Reg 10 MP says twin brother collected money from SLED, not he

– GTimes regrets confusion between “Jermaine” and “Jemaine“

Region 10 Member of Parliament (MP), Jermaine Figueira says that he never collected $5 million under the Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Development (SLED) programme in 2019 for the construction of pig pens in Linden.
In an article published by the Guyana Times on January 23, 2021, it stated that Labour Minister, Joseph Hamilton, has reported that monies were disbursed and collected by the parliamentarian.
In fact, the content of the article was made available by the Department of Public Information (DPI) following a visit to the mining community by the Labour Minister.
But the politician has since refuted this allegation noting that Hamilton’s utterances were aimed to “besmirch, tarnished, sully, insult and damage his good name and reputation.”
“I take this opportunity to publicly state and make it absolutely clear, that I Jermaine Figueira, Member of Parliament for Region Ten has never been the recipient of any disbursement of monies from the Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Development (SLED) programme in 201,” the politician stated.
<<<Guyana Times>>> has since been informed that the money to which is referred to in the article was collected by the politician’s twin brother, Jemaine Figueira.
As such, the <<<Guyana Times>>> apologizes to the MP and regrets the embarrassment the article has caused.