News of the death of Norma Walterine Jackman, former Magistrate, Land Court Judge and Legal Advisor to the Late President Hoyte, was received by the People’s National Congress Reform with great sadness.

A brilliant student, Norma Jackman, concluded her secondary education and joined the teaching profession, at the Carmel Roman Catholic School, before proceeding to study and earn a law degree, at London University in the United Kingdom, and was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple.

On her return to Guyana, Norma joined the Law Firm of Clarke and Martin and came under the tutelage of the late Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham.

With the accession to office of the PNC/UF Collation Government in 1964, and the appointment of more women as officers of our courts, Norma Jackman was appointed to the magistracy and later elevated to the position of Land Court Judge. Upon retirement from the Public Service, she was appointed by the late President Desmond Hoyte, as a legal adviser to the Office of the President where she remained until he demitted office in 1992.

To all her sorrowing relatives and friends the People’s National Congress Reform extends its sincere sympathy.

People’s National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia,
Georgetown, Guyana.
Monday, August 29, 2005