Saturday, 25 December 2010

Circular No 477

Newsletter for alumni of The Abbey School, Mt. St. Benedict, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. 
Caracas, 25 of December 2010 No.477
Dear Friends, 
I am annexing some of the Christmas Cards that you sent.
Those arriving after Xmas shall be in my next Circular.
The Circular wishes all of the readers a Merry Xmas with a lot of presents, a nice family dinner and a serene evening.
Merry Christmas
..22 dec  2010.
From: Csaba Jakobszen   
Dear Ladislao,
First of all, I would like to wish you and your beloved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2011 with good health and lots of luck.
Congratulations for keeping up your good work with the circulars and feeding us with up-to-date information about our MSB colleagues.
How are you? 
Are you still working or did you retire in the meantime?
We are thank God pretty well and our family has been increased this year by another member as in November our daughter-in-law gave birth to another boy. 
Best regards to you and your family
Don Mitchell, CBE QC 
Just a note wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. 
Maggie and I have a house full of siblings here in Anguilla visiting from Trinidad and Canada for my youngest brother Stephen's 50th birthday. 
My mother is still able to join us at the dinner table and to laugh with us over old times and long ago memories.
In fact she took us all out to dinner last night at one of our favourite restaurants.
Don Goddard 
Les Deseamos Unas Muy Felices Pascuas y que en el 2011 se cumplan todos sus planes y deseos.
22 DEC 2010 
Krishna wrote
Welcome to our world my friend. 
I look forward to the day of our meeting, as I have great respect for your diligence and good work on behalf of the Abbey old boys around the world.  
Do have a wondrous, and blessed Christmas...
warmest regards,
Krishna Jerry Toolsie" 
Merry Xmas
From: Gmail Jan  
Reminder: Your eCard from FARA & GEORGE  
Para mis mas dilectos amigos, relacionados y afines…. 
Salvador Coscarart 
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 22:06:16 -0800 (PST)
From:  "Attila GYURIS"    
It is talking about soccer (football) team match results in Spain.
It's not our Josh.
I really don't think he wouldn't be playing in a professional soccer team anymore.
Let's keep looking.
Gmail Jan wrote: 
I found this link but I don't eat Spanish, can anybody Spanish filter out if this is the Josh?
There seem to be some Jos Schoemaker in Brazil with his curriculum vitae, which say he lived in Brazil all his life . . .
Groeten van Jan 
----- Original Message -----
From: Attila GYURIS
Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2006 7:00 AM 
Hi Andres:
Jan and I have been conversing about Josh. 
He lost track of him also since the Mount days...
By the way, I think the correct spelling is Schoemacher. (Dutch spelling).
We will keep looking.
He might pop in one day just like the others.
Andres Larsen wrote: 
Hello Jan:
Ladislao Kertesz is very much alive and kicking.
His computer had broken down but I understand he has it back in service now.
His e-mail addresses are and
Speaking of something or someone else:
Attila Gyuris is interested in tracing the current whereabouts of your countryman and our fellow Abbey School Old Boy Josh Schoemaker who apparently moved years ago to Hawaii.
If you have any news on him they would certainly be appreciated.
Andres Larsen
Caracas, Venezuela 
Gmail Jan wrote: 
Hello Don,
Yes I have some more old pictures of the Mount.
I was meaning to contact Ladislao to join the club and then get instructions from him to send him my old pictures to publish in the circulars.
But I did not get any reply yet.
I just hope he did not pick this period to retire.
I have already been mailing with Attila Gyuris, he was my close friend at that time, and he explained to me how it works.
Your name starts with Don, are you a monk of the monastery?
Could you fill me in, I just arrived.
My steady email address is or
I have two others for common use but they are just aliasses, so don't mind them.
Greetings from Jan Koenraadt from the Netherlands. 
----- Original Message -------------------------------------------------
From: Don Mitchell CBE QC
Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2006 8:47 PM 
Hello Jan,
I hope Ladislao will publish the photo. 
Do you have any more of these historic ones? 
If so, please send them to him so that he can use them in the Circulars.
I understand that Ladislao is having computer problems. 
He is normally very prompt, year after year, in his weekly Circulars. 
However, we have not heard from him for some months now.
I only use the website to upload Ladislao's circulars, and have abandoned them since the Circulars stopped. 
