October 2010 Volume 7

Gifton Wright Records a First for KC in Gleaner’s Spelling Bee

Author: Basil Waite

Gifton Wright Records a First for KC in Gleaner’s Spelling Bee

History was created when KC 7 Francis grader Gifton Wright won the Kingston leg of  The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee 2010-11parish finals at the company’s auditorium on Wednesday, October 13.

When Gifton  out spelt 21 others, the Gleaner staff reporter remarked, “A history that will stamp the purple   read more

KCOB Barry G Inducted into Order of Distinction

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Barry Gordon (right) receiving his award after being inducted into the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer from Governor General Sir Patrick Allen for his contribution to broadcasting. - Ricardo Makyn/Staff photographer

Edmond Campbell, Senior Staff Reporter
IDOLISED AS the 'Boogie Man' when his fame soared during the 1980s and '90s, Barrington Seymour Gordon's sterling contribution to broadcasting, particularly in radio, paid off Monday when he was inducted into the Order of Distinction in the rank of officer at a   read more

The Gallow Family Sent five sons to KC

Author: Basil Waite

Moses and Freda Gallow

Moses Gallow and his wife Freda are proud parents of five sons who attended KC. The writer met the couple at Dr Ray Fraser's Winchester Medical Centre at which time the patriarch reeled off several generations of Gallows through uncles, cousins, nephews and sons that have passed through the College   read more

Kane Watson & Winston Cowans For Commonwealth Games In Delhi.

Author: Michael Strachan

Kane Watson

Former Fortis Kane Watson (23) will be a part of the Jamaican Table Tennis delegation to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India from October 3 to October 14, 2010.

Kane is the son of fellow fortis Basil Watson (sculptor) and grandson of Barry Watson (painter).

Kane will be making his   read more

The Brave in Winter

Author: Everton Bailey

The late Molo Walker at Champs 2009

How quickly the years slip by.

It seems like it was just yesterday we left the hallowed grounds of Clovelly Park. Yet in the blink of an eye, the years, for many of us, have rapidly turned into decades. We quickly moved from adolescence into adulthood, pursued higher education, became   read more

UWI to Pay Tribute to Victor Chang

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Dr Victor Chang

Dr. Chang attended KC and was a member of the 1961-2 sixth form. He also taught at the college for several years.

The Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, will pay tribute to Dr Victor Chang on Tuesday, October 26 at 6 p.m. at   read more

Four Receive George T Scholarship Awards for 2010

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Geroge Thompson

The George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund has issued four awards for the 2010/2011 academic year.   Three awardees are students at Kingston College and one is a KC old boy attending college in the United States.
The three KC students are:

  • Romaine Blair
  • Daron Harrison
  • Delano Rose

Daron   read more

Fortis at Shanghai World’s Fair, Expo 2010

Author: Glendon Thompson

Glendon Thompson posing beside photo of Usain Bolt

Sleep walking on an airplane for 16 to 20 hours is no stroll on the beach. Trust me; I have done it many times on my trips to Asia. The beauty of it is, when this rite of passage is over a wonderfully fantastic culture awaits you.

China can be   read more

The Emerging Global Leaders Program

Author: Andre St.Marie

The Emerging Global Leaders Program

Held at the York University
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

On Thursday, May 11, 2010, the Jamaican delegation for the Emerging Global Leaders Program, consisting of: Andre St.Marie from Kingston College; Kevonnie Whyte from the Ardenne High School; Kimmara Coombs and Shereese Graham from the Morant Bay High School; Marvin Jackson   read more

KC’s Big Purple Session 2010

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Left to Right: Dr Patrick Dallas, Dr Emanuel Grant, Dr Ivor Nugent, attorney at law and Excelsorian Harold Murray and Dr Cedric Lazarus chilling out at the Session

Those of you who ardently follow this online newsletter will recall that in October 2009 I wrote that I would not miss the 12th anniversary of KC’s Big Purple Session in 2010. I didn’t.  After all it was held on my birthday - October 2nd.  Young Old Boy Shaun Thompson,   read more

Tribute To Dr. Aston Chin

Author: Dr. Derrick Aarons

Dr. Aston Chin

Family, friends, and associates of Dr. Aston Chin, I wish to express deep condolences on behalf of the Kingston College Old Boys Association.

