September 2014 Volume 11


Author: Reprinted from

Winston Stewart - Managing Director, Ben C. Gerwick, Inc., USA

COWI subsidiary Ben C. Gerwick appointed KCOB  Winston Stewart, P.E. as President and Managing Director.

Dedicated to excellence in marine and civil engineering, Winston brings over 35 years of experience in civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering to the company. 
Winston has also previously worked as Chief Operating Officer   read more

Speech to the 2014 Graduating Class of Kingston College
Live to Expect the Unexpected

Author: Noel Spencer, MBA, LUTCF, EA

Graduation 2014

Thank you, Mrs. Marguerita Hall for such a warm Fortisian welcome. Your words of reference this afternoon will remain with me and my wife, Dr. Patricia Miller-Spencer for years. It is great to be the keynote speaker at my alma mater, on behalf of all KC alumni in the world,   read more

Message from the Principal

Author: Reprinted from the 2013 KCDTF Report

KC Principal - Dave Myrie

It is a pleasure for me once again to provide a message for the Kingston College Development Trust Fund Annual Report. I would also on behalf of the School like to express our thanks and heart-felt gratitude for your continued support for the various infrastructural development projects undertaken at Kingston   read more

KC Old Boy off to Afghanistan as Advisor

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Christopher Chin-Young,

Christopher Chin-Young, a KCOB and Senior Policy Advisor in the Ministry of the Interior has been assigned to Afghanistan as an Advisor to the government under the Ministry of Defense Advisors (MoDA) program.

The MoDA was developed as a result of operational requirements in Afghanistan and Iraq. Defense capacity building   read more

KCOBA Jamaica hosts book launch at UWI

Author: Earl Adams

KC men

The Jamaica chapter of the KC Old Boys’ Association recently coordinated a book launch at the UWI Mona for Jamaican Entrepreneurship written by Dr. Glen Laman, past president of the Atlanta chapter and editor of the KC Times.

The event took place on July 25th 2014 in the multifunctional room   read more

Atlanta Memorial Service for Don Taylor – Holy Cross, Decatur, Georgia, June 2014

Author: Rev. Dr. Barry Davies

Rev. Dr. Barry Davies

Prayer:  Gracious God, bless us, we pray as we recall the life and ministry of your faithful servant E. Don Taylor who answered your call and used the talents you had given him to spread the good news of your love for us.  Amen.

The text I have chosen for this eulogy is   read more

York professors conduct program for KC teachers

Author: Reprinted from Share News Online

Dr. Carl James

York University professors Carl James and Andrea Davis are conducting a professional development program this week in Jamaica for Kingston College’s (KC) teachers.

 The idea emerged from two research projects that collaborate to offer strategies for addressing violence in transnational contexts.

 Over the past three years, the Youth and Community Development:   read more

The NY Chapter’s Annual General Meeting and Elections 2014

Author: George B. Bell

The NY Chapter’s Annual General Meeting and Elections 2014

KCOBA USA, Inc. held its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in the Bronx, New York. The atmosphere was filled with passion and positive energy, reflecting the renewed optimism and dynamism that has permeated the Association in recent years. 
The afternoon commenced with the usual welcome by President Bloomfield; the Fortis prayer by Dr. Norman Scott;   read more

KCOBA New England’s First Family Fun Day

Author: Devon Hussett

KCOBA New England’s First Family Fun Day

On August 10th, 2014, KCOBA New England launched their first annual family fun day at Winding Trails Park in Farmington, CT. The president of KCOBA Jamaica, Dr. Patrick Dallas was the special guest for the occasion.

The venue features a beautiful soccer field, boating on the lake and scenic   read more

The New York 2014 Summer Boat Cruise

Author: Brian Morrison

The New York 2014 Summer Boat Cruise

On Saturday August 17, 2014, double lines formed early in the cool afternoon sun at the World's Fair Marina, located near LaGuardia Airport in Queens NY. The looks of expectation were evident on the faces of our supporters, friends and Alumni - all informally dressed but looking elegant as usual   read more

Dr. Glen Laman Releases New Book on Entrepreneurship

Author: Derrick R Wright

Laman signs books

Atlanta resident Dr. Glen Laman is well known as a respected entrepreneur.  In addition, he is the past president of the Kingston College Old Boys Association, the managing editor for “KC Times” (, a technologist extraordinaire, and a dedicated community benefactor.  But his list of enterprising endeavors does not stop   read more

KC’s Allan Morgan awarded Football Scholarship to Jacksonville University

Author: Maurice Borrows

KC Captain Allan Morgan in action against Spanish Town High in the 2013 Manning Cup season

Kingston College’s own Allan Morgan who captained the school’s  football team for the 2012 and 2013 seasons has been awarded a football scholarship to attend Jacksonville University in Florida starting in August 2014.

