November 2017 Volume 14

Coach Lennox Graham moves to Clemson Tigers

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Lennox Graham

KCOB Lennox Graham enters his first season as an Assistant Track & Field Coach at Clemson University after nearly a 10-year stint as the head coach Johnson C. Smith in Charlotte, N.C. Graham will work closely with Tiger sprinters and hurdlers.

The 1984 graduate of Alabama State   read more

KC wins Sports Excellence Award

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KC wins Sports Excellence Award

According to the Gleaner, KC will be awarded J $100,000 by SportsMax and JN School Savers for their first place ranking in the new scoring system. The system ranks performance across nine sports.

Kingston College emerged the most successful and consistent school across all sporting disciplines, and   read more

Cornell Approves Gerald Hector as University Treasurer

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Gerald Hector

KCOB Gerald Hector was recently approved by Cornell University as their Vice President for Financial Affairs and Treasurer.

Cornell is an Ivy League Research university located in Ithaca, New York.

Cornell counts more than 245,000 living alumni, and its former and present faculty and alumni   read more

KCOB wins J. Wray & Nephew Scholarship

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Jevonnie Fennell

Jevonnie Fennell , a recent graduate of KC has received a J. Wray & Nephew (JWN) scholarship to attend the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) in Palisadoes park, Kingston where he will study maritime engineering.

While at KC Jevonnie was an Atlanta George Thompson Awardee. He achieved 11   read more

Reynold Scott takes the reigns at KCDTF as Woodburn “Woody” Miller Retires

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Reynold Scott

KCOB Reynold Scott is the new chairman of the Kingston College Development Trust (KCDTF) replacing Woodburn Miller who has retired.

Scott is the executive chairman of the GEON Group of Companies. He has served on the boards of a number of public sector entities and NGOs, including   read more

Taking Fresh Air’

Author: Ray Ford

Old Timers

There’s nothing as exhilaration for me as, even for a moment, escaping my own circumstance. I call these sorts of fleeting escapes, `taking fresh air’. And that I did, in taking-in this year’s `Big Purple Session’ in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I had intended to do the same last year.   read more

The Byron Bachelor Athletics Complex

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Kingston College synthetic track

In an elegant ceremony held on September 15th, 2017, the Byron Bachelor Athletics Complex was dedicated.

The ceremony included several outstanding past students along with members of the Government, former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Central Kingston Member of Parliament Ronald Thwaites.

This new   read more

Big Purple Session 2017

Author: Everton Bailey

Marcia Griffiths

It was yet another successful staging of KC’s flagship fundraiser, the Big Purple Session, put on by the KCOBA South Florida Chapter on October 7 at Temple Beth Emet in Cooper City.

This year’s event featured international reggae artist and former member of the legendary I-Threes, Marcia   read more

David “Wagga” Hunt Classic 2017

Author: Dr. Ivor Nugent

Dr. Ivor Nugent and Prof. Stephen Vascianne at the 2017 Wagga Hunt Classic

David “Wagga” Hunt attended Kingston College and was, along with the late David “Bogo” Haughton, the founder of Meadhaven Football Club. He coached Calabar High School and led Calabar to the Manning Cup and Oliver Shield Championship in 2005, and also coached the Jamaica Under 17 Football team before   read more

Where’s the Money

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Where is the money

Andrew Bachelor, son of KCOB Bryon Bachelor, stars in the comedy film Where's the Money from Rivers Edge Films, with Dylan Sellers producing.

The movie script follows a slacker from South Central L.A. who discovers that many years before, his father and uncle stole $1 million and   read more

Gullah of South Carolina

Author: Michael O. Walters

Union Army Michelville

My wife and I attended a 2017 Gullah Festival, a cultural exposé packed with history and entertainment, on May 26 to 28.  The Festival was in Beaufort, South Carolina.  Beaufort is a part of Beaufort County on the eastern part of South Carolina.  The County consists of 21 islands, known   read more

The Noel Spencer & Family Interscholastic Fitness Center

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KC Fitness Center and Art Studio

Work has commenced on the Noel Spencer and Family Interscholastic Fitness Center and the Ken Abendana Spencer Art Studio building at KC’s Melbourne Park Campus on Elletson Road.

The dedication and grand opening is set for February 23rd, 2018 at Melbourne Park.

The fitness center   read more

A tribute to Barry Watson

Author: Ray Ford

Barry Watson

W hen one examines Barry Watson’s paintings, they seem more to draw you in, than to jump-out at you. In doing so, they seem to empty your soul of its troubles, and then, to rejuvenate it. That rejuvenation visited, as I viewed paintings of portraits of two Jamaican National   read more

Atlanta Chapter elects new Board

Author: Earl Adams

Alvin Binns - President

The Annual General Meeting of the KCOBA, Atlanta Chapter was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017. As a result of the elections, the new Officers for the coming year are as follows:

Alvin Binns
Vice President
Hugh Reid
Allan "Barry" Miller
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Audley Hewitt to be Honored at the David "Wagga" Hunt Scholarship Ball

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Audely and Shelly Hewitt

The Florida chapter’s Audley Hewitt will be one of two outstanding achievers recognized at the Jamaica David "Wagga" Hunt Scholarship Fundraising Ball 2018 to be held the evening of Saturday, January 13, 2018.

The other honoree for the event will be Dr. Donald Phillibert, MD, a Calabar   read more


Author: Hugh Reid

Hugh Reid

Nearly two thirds of Americans cannot pass a basic financial literacy test according to a National Capability Study by the FINRA Foundation, which surveyed 27,564 Americans, from June through October of 2015. FINRA is a quasi-government organization that regulates brokers and Wall Street. Whether you are in the financially   read more

The Opening of Kingston College

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

The Opening of KC in 1925
Click here to open KC Opening PDF

KCOB Larry Henry was browsing the online Archive of the Daily Gleaner and came across the report of the opening ceremony of Kingston College in the Friday April 17th 1925 edition.

Below is   read more