Xate Blooming In The Forest Reserve

Tonight, there is some good news coming out of the Chiquibul National Park as the Friends for Conser...

Price for Regular Gasoline and Kerosene Reduce

As of mid-night tonight, prices for Regular Gasoline and Kerosene will see reductions at the pumps. ...

Well Known City Figure Charged For Courts Robbery In Corozal

Also arraigned at the Magistrate’s Court today was known city figure Samuel Halliday, who turned 26 ...

Ambassadors Present Credentials To Governor General

Four ambassadors presented their Letters of Credence today to the Governor General of Belize His Exc...

Preliminary Figures For Re-Registration Released

Today marks the start of week two in the mass re-registration exercise here in the Jewel. As the pro...

  • Xate Blooming In The Forest Reserve

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018 01:56
  • Price for Regular Gasoline and Kerosene Reduce

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018 02:02
  • Well Known City Figure Charged For Courts Robbery In Corozal

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018 02:07
  • Ambassadors Present Credentials To Governor General

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018 02:14
  • Preliminary Figures For Re-Registration Released

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018 02:22

Screen_shot_2011-06-07_at_8.05.31_PMThe United Democratic Party held a convention over the weekend in the Orange Walk South political constituency and reports are that Rosendo Chendo Urbina emerged as the new UDP standard bearer in the area. Now normally we wouldnt feature Urbina in a newscast. In fact, we kind of lost track of him after he was badly beaten by Orange Walk Central Area Representative John Briceno in the last general elections! Last we heard he had suffered a nervous breakdown and had moved out of the country.

As it turns out, Urbina has apparently been Belizes Ambassador to Mexico for some time now. We confirmed that with a quick call to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week. But thats when things got a little confusing. If Urbina is being paid to represent Belizeans in Mexico, then what was he doing here for the past four months campaigning in Orange Walk South?

Today we did a little more investigating and found out that as Ambassador to Mexico Urbina receives between $50,000 and $75,000 for the year. In addition, his home in Mexico and all his bills are paid by government and in addition to that, he receives a daily stipend of $150US per day, every day of the week.

And of course, we weren’t surprised to learn that while Urbina has been in Orange Walk campaigning for the past four months, he has still been receiving his hefty salary as Ambassador to Mexico, complete with all the perks. We added up just his daily stipend of $150US a day and figured out that in four months Urbina has collected a whopping $36,000 extra…and thats for not even doing his job as Ambassador.

On a positive note though, somebody sent us a photo of Urbina taken recently and he looks like he has at least partially recovered from the nervous breakdown he suffered after his humiliating loss to Briceno in 2008.

Share this post

This content has been locked. You can no longer post any comment.