May 2020 Volume 16

Principal Myrie thanks Covid-19 Event Attendees

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Principal Dave Myrie and Perry Bloomfield

US$20K in matching funds at stake

The recent KCOBA International Covid-19 online conference gave viewers an up-close look at two survivors of the covid-19 pandemic.

The conference was held on April 30th 2020 and was hosted on the Blue Jeans Cloud Videoconferencing service.

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Super Valu Fresh Foods Donates to Kingston College Teachers

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Supervalue Fresh Food Craig Chin donates gift baskets for KC teachers

Super Valu Fresh Foods recently donated 100 gift baskets for KC’s teachers. This was in support of the school’s relief effort in the Coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the world for months now.

Principal Dave Myrie was on hand to receive the gift baskets on behalf of   read more

Coronavirus Pandemic Claims several Fortis Lives

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Coronavirus Pandemic Claims several Fortis Lives

The Kingston College community has not been spared by the global pandemic. In our last edition, we reported on the closing of the college when Jamaica ordered all schools shut down in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus.

Several old boys have been infected.   read more

Former Atlanta Chapter President Receives Award from Brenau University

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Dr. Glen Laman

Dr. Glen Laman received Brenau University’s Community Service Award in an online ceremony on April 25, 2020 during the university’s Alumnae Reunion Weekend.

This prestigious award was given in recognition of his exceptional professional path, service to Brenau, and passion for his community, which make him an   read more

Fortis Nation Archives Icons – Facebook Page

Author: Pat Bignall

Fortis Nation Archives Icons

Fortis Nation Archives was established a year ago to recreate and document the history of Kingston College - electronically. Continuing on that mandate, we have expanded our archivival thrust with the launch of the Fort Nation Archives Icons Page on Facebook on April 16, 2020. As noted KC Historian,   read more

The Fortis Covid-19 Primetime Event

Author: Winston ‘Ras’ Henry

The Fortis Covid-19 Primetime Event

Covid-19 is sweeping across the land. The ravages of the disease are forcing the cancellations of numerous events. The fundraising activities of KCOBA USA Inc. were not spared. Several fundraising events were canceled and it is likely that the rest may suffer the same fate.

Each year   read more

Fortis Covid-19 Survivors Tell Their Story

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Everton Howell and Alton Brown

Two KCOBA USA board members who recovered from the coronavirus told their story on the recent KCOBA International online Covid-19 conference.

The two fortisans are both Vice Presidents of the New York chapter: Everton Howell and Alton Brown.

We are very happy they both survived   read more

KC displays caring side at 95

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

KC Food Drive

Reprinted from the Jamaica Observer


School gives packages to students, staff, and community in COVID-19 initiative

KINGSTON College (KC) marked its 95th year of existence last recently by giving its students, ancillary staff and residents   read more

KC marks 95 years today

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

KC Entrance

Jamaica's largest all-boy institution, Kingston College, celebrates 95 years of existence today.

The school, which has campuses at North Street (main) and Upper Elletson Road in Kingston, first opened its doors to 49 students on April 16, 1925 at its first location - the corner   read more

Wayne Pinnock Heading to the University of Tennessee

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Wayne Pinnock 1

Pinnock, who won long jump bronze for Jamaica at the Tampere 2018 World U20 Championships, has signed a track and field scholarship with University of Tennessee.

Pinnock is also a very successful sprint hurdler. He beat Dejour Russell and his Champs Class 1 record, which he left   read more

The Atlanta Chapter’s Scholar Athlete

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Alvin Binns -Left at Alabama State University

“In a world where sports often rules, Alvin Binns is one athlete who knows when to run and when to read.” This was the opening line from an article in Alabama State University’s college paper ASU Today not that many years ago.

Alvin Binns is the current   read more

Freddie Green: A Man for All Seasons

Author: Everton Bailey

Freddie Green

[ Original article appeared in the January 2010 issue of the KC Times ]

Freddie Green, captain of the 1949 KC Manning Cup football team, the first KC team to win the Manning Cup, and former national player, passed away on April 12, 2020. He   read more

Reputations: Neville Garrick

Author: Reprinted from Eye Magazine

Neville Garrick

By Chris Morrow


‘I won’t compromise my concept. If entertainment doesn’t contain information, then I don’t want anything to do with it.’

As Bob Marley’s close friend and art director during the 1970s and early 1980s, Neville Garrick   read more

Dr. Wayne Fraser: A Quiet Force Behind the KCOBA Florida Chapter

Author: Everton Bailey

Dr. Wayne Fraser MD

Dr. Wayne Fraser, a founding member of the KCOBA Florida Chapter, is an integral of the organization and his steady, thoughtful, and prudent leadership is at the heart of much of the success that the Florida Chapter has enjoyed over the last two decades.

Born in Mandeville,   read more

One Teacher’s Journey: Frances-Marie Coke – Author of “The Spirit of Clovelly Park”

Author: Reprinted from International Magazine Kreol

Frances Coke with Toronto Old Boys

Reprinted from International Magazine Kreol

May 1, 2020

Article by: Dr. Roli Degazon-Johnson

“The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men………”

As the date of March 29th, 2020 drew near, preparation was in high gear, the venue selected, the press and   read more

Class of 1980 donate to Fortis Covid-19 Relief Fund

Author: Reprinted from Loop Jamaica

Class of 1980 donate to Fortis Covid-19 Relief Fund

Representatives of the Kingston College Class of 1980 on Wednesday, May 6, presented a financial contribution of $500,000 to their alma mater as an initial contribution to the school’s Fortis Covid-19 relief effort.

Principal Dave Myrie expressed profound gratitude to the group, during the presentation at the   read more