Georgetown, Guyana – (October 11, 2016) The Cooperative Republic of Guyana mourns the passing of Malcolm Corrica M.S. aka The Mighty Canary, who passed away on Monday October 10, 2016.

Malcolm Corrica was born on March 21, 1937 in Georgetown, to William and Inez Corrica of Bagotstown Village, East Bank Demerara. He attended the Agricola Methodists School. His life was one of service to Guyana, as a businessman, entertainer and politician.

Mr. Corrica served in the National Assembly of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, representing the Peoples National Congress from January 3, 1969 to December 12, 1985. He returned to the National Assembly on December 27, 1990 and served until August 28, 1992.

During his tenure as a Member of Parliament, he served as Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Works and Communication, Minister of State in the Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Minster of State for Culture in the Ministry of Education, Social Development and Culture.

In 1992 he was awarded the Medal of Service (M.S.) for long service with exceptional dedication in the field of politics and popular music, as a composer and entertainer.

His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, MSS, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Cabinet of Ministers extend heartfelt sympathy to the children of Malcolm Corrica; Malcolm, Jeffrey and Pamela, and other relatives and close friends.

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