I should really visit them and make sure they are all still functioning.
23 nov 2010
From: Nigel P. Boos  
Neil must be a walking encyclopaedia of info on old cars in TT.  Wow!!!
Just to clarify, for his sake:
My dad, Sydney Boos never worked for McEnearney in San F'do.
In fact, it was my uncle, Oscar Boos, who worked for the company.
It's interesting that Neil even remembered that, though.
Re, the "Stone" lady who was divorced from Antonio Camacho - isn't that Diane Stone?
I last saw her around 2001 when she was arranging flowers for my nephew's wedding in Miami.
I'm not sure how she can help, but if your wife knows her, as Neil suggests, maybe she can throw some light on the matter.
Thanks for your help, Neil.
Nigel P. Boos 
On 2010-11-23, at 12:17 PM, david decastro wrote: 
Some more info on car."bandit"
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:45:51 -0500
RE: PAX Guest House ' REPLY ESPINET . 
There were a few model D FORDS, such as P-1106 owned by my grandfather, Fredrick Espinet.
One was sold and sent to the USA by Lionel Soodeen, who ran Globe and Gaiety theatre, San Fernando.
Many more can be traced in Trinidad thru the Licensing office, but the real old car [ BUICK with canvas top- hood ] , found in Trinidad , was found annexed in the Home in Port of Spain, in late 1960 prior to her death ,
It was sealed up and brand new, no mileage, by the Haddaway family that owned a place down the islands.
The lady who found it was Mahanna Haddaway that owned THE RENOWN SHIRT FACTORY.
What happened to the car, try to find out, using her name .this is a bit that I do remember offhand.
May remember later about others, also knew that one of the oldest Citroen French Cars was owned after the war by Anthony Sabga.
At that time he was not rich and lived in my grandmothers boarding house on Irving or Lewis street?
Neil Desmond Espinet .  
The above can be confirmed by BOOS AS HIS FATHER WORKED AT CHARLES Mac Earney , for many years in the late 1955 .
---- david decastro <calypsobandit@live.comwrote: 
I Neil, wanted to know who own the car, and how many more were in tnt at that time.
Note the licence plate.
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:08:19 +0000
Subject: RE: PAX Guest House 
De Castro,
Hope all ok, great work, great history, I may note that I went their twice, prior to leaving Trinidad went to the church,
On return years later when the Maingot sisters ran an assistance program through ' the living waters group ' .....
On this you can get assistance from the 'stone' lady in Miami , who was divorced from Antonio Camacho,
Your wife knows her, anyways her son worked with living waters on the mount for many years,
Thanks again,
Neil Desmond Espinet . 
---- david decastro <calypsobandit@live.comwrote: 
I wonder how many cars like that were in Trinidad at that time??
I think Neil Espinet father had one ??
'bandit"" Neil put some light on this. 
Subject: PAX Guest House
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 06:56:14 -0500 
That's progress for yuh. 
Now, all we've got to do is to check out the registration number of the car with the authorities in TT, (of course, the records will be in immaculate condition).
Then, we'll find out who the owners of the car were, see if they're alive or pushing up daisies, contact their great grandchildren who won't care a damn, who will slam down the phone on whoever's calling, and we'll be nowhere further in solving the mystery.

The good monks at MSB don't seem to have gotten any further themselves, or, if they have, then I've not been told about it.
However, Trevor Evelyn has confirmed that he was a student at MSB in 1945 and that the steps down to the guest house had already been replaced by the ramp.
So all we can say for sure is that the photograph was taken pre-1945.
I'm going to say it was taken in 1940, unless someone wants to challenge that date.
It's been a great hunt, David.
MSB Guest House in 1940
Number plate of the car - P 4157 - Courtesy David de Castro
MSB Guest House circa 1950
On 2010-11-20, at 11:33 AM, David de Castro wrote: 
Hi Nigel,
I have my boys on the trail.
Subject: Fw: PAX
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 20:21:55 -0500 
Ah even get the licence plate number for you
Now you own me, more big Brazilian women hope you can open this picture is even better.
Please, let me know if you can open.  
Now to the photos. 
Ladislao Kertesz at,
10LK0021LKEBIK, Ladislao Kertesz in Valencia, Spain
59UN0002CLASS1959, Please check this out.
