Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Captain, Texine Daw was admitted to practice as an attorney-at-law in the courts of Guyana on Thursday last. Her petition was presented by Attorney-at-Law Melissa Yearwood-Stewart and Solicitor General Nigel Hawke to Justice Brassington Reynolds.
Captain Daw enlisted in the GDF as a soldier in 2008. However, she always aspired to become an officer and was granted the opportunity which saw her successfully completing the Standard Officer’s Course.
The former St Joseph High School student began reading for her Bachelor of Laws Degree at the University of Guyana. She was successful and was the recipient of the Pro-Chancellor’s Medal for Best Graduating Law Student in 2018.
She acquired her Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from the Hugh Wooding Law School on September 4, 2020.
“I was supposed to have become a teacher since most of my family are teachers, but deep inside I wanted to carve my own path. It was while I was in 6th form at Saint Stanislaus College. I realised that I was interested in law so I set my goal to becoming an attorney-at-law and set out to achieve same, Captain Daw said.
She continued, “I am equally happy with being a military officer. The values and standards of the GDF has shaped me into the individual I am today. I am grateful for the Guyana Defence Force for the opportunities afforded to me and the discipline and consistency which helped me to persevere throughout my studies.”
Captain Daw is the mother of a three-year-old son and hails from Helena No 2 Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD).