CORRECT / APOLOGY
Kaieteur News – APNU + AFC Member of Parliament Jermaine Figueira has unequivocally stated that he did not sign for, or receive any funding for a pigpen project under the Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Development (SLED) program in 2019, as reported by the this newspaper. .
According to Figueira, it was actually his twin, Jemaine Figueira, who was involved in that project.
This newspaper, based on documents received by Labor Minister Joseph Hamilton, had linked MP Jermaine Figueira in the pixel reports. In response to this, the MP said he has no idea how his name came up on the official documents listing Jermaine Figueira as the project coordinator as well as the contact and contractor.
His brother, Jemaine Figueira, has since confirmed that he was the one involved in the project and also insisted that the claims made by the Minister that the project was incomplete, were false. He said that of the $ 5.7 million awarded, 98 percent went into the building and it was money from his own pocket that was used to complete the rest.
The brothers claimed that the Minister’s words and articles carried in the media damaged their reputation.
For publishing any unfounded information about the Figueira brothers, we apologize unconditionally and claim that no malice was intended, on behalf of this newspaper.