10UN0005EDIMSB, Statue of St. Benedict

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Circular No 476

Newsletter for alumni of The Abbey School, Mt. St. Benedict, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.
Caracas, 18 of December 2010 No.476
Dear Friends, 
Remember John Davenport?? He lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
From: Tim Mew MHC  
Hi Nigel,
Sorry to hear your news of having to give up, but honestly I do not know how you and Ladislao have done so much for so long.
I guess it is time for someone else [the younger ones!!] to take over.
I dread the time when Ladislao passes on the same news.
If you guys are ever in Melbourne [I know it is far away] just let me know in advance.
But I saw that Ladislao was in Spain, so you never know.
My sincere thanks again for all your kind work on behalf of MSB.
Thursday, November 6, 2008 7:49:48 PM 
Hello Ladislao Kertesz,
Your friend Tim Mew wants to talk to you for free using Skype.
Hi Ladislao,
It was really nice to talk to you today and I will first send this info on Skype for you and then follow it up with an email with more details for all MSB members who may wish to talk to each other.
This has all the necessary info for you so that at least you are ahead of the bunch.
The message below is from Skype on their list.
All the very best and will be in touch Tim & Gail & Family.
Download Skype and make and receive free video and voice calls with other people on Skype like me.
You can also make great value calls to landlines and mobiles, and send SMS messages. 
From: "Tim Mew MHC" <>
Date: October 19, 2008 12:30:00 AM GMT-04:00 
Hi Nigel,
I used the emails from your list to reach a few of my class colleagues, but see the results below.
Do you have any other newer email addresses for them?
Sorry to trouble you but do you get through on the addresses I used?
----- Original Message ----------------------------------
Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2008 3:27 PM 
Hi Luciano,
It seems you may be the only recipient of this email.
Isaias, Urbano, Roberto L, Roberto B, Norman and Ricardo all bounced!!!
What a shame.!!!!
Do you have any of their email addresses.?
----- Original Message ----------------------------------------------------
Sent:Sunday, October 19, 2008 3:16 PM 
Hello to all my "old" MSB friends,
The years are ticking bye at a fast pace and I thought I should try to get in touch with at least a few of you.
The recent excel list from Nigel Boos has helped me to do this.
A quick back ground on us:
Married in 1963 to Gail, left Guyana in 1974 with three daughters [Michele, Karen, Lisa] for Australia.
First in Sydney and now for many years in Melbourne.
Two more twin daughters were born to us in Melbourne, Alexandra and Alicia.
Karen has two sons, Timmy [19] & James [7].
Alexandra has Thomas [2] and Sophie [three weeks].
So four grand kids for us.
Michele is married to Ralph.
Karen is single now.
Lisa is going to be married in March of 2009.
Alicia has a partner Fletch.
Alexandra is married to Vlad.
The attached picture was from April 2008 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Gail is 63 and I am 67. 
So YES the years roll on!!!!
I will not be able to attend the re-union in Trinidad scheduled for this November, distance, cost etc. prevents.
However it would have been great to meet up with any of you.
I am still trying the email address for Ricardo Figuera that I had, but it has not worked for quite awhile.
So if any of you guys particularly in Venezuela have his new address, please forward and let me know.
I have been in touch with Ricardo over some time but not recently.
He also sent some pictures in the past of your meetings in Caracas, so I have an idea of how the years have treated you.
As you can see, we are about on par!!!!
I have often enjoyed Roberto Boddington's photos on the circulars from Ladislao, so thanks to you for shooting these, although I can not remember you doing so.
Will also try to find and attach a picture of our family for you.
With love and best wishes to you all and your families and I look forward to your replies.
Please try to keep in touch and help me with any other email addresses from 1958 class.
Re: Abraham Laquis‏
From: Tim Mew (
Sent: Mon 5/12/08 10:37 AM 
Hi to all & Alain,
Alain & Annie , so sorry to hear of your dad's recent illness and I sincerely hope he will improve over time.
Please say hello to him for me, as I am sure he will still remember all of us from his class.
I will try to find & attach a recent photo of my wife Gail and I, for you to show your dad, although I am sure that few would recognise me over all the years.
Age catches up with all of us "old " Mount S. B. boys and time runs it's course.
