April 2012 Volume 9

Frankie Tenn - More than Just the Facts

Author: Ray Ford

Frankie Tenn

Few who knew him would disagree that Frankie Tenn was one of the most engaging personalities to ever walk through the gates of Kingston College. To most, his mind was like a sponge, absorbing knowledge of all that was around him, and dispensing it liberally to all within an earshot.   read more


Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC Crest

KINGSTON COLLEGE is an all-boys school with two campuses owned and operated by the Anglican Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands with a current enrolment of 1950 students.


Living with Sickle-Cell Anemia

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Gregory Richards

Gregory Richards is the 21-year-old son of Atlanta KC Old Boy, Garey Richards.  Gregory was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He was diagnosed at birth with Sickle-Cell Anemia, an inherited disease that mainly affects persons of African and Mediterranean descent. His red blood cells are sickle-shaped (shaped like a crescent).

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What You Should Know about the Blood Bank

Author: Prof. Carlos T. Escoffery

Prof. Carlos T. Escoffery

Blood – that magical, mystical fluid of life! It is described as such in the Bible (King James Version) in Leviticus 17:11: "For the life of the flesh is in the blood…"

Man has been fascinated by blood since the dawn of time, and it was the Ancient Greeks,   read more

Professor Basil Wilson to give Bishop Gibson Founders’ Week Lecture

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Professor Basil Wilson

Former Provost of John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, Professor Basil 'Bagga' Wilson will deliver the Bishop Gibson Founders' Week 2012 Lecture entitled " The Contribution of Kingston College to Leadership in the Jamaican society since 1962".

The lecture is scheduled to   read more

Body of KCOB Ashane Cespedes found in Canadian Lake

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Ashane Cespedes

The body of a missing KCOB Ashane Cespedes was fished from a lake in Canada recently.  Ashane had been missing since December, 2011.  He was 23 years of age.

From the reports received Ashane was a bright, respectable and promising student while he attended KC. He earned   read more

Remembering Patrick O. McGlashan, Jr. (1941-2011)

Author: Dr. Patrick Dallas

Patrick O. McGlashan, Jr.

“Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.” - George Bernard Shaw

Patrick (Pat) Owen “Muggy” McGlashan, Jr., Kingston College old boy, departed this earthly life on Friday afternoon, December 16, 2011. He was only   read more

KC Crowned Under-19 Basketball Champs

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KC wins basketball trophy

Kingston College won the National Under-19 Schools' basketball title by defeating Knox College 57-47 in the final at the National Stadium courts on Monday, Marc 6th, 2012.

The Under-16 team clinched second place as they lost 54-61 to Munro College in the junior Under-16 final.

Click here to   read more

Purples Capture Issa 2012 All-Island Table Tennis Title

Author: Michael Strachan

KC Table Tennis Team

The Fortis Brigade recently captured the All-Island TT title by overwhelming a talented Manchester High squad 5-0. The Purples had marched into the finals and secured urban bragging rights following their third 5-0 whipping of North Street neighbours STGC.

The Manchester boys appeared overawed at the sight of   read more

Champs 2012 Pictorial

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Champs 2012- photographer Ronnie Chin

Photographs by Ronnie Chin

The 2012 ISSA "Champs" Track and Field Event is now History. The victors have taken home the spoils.  The Mortimer Geddes Trophy, the symbol of schoolboy track and field supremacy in the island, was awarded to Calabar.

Many who traveled from afar have already   read more

KCOBA Toronto Tribute to Frankie Tenn

Author: Eddie Patterson

Frankie Tenn's Funeral- - Feb 19, 2012

Frankie was a man with a multitude of interests.  He was passionate about his family, sports, music, photography, KC and he really loved a good conversation.

Frankie’s scholastic excellence was evident throughout his years at Central Branch Primary School, Kingston College, the University of the West Indies and the   read more

Prince Harry Unveils Basil Watson Sculpture

Author: Basil Waite

L-R: Basil Watson, Prince Harry, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, Minister of Health Fenton Ferguson, and Lady Allen wife of the Governor General.

KCOB and world renowned sculptor/artist, Basil Watson, had yet another of his masterpieces unveiled in Jamaica on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. The bronze resin sculptor entitled "Ring of Life" was unveiled by Prince Harry at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital as part of Jamaica's 50th Independence celebration as well as the   read more

Kingston College Choir to Perform at The Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC

Author: Hon. Noël Spencer and Dr. Robert Wan

Kingston College Choir

Fellow Jamaicans,

Please help:

The Kingston College Chapel Choir has been invited by The Jamaican Embassy inWashington, DC to perform at the Historic Washington National Cathedral's Annual Flower Mart from May 3rd-6th, 2012. 

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Chairman's Tribute to Beulah Reid

Author: Professor Stephen Vasciannie

Beulah Reid


The Kingston College family regrets the passing of Mrs. Beulah Reid, English Language and Literature teacher, guide, friend and leader.  Mrs. Reid taught at Kingston College for more than 20 years, up to the decade of the 1980s, and in that capacity, served   read more

A Celebration of the Life of Franklyn Tenn

Author: Lance Seymour

Frankie Tenn

On an unusually mild Sunday afternoon February 19, 2012, led by President, Lawrence Prendergast, members of the KCOBA (Toronto) family turned out in significant numbers to support the Tenn family and more importantly share in the celebration of the life of distinguished Kingston College Old Boy, Franklin "Frankie" Tenn. After   read more

KCOB Track Star Davian Clarke Honored at Champs

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Davian Clarke

Reprinted from www.myathleticlife.com

When competitive careers are over, many athletes are quickly forgotten.  Past accomplishments are overshadowed by the exploits of current athletes, and opportunities to leverage athletic talents into careers related to their sport never materialize.