This was the result of an effort spearheaded by members of the KC family in South   read more

Trust Fund Growth Rate Trails Inflation

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KCDTF 2013 Annual Report

In 2013, the KCDTF received 26 donations from individuals and organizations totaling J$1.2 million according to the recently released report from the fund. This distressing news is compounded by the fact that the Jamaican inflation rate is averaging 11.4% while the fund is only growing at 4.4%.

The major projects   read more

Atlanta’s George Thompson scholarship Fund Boosts Awards

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Yuchen Moodie with Dr Glen Laman

The Atlanta chapters George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund has increased the amount of funds allocated for awards for the 2014/15 academic year. According to Guidance Counselor, Sonia Watson, “this is going to make so many more students and their parents happy.”

While on the island recently, the fund’s manager, Dr.   read more

The Tale of Two Goalkeepers

Author: Maurice Burrows

KC 1981 Manning Cup and Oliver Shield champions, Mark, left-front and Maurice right-front

September 1976 marked the marvelous journey of Mark “Soupbone” Johnson and Maurice “Spider Cat” Borrows at Kingston College (KC).  The gifted duo hailed from separate ends of Kingston, Mark, a native of the Portmore area was a member of the Wanderers football club while Maurice grew-up in Harbour View and   read more

The National Youth Orchestra Tour

Author: Lance Seymour

Pictured with the KC contingent are Lawrence Prendergast, President, R. Wayne Stephens, Secretary and Patrick Johnson all of KCOBA (Toronto

The National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ) visited Toronto as part of their scheduled tour of Canada (August 2 – 10, 2014).

One stop on the tour was the Revival Time Tabernacle and featured 15 students from Kingston College. 

Pictured with the KC contingent are Lawrence Prendergast, President,   read more

KC Cricket Coach Roy McLean has died

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Roy McLean

Mr. Roy McLean served Kingston College (KC) and Jamaica with distinction. He represented the famed North Street institution in cricket, football and athletics, and also coached cricket and football at "The College". In addition, he extended his services to St. Andrew Technical, Excelsior High, Kensington Cricket Club and Kingston Cricket   read more

KCOB hosts Webinar to address MSI Funding Issues

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Gerald Hector

Gerald Hector, KC old boy and Ithaca College of New York Vice President of Finance and Administration recently hosted a webinar to discuss the practical steps boards and administrators at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) can take to financially strengthen their institutions in the face of the "new normal."

Hector has   read more

KCOBA Atlanta Announces New Scholarship award

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Judith and Mike McDonald with son Marcus (deceased)

Atlanta has initiated a new scholarship Award.  It is the Marcus E. McDonald Memorial Award that is being funded by Mike and Judith McDonald in honor of their son who drowned in Lake Allatoona a few years ago. Mike attended KC from 1972 to 1974.

This award will be administered   read more

Introducing the keynote speaker for KC’s 2014 graduation ceremony – Noel Spencer

Author: Marguerita Hall

Noel Spencer

Introducing the keynote speaker for KC’s 2014 graduation ceremony

Noel Spencer was keynote speaker for the 2014 Graduating class at Kingston College

Noel is President of Spencers Financial Group which provides services in financial planning for retirement, Life and Disability insurance, mutual funds, and tax preparation and representation in New   read more

KC In the News August 2014

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC In the News August 2014

Kingston College is increasingly in the news.  Check this column for links to recent articles about KC.

The Old Boys, students and teachers are making headlines and doing great things. If you come across an interesting article, please feel free to contact the editor at and send us a   read more

The Brave May Fall but never Yield

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Richard Forbes

There's nothing strange about a man serenading a woman. But for a man who is blind, battling bone-marrow cancer and end-stage renal failure, two days before his first dialysis, serenading his wife in front of about 200 persons at a public function, is not what most people would expect.

But   read more

KCOB elected to Diaspora Advisory Board for Southern USA

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Attorney Wayne Golding Sr.

KC Old Boy and Attorney Wayne Golding Sr. of Orlando has been elected the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board member for the Southern USA.

Goldingwas declared the duly elected Diaspora Advisory Board Representative and will immediately assume office having secured the majority of votes from a final count of 1,237 ballots   read more

Tribute to Mr. Mack - Roy McLean

Author: Anthony Clarke

Roy McLean

This Fortis man has really touched the lives of many KC boys including mine. Thanks Sir Mack for all the words of encouragement.  You will be remembered as:

  • The real cross-word puzzle man
  • The yellow IZUSU car parked on Matalon Blvd
  • The creator of the cricket nursery
  • The   read more