Ladislao, I thought from memory that Ricardo and I some time back had virtually given all the names on your attached picture.
But if lost we can send again.
I must apologise to Ricardo for not emailing sooner, although I always have the best of intentions .... however one seems to be busy these days, but I promise I will in the very near future.
Our love to all and God Bless you and Abraham especially too,
Tim Mew.
Class of '58
Now resident in Melbourne, Australia. 
From:  krishna toolsie   
I wish you well as you focus on your endeavours and extend my sincere gratitude, on behalf odf all Mount boys, for your dedicated service in compilation of the data base.
You have been, as Ladislao, the glue that held the loose association of Abbey ole boys.
The invaluable data you compiled will now require another shepherd to maintain the flock, but your value cannot be replaced or your diligence duplicated. 
It is my sincere hope that another will take up the challenge and do justice the material you engineered. 
I remain ever confident that Data Base remain viable and that it be utilized in the Centenary Mount Celebrations. 
I also hope that, should you find the time, you accept my invitation to visit San Diego. 
I know we will have stimulating and thought provoking conversations.  
Warmest regards my friend,
Krishna Jerry Toolsie (1974) 
From: Nigel Boos  
Dear Ladislao, 
I've attached the most recent MSB Database for use by any of the Old Boys who might find it useful. As before, it is designed with 3 tabs (see bottom of screen) to permit ease of access to information. 
This file is available until December 13th 2010 
I now also wish to advise you that I shall no longer be able to continue my involvement with the dB, for a number of reasons, not least of which is my need to focus on my work. 
I am therefore passing the file to you, for your own purposes, and I trust that you or anyone you delegate will be able to do a great job with the info. 
it has been a wonderful experience, during the past few years, keeping in touch and developing contacts with many of the Old Boys of MSB. I wish you and everyone involved a very happy and blessed Christmas, and I look forward to hearing good things concerning the Old Boys Association of the Mt. St. Benedict Abbey School. 
Kindest regards, 
Nigel Boos
Class of 1960 
From: Nigel Boos  
You're quite right. When I started the dB, I had one name - mine.
Then I started to build, and what you've received is the result of about 7 years of searching, one name at a time.
if your name hasn't turned up, it's there now.
Sorry about that, but we're constantly been looking for help to complete the full list of names, addresses, etc.  
I've passed on the file to Ladislao Kertesz in Venezuela, and I'm sure he'll include your name from now on.
Maybe you can also remind me as to which years you were at MSB.
(It seems to me that you were actually there for less than 1 term, if I remember, but I must be wrong.) 
Keep well, and have a very happy Christmas. 
Here's one for you: 
On 2010-12-08, at 3:19 PM, John Davenport wrote: 
Hi Nigel,
I was at Mount for 2 years yet I did not see my name in the old boys list.
John Davenport 
From:  Nigel Boos  
Thank you, Sherry. 
I'll pass it on to Ladislao Kertesz for his update.
I'll let Jackie know that you asked for her.
Merry Christmas from us both.
On 2010-12-06, at 3:49 PM, Sherry Lloyd wrote: 
Hi Nigel;
Seasons greetings !    
I happen to be on the MSB list, and noted that you asked Edward for Maurice's address.
He actually gave you a slightly incorrect one. 
The correct address is:   11943 - 189A st, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 1W9
Say hi to Jackie (if she remembers me).
Have a wonderful Christmas  and all good things in 2011.
... Sherry 
Now to the photos. 
Ladislao Kertesz at,
06WK0027UNKNOWN, Taken during the reunion 2006.
62DB0001DBRGRP, David Bratt and Group,
10UN0001JDA, John Davenport.
04SC0003SCO, Salvador Coscarart and Unknown.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Circular No 475

Newsletter for alumni of The Abbey School, Mt. St. Benedict, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.
Caracas, 11 of December 2010 No.475
Dear Friends,
Some information on the Aruba´s murder incident and about a mango trip.
Gmail Jan
Saturday, February 2, 2008 10:11:58 AM 
Nigel, you have good pictures from the Mount! 
I will not bother you much more with Natalee Holoway, it is indeed one of many cases.
The reporter himself did not say anything yet, that is due coming Sunday evening.
