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Nov 11, 2019

Gapi Vega’s Salary Breakdown

Gaspar Vega

As we reported on Friday, Former Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega continues to enjoy ministerial benefits, despite his resignation amid a land scandal involving his son, Andre, back in 2017.  As an elected member of the House of Representatives, Vega’s annual take home pay is said to be thirty-seven thousand, eight hundred dollars annually.  With an additional twelve thousand, two hundred dollars in allowances for expenses, transportation and telephone per annum, Vega, like other Opposition representatives, is paid a total of fifty thousand dollars.  But the biggest perks of his job, News Five is made to understand, is that he is still assigned personal police security.  We have since learned that police constables report to duty daily on a shift system at Vega’s residence on Clark Street in Orange Walk Town.  While we understand that the salary of an officer is commensurate to years of service and rank, the constable assigned to Vega is being paid from the public purse, notwithstanding the fact that Vega has been absent from all house meetings since his resignation in 2017.

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