January 2020 Volume 16

KC Wins the Champions Cup Again

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KC Wins the Champions Cup Again

KC recently defeated Clarendon College 1-0 in the finals of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Champions Cup knockout competition at the National Stadium to claim the Champions’ cup.

It was an historic victory as they became the first team to win the coveted trophy   read more

Dr. David Panton Honored by Atlanta Chapter

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Jamaica Honorary Consul Dr. Elaine Bryan presents award to Dr. David Panton

Dr. David Panton was one of the honorees at the 20th Anniversary party of the KC Old Boys Atlanta chapter.

He is a prominent member of the Jamaican community in Atlanta, Georgia and a longtime supporter of various community initiatives.

He is notably known for his role in the establishment   read more

Message from KC PTA

Author: Stewart Jacob

Stewart Jacob

Dear Parents Teachers and Guardians of Kingston College Family,

Good day.

We have come to the end of yet another school term. The past term has witnessed even further growth. Our sons have made us proud in Academics, Arts and Sports.

The season   read more

The Governor General Has High Praise for the KCCC

Author: HG Helps

Governor General at KCCC concert

The Governor General of Jamaica, Sir Patrick Linton Allen, was among the many patrons attending the Annual Kingston College Chapel Choir Christmas Concert at the UWI Chapel on Sunday, December 15th, 2019.

The Governor-General posted the following praise on Facebook after the concert:

Thank you Kingston College for inviting Lady Allen and   read more

Gerald Hector Publishes 1st Book

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Gerald Hector Publishes 1st Book

Prominent KCOB, and Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer at Morehouse College, Gerald Hector, has published his first book. The book is titled, “It's Easy 'Son', Quit Making Things Difficult: Lasting Life Lessons from a Coach and Mentor.”

Gerald’s book depicts the value of mentorship by way of the   read more

Old Boys Support Passport Agency Expo in Atlanta

Author: Leighton Hollar

Behind the table from left to right are: Fox 5 Anchor, Sharon Lawson, Attorney Bernadine Layne, in back Jacqueline Christie, Dr. Elaine Bryan, Gregory Bryan, Attorney Ron Pertab, in front right to left KC Old Boy and Georgia newly elected Vice President, Leighton Hollar and Dr. Angela Williams. Missing is KC Old Boy Georgia President Alvin Binns.

Jamaica’s Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) recently visited Atlanta for an Access Jamaica Expo on October 25 and 26, 2019.

 This visit was facilitated by Honorary Consul Dr. Elaine Bryan’s newly formed group, “Jamaicans and Partners of Georgia” (JAPOG).

The expo’s purpose was to resolve Passport and Citizenship issues   read more

KC Mourns Passing of Former Quiz Captain

Author: Professor Stephen Vasciannie

Chevaul French

On December 30, 2019, Kingston College representatives and a large gathering of family and friends said goodbye to Chevaul French, the captain of the Kingston College Quiz team for 2016. 

Chevaul died on November 24, 2019, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on the Portmore Road, St. Catherine.

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20 Years of the Atlanta Chapter

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Fortis in the ATL

The Atlanta Chapter of the Kingston College Old Boy’s Association was established in the summer of 1999 after a series of exploratory meetings were organized including one at Club Phase II on Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain. Kenneth Reeves was one of the early organizers.

The chapter   read more

Ten Teachers Honored at 2019 Prize-Giving

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Nicola Morgan and Principal - Dave Myrie

Kingston College honored ten teachers at the 2019 Prize-Giving on Friday, December 6th at the Jamaica Conference Center in downtown, Kingston. They are:

MISS NICOLA MORGAN - Teaches business and also works with the sports teams. Manages the athletes at all track meets, Champs & Penn Relays. She is also a   read more

Three Old Boys Honored at Kingston College 2019 Prize-Giving

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Princiapl Dave Myrie delivers awards to Wayne Fraser, Glen Laman and Perry R. Bloomfield

The Atlanta chapter’s Dr. Glen Laman was among three Old Boys honored at the Kingston College 2019 Prize-giving Ceremony held at the Jamaica Conference Center in downtown Kingston on Friday, December 6, 2019.

Also honored were Dr. Wayne Fraser president of KCOBA Florida and Rainford “Perry” Bloomfield   read more

2019 George Thompson Memorial Christmas Party

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

2019 George Thompson Memorial Christmas Party

The 2019 Annual George Thompson Memorial Christmas Party was blessed with beautiful weather and a record turnout as Atlanta celebrated its 20th anniversary as a chapter of the KC Old Boys’ Association.

Congrats to the 2019 honorees: Dr. David Panton for service to the community; DJ Wayne Hosin aka DJ   read more

RuJohn Foundation Makes a Special Presentation

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Byron Bachelor, Ingrid Bachelor, Principal Myrie, Audley Hewett and RuJohn Scholar Chad Rattray

Byron Bachelor coordinated a special presentation to Principal Myrie at this year’s prize-giving held at the Jamaica Conference Center in Kingston.

This was no easy feat as the principal had previously warned that anyone adding to the already long program without permission would be fired.

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Remembering Three Who Left Us

Author: Ray Ford

Waite and Ray Ford

Dr. Victor Chang: A Student’s Teacher

Not shortly after notice of his death appeared, one of my Fortis classmates called to-remind, that I was taught English at KC, by Dr. Victor Chang. That fact I had included in `50 Years On!: One Man’s Journey through Kingston College’, entertained in the   read more

In Loving Memoriam: Beres Wavell Fray

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Hugh Beres Fray

Hugh Wavell Beresford Fray departed this life on Friday, September 13, 2019. Hugh Wavell Beresford Fray was born on January 16th, 1942 in Jubillee Kingston, Jamaica W.I. to his Mother Leonie Fidler and Father Sidney Fray. 

Hugh's parents moved to the United States in 1955 to find work and establish   read more

Kevin Boothe Passes on

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Kevin Booth

KC Old Boy and well-loved Atlanta Jamaican, Kevin Boothe passed unexpectedly at his home in Atlanta.  

He was known for his work helping the various non-profit organizations in the community.

Kevinwas born in Montego Bay, Jamaica. 

He attended Kingston College from 1967 to 1974 after which he studied Civil Engineering   read more

Dr. Victor Chang has Passed On

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Dr Victor Chang

Dr. Victor Chang, KC Old Boy, University professor and administrator has passed on.  

He attended KC and was a member of the 1961-2 sixth form. He taught at the school for several years after graduating.

According to the Gleaner he was a “much-loved and highly respected teacher, Dr Chang   read more

Over, and, Not-Out: A Chat with Ray Ford

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Ray Ford graduation

“I just want you to know Glen,” said the voice on the other end of the line, “that you did not waste your time.” The voice, was that of Ray Ford.

I had truly forgotten that over two years ago, Ray had asked me to write a letter or recommendation   read more

1960’s Fortis Sports Grand Reunion Planned

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

An inaugural Fortis 1960’s Sports Grand Reunion is being planned for March 21, 2020.

It will feature:

  • the 1964/65 Quadruple Champions Football team which won the Roper, Manning, Walker and Oliver Shield competitions.
  • The 1962 and 1964 Sunlight and Spaulding Cup cricket teams
  • The 1964 CHAMPS track &   read more

The Spirit of Clovelly Park – Learning and Teaching at Kingston College

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Spirit of Clovelly Book Cover

Frances Coke, who taught at KC mainly in the 1970s has just published The Spirit of Clovelly Park – Learning and teaching at Kingston College, a book about her experiences as a teacher at KC. 

According to former quiz team member and President of UTECH Stephen Vasciannie, “Mrs. Coke is at   read more