May 2011 Volume 8

KC claims 10th title in Schools’ Challenge Quiz

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Members of the Kingston College quiz team hoist the winners’ trophy for the 10th time.

First-timers Titchfield break under pressure
Tuesday, April 05, 2011

IT was another three months of triumphs and defeats as the 42nd annual TVJ Schools' Challenge Quiz came to an end on Thursday March 31, 2011.

After months of intense training, practice matches and six gruelling rounds of   read more

Exciting 2011 Interform Quiz Finals

Author: Basil Waite

2011 Interquiz 7th grade Champion 7 Hardie

On Tuesday, April 19th, both the Melbourne and North Street campuses hosted the finals of their respective Interform Quiz Finals before engaged audiences.

At Melbourne where the quiz is name for distinguished KC Old Boy Churchill Neita, quiz master Twan Beckford reminded the audience that the Inter-form Quiz competition   read more

Fortis Trio Capture Honours At St. James Table Tennis Tournament

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Darryl Strachan

Competing in the Men’s Open Division, the Fortis trio of Darryl Strachan, Dale Parham and Kane Watson took top honours at the recent St. James TT tournament.

For the purple-hearted players, who have all donned the black, green and gold at the senior level on multiple occasions, it   read more

Jordon Forbes to attend Emerging Leadership Program in Toronto

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Jordon Forbes

Jordon Forbes is being sponsored by KCOBA (Toronto) to participate in the York University Emerging Global Leaders Program 2011 (EGLP).  The date for this year's EGLP is May 11 - May 15, 2011 in Toronto.

He came to KC from Mavisville Prep in 2007.  At Mavisville he was a deputy   read more

Meet Antonette Henry- Nurse of KC North Street Campus

Author: Basil Waite

Antonette Henry

Antonette Rosemarie Henry is the nurse at the KC North Street Campus. She took up the post commencing with the September 2009 academic year.  She attended Spanish Town High where she was so impressed by the school nurse and that she yearned to enter the medical field.

Nurse Henry   read more

Oliver A. Smith—Looms Large at the Manatt /Dudus Commission of Enquiry.

Author: Basil Waite

Oliver A. Smith

Oliver yuh large oh, and yuh name gone abroad oh.

Described by Gleaner columnist Ian Boyne as "razor-sharp" and "surgical," and by Nation Wide's Emily Crooks as "erudite', Oliver Smith operates a multi-jurisdictional law practice based in the Turks & Caicos Islands and the State of New York which sees   read more

David “Wagga” Hunt Memorial Football Classic - New York

Author: Everton Bailey

David “Wagga” Hunt

The New York chapters of the Kingston College Old Boys Association and the Calabar Old Boys Association will jointly host the inaugural New York David Hunt Memorial Classic at 2:30 on Saturday, May 14, at the Springfield High School, 143-10 Springfield Gardens, Queens, NY 11413.

The event will feature two games:   read more

The Road to Schools’ Challenge Quiz Success

Author: Roland Douglas

KC School Challenge Quiz Team

The road to victory for the Kingston College Quiz Team in the 2011 season of TVJ’s School’s Challenge Quiz was a journey of hard work and dedication.  The excellence exhibited by the young men in purple during the quiz season was the result of excellent coaching, long hours spent on   read more

Champs 2011

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Champs 2011

Due to work commitments I did not make it to champs this year. Fortunately, it was shown live on the Sportsmax television channel and so I was able to watch the exciting events of the final day in the comfort of my living room. While watching on the television I   read more

KC Moves To Renovate Sports Pavilion

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Left to Right - Dr. Ray Fraser, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, Audley Hewett

Coordinator of the Kingston College Old Boys’ Association, (Florida Chapter), Audley Hewett, told a news conference at the school that the full renovation of the pavilion, which was budgeted to cost $7 million, had been fully funded, with one Old Boy donating the bulk of the cost.

"We got   read more

Taylor Tells Moving Stories At Bishop Gibson Lecture

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Bishop E Don Taylor

A retired Anglican bishop of New York City who served before as principal of one of the Caribbean's leading high schools, had his audience spellbound and in awe as he delivered the inaugural Bishop Gibson Memorial lecture at the St Augustine Chapel, Kingston College (KC) recently.

Bishop E Don Taylor,   read more

Founders Day 2011- Atlanta

Author: Karl Stewart

L-R Anthony Williwms, Earl Adams, Glen Laman, Karl Stewart, Derrick R. Wright, Seymour Edwards, Leon Tucker, Kevin Booth, Sedley Morris, Patrick Hector and Alan Miller.

Click here to view Atlanta Founders Day Photo Gallery

With the disappointment of narrowly missing out on being crowned winners of the 2011 boys ISSA track and field games still fresh in our minds, the Atlanta chapter of Kingston College Old Boys Association were still very upbeat as we   read more

Founder’s Week Activities in Jamaica

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Founder’s Week Activities in Jamaica

The 86th anniversary of the founding of Kingston College was celebrated by a week of activities in Kingston from April 10th through April 16th, 2011.