Last night in a talk show on tv there was a telephone conversation with Jorin van der Sloot himself in which Jorin said that his remark on the hidden camera was "after sex she passed out and a friend with a boat slipped the body in the sea" but that this remark was a made-up joke. 
All the other details are to come Sunday evening, but indeed we have the same questions if she really was dead or not.
That is what the theory is indeed, that she might be eaten by sharks why nothing of her is found yet. 
But besides this Natalee Holoway case, in fact more news is that this Peter R. de Vries again solves a case which the Dutch police-detectives cann't solve.
Two times he allready got convicted men out of jail because they were innocent after years of jailtime and his reporting, and several times he could deliver proof to justice which solved other murdercases.
(For example the body of an Irish girl was found in the water of Amsterdam. After 18 years Peter was able to track a witness and solved the case). 
This is not to blame the lack of quality of the Dutch police because the best Dutch police detectives have only treated 15 cases at most in their career, while Peter R. de Vries is doing crime report for the past 30 years and has treated 461 cases.
Dutch police-detectives don't work like Jack Frost in A Touch of Frost, the system is different, for each case a separate group of police detectives is formed which falls apart again after the case. 
Can you imagine the biggest drugs criminal Klaas Bruinsma in Amsterdam early 90's who was delivering the drugs to all Europe that time.
He got shot in 1991.
He then had a 19 year old girlfriend.
This girl was never in the news and she was completely forgotten.
In 2002 the brother of our royal crownprince wants to marry Mabel Wisse Smit.
He has to ask the parliament approval.
The approval was expected to be given and the procedure a formality.
If so, Mabel Wisse Smit would be the wife of the second heir to the royal Dutch throne.
But three weeks before the marriage Peter R. de Vries came on television with his report.
He flew all the way to Chile to find the mate Charlie da Silva of Klaas Bruinsma.
Mabel Wisse Smit was this 19 year old girlfriend of Klaas Bruinsma, and had been sleeping on several occasions with him on his boat.
The boat was so small, only two rooms, one for Charlie, one for Klaas.
Where could she sleep?
She had not told our prime minister that there was more than only waving to him from sailing boats in the official interview for the approval.
It had deep impact in Holland.
The marriage went on, while they knew they would lose the heir to the throne.
After that our crownprince got three children, who come before him, so it really didn't matter much.  
Now Peter is doing it again . . .
Nigel P. Boos
Saturday, February 2, 2008 7:11:23 AM 
Thank you for the note.  
I know nothing about someone breaking a shoulder on the track to Whitestone. However, I do know for sure, because I witnessed the aftermath, that Richard "Mousie" Farah fell off a mango tree branch (I heard that the branch actually broke with his weight, but I can't vouch for that) when, one day, during our weekly trek to "Grounds", a number of the boys had gone off on a mango hunt.
Michael "Joe" Azar, I'm told, broke his fall, and was able to avert what could have been a more dangerous situation.
The net result of this accident was that "Mousie" broke his leg and had to be transported to the side of the MSB road, and laid on a bench under the almond trees, to await a lift to hospital in a Mount vehicle, in the company of one of the priests (I believe it was Fr. Bernard.)
The setting done of his leg was not well done, but I do not know the details.
As a result of this unfortunate accident, however, "Mousie" was left with a short leg, so that he has, since then, always walked with a noticeably different gait.
This has not in any way stopped him from doing everything that anyone else does routinely - driving his own car, working at his job, and so on.
Now, these are the facts as I remember them, but if anyone else can correct my memory and claim otherwise, I'd be only too happy to accept another version of the story. 
No, "Sambo" was not, so far as I know, involved in the Whitestones story.
But look, I have a photograph of St. Lawrence House during a March Past from 1959/60, and there is a black kid in the picture.
I can't remember his name, and I'm not even sure if he was "Sambo", but he was younger than I, and perhaps, since you came to Mount 3 years after I left, you might remember his face/name. 
I was thinking of what I had said earlier, that "Sambo" had come to the rescue of, I thought, Michael Azar.
I now believe I was wrong. 
I think it was Robbie Huggins who told me that, during the 1970 Black Power problem, he was driving along Long Circular Road in Maraval when he was suddenly accosted by a mob of angry black men who approached him in a threatening manner.