For Davian Clarke, a former Jamaican track and field athlete,   read more

A Few Words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman

Spring has started early in Atlanta this year. In fact, it seems that we may have skipped spring entirely and gone directly into summer.  I, for one, am happy for it.  Lower heating bills are always welcome at my house. But then, the summers in Georgia can be quite hot—hotter   read more

Kingston College Needs an Auditorium Now

Author: Everton Barrett

Everton Barrett

Kingston College is looking for a hero to step up and champion the cause of building an auditorium now. The need for such a building has been long established and documented. The procrastinators with the abundance of patience and decorum have discussed the need in hushed tones and whispered epilogues   read more

I Became a Doctor because of Ed Gallimore

Author: Dr. Derrick Aarons

Ed Gallimore

Fellow Fortisans, you may well be aware that the older boys at KC, most times unknown to themselves, almost always have an influence on the younger boys at school – most times in a very positive way.  

 I can think of so many that had a positive influence on   read more

Tribute to Mrs. Beulah Reid

Author: Patrick Dallas and Cedric Lazarus

Mrs Reid receiving a plaque from Clinton Watson at the Fortis 69ers’ Reunion in 2004 while Wally Johnson looked on in the background

Our teacher died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can't be sure.  The phone call from Maurice was: "I am calling with some sad news: Mrs. Beulah Reid passed away.  Funeral announcement will be made soon.  Pass the news around."  Which leaves the matter doubtful; it could have been yesterday.

It   read more

Patrick Johnson Tributes to Frankie Tenn

Author: Patrick Johnson

Frankie Tenn and Dale Keizs

Frankie was two years ahead of me in high school, in the same class as my elder brother. He was one of those glamorously sophisticated “big boys” whose example I wanted to follow. I wanted to imitate his manners and his attitude. I strove to achieve what I took to   read more

Two KC ‘Wagga‘ Hunt Memorial Scholars were in Finals of Champs 2012

Author: Basil Waite

KC WaggaHunt memorial scholar 2011 Ronaldo Ferguson and mother Juliet Ferguson

2009 and 2011 David Hunt Memorial scholars Miguel Morrison and Ronald Ferguson represented KC in the finals of the 800m Class 2  and 1500  class 3 events at Champs 2012. They finished 5th and 8th in their respective races.

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KCOB Published Book on Dating Relationships

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Michael Baugh

Michael Baugh was born in the inner-city community of Hannah Town, Kingston, Jamaica on September 1, 1962.
He attended St. Anne’s Primary School and went on to High School at Kingston College where he excelled in Literature. He migrated to the US in his early twenties.  

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KC In The News

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC In The News

Kingston College is increasingly in the news. Check this column for links to recent articles about KC.

Old Boys, students and teachers are making headlines and these are published in various media. We have searched several sources to provide the latest items available on the worldwide web.

If you   read more

Happy 50th Anniversary of Independence, Jamaica!

Author: Derrick R Wright

Derrick R. Wright

The community of Jamaicans was sparse when I moved to Atlanta in the early 1980's.  So, for me, it could have been a lonely period of isolation separated from my own people for a while...a situation that was quite untenable.  If I wanted to connect with my own Jamaican people   read more

Family Tribute to Frankie Tenn

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Lurline, Nicholas, Gary and Natalie Tenn.

Read by daughter Natalie Tenn

Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle Frankie -- A statistician with a memory as sharp as a razor. We "googled" his information many a time. He was right on all occasions and even up to the last moment he was correcting me on my misinformation.

A photographer,   read more

KC Old Boy Organizes Global Fusion Event in Atlanta

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glendon Thompson

Atlanta KC Old Boy Glendon Thompson conceived and is the organizer of the Global Fusion.  It is an extension of Cultures of the Caribbean which celebrates the multiple cultural heritage of the Caribbean.

The mission of Global Fusion is to exhibit a fusion of worldwide cultures to educate and inform while creating   read more

Table Tennis at KC - Then and Now

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Dr. Cedric Lazarus

The other day it was reported that KC had successfully defended their Urban Schoolboy Under 19 Table Tennis title and it is expected that the team will go on to win the all-island title as well. I had planned, or rather I was encouraged, to write about KC's table tennis   read more

Tribute to Dr. Christine Angela Beecher-Tomlinson

Author: Dr. Ivor Nugent

Lifelong best friends with photo of Christine Dianne-Eason-Marrett, Sheryll Hunt, Peta-Gaye Forth-Thomas, Minerva Thame-Pagon.

The Kingston College family lost one of its own on February 3, 2012 after a battle with breast cancer:
Daughter of KCOB Gladstone, sister of Track star Maurice and sister-in-law to Wilfred McKenley, she will be remembered as a vivacious, optimistic and goal-directed person.

Lifelong best friend   read more

Interviews at Champs 2012

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Champs 2012- photographer Ronnie Chin

Congratulations to Calabar and Edwin Allen on winning Champs 2012. The records will show that KC scored 265 points for second place. Last year they scored 269 again for second, so I charge the coaches that next year they should aim to be the first boys' school to score 300   read more