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Roy Collister gets OJ

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Roy Collister kisses the forehead of his granddaughter Rhiana at the special ceremony. - Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer
Businessman Roy Collister and his wife, Sylvia, celebrate his conferment with the Order of Jamaica during a special ceremony at their home. - JIS

Financial expert and businessman Roy Collister was conferred with the Order of Jamaica on Friday, March 19.

The stalwart financier expressed his gratitude to the Government of Jamaica for the honour, describing the moment as a "great pleasure".

Collister, an enthusiastic participant in the formulation of national policies which have influenced foreign exchange rates, tax reform and regional trade for many years, was conferred with the country's fourth highest honour at a special ceremony at his home in Temple Mead, St Andrew.

The ceremony was presided over by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, and Collister's family, friends, business colleagues were present for the event.