He was very concerned for his safety, when, out of the mob stepped "Sambo" who spoke to the others and explained that he knew Robert and could vouch for him.
This allowed Rob to get away from the area, which he immediately did.
I also heard that "Sambo" had died, but I cannot be certain of that! 
Re. the Natalee Holloway story:
I find this very interesting, and of course it must be regarded as a major breakthrough in the case.
However, is the reporter saying that she "passed out" during sex, or that she died then?
Seriously, if she had only "passed out", and hadn't died, why did the young man / men feel that her body should be disposed of?
Surely, she would awaken eventually.
What do they mean by "passed out?" Regardless of that however, if this is true, then her body will never be found,
The waters off the coast of Aruba, I'm told, are filled with sharks, and that would be the end of that!
Thank God we believe in the immortality of the soul. 
I shall try to see the ABC story, but really, Jan, this is not a matter that concerns me too much at this point. I have many other pressing problems to deal with and I am sure that I will read all about it eventually, if I miss the programme on TV. 
Be good, keep the faith and God bless you. 
On 2-Feb-08, at 4:44 AM, Gmail Jan wrote: 
Nigel, I don't remember Sambo. I only heard that some boy broke his shoulder on the tracks in the mountains going up Whitestone, and that somebody rescued him. Maybe you refer to this event? But that was before my time. 
Last night there was a telephone conversation with Joran van der Sloot on a news show on our televison.
It seems that he has confessed that Natalee passed out during sex and that a friend with a boat slipped her body into the sea. In the telephone conversation he said the confession was "made up" and not true. But later on in the conversation he admitted that the friend and boat do exist. Sunday evening we can see it all. It is said here that the broadcast will also be on ABC televison in the USA sometime later. Can you watch ABC from your place? 
Greetings Jan 
I have often, over the past fifty years wondered what happened to "Sambo". My recollection is that he was named Arthur Richards. 
He only lasted up to about Form 1.
I never learned why he left.
Given the number of fights I got into in his defence, I imagine it was because of the merciless teasing he got from Monks and boys over his being black. 
We were terribly racially prejudiced in those days.   
Saturday, February 2, 2008 10:11:58 AM 
I think that is the story I meant, my memories are vague.
There was indeed something broken and the boy had to go to the hospital, and what I vaguely remember it was on the tracks in the bushes uphill in the valley in the direction of Whitestones where there were still trees.
But the event was before my time, I only remember it being told from other boys.
You have much more details about the story.  
I know Lindsay Moffat was at the Mount from 1960 on.
If you send him the pictures and the story maybe he can tell you more.
He said he does not have a computer at home but checks his emails at places like public libraries.
It might take some time before you get an answer, we got mails from him past Xmas.
His mailaddress is He lives in Glasgow
 laszlo kertesz ...
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 8:42:57 PM 
Dear John,
Thank you for the email.
Sorry that I took so long to answer, but I am a bit late with the lots of email in the first part of the year that I could not answer and late with the circulars.
I am still missing Andrew’s email address.
I have no information as to his resume for the listing.
I used to be the Javelin and Discus champ for 1960.
Made airplanes and rockets.
Used to paint tennis balls for the tournaments.
I believe that you have the attached photo.
I left Mount in Dec. 1960.
The second tallest boy at Mount, after Howard, “daddy long legs”.
Please send me the article on Yip Chuck.
There seems to be a mix up with Chow Fat the other pinpong teacher.
Need to clarify.
Any news on Claude Johnson also from St. Lucia, living in UK Telf. 012 28 511747,
44 1228 538 644. 
Maybe the telf are wrong, the address I have is.
3 Eden Place, Stanwix, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 9JQ, UK 
God Bless
Lindsay John Moffat wrote:
Dear Laszlo,
Thank for all the information you have recently sent.
Also pictures of Yip Chuck.
I must confess that it is Difficult for me to remember your name and wonder if I can with your face to go with your name.
Were you in a class or two above me??
May be Andrew or Nigel's year??
Anyway I still appreciate your mail.
Maybe sometime the jig-saw will fall into place.
Andrew is well and living in Taunton, Somerset, England - At present away on holiday with his wife in Cuba.
Quite a time to be there - I wonder if Castro the admirable old dog will finally pop his socks while he is there?
That will be historic.
