September 2010 Volume 7

NY Chapter Announces new Board

Author: Earl Gordon

Earl Gordon

The Annual General Meeting of KCOBA USA Inc. (NY Chapter) was held on Sunday, August 8, 2010. The location of the meeting was St. Luke’s Home for the Aged, Bronx, New York. St. Luke’s has served as the home of the association for 12 years.  Their Chapel recently hosted the   read more

Meet 18 year old Sharlayne Waller: A brilliant Jamaican scholar.

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Sharlayne Waller's graduation at Campion

Seven years ago Sharlayne Waller was the top student in Jamaica in the GSAT exams with an average of over 97% in the five subjects. As a friend of her parents I have known Sharlayne all her life and have followed her outstanding scholastic achievements since her days in prep   read more

Chips off the Old Block

Author: Garfene Grandison, Gleaner Writer

Neville Garrick (center), Naomi and Nesta

This story about a KCOB and his children is reprinted from the Jamaica Gleaner

Neville Garrick is a Jamaican-born Los Angeles-based graphic artist, photographer, filmmaker, and writer known for penning A Rasta's Pilgrimage: Ethiopian Faces and Places.

Best known for working with Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh and creating   read more

UWI Report on Rastafari – 50th Anniversary Conference

Author: Basil Waite

UWI Report on Rastafari – 50th Anniversary Conference

The University of the West Indies recently hosted a Rastafari Studies Conference at the Kenneth Hall Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Humanities & Education, Mona Campus. The conference which ran from August 17th to 20th was held under the theme, "Negotiating the African Presence -Rastafari Levity and Scholarship." It was held   read more

KC 2010 CXC and CAPE Results

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC Crest

Kingston College students recorded another impressive year of exams results continuing the recent trend of improvements in the percentage of passes.  Our top CSEC student, Daron Harrison passed 10 subjects including nine grade one and one grade 2. 

The CAPE results were outstanding in all subjects with the   read more

Vasciannie Picked to Head KC’s Board of Governors

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

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

News that Stephen Vasciannie, principal of the Norman Manley Law School, has accepted the request from Bishop Alfred Reid to become chairman of the Board of Governors of Kingston College quickly spread through the Old Boy Community. "The future just got a whole lot brighter for KC," "excellent choice," and   read more

Toronto Elects New Board

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

L-R Seated, Oliver Lopez - Secretary, Maurice Mattis, Lawrence Prendergast - President, Paul Vassell - Vice President, L-R Standing, Peter Neil - Assistant Secretary, Lance Seymour, Clive Golding, Everard Hoo - Treasurer

The Annual General Meeting of the Toronto chapter of the Kingston College Old Boys’ Association was held on Friday, August 13, 2010. The existing board of directors was dissolved and elections were held for positions on the new board for the upcoming year. The following are the results of the   read more

KCOBA NY Reception for Award Winners

Author: Robert Kelly

KCOBA NY Reception for Award Winners

KCOBA USA Inc. hosted a reception at the College's Board Room on July 23, 2010 in honor of Florence "Cicisse" McLeod and Llewllyn Johnson, both Presidential Award winners at our 27th Annual Reunion and Awards Dinner. Both honorees, who have spent most of their adult lives working at KC, were   read more

Kingston College Development Trust Fund Annual Report – 2009

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Kingston College Development Trust Fund Annual Report – 2009

The Kingston College Development Trust Fund (KCDTF) has been impacted by the Global economic recession and by the Jamaican Government’s unprecedented Debt Exchange Program (JDX). The global recession affected the growth of the fund during 2009 and the JDX will negatively impact future growth.

Please download the following report for an   read more

NY Scholarship Committee hosts a Lime

Author: Robert Taylor

NY Lime

On Friday evening September 10, KCOBA USA Inc. Scholarship Dance Committee, chaired by Merrick Foster, hosted a lime at J & R Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY. Coordinated by Clinton "Fatman Clarke," the event attracted over 60 old boys and served as a primer to our 18th Annual Scholarship Dance slated   read more

A Few Words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman

The last few weeks have certainly been eventful ones for KC. It was our end of summer roller-coaster ride. First we received word that the principal, Mr. Herbert Nelson, would not be returning. A collective gasp of, "Oh no, not again" echoed through the KC community. With only weeks before   read more

Summer Sports

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Dr. Cedric Lazarus

During July I watched my first live T20 (20/20) cricket games. The first eight games of the WI T20 Competition were played at the Kensington Oval here in Barbados and since they were day/night games with two games each night I decided to go. (Actually, I had nothing better to   read more

In MEMORIAM - Ronald Keith Webster, Donald John Morris and Evon Vincent Webber

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC Crest

Ronald Keith Webster
Ronald Keith Webster a KC Old Boy from the 1950’s was laid to rest on July 30th, 2010 in Overland Park, Kansas.   Although he lived in Kansas, he was a supporter of the KCOBA and gave back to the causes that appealed to him.

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Toronto President’s AGM Message

Author: Lance Seymour

Lance Seymour

Once again, our annual general meeting coincides with a significant change at our beloved alma mater. Mr. Herbert “Herbie” Nelson, the Jamaica College old boy who was recently appointed as the new principal of Kingston College, has been discharged of his duties. The circumstances surrounding this unfortunate turn of events   read more

Let the Renewal Begin

Author: Everton Barrett

Everton Barrett

Once in a great while an opportunity arises for us to make a momentous contribution to humanity. That time has come for all KCOBs. We are offered an incredible opportunity to reshape the present Kingston College, to reclaim what is now a dying relic and restore it to the beautiful   read more

Johnson C. Smith University Attracts Jamaicans

Author: Gerald Hector

Gerald Hector

Every seed that is planted will grow if it is nurtured and tended  with care, and it is known what the end result will be.  In 2007, Johnson C. Smith University planted a seed in the person of KC’s Coach Lennox Graham. 

The University planted a seed, expecting a   read more

Second Annual David “Wagga” Hunt Memorial Classic

Author: Everton Bailey

Michael Schloss, President of Calabar Alumni Association, presents the David Hunt Trophy to Calabar Old Boys co-captain, Gian D

The 2010 David "Wagga" Hunt Memorial Classic was held in Kingston and Miramar, Florida, on August 7th and 21st, respectively.

The Florida chapters of the Kingston College Old Boys Association and the Calabar Alumni Association jointly hosted the Florida leg of the event at the Miramar Regional Park.

The event   read more

Dreams Of My Mind

Author: Robert Taylor

I dream of a world without hate, strife and wars.
I dream of a world without pollution only bright stars.
I dream of a world without guns, bombs and armored tanks.
As I dream of the world all I can see are just blanks.   read more