June 2018 Volume 15

Robert Anthony Kelly Jr.

Author: Everton Barrett

RIP Robert Kelly

The irrepressible Robert Anthony Kelly graced the halls of Kingston College between September 1967 and June 1973. During that period, all who attended KC should have experienced the RAK phenomena, for indeed he was everywhere, the mountain of a man-child dominated the table tennis board in second form and   read more

High Scoring GSAT Student chooses KC

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

GSAT student Jaden Phillips headed to KC

According to the Jamaica Beacon, Jaden Phillips is headed to Kingston College after acing the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) with an average score of 96.

Jaden reportedly expressed interest in attending KC from the age of four. Now at age 11 he is getting his wish.   read more

The Robert Kelly Memorial Scholarship Fund

Author: Joel Kelly

Joel Kelly

My father was man with a incredible sense of purpose; A man who felt he had a duty to put the needs of others over that of his own; A man who was always first and foremost committed, if he elected to take on a challenge. Other than family,   read more

Robert R. Kelly Obituary

Author: Joel Kelly

Robert Kelly farewell

Robert Anthony Kelly passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, May 5th, 2018. Robert was born on February 21st, 1956, in Whitfield Town, Kingston, Jamaica, where he lived until immigrating to the United States in 1973.

His parents, Septimus and Gloria Kelly, who have predeceased him, enrolled   read more


Author: Hugh Reid

Hugh Reid

Are you in search of financial freedom, flexibility, or an exit strategy from your nine to five job, then side hustles present the perfect opportunity. As many as 44 million Americans reported earning extra income on the side in 2017, with millennials making up the majority.

For   read more

Robert Kelly is Laid to Rest

Author: Everton Barrett

KCOBA Choir sings Robert Kelly farewell

Former president of KCOBA USA, Robert Anthony Kelly, was laid to rest on June 1, 2018 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

It was a rousing sendoff.

The old-boys from all over represented and paid their respects. Classmates like Clive Bariffe from Toronto, Canada and the past-president of   read more

Robert “KC” Kelly, Tribute

Author: Dr. Ivor Nugent

Robert “KC” Kelly

There are very few individuals who can admirably add “KC” as a middle name and certainly and without a doubt Robert KC Kelly was one of those sons of Clovelly. I recall Robert as an enthusiastic Table Tennis player with the latest rackets and jumping around in Chuck Conner’s   read more

Douglas Forrest Building Nears Completion

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Douglas Forrest Building construction

The multi-year campaign spearheaded by Kingston College Old Boys’ Association USA Inc. (KCOBA USA Inc.) to construct the Douglas Forrest Building at North Street is nearing fruition.

When completed, the project will completely refurbish the existing administration building adding a third floor and provide a library, technology   read more

Class of 73 Celebrates 50 years Since starting KC

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Hugh Reid presents check for $1 million to KC

The lessons of embracing and supporting family have not vacated the hearts of members of a Kingston College (KC) group who graduated in 1973. That is what motivated some of them to return to the institution yesterday to donate $1 million to help complete restorative work to the Douglas   read more

KCOBA USA 2018 Honorees

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KCOBA NY 2018 honorees L-R Alan Magnus OD, Dr. Roy Streete, Consul General Trudy Deans, Guy Riley and Perry R. Bloomfield

KCOBA USA honored three people at its 35th Annual Reunion and Awards dinner held at Antun’s in Queens Village, NY on May 5th 2018.

The honorees are:

KCOB and veteran broadcaster Alan Magnus, O.D., who worked at RJR for over 46 years.

Guy   read more

The Noel Spencer & Family Interscholastic Fitness Center

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

The Noel Spencer & Family Interscholastic Fitness Center

Work has commenced on the Noel Spencer and Family Interscholastic Fitness Center and the Ken Abendana Spencer Art Studio building at KC’s Melbourne Park Campus on Elletson Road.

The dedication and grand opening is set for September 7th, 2018 at Melbourne Park.

The fitness center will   read more

2018 Panel Presentation and Awards Ceremony

Author: George B. Bell

2018 Panel Presentation and Awards Ceremony

The essential purpose of KCOBA USA Inc. is to give back to Kingston College and support the Fortis family. Accordingly, the association funds a number of programs at the school, such as: Scholarships, Prize Giving, Nutrition, Joyce Baxter Maths Club, Fortis Backpacks, Robotics, and many others. However, the association   read more

When cricket had a wicket - Trinidad Express

Author: Ray Ford

A younger Ray Ford at the Queen's Park Oval in the 1990s.

A visitor reflects on the Trinidad Test experience

When cricket had a wicket

WHEN I first visited Trinidad and Tobago 24 years ago, and for a good time after, the after-cricket 'wicket' was at Cricket Wicket-- the pub on Tragarete Road, across from the   read more

What it Takes to Become an Olympic Athlete - A Review

Author: Michael O. Walters

Michael O. Walters

“What it Takes to Become and Olympic Athlete: 15 Essentials According to a Two Time Olympian by Nick Catlin” published by Jen Reviews ( https://www.jenreviews.com/olympic-athlete/ ) examines talent, practice, support network, coaching, selfishness, luck, mental toughness, physical robustness, physiologists and physiotherapists, money, time, preparation, nutrition, and   read more