July 2023 Volume 19

KC reveals 2023 Technical Director, Head Coach and Management Team

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

2023 Football Management team

1. Vassel Reynolds - Manning Cup (U19) Technical Director & Head Coach

Mr. Vassel Reynolds is our new Technical Director & Head Coach who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and Social Studies. Mr. Reynolds is not only a certified football coach,   read more

Dujuan “Whisper” Richards Scores his first Goal for Jamaica at 17 Youngest to score in the Gold Cup

Author: Dr. Glen Laman

Dujuan Whisper Richards

Former Kingston College Manning Cup football star, Dujuan “Whisper” Richards, made history as the youngest to score in CONCACAF Gold Cup competition.

Jamaica’s Head Coach Heimir Hallgrimsson noted this achievement in his post-match press conference after Jamaica’s victory over Trinidad and Tobago, highlighting that Dujuan only needed   read more

Retired Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart has Died

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Lt. General Vincent Stewart

Kingston College Old Boy and former director of the DIA is dead at the age of 64.

According to the Marine Corps Times, Retired Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart died peacefully in his sleep in Aldie, Virginia, on April 28, 2023.

He as the first Black   read more

Online Non-profit Training

Author: Rainford ‘Perry’ Bloomfield

Leadership development flyer

Many of us have the right attitude for social change and may be doing our best in Pay-it-Forward to our alma mater. That is great.

How many of us, especially those of us volunteering our time, talent, and treasure, would like to learn more about how to   read more

BREDRIN NOTES - MELBOURNE PARK OPENING UP THE WORLD

Author: Professor Stephen Vasciannie

Vice Principal Carlton Bruce

Fifty-two years ago, the front gate of KC's Melbourne Park Campus at 13 Upper Elletson Road carried the metallic carvings of two cricketers batting in full flow.

On the first morning of school on September 6, 1971, about 200 boys, many duly candy-bumped and with anxious hearts,   read more

The Opening of the Fortis Nation Gallery

Author: Pat Bignall

OPENING DAY

In April, 2021, Ronnie G. Chin/Fortis Nation Archives sent a written proposal to the Kingston College Board seeking its approval to install 65 historical KC photographs and documents on the inner walls of the Douglas Forrest Building when the renovation and expansion processes were completed. The proposal to the   read more

Tampa Chapter Elects New Board of Directors

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

The Tampa Connection officially became the Kingston College Old Boys Association, Tampa Inc., on January 1, 2023.

Previously it operated as a subunit of the Florida chapter located in South Florida.

The new officers are as follows:

President Winston Stewart

Vice   read more

Fortis and Friends Foundation Launched in West Philadelphia

Author: Dr. Earl Gordon

Launch of Fortis and Friends Foundation

The Fortis and Friends Foundation (F3) was officially launched on April 29, at The Foundation venue in West Philadelphia.

The event coincided with the conclusion of the annual Penn Relays Festival, the largest and oldest track and field competition in the United States and served as an   read more

Choir’s trip to FDR Resorts April 2023

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Choir trip to FDR Resort 6

KC Old Boy Frankie Rance has hosted the Kingston College Chapel Choir at his FDR Resort and Spa Hotel annually for several years at a heavily discounted rate.

The boys look forward to this event each year.

It is one of the ways the choristers   read more

KCOBA USA Inc. Annual Reunion & Awards Gala 2023

Author: George B. Bell

KCOBA USA Inc. Annual Reunion and Awards Gala 2023

As we all try to shake off the deadly effects of Covid-19, individuals and entities yearn for some normalcy. It was in this vein that KCOBA USA Inc. ("the association") embarked on hosting its Annual Reunion & Awards Gala on Saturday, May 6th. 2023.

Please view pictures   read more

44 KC Cadets hike to the Blue Mountains

Author: Thajay Palmer

KC Cadets hike to the Blue Mountains

Recently, the members of Kingston College along with the Alpha Company of the Kingston Technical Cadet Unit completed a hike to the Blue and John Crow mountains.

The walk began on Friday, June 30, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. and ended on Sunday, July 2, 2023 at 6   read more

A Joyous Occasion for KC at the 1967 Science Fair

Author: Michael O Walters

Science Fair

It was a joyous occasion to a group of KC 6 th Formers, including a prominent Jamaican featured in the April 2023 edition (KC Times | Prominent Old Boy calls for Initiative to Build Auditorium at KC), receiving a trophy for winning the Science Fair at the one-year   read more

JAMES “Jimmy” Norton Richards

Author: Ronnie Chin

Jimmy Richards

Jimmy- A Wonderful, Gentle and Kind Soul…

Affectionately, I call him “The Harlem-born baby” – for the obvious reason. From Harlem, Jimmy was taken to Bermuda where his grandfather was a prominent hotelier.

Jimmy's grandfather, James “Dick” Richards, was born in Beersheba, Westmoreland, Jamaica. In   read more

Twelve KC Cadets chosen for Caribbean Cadet Camp

Author: Thajay Palmer

Caribbean Cadet Camp

Twelve Kingston College cadets have been selected to represent the unit at the 2023 Caribbean Cadet Camp.

The Jamaica Combined Cadet Force has been tasked with hosting this year’s Caribbean Cadet Camp which will be held from July 15 to 23 in Kingston and Clarendon College in   read more

CHASE treats Guests to stirring performances on 20th Anniversary Event

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Soprano Danielle Watson with Choir members

In celebration of its 20th anniversary of the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund (CHASE) guests were treated to a special concert recently at The University Chapel by performers who were given support under the fund’s arts and culture portfolio.

The multi-award-winning Kingston College Chapel Choir   read more

Renowned broadcaster and radio DJ Winston 'The Whip' Williams has died

Author: Reprinted from Jamaica Gleaner

Winston Williams Radio DJ

Culture Minister Olivia Grange tweeted Sunday afternoon that the veteran media personality, died this morning at the Kingston Public Hospital.

She described him as "a pioneer of Jamaican radio".

"I will always remember that engaging baritone voice of 'the Whip' and the great music he   read more

JDF Captain Greg Marsh presents tuition awards to KC Cadets

Author: Thajay Palmer

Cadet Corporal McGregor

The recently formed Kingston College Cadet Unit (KCCUOBA) Old Boys Association continues to provide financial support for the younger Cadets in the Cadet Unit.

Recently, JDF Captain Greg Marsh presented tuition assistance awards of JMD$30,000 each to Corporal Jordan McPherson and Corporal Janif McGregor.

This   read more

Eye Witness account of Major Events of the 60s and 70s

Author: Michael O Walters

Eye Witness account of Major Events of the 60s and 70s

As a child of the 60s, two major events that occurred or commenced in that era stands out in my memory. The first was Independence which happened while I was still at KC and the second, metrication, shortly after I left KC.

On Sunday August 5, 1962   read more

Jamaica International Independence Foreign Song Competition 2023

Author: Staff reporter KC Times

Jamaica International Independence Foreign Song Competition 2023

This year the Jamaica International Independence Foreign Song Competition (JIIFSC ) finale will feature its top seven contestants.

The JIIFSC mission is to create a platform for artists of Jamaican descent, in the diaspora, to showcase their musical talent during the Jamaica Independence Celebration.

The   read more