Nigel died of complicated illnesses on 25th November '05.
Until then he lived in Bristol - England.
I am an artist and live in Glasgow, Scotland as you probably already know through the network.
I remember Yip Chuck well and with fond memories.
He was my favourate teacher and biology my favourate subject.
I will write more about him later as I am now on the run - (not from the law) - am busy doing last minute preparations in haste to travel off to Barbados to see my ailing Mum then off to St.Lucia to see relatives there too.
All recently arranged trip after many years - so must dash.
Meanwhile keep well and best wishes...................
Lindsay John (Moffat) 
From: laszlo kertesz
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 09:11:01 -0800 (PST)
Dear Linsay,
I would like a few more lines on Yip Chuck.
Can you???
Nobody remembers him.
God Bless
Now to the photos. 
Ladislao Kertesz at,
67UN0002UNKNOWNS, Please check it out.
07NC0001REUCA, Neil Charles and a group.
06WK0023PTAGRP, Peter Tang at reunion.
10UN0001LMA, Llewellyn Mac Intosh.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Circular No 474

Newsletter for alumni of The Abbey School, Mt. St. Benedict, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.

Caracas, 4 of December 2010 No.474
Dear Friends, 
Re: In Search of Jerry Campbell
From: ""   
Hi Hudson,
I know a couple ATC's up at Piarco, so I'll enquire about Jerry.
I met Jerry some years after school and there was some mention of marine biology at that time.
As soon as I get something positive, I will be in touch.
From: Hudsonmckoy <>
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2010 02:25:21 -0400 
Hi Guys,
Good to hear from Winston Ing Shing...we need to locate Jerry Campbell a.k.a. BBC...
can the T&T contingent try to talk to his wife or sister and find out what happened to him...
I believe he did an Air Traffic Controller course at Piarco;
his father also owned the tyre shop on Charlotte St. P.O.S. across from Dr Rat;
I believe he also went to Miami Sea Aquarium as a marine biologist but this is thru the grapevine...
Sent: Tue, Oct 5, 2010 6:15 pm
Hey Guys
This is probably some sorta deja vu, the "finding" of Winston Ing Shing.
Recently, Sterling Hackett and I were chatting about our Mount classmates and Winston, your name came up as one we have not heard of or from since leaving school.
Keep in touch
Chandra Teelucksingh
My # is 868 680 6424. Sterling is 868 792 2281  
From: Hudsonmckoy <>
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2010 20:44:04 -0400 
Hi Winston,
I haven't seen you since leaving school.
I heard you were living in Toronto.
Good to hear from you.
Send us some info.
Hudson McKoy.
H.818-308-6951  or C.818-355-7670
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From: Nigel P. Boos <
Sent: Tue, Oct 5, 2010 2:02 am
Thank you so much for forwarding Winston's email to me, Krishna.
But at 2.14 am? 
Man, you should be in bed.
OK, I'll get in touch with him and take it from here.
Thanks again. 
Hello Winston,
Hey, it took you some time to find us, but I'm sure glad you did. 
Ladislao Kertesz (Class of 1960) of Venezuela is the brains behind this thing.
He had the bright idea, a few years ago, to try to contact all the Old Boys of MSB's Abbey School, and to open up a forum for discussion between ourselves.
That's all we're doing.
We've had a number of interesting events come out of this simple idea - Reunions here, Reunions there, a Visit of a Cadet Training Ship to T'dad, captained by another OB, Suppers, Visits from one OB to another, opening up of our lives to the world of OB's, Circulars (you've seen some), history discussions, etc., etc.
We'd sure like to know more about you, whenever you find the time.
One paragraph would probably do it, with, hopefully, a photograph of you with your family.
Tell us what you did after leaving MSB, where you live, what you're doing today, your family stuff, and whether or not you're in touch with any other OB's.
(I'm looking for their email addresses and telephone numbers, if you can share them.) 
BTW, Krishna says that you left MSB around '74 - '75.
I've copied this note to all of the OB's from that time whose email addresses I have. Perhaps you know these guys, perhaps not.
In any case, this is merely an attempt to get them to drop you a line to say "Howdy"
I look forward to hearing from you. 
Nigel P. Boos 
On 2010-10-05, at 2:14 AM, krishna toolsie wrote: 
Nigel and Glen: 
Another prodigal mount boy is back in the fold..   
