April 2023 Volume 19

Tribute to Delano Franklyn

Author: Winston ‘Ras’ Henry

Delano Franklyn

Delano ‘Lano’ Franklyn left us on February 10, 2023. He has left a deep void among his family, friends, colleagues, Fortis fraternity and even adversaries. He had fashioned his passion and zeal for justice, into a pit-bull type of tenacity in pursuing any objective. He loved words and whether   read more

Toronto Presentation to Principal Myrie

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Cedric Lazarus of KCOBA Toronto presents Check to Principal Myrie

The KCOBA Toronto Chapter under its mandate makes regular donations to the school to support the many academic, welfare and extra-curricular programs that are in place at the school and for which funding is always needed.

On Monday, 6th March, 2023, on behalf of the Toronto Chapter,   read more

Bouwahjgie Nkrumie Clocks 9.99 in new Record,

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Bouwahjgie Nkrumie

Bouwahjgie Nkrumie KC’s Class 1 champion in the 100-meter set a new schoolboy record at the recent ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Track and Field track and field competition (aka Champs) at the national stadium.

The 19-year-old sprinter ran a blistering under-20 national record of 9.99   read more

Former Kingston College Cadets seek Funding to Upgrade Facilities

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Pep talk with some young and a couple of senior cadets. They listened attentively as we discussed instrument care, self awareness, and compassion towards fellow cadets among other things, such as life challenges as they develop into men and ultimately future leaders.

Many past students point to their days in the Kingston College Cadet Unit as important ones in developing life altering traits such as discipline, leadership, mental as well as physical toughness and management skills that have proven helpful in adult life.

Recently a group for former cadets was started   read more

Class of 73 donates to KC

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Members of KC Class of 73 donated $1 million to the school on Tuesday ahead of Champs Hugh Reid second right presents Prncipal with checque

Members of the Kingston College (KC) Class of 73 donated $1 million to the school on Tuesday ahead of the start of the five-day Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Championships.

Hugh Reid presents the cheque in the presence of other members of the class at   read more

Gatorade’s KC sponsorship just the start

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Principal Dave Myrie and Luz Tejada, commercial director of Pepsi Cola Jamaica (third right) celebrate a partnership between the school and Gatorade at its refurbished North Street Gym in Kingston

THE PARTNERSHIP between Kingston College and sports drink brand Gatorade represents more than just an investment in their sports programme, according to principal Dave Myrie, but an investment in shaping the lives of their students.

Myrie was speaking at yesterday’s handover ceremony of the school’s gymnasium, which   read more

Noel Spencer’s Brother Passes in California

Author: Noel Spencer, MBA, LUTCF, EA

Wayne Spencer

Although he was a Calabar old boy Wayne was well known in the Kingston College community and made several donations to KC.

What follows is Noel’s tribute given at Wayne’s Funeral Service:

Pastor Lesa Smith, Rev Victor Cyrus-Franklin, Rev. Dr   read more

Fortis Pavilion hosts Black Tie “Audi Edition” Banquet with Prestigious Audi brand

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

The Fortis Pavilion partnered with the prestigious Audi brand in staging a Black Tie Banquet dubbed “The Audi Edition" .

The event was held on Saturday, April 8, 2023 in the Audi showroom located at 1c-3 Oxford Road, Kingston 5.

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Jubilation at KC after 34th Champs title

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Jubilation at KC after 34th Champs title- Photo by Ronnie Chin

There was jubilation at the Kingston College (KC) compound on North Street the Monday morning after Champs as students celebrated the school’s record extending 34th Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships title.

KC lifted the Mortimer Geddes trophy inside the National Stadium after finishing 67 points better than   read more

Class of 1980 Reunion

Author: Seymour “Ricky” Edwards

Chairman of the Class of 1980 Planning Committee, Wayne Jones presents KCOBA president, Richard Lindsay with donation commitment

The Kingston College graduating class of 1980 celebrated the 43rd anniversary of their graduation in Kingston, Jamaica from February 23rd to 25th, 2023. The reunion, which was originally planned as the celebration of the 40th in 2022, had to be postponed due to the pandemic.

