September 2011 Volume 8

Remembering KCOB Neil O. Hinds who died in the 911 World Trade Center Attacks

Author: Winston Stewart

Neil O. Hinds

Neil Orville Hinds attended Kingston College between September 1983 and June 1988. He was both a gifted scholar and an athlete and represented K.C. with distinction at the annual Boys' Championships and the Penn Relays. After graduating from K.C., he continued his academic career at Excelsior Community College.

Ten years   read more

Wally’s 36 years of Random Recollections

Author: Ronnie Chin

Wally Ivan Johnson

In early the 2000’s, while editor of the Fortis Forever Newsletters, I asked Wally Johnson to write an article for me on his memories of Kingston College.  Well, it took a lot of asking until he agreed. After getting the article and reading it, I thought it was one of   read more

KCOBA USA Inc. President’s Report to Annual General Meeting August 20, 2011, Submitted by Robert A. Kelly

Author: Robert Kelly

Robert A. Kelly -KCOBA USA past president


First let me express on behalf of this association our profound sadness at the loss of Ivan “Wally” Johnson, a gentleman and a dedicated and unheralded servant in the service of our alma mater, Kingston College.  Wally was Sports Master during my years at school, later he served as   read more

Choir Passes Choral Exams with Distinction

Author: Basil Waite

Choir Passes Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Exams with Distinction

The Kingston College Chapel Choir is one of only two schools to take Choral Singing exams offered for the first time in Jamaica last year by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). The choir passed with distinctions at both the intermediate and advanced levels. 

The   read more

KCOBA Tribute to Wally Johnson

Author: Dr. Ray Fraser

Ivan “Wally” Johnson

Firstly, I would like to express condolences on behalf of the Toronto, Atlanta, Florida, New York and Local Chapters of the Kingston College Old Boys’ Association to the family & friends of Ivan Wally Johnson.  The Kingston College Old Boys’ Association is considered the most vibrant, active, committed and dedicated   read more

The Atlanta Jamaican Association Celebrates Jamaica’s 49th Anniversary of Independence

Author: Derrick R Wright

Errol Richie - AJA Prescient, Marcia Forbes, Ph.D., Glen Laman - KCOBA Atlanta past President

In what was obviously a most spectacular precursor to the grandest of grand Independence Balls imaginable for “Jamaica’s 50th” in 2012, The Atlanta Jamaican Association (The AJA) certainly “put on the Ritz” with glitzy pomp and ceremony to a degree that has not been realized in Atlanta during Jamaica’s Independence   read more

Remarks at the Launch of the Kingston College Chapel Choir CD

Author: Peter-John Gordon

KC chapel choir at Songs of Praise CD launch

Kingston College was started in 1925. Its founding headmaster Percival Gibson who later became Bishop of Jamaica and Bishop George de Carteret, then Bishop of Jamaica under who auspices Kingston College was founded, set about to establish a high school for boys. This was to be no ordinary high school.   read more

Atlanta Chapter to Co-Sponsor Super-Science Weekend in Metro Area

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Presenting check L-R Vivian Randolph, Principal Wright, Anthony Williams - KCOBA President, Glen Laman

Atlanta chapter President, Anthony Williams, and Secretary, Glen Laman, recently visited Woodland Middle School in East Point, Georgia to meet with Principal, Andre Wright and Assistant Principal, Vivian Randolph, in preparation for the upcoming Super-Science Weekend which will be held on Saturday, October 29th 2011. 

Approximately 400 Elementary   read more

The Purple Masters in Concert 2011

Author: Basil Waite

Purple Masters 2011

Over 300 KCOBs, fans and well-wishers flocked Pulse's Studio 38 on Saturday, July 23 to enjoy themselves to an evening and night of entertainment with vintage music and modeling by some of Jamaica's leading DJ's of vintage music and fashion modeling. This was the annual renewal of KCOBA Jamaica’s Purple Masters in Concert and the proceeds   read more

A Few Words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman

September 11, 2011 marked the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York.  KCOBA joined the world in remembrance of the victims who perished on that fateful day.

One of our own, KCOB Neil O. Hinds who was attending   read more

KC Extends Technical and Academic Assistance to Caribbean Brothers

Author: Basil Waite

Clifton Jean

KC has welcomed on board two students from the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos to the family commencing with the 2011 academic year.

Drexel Maycock is a 15 year old who hails from Nassau and is no stranger to Jamaica as he often visits his  grandparents in Port Antonio.   read more

Bishop Don Taylor’s Golden Anniversary

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Bishop E Don Taylor


The Right Reverend E. Don Taylor, an Old Boy of Kingston College and a former headmaster will celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of his Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood at celebrations to mark the occasion over the weekend of October   read more

Tastee -The New Canteen Concessionaire at KC

Author: Basil Waite

KC North Street canteen with Tastee branding

              All that glitters is not gold; often have you heard that told. -  The Merchant of Venice

Fast food chain Tastee is the new lessee of the canteen facilities and related services at KC’s Clovelly and Melbourne campuses commencing with the 2011/2012 academic year.

Although belatedly given   read more

Profile of one of the oldest living KCOBs - Ken Richardson

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Ken Richardson 97 year old KCOB

Ken Richardson is without a doubt one of the oldest living KC old boys. He was born on the 6th of November 1914 in Duckenfield, St. Thomas and so is now 97 years old. He was among the fourth cohort of boys to attend KC as he started in 1928   read more

Four KC students among Scotia Bank’s Inner City Shining Star Scholars

Author: Basil Waite

Scotia Bank Jamaica Shining Star Awardees L-R, Deavion Phillips, Raheem Harrison, Andrew Mullings, Omarley Clarke

Four KC 7th  graders figured amongst  the fourteen (14 ) inner city youths who excelled in the 2011 Grade Six Achievement Test(GSAT) and were rewarded for their efforts with the Scotia Bank Jamaica Shining  Star Awards.

All 14 inner city recipients were given scholarships to the tune of   read more