March 2013 Volume 10

Michael Holdings’ Speech at the RJR Sports Foundation

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Michael Holding

Ladies and gentlemen,

I would like to thank the RJR Sports Foundation for inviting me to speak tonight. I am not one usually to take on such mammoth tasks, but this is one I could not turn down and I hope I am able to do it some justice. As   read more


Author: Professor Stephen Vasciannie

Peter Maxwell

For me, Peter Maxwell was one member of a phenomenal group of English Language and English Literature teachers who guided Kingston College students in the intellectually exciting and memorable years of the 1970s.  That group took College men into maturity, instilling in us a sense of social and personal responsibility,   read more

Profile – KCOB Norm Murray

Author: Lance Seymour

Norm Murray

Norm Murray, a Kingston College alumnus, class of 1967, is a recent recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work on behalf of those facing discrimination in the workplace. He is from Denham Town in Western Kingston and attended Denham Town Primary School. An avid football (soccer)   read more

50 Years On!: One man’s journey through Kingston College

Author: Ray Ford

All dressed up

Dedicated to the wisdom of Kathleen Ford and the humility of `Teddy’ McCook

At a much earlier time, the number `50’ was - when it came to age - a dreaded one. Having safely navigated that, so much so that there’s hardly the trace of a wake left behind,   read more

My Tribute to Peter Maxwell

Author: Frances Coke

Frances Coke

How Shall I Remember Him?
The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.

If he is indeed wise, he does not bid you enter the house of his   read more

KCOB Makes CSEC Maths Easy

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Raffic Shaw

One mathematics specialist is determined to apply his expertise to help students ace the subject at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) levels.

Raffic Shaw, a mechanical engineer by profession, who has been teaching mathematics from 1988 as a fifth form student at Kingston   read more

Neville 'Teddy' McCook

Author: Antonio Bell

Neville 'Teddy' McCook

The KC fraternity is today celebrating the life of Neville 'Teddy' McCook.

The loss can become unbearable for us if we choose to view it as the end of his life; I extend my condolences to the McCook family. I would like to view this as the start of   read more

Thirty Records Tumble at 2013 Champs

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Kingston College hurdler Omar McLeod clears the final hurdle on his way to victory in his record-breaking run of 49.98 in the 400 metres Open

The 2013 ISSA/Grace Kennedy  Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships held from March 12 to March 16 at Jamaica's National Stadium provided a feast of record breaking performances.  Reports are that 30 records fell over the five day event for Jamaican high schools.

Calabar High School romped home with the   read more


Author: Brian Morrison

NY Winter Scholarship Dance 2013

On Saturday, March 2, 2013 Kings and Queens dressed to impress, converged on the Flowers Center located in Queens NY. The facility owned and operated by our good friend and Calabar High alum, Dr. Neville Flowers, was the scene of the annual KCOBA USA Inc. (NY Chapter) Winter Scholarship Dance.   read more

A Brief Visit to KC

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Alicia Adams, Mrs. P. Bennett (Principal's Secretary) and Earl Adams

Earl Adams, Treasurer of the KCOBA Atlanta chapter, and his wife Alicia, recently made a brief visit to KC's North Street Campus. They were on the island for the funeral of Earl's mother, the late Daphne Davis-Adams.

During the visit, Earl delivered a check from the Atlanta chapter to the   read more

Malcolm Stewart Rising on Soccer’s Ladder

Author: Excerpted from the

Malcolm X. is second from left

Malcolm Stewart is the son of well known KCOB Winston Stewart

To Malcolm Stewart, there aren’t many things more important than soccer. 

Academics is one of those important things, and the Ball Ground teenager sees class work as being more difficult than it ever had   read more

Service of Thanksgiving for Life of The Honourable Neville Maurice “Teddy” McCook, OJ, CD, JP

Author: Noel Spencer, MBA, LUTCF, EA

Audley Hewett and Mrs. Sonia McCook

The service was officially slated to begin promptly at 2:00 pm; however I arrived at 12:19 pm to ensure that I did not have to park too far from the Chapel. As I drove down South Camp Road towards North Street, I did not spot too many cars. But as   read more

The Jamaican Inaugural Ball in support of the David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship

Author: Robert Taylor

The Jamaican Inaugural Ball David Wagga Hunt Scholarship

The Jamaican Inaugural Ball, in support of the David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Fund under the Distinguished Patronage of the Jamaican Ambassador to the United States of America, Stephen Vasciannie was a night of elegance, food, dance and a portrayal of Jamaican athletics history and culture.

In attendance were dignitaries, such as   read more

A Few Words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman

Learning without Teachers

I came across a YouTube video recently that showed how technology is transforming education in ways that were unimaginable only a few years ago.   The One Laptop per Child organization took footage of Ethiopian villages where they had dropped off some tablet computers pre-loaded with educational   read more

Meet two Fortis brothers studying in Russia

Author: Basil Waite

Dwight and Dwayne Stephenson

Meet twin brothers – 26 year old Dwight and Dwayne Stephenson. Both are third year students in a five year dentistry program at Belogorod State University. The university is situated in the little city of Belogorod, near the Ukrainian border, south of Moscow.

 I got to know these twin   read more

KC won the Sunlight Cup for the first time in 1941

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KC won the Sunlight Cup for the first time in 1941

In 1941, after 14 years of “thrills and spills” the Sunlight Cup moved to Clovelly Park for the first time. The Sunlight team was coached by West Indies power batsman, Ken “Bam Bam” Weekes. 

The team is captained by Louis Williams who makes the All Schools squad. He   read more

Daughter of KCOB is First Female VP of SAJ

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Denise Lyn Fatt

Denise Golden-Lyn Fatt is the daughter of KCOB Winston Golden from the 1940's class. Denise also attended St. Hugh's High and UWI.

She may only be only five feet tall, but Denise Lyn Fatt epitomises the Jamaican saying 'likkle but tallawah'. The no-nonsense businesswoman, who has been in the shipping   read more

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

The Passing of Teddy McCook

Author: Anthony Clarke

Teddy McCook

Within weeks we have lost another "cornerstone” of the Fortis foundation. fortunately the plans were drawn , developed and well in the implementation stage . Thanks once again to the brain child and architect of this nations track and field success. Mr. Neville "Teddy" McCook O.J. we salute you.n

 The   read more

Tribute to a mentor: Peter Maxwell

Author: Dr. Patrick Dallas

Peter Maxwell

The last time I sat with Peter Lionel Cuthbert Maxwell was on the 10th of January.  I had dropped in to check on him and to talk him into considering undertaking the review of a CXC textbook for English.  After chatting about the state of the world for around twenty   read more

Peter Maxwell passes on

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Peter Maxwell

Peter Maxwell died in Kingston in January this year and the service for the celebration of his life was held in KC’s St Augustine Chapel on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

 The records will show that he attended KC for 10 years – three of which were spent at   read more