The celebratory events started   read more


Author: Professor Stephen Vasciannie

Former minister of state in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Delano Franklyn

By the time he arrived at North Street in September 1973, Delano Franklyn could swing the cricket ball in both directions. You might play for the inswinger only to give a thick outside edge to the fielder in the gully. Or, you could play for the outswinger only to   read more


Author: Gerald Hector


From the time I got the call that “Champs” was on the horizon, I made it a priority to adjust my schedule to make it this year.

After many weeks of procrastination, I got a season ticket from a friend who had extras, booked a hotel room that I would   read more

Medical Class of ’81: Serving Humankind

Author: Seymour Douglas

Left - Dr Earl Novan, Dr Ashraf Beharrie, Dr Eric Williams. Right - Dr Kevin-Brown, Dr Michael Washington, Dr Moses Gallow

A fundamental part of the Fortis ethos is service, service to the school, service to classmates, service to country and service to humankind. In this profile we present biographical sketches of 7 members of Class of 81 who have chosen medicine as their area of service to humankind.

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KCOBA Toronto Chapter celebrated KC’s Founders’ Day

Author: Dr. Cedric Lazarus

Sitting: Richard Housen and Dr. Frederick McIntosh Front Row: Rev. Mark Regis, Barrington Ricketts, Dr. Cedric Lazarus, Lawrence Prendergast, Lance Seymour, Norman Wallace, Michael Richards, Peter Hart, Oliver Lopez, Michael James and Errol Whittle. Back Row: Roger Shaw, Kevin Hunter, Hugh Marshall, Michael Case, Hugh Morrison, Clive Barriffe, Donavan Clark, Richard Brown.

On Sunday, April 16, 2023, members of the KCOBA Toronto Chapter celebrated KC’s Founders’ Day with the congregation of the St Mary & Martha Anglican Church situated at 1149 Weston Road in Toronto.

In the pre-COVID years a relationship was established with the church and KC Old   read more

Toronto Ships Lab Equipment

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

KCOBA executive Billy Reeves presenting a Bill of Lading on Monday April 3 for physics lab equipment

The Toronto chapter recently procured and shipped laboratory equipment to KC.

Most for the physics lab, the equipment included: integrated circuits, fuses, resistors, capacitors, switches, inductors, DC power supply and storage containers and shelves.

KCOBA executive member Billy Reeves presented the Bill of   read more

Prominent Old Boy calls for Initiative to Build Auditorium at KC

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Hon. Delroy Chuck, QC, MP, Minister of Justice - Jamaica

After the recent Champs victory, Kingston College held a celebration on the Monday after at the school’s campus on North Street. It was KC’s 34th hold on the ISSA /Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championship.

Joining the school in the festivities were several prominent old boys including   read more

'Whisper' Richards signs with Chelsea FC

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Dujuan Whisper Richards

KINGSTON College and Phoenix All-Stars Football Academy standout Dujuan "Whisper" Richards has signed a pre-contract with top English Premier League club Chelsea, in a massive move for the 17-year-old striker.

Phoenix patriarch and manager Craig Butler made the announcement on social media ahead of   read more

KC marks 98th year with tributes to Bishop Gibson, Douglas Forrest

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Observer

Kingston College marked its 98th year with a wreath-laying ceremony at the graves of its founder and first headmaster Bishop Percival Gibson

Kingston College (KC) marked its 98th year with a wreath-laying ceremony at the graves of its founder and first headmaster Bishop Percival Gibson, and second principal Douglas Forrest at St Andrew Parish Church cemetery on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

Bishop Gibson died in 1970, while Forrest passed   read more

KC Old Boy named one of top 25 Black Board Members in USA

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Wayne Hewett

Wayne Hewett, KC Old boy and son of Florida chapter’s Audley Hewett was recently named as one of the top 25 Black Corporate Board Members in USA by Board Prospects in recognition of Black history month.

Board Prospects is an exclusive community of board candidates, including c-suite   read more

Closing the Loop

Author: Ray Ford

Garfield Sobers back in the day

At times, we make grand announcements, and then after that, not a whisper can be heard. I do not want to be counted among those. And so here I am, back again.

It was back in January 2020 when I told our esteemed editor of my plans   read more