June 2010 Volume 7

Where Are They Now?: Stephen Vasciannie

Author: Everton Bailey

Vasciannie at KC in 2008 with members of the Class of 78

Stephen Vasciannie (Class of 1976), former KC Head Boy and Rhodes Scholar, is the focus of this month’s “Where are They Now” column.

Born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Vineyard Town to Paul and Mavis Vasciannie, the Vasciannie family moved to Meadowbrook while he was a toddler. Vasciannie’s credits his   read more

Champs 2010: We have to re-plot.

Author: Ray Ford

Champs 2010

It’s 8:20 p.m. on March 27th,, a  balmy Saturday night. The National Stadium is fully lit and full. The grandstand, bursting at its seams, is teaming and on its feet. In addition, the entire stadium is eagerly awaiting the grand finale of Champs 100 - the boys’ 4 x 400m   read more

Jamaican Athletes Electrify Penn Relays 2010

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Jamaican Athletes Electrify Penn Relays 2010

There were record-breaking times and record-breaking crowds at the Penn Relays this year—the admission prices were record breaking too!   The excitement started building weeks before with the announcement that the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, was scheduled to run for Jamaica in the USA vs. The World 4x100 meters relay   read more

Akil Adams is College Bound

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Akil Adams

Akil Adams recently graduated from Chattahoochee High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. He is the son of Earl Adams, the KCOBA Newsletter’s Webmaster, and Alicia Adams. At the school’s Honor’s Day ceremony, Akil received the Cougar Pride Award for Mathematics.

Akil’s plan is to attend college in the fall to study Computer   read more

On A Sad Note:  Lloyd Cundy and Keith Clarke

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Keith Clarke

Keith Clarke was a chartered accountant and KC Old boy who was fatally shot during an encounter with security forces during the State of Emergency in Kingston.  Clarke was at home with his family in East Kirkland Heights on the evening of May 27, 2010 when the tragedy occurred.
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Gunfire closes KC during State of Emergency

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC students at Exam Office

Kingston College was forced to close its doors on Tuesday, May 25th 2010 as members of the security forces traded bullets with gunmen in the vicinity of the school, which is located on North Street in downtown Kingston. The school remained closed for the rest of the week due to   read more

KCOBA NY Annual Reunion Brunch

Author: Rainford Bloomfield

Brunch time

The KCOBA USA Inc. Annual Reunion Brunch was held at ‘The Door’ Restaurant in Queens, NY. This restaurant has been a faithful supporter of KCOBA over several years. In attendance were our Honoree Freddie Green and his wife Marva. Ms. Helen Douglas our former Vice Principal of KC, (North Street   read more

Thunder Puts Best Feet Forward

Author: (reprinted from Brampton Guardian)

KCOB Norman Wallace's team raised shoes for Haiti

The Brampton East Thunder Under-15 Elite soccer team has taken on the initiative of a project to gather decently used footwear for the youths of Haiti.

The name of the project is ‘Thunder at their feet’ and it started back in mid-January.
Presently the   read more

Jamaica Chapter announces new Board of Directors

Author: HG Helps

New elected Board L-R L Bennett, Sixto Coy, Anthony Allen, Ray Fraser and Ricardo Grey

At the Annual General Meeting of the KCOBA (Jamaica Chapter), held on Wednesday, May 5, the following directors were elected:

Dr Patrick Dallas (new)
Eric Heslop (new)
Ricardo Gray (new)
Dr Ray Fraser
Charley Grant
Anthony Allen
Lloyd Bennett
Sixto   read more

Tampa Old Boys on the Move

Author: Everton Bailey

The Tampa Connection

The Tampa Old Boys Association recently held their second annual session at the Tampa Letter Carriers’ Hall.

The event was well supported by both the Tampa community and by KC old boys and their families, including a sizable contingent from South Florida. Indeed old boys from as far north as   read more

New York Banquet 2010

Author: Earl Gordon

Members of NY Chapter Board

Antun’s in Queens Village New York hosted the 27th Annual Reunion and Awards of the association on May 1, 2010. In comparison to previous years, attendance was down.  However, this in no way affected the quality of the event. Patrons were treated to an evening of great music and culinary   read more

A Few Words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman

Since our last edition, the New York Chapter has concluded their 27th Awards Banquet and the Tampa Chapter wrapped up their second annual ”session.”  And the Jamaica Chapter announced their new board.  The Atlanta Chapter has been busy too, preparing for its Reunion and Awards Banquet on June 19th.  You   read more

A Trip to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Fernbank Science Trip

Some 200 students from Woodland Middle School in East Point, Georgia, recently went on a field trip to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History which is located just east of downtown Atlanta.

The Atlanta Chapter of the Kingston College Old Boys Association which has partnered with Woodland on   read more

Jule Kelly graduates from UMASS

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Robert Kelly and daughter Jule Kelly

Jule Kelly, daughter of NY Chapter president, Robert Kelly, recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. She majored in Sociology with a minor in Spanish. She will attend nursing school in August under a special one year program.

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“Sweetness and Light”

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Edward Watson

Edward A. Watson is a retired University Professor who attended Kingston College in the early 1950’s. He now resides in Windsor, Canada. We present a chapter from an unpublished work. It provides some insights into the KC of the 1950’s.

You can read the full chapter entitled “Sweetness and Light”   read more

KCOBA Jamaica Directors meet with Marlon Samuels

Author: HG Helps

Marlon Samuels

Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels met with recently elected directors of the KCOBA (Jamaica Chapter) at the Courtleigh Hotel poolside on May 19.

The effervescent get-together was formalised to express solidarity with the former Kingston College cricketer who recently ended his two-year ban imposed by the International Cricket   read more

South Africa: Post-apartheid as I saw it.

Author: Ray Ford

Ray Ford wWith Pretoria host family.

The FIFA World Cup will soon kick off down in South Africa, and heaven knows, Jamaica could use the distraction.

At the time of writing, there has been loss of life in Kingston, and our thoughts and prayers are with those families and friends of the victims left behind. Coincidentally,   read more

Lennox Graham Named CIAA Indoor Women's Track And Field Coach Of The Year

Author: Reprinted from Richmond Times Dispatch

Lennox Graham

Graham was Women’s Outdoor C.O.Y last season

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Hampton, VA - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association in conjunction with the CIAA Track and Field Coaches Association has released its picks for CIAA Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Coaches of the Year. Johnson C.   read more