February 2017 Volume 14

Spencer Family Donates Gymnasium at Melbourne Park

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Noel Spencer

One of KC’s perennial benefactors, Noel Spencer, has announced that the Spencer Family will be contributing the funds for a new gymnasium to accompany the new running track at Melbourne Park.

The new facility will be known as the Spencer Family Gymnasium at Melbourne Park, Kingston College. The family   read more

Vasciannie Takes over as President of UTECH

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie

Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie started 2017 in his new role as President of the University of Technology (UTECH). His appointment will be for a period of three years.

As president, Vasciannie will carry out the functions of chief academic and administrative officer. He will be principally responsible for implementing policies, and   read more

Remembering “Foggy” Sydney Ignatius Burrowes (1928 to 1987)

Author: Errol Lecky

“Foggy” Sydney Ignatius Burrowes ( 1928 to 1987)

Sydney Ignatius (Foggy) Burrowes attended Kingston College (K.C.) between 1943 and 1947. Many believe that he was the most influential student to wear the school’s colors.

As skipper (captain) of athletics and cricket, and a key member of the football (soccer) forward line, he was involved in every phase of   read more

KC Old Boy delivers MLK Jr. Day Speech at NAACP Breakfast

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Gerald Hector

KC Old Boy Gerald Hector delivered the keynote speech at the NAACP Elmira/Corning, New York chapter’s annual Martin Luther King Jr., Celebration Breakfast.

It was hosted on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Corning, New York.

Gerald is Cornell University’s vice president for financial affairs. Previously, he was the   read more

Devon Anderson - The Journeyman

Author: Ray Ford

1970 06 15 Devon Anderson 4th from left at Sabina Park

Except for the summer of 1970, I had never won anything before, in a team setting, and, nor have I since. And events therefore like those of winning both the Sunlight and Spaulding Cups in 1970, stick in the mind. And those who contributed to that sort of success will   read more

Jamaica’s Growth Czar Visits Atlanta

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Michael Lee-chin and Dr. Glen Laman

Jamaica’s economic growth czar, the Honourable Michael Lee-Chin, OJ, visited the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta recently to deliver a lecture for the course, “Entrepreneurial Private Equity: Perspectives from Practitioners.”

His visit was facilitated by the university and the Jamaican Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta (JAMCHAM).  Dr.   read more

Fall `In Rome’

Author: Ray Ford

The Red Cedar in Fall

All of a sudden, bushy-tailed squirrels which for the last three months have spent their time zigzagging behind each other, and snaking up and down the barks of claw-friendly trees, have now stopped. Enough of that foolishness, they seem to say. They can now be seen - each and every   read more

KC Captures Two Football Trophies

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

ISSA U16 Football Champions 2016 and Walker Cup Champs

Kingston College ended their 16-year drought in senior schoolboy football by winning the 2016 ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup. They defeated Jamaica College 2-0 in the finals.

This was the school’s ninth championship win.

In the Under-16 competition, KC won back to back ISSA / Tru-Juice championships having won the   read more

Five Things You Should know about the KC Synthetic Track

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KC Synthetic Track

The earth is being moved at Kingston College's Melbourne Park Campus where the much heralded synthetic running track is currently under construction.
The Regupol running track is being imported from Germany but the field and grounds must be cleared and leveled prior to laying down the running surface.  Much of   read more

2016 George Thompson Scholarship Dance

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

2016 George Thompson Scholarship Dance

Despite the cold weather, the Atlanta chapter’s Annual George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Dance and Christmas Party had a good turnout although attendance was a bit less than last year.  KC Old Boy DJ Migrane had the crowd rocking as usual. And our special entertainer, Parry Hinds, delighted the crowd with   read more

KC is No.1 Seed in the School’s Challenge Quiz Competition

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

School Challenge Quiz

Kingston College is back in the School’s Challenge Quiz competition for 2017 having won its appeal against a two-year ban imposed by Television Jamaica (TVJ). The school will enter the competition as the #1 seed with its first match being in the second round.

KC, the most successful school in   read more

The KC lacrosse team gears up for competition

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

KC Lacrosse

The KC lacrosse team gears up for the 2017 Taino Cup.

According to the Jamaica Lacrosse Association, “In recent years, Jamaican athletes and the nation as a whole have benefited from the growing realization that our country is blessed with incredible athletic potential. Our government has been placing an ever   read more

Donations from Africa and other well wishers

Author: Noel Spencer, MBA, LUTCF, EA

KC Synthetic Track

Within the past few weeks some astonishing feats have occurred for the Kingston College campus at Melbourne Park, Kingston, Jamaica. Contributions are coming in for the Bachelor Track and the Spencer Family Gymnasium.

A White South African recently donated US$500 to the Ken Spencer Art Classroom at Melbourne and the   read more

Former KC English Teacher Once Taught in New York City

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Sandra Kenton Fraser

Sandra Kenton-Fraser taught English at Kingston College for 14 years before leaving in 2001 for a stint in the New York City Public School System.

Returning to Jamaica in 2004, she described KC as a paradise compared to the New York schools. She taught at Theodore Roosevelt and Evander   read more

KC Old Boy Herbert Thomas Promoted to Managing Director of Water Resources Authority

Author: Michael O. Walters

Herbert Thomas

KC Old Boy Herbert Thomas is an accomplished hydrologist with over 40 years experience in various aspects of water resources management locally and regionally.  He left KC and started his hydrology training on the job at The Water Resources Division in 1971 as a technician and was instrumental in the   read more

Sixth annual David “Wagga” Hunt Fundraising Ball

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Wagga Hunt 2017

Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks has lauded the organizers of the Jamaica David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship fund for providing scholarships to the tune of US$66,000 to students at Calabar High and Kingston College over the past eight years.

Delivering the keynote address at the sixth   read more

Toronto Chapter Honors KCOB EVERARD HOO

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Everard Hoo

Everard was treasurer from 2010 to 2016

Everard Hoo was born in Chapelton, Clarendon. His parents owned and operated a wholesale and retail grocery with haberdashery and hardware. It was near to the Ivy Store railway station.

The family moved to Kingston when he was 9 years old.   read more

Hugh Reid Elected to KCOBA Atlanta Board

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Hugh Reid

Hugh Reid has joined the KC Old Boys’ Association (GA) Inc. as a director.  Previously, Hugh was a member of the Kingston College Board of Governors.

He relocated to the Atlanta Metro area after retiring from Scotia Jamaica Life Insurance Company where he served as president from 2010 until   read more