The week commenced with a thanksgiving Service on Sunday April 10th at St. Augustine’s Chapel followed by a Brunch on the North Street Campus.    read more

KC Chapel Choir At BOJ Luncheon Concert

Author: Basil Waite

KC Chapel Choir At BOJ Luncheon Concert

On Friday April 29, the Kingston College Chapel Choir brought the Easter season to a close with a vintage luncheon concert  performanace  at the Bank of Jamaica Auditorium in downtown Kingston.

Choirmaster Audley Davidson with accompanist Ann McNamee, led the choir  through 14 selections of classical to contemporay songs .   read more

North Street Campus to get a New Look

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Artist rendering of North Street entrance

Plans unveiled during Founder’s week reveal a new look for KC’s North Street campus. 

The artist’s rendering of the design for a new gate along with the exterior of the planned Douglas Forrest Building expansion are depicted in the photos shown.  Also revealed was a new look for   read more

KCOBA NY Banquet President’s Message

Author: Robert Kelly

Dobby Dobson, Winston Blake,Pat Chin, Howard Barrett, Maureen Lewis, Frankie Campbell

Click here to view KCOB New York Banquet Photo Gallery

I am honored that I was chosen to lead KCOBA USA Inc. at this critical time in the school’s history.  I did not arrive at KC by accident.  It was always the wish of my parents.  While my   read more

A Few Words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman, Gifton Wright and Vice Principal Marguerite Hall

I had the pleasure of meeting young Gifton Wright who is a George Thompson Memorial Fund Awardee and KC’s Spelling Bee ace during a recent visit to the Melbourne campus.  Vice Principal Marguerite Hall spoke very highly of him and said he made the honor roll and is an exemplary   read more

Brains vs Brawn

Author: Gerald Hector

Gerald Hector

I did not have the good fortune of living in Jamaica when Lennox Graham coached Kingston College to successive Boys Championships.  I heard from a distance, and caught up with the team at the annual running of the Penn Relays.  As I have come to learn the coaching style of   read more

Leford Green named 2011 NCAA Division II Male Indoor Athlete of the year

Author: Gerald Hector

Leford Green

In 1996, I had the good pleasure of taking William P. Moultrie to Jamaica to discuss the pitfalls that seem inevitable for student athletes who focus too heavily on their athletic endeavors, to the detriment of their academic pursuits.  William P. Moultrie was the Head Track and Field Coach at Howard   read more

Orett Campbell: Where is he now?

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Orett Campbell

In March this year, KC defeated Titchfield High, 33-11 in the finals of the Schools Challenge Quiz competition. It was KC’s tenth lien on the coveted trophy which the school first won in 1974. Orett Campbell, then in Lower 6th, was on that winning team. The other members of the   read more

Let Us Raise A Toast To Kingston College

Author: Clive Savage

Clive Savage

Thursday April 16, 1925 through April 16 2011 KC celebrated 86 years of playing its role in the development of lives that have contributed to the growth of our nation, region and the world at large.

It was on Tuesday, January 6, 1959 that my mother held me   read more

Funeral for Michael Carby

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

In Memoriam

The funeral for KC Old Boy Michael Carby will be held next Saturday, May 14, 2011at 11:00 a.m at Cooper's City Church of God, 9191 Stirling Road, Cooper City, Florida 33328 - West of University. The phone number for the church is (954) 680-9191.

  read more

Kingston College Chapel Choir Releases “Songs of Praise” CD

Author: Basil Waite

Kingston College Chapel Choir

The Kingston College Chapel Choir in association with Jamaica National presents its 2011 Album, "Songs of Praise". The CD consists of 20 selections, and is a must for all persons associated with Kingston College and the Choir.

This album was recorded under the watchful eyes of Frankie Campbell   read more

Lennox Graham gets high praise at JCS

Author: Reprinted from

Lennox Graham


Lennox GrahamJohnson C. Smith University Athletics Director Steve Joyner has praised the contribution Jamnaican coach lennox Graham has on the school track & field development.

Graham took the Golden Bulls from fledgling program to one where several athleteswon national titles, chief amongst them many time   read more

Keith Cecil Malcolm Glegg (1926-2010)

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Keith Cecil Malcolm Glegg (1926-2010)

The Kind and Gentle “Rock” who built NRC-IRAP

“No one deserves more credit for the success of NRC’s IRAP program than Keith,” a former colleague told a February 26th Memorial Service honoring the late NRC Vice-President Keith Cecil Malcolm Glegg. “He was the architect of the integrated national network and   read more

Daughter of KCOB Flies High with Norman Manley Law School Moot Court Team

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Sitting (left to right) Rene Gayle and Allia Leith, standing (l-r) Celia Middleton, Eulalie Greenaway (accompanying tutor) and Jermaine Cas

Rene Gayle is the daughter of KCOB Richard Gayle (Class of 1973)

THE Norman Manley Law School excelled again in an international law moot court competition.

The team of four students from the school travelled to Germany recently to take part in the Frankfurt International Investment Arbitration Competition,   read more

Remembering Carnel Charles Campbell

Author: Hugh Campbell

Carnel Charles Campbell

A gentle giant who I personally cannot remember saying a word in anger. All persons who called or came to say their condolences in Jamaica had almost the same assessment of his personality. A quote from a old friend Primrose who described Dennis as being of  “A gentle demeanor and   read more