September 2021 Volume 17

Remembering KCOB Neil O. Hinds who died in the 911 World Trade Center Attacks

Author: Winston Stewart

Neil O. Hinds

Neil Orville Hinds attended Kingston College between September 1983 and June 1988. He was both a gifted scholar and an athlete and represented K.C. with distinction at the annual Boys' Championships and the Penn Relays. After graduating from K.C., he continued his academic career at Excelsior Community College.

Ten years   read more

Perry Bloomfield Speaks to Impacting Jamaica

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Rainford Perry Bloomfield

Outgoing KCOBA USA president Rainford “Perry” Bloomfield recently appeared on the Impacting Jamaica podcast published by the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations – USA (UJAA).

In this episode with host Aubrey Campbell, Bloomfield provides insight into a number of projects that are not only changing the   read more

KCDTF Praises Principal for Efforts during Pandemic

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Dave Myrie

In a recent letter, the Kingston College Development Trust Fund (KCDTF) praised Principal Dave Myrie for the very commendable job he has been doing. The letter goes on to state that the principal’s hard work has been very evident during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The KCDTF made   read more

Parchment Strikes Gold in Tokyo

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Hansle Parchment (r) after 110 Meter Hurdles GOLD

Hansle Parchment took the Gold medal in the men's 110m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympic Games recently in a surprising upset in which Jamaica took Gold and Bronze medals.

Parchment is no stranger to the Olympic podium having won the Bronze at the 2012 London Olympics.

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KC Old Boy is First Briton in a men's Olympic 100m final in 21 years

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Zharnel Hughes

Zharnel Hughes took home a silver medal along with his British teammates in 4x100 meter relay at the Tokyo Olympics.

Earlier he felt devastated by his false start in the 100-meter final.

He won the gold medal in both the 100 meters and 4 x   read more

Restoration Project underway to Improve KC Grounds Infrastructure

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

New look for Clovelly grounds

An important project is underway at Kingston College to improve the school’s grounds infrastructure.

Already huge improvements are noticeable at Clovelly Park and the efforts have been expanded to include Melbourne Park.

The initiative includes the following:

  • Upgrade the sprinkler systems
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    Jamaica International Independence Foreign Song Competition Premiers in Atlanta

    Author: Staff reporter KC Times

    JIIFSC WINNERS L-R Lavie Lulah 1st place, Ras Fraser 2nd place, Ragga Lox 3rd place

    Founded by KCOB Garfield McCook

    The premiere of the Jamaica International Independence Foreign Song Competition (JIIFSC) was a smashing success.

    Six of the seven finalists performed live in Atlanta. The seventh finalist, Zeena Banks performed virtually   read more


    Author: Christoper Campbell

    Front Row (L-R): Alton Brown; Alvadio Golding; George Bell; Dwayne Montaque; Courtney Richardson; Norman Scott Back Row (L-R): Cedric Williams; Wilton ‘Prentice’ Williams; Clinton Daley; Royland Gordon; Christopher Campbell; Winston ‘Ras’ Henry; Barrington Burke-Green Missing: Tyrone Harris; Fritzroy Malcolm

    After many years of electing the same executive body, Kingston College Old Boys’ Association USA, Inc. (KCOBA NY) membership elected a relatively new slate of officers. The new administration reflects a change in energy and direction that many constituents feel is necessary for adoption of a new strategic operating   read more

    KCOBA NY presents award to top UJAA student

    Author: George B. Bell

    Danel J. Powell

    The Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (USA) Inc. (UJAA) presented its 31st Annual High School Graduate Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 28, 2021.

    For the second year, Covid19 influenced the format of the event. Last year, the event was forced to go fully virtual. However, this year’s   read more

    Form 1 Clark 1976

    Author: Seymour Douglas

    Form 1 Clark 1976

    If you have spent time on the shores of Fortis-land, you know it shapes you profoundly and persistently. None so more than that First form (Grade 7). This is a look back at the group which made up my first form. It is not the story of a single   read more


    Author: Professor Stephen Vasciannie

    Collie in the Lower 6th Form

    Dr Charlton Collie is one of Jamaica’s leading pulmonologists. He is a Board-certified specialist in the United States medical community and has offered his highly specialised skills in Kingston, Jamaica, for more than twenty-five consecutive years. Prior to his return to Jamaica in the 1990s, Dr Collie provided medical   read more

    Kindness Rewarded

    Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

    Hansle Parchment and Trijana Stojkovic

    Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, has extended an official invitation on behalf of the Government of Jamaica to Trijana Stojkovic the Japanese who provided crucial help to a Jamaican at the Tokyo Olympics.

    In a tear-jerking and heart-warming video on his Instagram page, Olympic Gold medalist   read more

Nuff Lemonade is Now Available on Amazon

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Nuff Lemonade is Now Available on Amazon

The book Nuff Lemonade by Donovan Davis is now available on Amazon.

Davis was KC’s coach of the first Jamaican high school track team to compete at the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia in 1964 published his memoir last year. It was a limited edition and not   read more

RIP Gregory Anthony Henry

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

RIP Gregory Anthony Henry

December 14, 1964 – July 4, 2021

Gregory Anthony Henry was born on December 14th, 1964 in Kingston, Jamaica to Lorna Sampson and Ansel Henry. Greg as he was most affectionately known, grew up in a household with three brothers Chris, George & Ron and 1   read more

UWI mourns passing of Prof Emeritus Gerald Lalor

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Professor Gerald Lalor OM

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is mourning Tuesday's passing of former principal of the Mona Campus and renowned scientist, Professor Emeritus, Gerald Cecil Lalor.

In a news release, UWI Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles reflected on Lalor saying, “Professor Lalor was the quintessential representative of   read more

Dr. Derrick Aarons launches Book on Bioethics

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Derrick Aarons Book

Dr. Derrick Aarons a leading Bioethicist in the English-speaking Caribbean, launched his book, “Vital Communications in Medicine” at the Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on August 28, 2021.

According to Dr. Aarons, “the knowledge shared in my book spans decades of literary scholarship involving medical anthropology, the   read more