January 2016 Volume 13

KCOBA-ATL Hosts School Principal and Cements Plans for Expanded Levels of KC Support

Author: Derrick R Wright

KCOBA-ATL Hosts School Principal Dave Myrie

The Kingston College Old Boys’ Association of Atlanta hosted a Fortisians breakfast December 12, 2015, to welcome to Atlanta, primarily, KC Principal Dave Myrie, and Mrs. Myrie.  That event was the opening session in a weekend of meetings and functions planned to cement, to an even greater extent, KCOBA-ATL’s productive   read more

George Thompson Scholar wins Neville Hall History Prize

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Awardee Yuchen Moodie and Mrs Emily Shields

KC Old Boy and UWI final year student, Yuchen Moodie,  is the 2015 winner of the Neville Hall Prize which goes to the student with the most outstanding academic record in History of the Americas.

The Neville Hall prize was presented to Yuchen at a ceremony in the Neville Hall   read more

Archbishop’s Keynote Speech at KCOBA Jamaica Banquet

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

KCOBA President Dr Patrick Dallas (left) hands a plaque to principal Dave Myrie in honour of the school’s founder, Bishop Percival William Gibson.

“This is a lightly edited version of the main address given by Archbishop Charles Dufour, at the Kingston College Old Boys Association's Annual Reunion & Awards Dinner held Saturday, November 14, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in St Andrew.”

LET me begin by congratulating Kingston College for having reached   read more

Allan 'Skill' Cole A Legend In His Time

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Allan Skill Cole meets FIFA Sepp Blatter

On September 26, a beaming Alan 'Skill' Cole was presented with a plaque by FIFA President Sepp Blatter in recognition of his contribution to Jamaican football. Edward Seaga and P. J. Patterson, two former prime ministers, were among the 10 recipients but the biggest cheers were for the enigmatic Cole.

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Several KC Old Boys receive National Honors in 2015

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Prof Elizabeth Thomas-Hope with Stephen Vasciannie and Dr. Robert Wan at National Honors Ceremony

Professor Elizabeth Thomas-Hope shares a happy moment with Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie (centre) and Dr. Robert Wan during the National Honours and Awards ceremony held at King's House on National Heroes Day, October 19, 2015.

All three received the Officer of Distinction award in the rank of Commander.

Professor Thomas-Hope   read more

Atlanta announces 2016 Board of Directors

Author: Earl Adams

Atlanta announces 2016 Board of Directors

The KC Old Boys association (GA) Inc has announced its board for 2016.

The Atlanta chapter of the KC Old Boys Association held its Annual General Meeting in October 2015 at which the board of directors was dissolved and a new board elected for the fiscal year 2016.

The chapter changed its   read more

KC Old Boys Fund 115 Scholarships to Current Students

Author: Robert Kelly

KC Scholarship Awards 2015

One hundred and fifteen students are this year’s recipients of scholarships valued at $4.3 million from the Kingston College Old Boys USA Inc., $2.8M, Atlanta, $1.3M and our emerging New England, in this its inaugural year, provides three scholarships.

Youngsters from grades 7-13 attended a scholarship ceremony on Wednesday,   read more

Atlanta’s 2015 Christmas Party Enjoys Record Turnout

Author: Earl Adams

Partying with a Purpoe - "Its the Electric Slide

It was a historic weekend for the Atlanta Chapter of the KC Old Boys Association as we welcomed KC's principal Dave Myrie and his wife to Atlanta for the first time. They were met at the airport, transported to their hotel by chapter President, Dr. Glen Laman  and later attended   read more

Florida’s 17th Big Purple Session

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KCOB Florida 17th Big Purple Session

The 17th installment of the Florida KC Old Boys’ Big Purple Session moved to new quarters at the Temple Beth Emet at 4807 South Flaming Road in Cooper City. The impressive venue was lit up on October 3rd, 2015 for one of the most talked about events in South Florida’s   read more


Author: Pat S. Williams Bignall

Raymond Stampy Watson - Football Coach

On Monday, December 7, it was jubilation for the entire KC fraternity as both the Under 14 and the Under 16 Football Teams were crowned Champions.   2015 marks three consecutive years that the Under 14 Team has won the title while the Under 16 ended a 20-year drought – having   read more

Atlanta makes Headway with new Fundraising Approach

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Rudolph Reid and Noel Spencer

The year 2015 was the second year in a row that Atlanta employed the matching funds approach to raising funds. Over the 15 years of the chapter’s existence, we have tried the route of the traditional banquets, walk-a-thons, parties and raffles.