He left for Canada around 74 or 75.
Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2010 02:34:23 -0400
Hi Krishna,
To a big surprise, I found your name while goggling and has read quite a few of your circulars posted on the web.
Dated may 9, 2008 I see that you still remember me.
would like to get in touch if possible
Don’t know where you are now but with the internet, it’s not that far away.
Winston Ing Shing
Re: In Search of Jerry Campbell
From: "" 
Hi Hudson,
I know a couple ATC's up at Piarco, so I'll enquire about Jerry.
I met Jerry some years after school and there was some mention of marine biology at that time.
As soon as I get something positive, I will be in touch.
laszlo kertesz
17 ene  
Dear David,
Sorry for not replying sooner but I must find space between work and the Circular.
I am placing you in the Circulars list for automatic sending.
Please could you send me a resume about 50 words and a photo for your friends ???
Do you have a phone number???
God bless
2009/8/16 David Johnson <
I live in Perth went to Mount from 1953 to 1958
Presently retired
...12 oct 2010
From: Nigel P. Boos  
Thanks, Peter.
The reason for my question is this:
We have started an "Old Boys Association" of ex-students of the Abbey School, and my responsibility s merely to develop and maintain a database of info re. the guys who schooled at MSB.
Ladislao Kertesz in Venezuela is the coordinator and brains behind the whole project, which has been operating successfully for about 7 years now.
He sends out occasional Circulars, and is the fulcrum around whom the project turns.
I'm going to add your name to the dB, and undoubtedly, from time to time, you should hear from one or other of us.
There is no subscription or such like, but I would not object to having a paragraph about yourself, with, perhaps, a recent photograph for inclusion in my "Roll Call" PowerPoint presentation.
Nice hearing from you, Peter.
Hopefully, you'll enjoy reading about some of your old buddies from MSB.
Have a great day.
Nigel P. Boos 
On 2010-10-12, at 6:14 AM, peter SHIELDS wrote: 
Hi Nigel,
I am so sorry. I was sure I had replied to your original MSB e mail.
Must be old age !
Anyway, I can confirm I was a dayboy at MSB for two years or so.
Exactly when is a bit of a guess.
We were back in the UK early 1959 so I would think it was 1957 to the start of 1959.
I know it is a bit vague but I can find no records.
I hope it is of some use to you.
I hope all is well you and yours.
Peter Shields 
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From: "Nigel P. Boos" <>
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2010 7:24 PM 
Hello, Peter,
I hope this email finds you in good health.
Listen. I just want to ask you one question, please.
Were you a student at the Abbey School at any time at all?
If so, please let me know the year / years you spent at MSB.
Thanks, Peter.
Nigel P. Boos
 Attila GYURIS ...
Sunday, January 6, 2008 6:51:27 PM 
No, he didn't stay all the way to Form V.
He was at the Mount only for 2 years. I believe it was during 1965-1966 and 1966-1967 in Forms I and II.
Then he went back to study in Venezuela.
Never returned to the Abbey School.  
I later met up with him at the Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas during the 70's, where I was studying Chemical Engineering.
He was studying Electronics Engineering.
He graduated from the USB in 1975 or 1976, I believe. 
During those years, during the latter part of the 70's we were close friends and I taught him freefall skydiving and he made several freefall jumps with me as jumpmasterin Higuerote.
Later I sold him my old parachuting gear after I bought a new one. 
Attila Gyuris 
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 20:57:33 -0700 (PDT)
From:  "Attila GYURIS"
Unfortunately I don't have a big version of that picture.
It was only a 64KB size photo that I got originally from Rommel Rosero.
Attila GYURIS wrote: 
Here is another captioned class picture I got from another old boy we just found,  Rommel Rosero.
I believe this is Form II class taken sometime in 1966, but I need verification of this.
I included most of the names that I remember, but I need help completing them.
Attila Gyuris 
Now to the photos. 
Ladislao Kertesz at,
55LK0001SCHOOLBADGE, Used on our blazers in 1955.
08NC0001REUNION, Reunion at Neil Charles House 2008.
64UN0057GUYANA, Fr. Cuthbert at the Docks.
65UN10011bb, Bunch of unknowns with Fr. Bernard.