March 2022 Volume 18

Escape from the War in Ukraine

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Owen Waugh and a group of Jamaican students making their way out of war torn Ukraine

KC Old Boy Owen Waugh and his brother Tarek flee the war torn nation

When Russia invaded the country of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Jamaicans in the country headed west to escape the impending attacks.

Most of the Jamaicans were college students.   read more

Organ Repairs

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Repaired organ installation

The long awaited installation of Kingston College organ in St. Augustine’s Chapel is underway.

Technicians from the UK are on the island to oversee the project finally after long delays due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

The organ was sent to England for repairs that could   read more

Daughter of KC Old Boy elected to New York Supreme Court

Author: Reprinted from Jamaicans.com

Naita Semaj and her father

Judge Naita Semaj was born in New York but lived in Jamaica during her elementary school and high school years; During this period of her life, she experienced some challenges and difficulties, but overcame her problems and went on to use her experiences to develop a career in which   read more

Michael Holding Wins Gleaner Iconic Award

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Michael Holding

Kingston College Old Boy and West Indies cricket Great and commentator, Michael Holding received "The Gleaner Newspaper Iconic Award" at the 2021 RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Awards.

The awards ceremony was held virtually on January 23, 2022 due to the pandemic.

At the ceremony sprinter,   read more

Garfield Hall (1960 to 2022)– Early Memories

Author: Dr. Stephen Vasciannie

Garfield Hall

Garfield Anthony Hall, a dedicated KC Old Boy, passed away on January 31, 2022. Garfield attended KC from 1971 to 1979. He resided in New York in his latter years. Throughout his life he was a vigorous supporter of Kingston College, following in the footsteps of his father,   read more

KC Old Boy heads Education Commission - Extreme Inequality

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Orlando Patterson

The Jamaica Education Transformation Commission (JETC) says the examination results at favoured high schools versus those from non-traditional institutions are not reliable because they do not take into account the stark gap in the socio-economic realities facing both sets of students.

Professor   read more

IT'S KC!

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON College winner of 2021-22 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association Manning Cup title

North Street kings reign over JC for Manning Cup title

KINGSTON College (KC) claimed the 2021-22 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association Manning Cup title on Saturday with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win over Jamaica College (JC), after the teams were locked 1-1 at the end of 90   read more

KC Lift Olivier Shield

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

KC Wins 2021 Olivier Shield

Manning Cup champions Kingston College (KC) ended a 36-year drought when they defeated daCosta Cup winners Garvey Maceo High 2-0 in the ISSA Olivier Shield game held at the St Elizabeth Technical Sports Complex in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth today, Saturday, January 29, 2022.

It was the   read more

KC Choir Celebrates 75 year Anniversary

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC Choir Celebrates 75 year Anniversary

The Kingston College Chapel Choir celebrated its 75th anniversary on February 6, 2022.

A concert in St. Augustine’s Chapel on the school’s North Street campus marked the occasion.

The choir is the vision of founding Headmaster the late Bishop Percival Gibson who established the chapel and   read more

The Science Block Upgrade Project

Author: Rainford ‘Perry’ Bloomfield

Science Block Renovation

The genesis of this project started nearly 2 years ago when Ms Kayann Nelson, head of the Biology department and I had a great conversation, in which she presented the case to repair and upgrade the Biology labs.

At the time, her hope was to have the   read more

David “Wagga” Hunt (DWH) Scholarship Fundraiser Goes Virtual

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Leighton"Fyah" McKnight and Dervan Malcom

The David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Foundation’s annual fundraiser was held virtually in 2022 due to the pandemic.

It was under the Distinguished Patronages of the Jamaican Ambassador to the USA, Her Excellency, Audrey P. Marks, and Principals, Dave Myrie and Albert Corcho of Kingston College (KC) and   read more

Reviewing Maroon arguments

Author: Dr. Stephen Vasciannie

Chief Richard Currie

Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Prime Minister Holness is correct on this point: Jamaica is a unitary State and there is no independent State of Accompong.

The Maroons do not have sovereignty over Accompong; nor is it helpful to refer to   read more

Easton McMorris's passing triggers flood of tributes

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

The Kingston College Minor Cup championship team of 1951. Easton McMorris is seated at far right. Beside him is Collie Smith (second right) who would become a West Indies star before his untimely death in a motor vehicle collision in England. Others from left in the front row are Alfred Francis, Roy McLean, Foggy Burrowes, Jonathan Crick (cricket master), the Rt Rev Percival Gibson (headmaster and founder of KC). Standing back row from left are Denny Forrester, Buddy Alexander, Alwyn Miller, Jerome Walters, Raymond Alexander, Melvin Watson and Almando Gibson.

Former Kingston College, Jamaica and West Indies batsman Easton “Bull” McMorris, who passed away at age 86 after recently falling ill, is being remembered as an outstanding player and leader who had a deep love for cricket.

“The cricket fraternity has lost a person who had the   read more

KC old boy Ray Ford wants shot at reviving Windies cricket

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Ray Ford

Kingston College old boy Ray Ford, wants a shot at helping to resurrect West Indies cricket, and he hopes to do so from the pulpit of ultimate power — the presidency of Cricket West Indies.

“I'm in touch with three octogenarians from the glory days   read more

Garfield Anthony Hall - Obituary

Author: Anthony Hall

Garfield Anthony Hall

On June 8, 1960, a son by the name of Garfield Anthony Hall was born in Kingston, Jamaica at St Joseph Hospital to Stanley and Dorothy Hall, all three unaware of the man he would grow to become.

Along the years his sister Jennifer Hall would also   read more

Books by KC Old Boys

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Books written by KC old boys

Many people will be surprised at the number of books that have been written by KC Old Boys.

Within recent months Dr. Stephen Vasciannie has published Caribbean Essays in Law and Policy; Dr. Derrick Aarons released his book on Bioethics titled, Vital Communications in Medicine.

  read more

Standing the test of time

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

St Augustine Chapel

While the times have certainly changed, there remain a few institutions that have stood the test. Among the pantheon of local traditional structures stands the now 75-year-old St Augustine's Chapel and its award-winning Kingston College Chapel Choir (KCCC).

The chapel was dedicated on February 6,   read more