 The first year at the suggestion of   read more

Dr. Kurt MacDonald honoured at Toronto Reunion and Awards Gala

Author: Reprinted from Share News Online

Dr. Kurt MacDonald Dr. Kurt MacDonald

Milliken Mills High School in Markham is Dr. Kurt MacDonald’s alma mater.

It might have well been Jamaica’s Kingston College.

His father, Doug MacDonald and late uncle, Maurice MacDonald, were the president and vice-president, respectively, of the Kingston College Old Boys Association’s Toronto chapter and their late father – Edward   read more

How the Choir got its Bowties

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

How the Choir got its Bowties

When KC Chapel Choir director, Audley Davidson, floated his idea of outfitting the choir with bowties to Noel Spencer, the wheels were set in motion.

Noel did a quick design of a bow-tie and contacted a garment maker in China to produce them. The Chinese firm shipped the 50   read more

David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Ball 2016

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Ball 2016

The 2016 edition of the David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Ball will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016. 
This red-carpet event will be held in the elegant atrium of the National Education Association (NEA) building at 1201 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036, USA, under the distinguished patronage of Jamaican   read more

How One Old Boy is Giving Back

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Noel Spencer

If there is one characteristic that is often ascribed to KC Old Boys it is “passion for the school.”   Nothing can compare to that “purple passion.”

For many Old Boys that passion is just a feeling.  It is never translated into any action other than words. It is just   read more

Two KC Old Boys Receive Musgrave Medals

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Harvard Professor Orlando Patterson and architect Errol Charles Alberga Jr

Two KC Old Boys, Harvard Professor Orlando Patterson and architect Errol Charles Alberga Jr were awarded Musgrave medals in 2015. They were among eight awardees for 2015.

Patterson received a gold medal for literature while Alberga received a silver for architecture.

Patterson is the recipient of many awards, including the   read more

Is Sandra Richards-Ross a Fortis?

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Sanya Richards-Ross

Jamaican born four-time Olympic gold medalist, Sanya Richards-Ross, knows what it means to be at the top of her game. Perhaps even more importantly, she understands the importance of falling with grace.

In this candid, one-on-one video session, Sanya speaks with confidence about her successes, while also telling the   read more

Trevor “TC” Campbell has died

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Trevor “TC” Campbell

Trevor “TC” Campbell died on November 20, 2015.  He was 70. 

He attended KC in the late 1950s to early 1960s. At Kingston College, he played on the Sunlight team and was an opening batsman. He was a member of the victorious Sunlight Cricket Team in 1962.

Trevor was   read more

Atlanta Honors two Old Boys

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Honorees Rainford “Perry” Bloomfield and Audley Hewett

Two KC Old Boys were honored by the Atlanta chapter at its Annual George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund Christmas Party on December 12, 2015.

The honorees were Audley Hewett of the Florida Chapter and Rainford “Perry” Bloomfield of the New York Chapter.  The awardees were presented with plaques by   read more

Pat Williams Bignall takes us “Beyond the Shades”

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Pat Bignall

“When Michelle Bruce and Patrick Pullosky met it was love at first sight. They were married after a whirlwind courtship, and within two months, they found out that a baby was on the way.


This was not a part of their plans, not in the short- or even medium-term,   read more

Rudolph Rodrick Richardson (1927-2015)

Author: Basil Richardson

Rudolph Rodrick Richardson

What does one say about his father once he is gone? Good question.  Daddy was a KC old boy. Excuse me if I ramble for a bit?

KC! Kingston College of the purple and white. He wanted me to attend the school and be exposed to this grounded tradition, this   read more

KC in The News

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC in The News

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 editor@kctimes.org  and send   read more