March 2010 Volume 7

Dr Ken Vaughan's Haiti Report

Author: Dr. Kenneth Vaughan

Jamaica's Medical Team

I had the opportunity to give some needed medical assistance in Haiti after the recent earthquake. As part of the Ministry of Health's emergency response team I arrived in Haiti a week after the event. Things were pretty chaotic with a lot of septic patients needing limb ablation surgery for   read more

Two KCOBs, Davian Clarke and Dr. Warren Blake, will lead JA's team to the world indoor championships

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Davian Clarke

BY KAYON RAYNOR Senior staff reporter

Saturday, February 20, 2010

HIGHLY placed Observer sources have revealed that Davian Clarke, a two-time Olympic 400-metre finalist, will serve as head coach of Jamaica's team to next month's 13th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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KCOB inducted into Colorado Hall of Fame

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Lorne Donaldson

Former Jamaica international footballer, Lorne Donaldson, has been inducted into the Colorado Youth Soccer Hall of Fame.

Donaldson's outstanding career started at Kingston College with coach Trevor 'Jumpy' Harris. He was later coached by one of the all- time best, George Thompson, at the   read more

Toronto Chapter Elects New Board for 2010

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Toronto Chapter Annual General Meeting 2010

At the Annual General Meeting of KCOBA (Toronto) held Friday, January 29, 2010 the following were elected to the Board of Directors:

President - Lance Seymour
Vice-President - Lawrence "Tiger" Prendergast
Secretary - Oliver Lopez
Assistant Secretary - James "Ruddy" Hart
Treasurer - Everard Hoo   read more

KCOB Lawyers Score Major Victory in Privy Council

Author: Everton Bailey

Susan Risden-Foster; Ransford Braham; George Wilson; and David Batts.

A team of lawyers led by KCOB, David Batts (Class of 78), recently won a major victory in the Privy Council in the United Kingdom.

The case in question, styled Mossell (Jamaica) Limited (trading as "Digicel") v. Office of Utilities Regulation ("OUR"), Cable and Wireless Jamaica Limited & Centennial Jamaica   read more

Leighton Spencer Wins the 5K at Douglas Forrest Invitational

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Leighton Spencer - center

Kingston, Jamaica, WI; Leighton Spencer on Christmas vacation had the opportunity to escort his grand parents back to Jamaica during the week of January 11th, 2010.

Leighton was coming off the Cross Country season layoff which ended in late November 2009. The Columbia University coaches had prescribed light training over   read more

KCOBA Pays Tribute to Legendary 1964 and 1965 Triple Champion Manning Cup Teams

Author: Everton Bailey

KCOBA Pays Tribute to Legendary 1964 and 1965 Triple Champion Manning Cup Teams

Members of the legendary KC 1964 and 1965 triple champion football teams were honored at the recent KCOBA reunion in Jamaica in November 2009.

The recognition was both timely and well-deserved as this year marks the forty-fifth anniversary of the epic achievement of what is considered as not just the   read more

A Few Words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman

With this issue we unveil a new look for the newsletter.  Technology is ever changing and we have to keep abreast or be left behind in the cyber dustbin.  And so our web designer, Earl Adams has been hard at work on the new format.   It's still a work in   read more

Revenge without Rancor: Remembering Professor Rex Nettleford

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Professor Rex Nettleford

I was an undergraduate student at Pace University in the early 1970's when Rex Nettleford gave one of the most brilliant and inspiring speeches I had ever heard.  And it wasn't even a formal speech.  He was simply giving a few remarks before a demonstration of Jamaican dance by   read more

KC Times.Org’s Publication Policies and Guidelines, Updated

Author: Derrick R Wright

Derrick R. Wright

Every well-meaning organization that solicits articles or papers for publication to a discriminating readership needs to have an effective set of publication policies and guidelines. As such, when KCTimes.Org Managing Editor Glen Laman asked me to help develop a policy for the KCOBA online newsletter, I drew from   read more

Slain KCOB Dr. Ricardo Fraser Laid to Rest

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Dr. Ricardo Fraser

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large

Monday, February 22, 2010

CENTRAL Jamaica pastor Mark Stewart is calling for tougher punishment for those who kill, and in the process rob the society of some of its great minds.

Delivering the sermon at the funeral service for murdered   read more