ethiopia and China just to name a few.   read more

D’oyen Nelson is 2010 Bruce Richards’ Scholar

Author: Basil Waite

D’oyen Nelson

    “I say no matter your situation in life you can achieve as long as you believe and is willing to endure the challenges”  - The journey to becoming a doctor by D’oyen Nelson

19 year old UWI 1st year medical student, Doyen Nelson is the 2010 recipient of the   read more

KCOB Selected as USA Project Manager for China’s Daza Rock Carvings Tour

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glendon Thompson

Atlanta KC Old Boy Glendon Thompson has been named USA project manager for the China's Daza Rock Carvings Tour. 

The Chongqing government of the People's Republic of China, the Art Museum of Dazu Rock Carvings and the Dazu Grottoes Cultural Innovation Investment Company are carefully selecting cities for   read more

Parliament Pay Tribute to Former MP, Col. Leslie Lloyd

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Col. Leslie Lloyd

Colonel Leslie Lloyd, a KCOB, represented both political parties

The leaders of the two main political parties have paid tribute to Colonel Leslie Lloyd, a former two-time member of parliament, who died yesterday after a short illness.

Lloyd was first elected to Parliament in 1983 as the Jamaica Labour Party   read more