Our tribute today will take the form of a collage of memories of Dr. Chin's classmates at KC, dating back to first form in school, as well   read more

A Few Words from the Editor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Glen Laman

Atlanta members came back from Florida’s Big Purple Session with glowing reports of yet another successful edition of this dynamic event.  Kudos to Audley Hewitt,  Dr. Ivor Nugent and all the Florida brethren.    Be sure to read Dr. Cedric Lazarus’ account in this month’s newsletter.

There were also positive comments   read more

KC’s Fourth Principal

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Rev Dr. John McNab

As I recall, Rev Dr. John McNab came to KC in 1975.

After six wonderful years, I was in lower 6th and about to enter my final year at KC. After Rev Don Taylor left in 1974, we had no principal until Rev McNab arrived. For sure, we had   read more

Kamaria Francis – Maurice MacDonald scholarship recipient – 2010

Author: Lance Seymour

Kamaria Francis

Kamaria Francis is the recipient of the inaugural scholarship in memory of Maurice MacDonald, the late former vice president of Kingston College Old Boys' Association (Toronto).
She is the daughter of KCOBA (Toronto), Life Director, Alex "Franno" Francis and his wife Beverley Bowen.

Kamaria is enrolled in applied   read more

In Memoriam: Dr. Aston Chin

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

In Memoriam

Dr. Aston Chin, KC Old Boy and Cadet of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Aston did his medical degree at the UWI, and had been working in Ocho Rios since the late 1980s. He maintained a medical practice managed --along with his wife Beverley--the popular Shopper's Mart in Ocho   read more

Soca and Calypsonian “Arrow “Passes on

Author: Basil Waite

Alphonsus Cassell, popularly known as Arrow

Alphonsus Cassell, popularly known as “Arrow,” died On Wednesday, September 15, 2010  at his Montserrat home after a battle with brain cancer. He was 59.

Arrow is credited with playing a trailblazing role in making Soca international. A pioneer of the Calypso up tempo beat, the Soca genre, Arrow hit the   read more

Educate Jamaicans to Emigrate

Author: Everton Barrett

Everton Barrett

The misery index

For the past forty eight years we have been educating our people to build Jamaica into a viable country that can support its people and sustain a descent standard of living. We have been woefully unsuccessful, despite what some fly by night tourism group says about Jamaica   read more

A visit with Dr. McNab

Author: Lance Seymour

Oliver Lopez, Secretary, James Hart, Life Director, Mrs. Jean McNab, Dr.John McNab, Lawrence Prendergast, President. Out of picture - Paul Vassell, Vice President, Dale Keizs, Life Director.

On Saturday, September 11, 2010 a number of KCOBA (Toronto) board members, paid a courtesy call to former Kingston College Headmaster, Dr. John McNab, who currently resides in a Toronto nursing home and is not in the best of health. The group consisting of President, Lawrence Prendergast, Vice President, Paul   read more

Jabari Anglin is the first recipient of Lord Bishop Scholarship to KC

Author: Basil Waite

Jabari Anglin

12 year old Jabari Anglin of St. Alban's Primary is the first recipient of the Lord Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, The Rt. Rev. Dr Alfred C Reid Scholarship.

The now 7 Holding student and his mother Telema Phillips were on hand to receive the scholarship cheque   read more

KC Times Survey

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KC Times Survey

Please  take a minute to complete a short survey about the KC times.

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A Note of Thanks from Rasheed Malcolm

Author: Rasheed Malcolm

Rasheed Malcolm

Recent graduate and Manning Cup footballer Rasheed Malcolm is the latest in a long line of "Fortis" who have benefitted from the rich tradition of service and support from our alumni. Below is a letter from Rasheed expressing his appreciation to the Atlanta Chapter of the KCOBA, Fortis78 alumni organization   read more