May 2021 Volume 17

Atlanta Chapter Remembers Ambassador Johnson’s Visit

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Vin Martin, Hazel Martin, Derrick Harvey, Annette Stewart, Toni Laman, Jo-Ann McNish, Ambassador Johnson, Pamela Johnson, Arlene Barrett, Alicia Adams, Dr. Roberts representative, Karl Chambers respesentative, Derrrick R. Wright, Judge Jewel Scott

On June 14 2008, Ambassador Johnson and his lovely wife were honored guests at the KCOBA Atlanta chapter’s Awards banquet at the Holiday Inn in Chamblee.

During his speech, the ambassador encouraged everyone to become ambassadors for Jamaica in our everyday activities.

After his speech   read more

KC Old Boy ventures into Jamaican Transportation with ARYVVE Ridesharing Service

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Ray Lee

Ray Lee, Kingston College Old Boy and the former owner of the Starapple Grill in Atlanta, has embarked on a new venture in Jamaica with the formation of his new company ARYVVE Technologies LLC.

This is Jamaica’s first and only true rideshare company.

ARYVVE has   read more

KC Times Acquires Historic Yearbooks from the 1970’s

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC Times Acquires Historic Yearbooks from the 1970’s

The KC Times has acquired several editions of the Kingston College Magazine and will provide a section on the website where these historical gems will be available at the click of a button.

Our thanks to a member of Class of '81 who has been kind enough   read more

Gerald Hector Promotes Operational Excellence at University of Central Florida

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Gerald Hector

KC Old Boy Gerald Hector is the new Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

In this video presentation, he shares how he is excelling UCF's operational excellence by improving administrative and financial systems.

The goal is   read more

Alumni group raises issues with Schools' Challenge Quiz

Author: Reprinted from Loop News

KC QUIZ Team 2016

Ahead of the latest controversy to hit television Jamaica’s (TVJ) long-running schools' challenge quiz (SCQ) in Thursday night’s final between Wolmers’ boys’ school and Ardenne high, a group of 41 alumni associations preemptively wrote to the producers, recommending changes aimed at preventing such an outcome.

Wolmer's was   read more

Wayne Pinnock Wins at University of Tennessee

Author: Reprinted from Loop Jamaica

Wayne Pinnock

Former Kingston College (KC) star Wayne Pinnock opened his season with an impressive 8.08m to win the men’s long jump at the Tennessee Challenge at the Tom Black Track at Laporte Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee on recently.

“To be honest it was expected as I’ve been looking   read more

KC Mourns the Passing of Ambassador Anthony Johnson

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Ambassador the Honourable Anthony Johnson, OJ.

The Kingston College community mourns the passing of Ambassador the Honourable Anthony Johnson, OJ, former Cabinet Minister, and retired diplomat.

According to the Governor General of Jamaica, Sir Patrick Allen, “The country has lost a former Statesman who made an outstanding contribution to national life, Ambassador Johnson   read more

2021 Founder’s Day Fundraiser

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

2021 Founder’s Day Fundraiser

On April 16, 2021 Kingston College celebrated 96 years since its founding on April 16, 1925.

The Atlanta chapter hosted an online live event on April 18 in which the chairman of the Board of Governors Michael Vacciana, the principal Dave Myrie, the chairman of the Kingston   read more

Former KC hurdler Sherwayne Allen the only black graduate in Pure Mathematics at Auburn

Author: Reprinted from SportsMax

Sherwayne Allen

Reprinted from SportsMax

When former Kingston College student-athlete Sherwayne Allen graduated from Auburn University on Saturday, May 1, he was the only black graduate with a degree in Pure Mathematics. He was also the first member of his immediate family to graduate from university.

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KC Trust Fund Navigates Covid-19

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Reynold Scott -KCDTF Chairman

Like most organizations in Jamaica, The Kingston College Development Trust Fund (KCDTF) has had to make adjustments due to the unprecedented pandemic shutdown caused by the Covid-19 virus. Among other measures, the fund switched to having virtual meetings.

Although it has been a tough year for donations,   read more

Remembering Rt Rev Dr Percival William Gibson (1893 – 1970)

Author: Churchill Neita

Rt Rev Dr Percival William Gibson

Reprinted from the Observer

Fifty years have passed since the death of the Right Reverend Percival William Gibson, MLC, DD, BA, CBE, and during that period far too little has been done to educate the Jamaican people on the life and work of one of their   read more

Bredrin Notes - Esmond K. Scott (KC -- 1970-78)

Author: Stephen Vasciannie

Esmond Scott

This is the second article in the “Bredrin Notes” series

For the generation of the 1970s, the name Esmond Scott evokes respect, humour, and class among KC bredrin. “E.K.”, as he is affectionately known, was Deputy Head Boy at the College in 1977 to 1978,   read more

Champs is Back!!!

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Champs is Back!!!

It was recently announced that the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys and Girls Athletics Championships aka "Champs" will resume this year.

After being cancelled in 2020 when the global pandemic due the coronavirus started affecting the island, the Government gave approval for the event to be   read more

The Hero of Fern Gully and other Jamaican Short Stories

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Hero of Fern Gully

Glen Laman and Dr. Basil Kong have published a book of 15 Jamaican short stories. The Hero of Fern Gully and Other Jamaican Short Stories is the result of a project they undertook during the Coronavirus pandemic when much of the world was under lockdown.

Laman is   read more