November 2021 Volume 17

Old Boy Takes Command of US Navy Vessel

Author: Reprinted from

Capt. Christopher Brown takes command

Brown attended KC from 1982 to 1986

Capt. Christopher Brown relieved Capt. J. W. David Kurtz as commanding officer of amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25) during a change of command ceremony held on the ship’s flight deck, Sept. 24.

Rear Adm. Wayne Baze,   read more

AJA’s Tony Gray inducted into the Jamaican Diaspora Southern USA Hall of Fame

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Tony Gray with Fae Ellington and Dervan Malcom

Atlanta’s Tony Gray was inducted into the Jamaican Diaspora Southern USA (JADIAS) Hall of Fame in the inaugural ceremony held on Saturday, November 13, 2021.

Tony is originally from Portland, Jamaica. He migrated to the United States in 1970 and was employed by Texas Instruments in Dallas   read more

Who is Assemblyman N. Nick Perry?

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

NY Assemblyman Nick Perry

New York Assemblyman N. Nick Perry was born and raised in Jamaica, West Indies. The fourth of five sons in a family of eleven children, he completed his secondary education at Kingston College and after graduation worked for the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union before traveling to the U.S. in   read more

Helen Douglas Honored with the Order of Distinction – Officer Class

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Helen Douglas

KC’s beloved former Vice- Principal Helen Joy Douglas was honored with the Jamaican Order of Distinction (Officer Class) for her contribution to the Education sector.

The 2021 national honours were presented on October 18, National Heroes Day, in a virtual ceremony.

Miss Douglas served as   read more

Tax Considerations When a Loved One passes Away: - Part 1 of 3

Author: Noel Spencer, MBA, LUTCF, EA

Noel Spencer

If a loved one passes away and you serve as the executor or inherit assets, there are several things you need to consider in regards to US taxes.

Filing the Final Form 1040 for Unmarried Decedent

If the decedent was unmarried, an initial step is   read more

President Biden nominates KC Old Boy Nick Perry for US Ambassador to Jamaica

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

NY Assemblyman Nick Perry

President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate N. Nick Perry to serve in the key role of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Jamaica.

According to the White House release:

N. Nick Perry, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Jamaica
Nick   read more

Kingston College Students to Ride in style following Acquisition of new Bus

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

KC Bus

KINGSTON College (KC) received a boost to their transportation fleet with the acquisition of a sparkling new 26-seater bus, just before the expected resumption of high school sports this semester.

Schoolboy football is set to resume next month, according to the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), so   read more

Former KC athlete Atkinson set to take off with JetBlue

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Jovaine Atkinson Jet Blue Pilot

Pocket Rocket Foundation recipient now a licensed commercial pilot

By Howard Walker

Former Kingston College (KC) athlete Jovaine Atkinson is well on his way to fulfilling his dream of being a pilot after he was accepted to the Airline Training Orientation Programme at JetBlue.   read more

Assemblyman Nick Perry’s Dream Comes true!! US Ambassador to Jamaica

Author: Noel Spencer, MBA, LUTCF, EA

US Senator Chuck Schumer took the microphone from the master of Ceremonies at the Friends of Assemblyman Nick Perry Annual Awards Gala on Friday night November 12th, 2021.

On a 51 degree Friday night on Avenue U, in Brooklyn near the Verrazano Bridge and Coney Island, New York, USA- the Paradise Catering Hall was standing room only.

A long line of politicians were lined up to applaud and give best wishes to the nominee for   read more

Bredrin’ Notes: Dr Patrick Dallas 1969—1976

Author: Professor Stephen Vasciannie

Patrick Dallas 1976

Vice Principal Carlton Bruce – sometimes feared, always respected – entered our First Form class in the room which may once have been a two-car garage. He urged us to resume our seats quickly, apologized for interrupting our afternoon lesson, and turned efficiently to the business at hand.

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Jamaican Turnip vs American Turnip Greens

Author: Michael O. Walters


In Jamaica we eat turnips.

I know that turnip greens are popular in the southern US states particularly amongst African Americans. On a trip to Alabama, I learnt of a significant difference in how the turnip plant is used. In southern states, the leaf is removed and   read more

Horace Minott Obituary

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Horace Minott

Horace Emanuel Minott passed away on October 12, 2021, at Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca Raton, Florida.

Horace was born on January 8th, 1949, in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He attended high school at Kingston College, then graduated from the University of the West Indies with a   read more

Memories of a Christmas Wedding

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Wedding of Michael and Janet Walters officiated by Reverend Don Taylor

It was on Christmas Eve in 1971 when the Rev. E. Don Taylor (former headmaster of Kingston College) conducted a wedding ceremony at KC’s St Augustine’s Chapel.

The bride and groom were St. Hugh’s Past Student, Janet Evans and KC Old Boy Michael Walters, one of Rev.   read more

1964/65 Delta Class Establishes Scholarship Fund

Author: Frank Hoo Mook

Delta class of 1964

We are pleased to announce the launching of a scholarship fund to benefit students at our beloved alma mater which has been funded for the 2021/2022 school year.

These funds are accumulated on the Donations link of the KC Old Boys USA association - DONATE   read more