September 2022 Volume 18

RuJohn Foundation Launches Annual Health Fair at KC

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Dr Jabari Morgan and Dr Randall Collins (left to Right) both KC old boys

Former RuJohn Medical School scholarship recipients lend a hand

Over the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the work of many philanthropic organizations came to a halt as the world virtually shut down. However, the RuJohn Foundation continued to live up to its mission “To  

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Audley Hewett Honored in Miami-Dade County

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Audley Hewett Honored in Miami-Dade County

Audley Hewett received another award recently at the Miami-Dade Diamond 5K Gallop which was held on August 27th, 2022.

He was recognized for his philanthropic efforts on behalf of Kingston College and other schools in Jamaica as well as his dedication, service and mentorship to youth of  

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KCOBA Jamaica elects New Board of Directors

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KCOBA JA Board 2022

KCOBA Jamaica is poised for action.

In a recent restructuring a new board was elected to manage the chapter’s affairs going forward.
The organization’s board of directors includes the following:

President - Richard A. Lindsay.

Evon Sewell - 1st Vice President and Treasurer

Donovan Wignall - 2nd Vice  

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KC drafts Andrew Edwards as restructuring of schoolboy football programme takes place

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Andrew Edwards

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Reigning Manning Cup and Olivier Shield champions Kingston College (KC) are restructuring their schoolboy football programme ahead of the start of the 2022-2023 season.

Following the resignation of Ludlow Bernard, who brought plenty of success to his alma mater in the last few years, the  

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NY Chapter Funds Jamaican Heritage Scholarship in US

Author: George B. Bell

UJAA awardee Isaiah Carrott

KCOBA USA Inc. played its customary role of providing a cash award to one of the top performing male students. The occasion was The Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations USA Inc. (UJAA) 32nd Annual High School Graduate Awards Ceremony held on Monday, June 27, 2022.

The event  

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A Fortis Look at the World Athletics Championships 2022

Author: Roger Shaw

Gold silver and bronze for Jamaica’s sprint queens in the 100m race

Eugene, Oregon, USA - July 15 – 24, 2022

Eugene, Oregon is called Track Town USA (Nike Headquarters) and their stadium has one of the fastest tracks in the world! Located in a sleepy town in the Pacific Northwest with beautiful lakes, trails and camping spots, everyone  

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Shaemar Uter heads to Texas Tech

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Shaemar Uter

Kingston College (KC) quarter-miler Shaemar Uter will be heading to Texas Tech University where he will be majoring in mechanical engineering.

The promising Uter, who has a personal best of 46.37 over 400m, is excited about his scholarship to one of the top universities in the United  

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US Ambassador to Jamaica attends Family Service at St. Augustine’s Chapel

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

From Left Richard Lindsay President kCOBA JA, Audley Hewett Florida Old boys, Michael Vascianna Chairman of the Board, Nick Perry US Ambassador to Jamaica and wife Joyce Perry, Dr. Patricia Miller-Spencer, back row Principal Myrie and Noel Spencer

Ambassador Nick Perry, the US Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Jamaica, recently attended the annual Kingston College Family Service at St. Augustine’s Chapel on North Street.

The Annual Family Service was held on Sunday, September 11, 2022

Perry was accompanied by his wife, Joyce. Also   read more

Atlanta Old Boys Celebrate Jamaica 60th Anniversary

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

L-R Davian Tyrell, Sedley Morris, Alvin Binns, Everett McNish and Seymour Edwards

Members of the Atlanta chapter kicked off celebrations for Jamaica’s 60 th anniversary of independence with the Old Boy founded and produced Jamaica International Independence Foreign Song Competition (JIIFSC) on July 30th, 2022.

Seven finalists vied for the top prize at the event gala held at the   read more

Atlanta Old Boys Greet Lisa Hanna

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Glen Laman presents Lisa a copy of the Hero of Fern Gully

A welcome reception was held by the Atlanta Jamaican Association for Lisa Hanna who was the guest of honor at their Jamaica 60th Independence ball.

The reception was held at the Atlanta Airport Gateway Marriott hotel on Friday, August 12th.

Several KC Old boys were   read more

Honoring The 1981 Manning Cup, Sunlight Cup, Basketball Championship Teams, Principal Dave Myrie And Fortis Stalwart Audley Hewett

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Honoring Manning Cup - Class of 81 reunion

FORTIS COMMUNITY,

Class of ’81 is holding a reunion to honor the members of that class who were members of the championship winning Manning Cup, Sunlight Cup and Basketball teams.

In keeping with the spirt of Fortis, the class is also honoring principal Mr. Dave   read more

Jamaica International Independence Foreign Song Competition Completes Season 2

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

State Rep Donna McLeod, Winner Goddy Son, Garfield McCook

The Jamaica International Independence Foreign Song Competition (JIIFSC) second season was a great success.

The finals were held at the Shiloh High School Theatre, in Snellville GA with a seating capacity of 450 on July 30th, 2022.

Congratulatory video messages were received from Oliver Mair,   read more

KC Sports In Pictures

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

The Champs 2022 Trophy

In this edition of the KC Times, we bring you to a series of photos provided by former KCOBA Jamaica president Dr. Patrick Dallas.

These are from the 2021 to 2022 school year. You will recall we won both Manning Cup and Olivier Shield.

We   read more

Windrush Generation Moved to Tears…

Author: abstracted from the Guardian

Lady Benjamin at the unveiling on Wednesday. Photograph: WPA Getty Images

According to the Guardian Newspaper, Members of the Windrush generation have been “moved to tears” by a new national monument that pays tribute to their ambition, courage and contribution to Britain, the artist behind the sculpture has said.

Basil Watson’s permanent monument to the Windrush pioneers who   read more

BREDRIN’ NOTES - KINGSLEY “SCREECHY” MITCHELL

Author: Professor Stephen Vasciannie

Kingsley “Screechy” Mitchell

1971—1978

Throughout most of his life, Kingsley Mitchell has been known to many simply as “Screechy”.  The origins and exegesis of the name seem lost within the mists of history, but for the generation of KC boys who entered the College in the early 1970s, the term “Screechy”   read more

Trevor Appleton brother of Atlanta Old Boy has Transitioned

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Trevor Appleton

Trevor Appleton was eulogized at his funeral as a brilliant scholar and an exceptional Athlete who possessed a strong sense of right and wrong.

He was the brother of longtime Atlanta chapter member Garey Richards.

He transitioned to the next life on April 8, 2022.   read more

Moving tribute to Eldon Dacosta “Shrubs” Forrest

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Eldon Forrest

Thanksgiving services were held in south Florida and Kingston, Jamaica for the life of distinguished KC Old Boy and former Chairman of the school’s Board of Governors who passed on earlier this year.

He served as chairman of the board from 1977 to 1995.

Eldon   read more

FORTISMAGNA™ brings Jamaican food and nutrition secrets to athletes

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Barry Pitter MD

KC Old Boy Dr. Barry Pitter founded a company which manufactures supplements for athletes.

His Canada-based supplement company FORTISMAGNA™ offers a variety of sports and health supplements for athletes to elevate their performance and achieve their athletic goals.

The company draws inspiration from the food   read more