Malcolm Guishard was a Nevisian politician.
Early life and edcuation
Malcolm Guishard was born in Nevis on 13 January 1952.
He was first elected to the Federal House on 29 November 1993 as the St. Paul's/St. John's representative. He went on to win three additional elections in 1995, 2000 and 2004.
He also served as Deputy Premier of Nevis, and elected representative of St. John’s Constituency from 1 June 1992 to 10 July 2006.
In December 2004, Guishard was appointed Leader of the Opposition in the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly. He was also Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee and also a member of the Electoral and Constitutional Reform Committee. He also served as Deputy Premier of Nevis to Vance Amory in the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) government.
Guishard lost his Nevis seat when the CCM was defeated at the polls in July 2006 by the Nevis Reformation Party led by Joseph Parry. He however retained his position in the St Kitts Nevis federal parliament.
Guishard also held various portfolios from 1992 - 2006, including communications, tourism, agriculture, housing, culture and information.
Guishard died on 11 June 2007 at the age of 55. Guishard was swimming at Gallows Bay in Nevis when he complained of short breath and chest pains. He was immediately taken to the Alexandra Hospital but succumbed to his illness upon arrival. His body was laid to rest at the Bath Cemetery amidst the pomp and ceremony of a State Funeral early afternoon, on Wednesday June 20, 2007 before hundreds of mourners.
He was survived by his wife Yvonne Guishard as well as his children, and grandchildren.