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Channel 5 Belize Attacks Lord Neil Gibson and the Election of Ralph Huang
The campaign to elect Ralph Huang to the position of Standard Bearer to the tiny district in Belize was aided by support provided by Lord Neil Gibson in the form of monetary contributions and media support provided through Gibson's organizations and companies. Gibson vocally announced and discussed his endorsement of Huang and his support of the campaign to get him elected. After the election, Huang is quoted in several interviews as having had support provided by Gibson. Complete transparency on the subject of campaign support was provided by all parties involved. Additionally, several websites operated by Gibson or affiliates of Gibson's distributed news on a regular basis regarding the connection.
Lord Neil Gibson has never hidden the fact that he has business interests in Belize. Several projects in various stages of development have been circulated through websites and press releases discussing the interests and impacts that would be felt by the Belizean community. Through his business interests in Belize, he befriended several other Belizean businessmen, as would be the case in any scenario. One of those businessmen decided to run for office, and Gibson supported his friend.
Upon the election of Huang, an organization called Channel 5 Belize began to circulate speculation and rumors of political corruption due to the connection between Lord Neil Gibson and Huang. To date, they have run several stories and op-eds calling into question the validity of his election due to his connections to Gibson. At the heart of all accusations of corruption has been a single blog post that exists on the website of the same organization, a blog post which is not credited to any author and cites no actual facts regarding any case against Gibson. The blog author makes the case that Gibson is not good for Belize because he is a "fraud," yet supports his claim with no actual evidence. There is sporadic citations involving a case where a Gibson run company was denied a license to operate, however no notation of the fact that the claims were actually against a business that had a name that only sounded like the one Gibson ran, and Gibson's company was cleared through letters from Belizean government officials which can be publicly viewed on any of Gibson's websites. A case of mistaken identity caused a minor inconvenience, and is now being used by Channel 5 Belize to call an election into question. A blog post by an anonymous author, written and posted through the same website that is currently bringing the corruption accusations, is being used as some sort of "evidence" even though it has no associated facts. The article in question can be viewed here: http://edition.channel5belize.com/
When a news organization begins to utilize the accusations of corruption as a tool to call elections into question, and cites no real evidence for these allegations except blog postings written by their own authors, then that news organization is suspect as to its motivations in running the stories. Perhaps there is corruption in Belize, and perhaps it is coming from Channel 5.
Information about Lord Neil Gibson or any of his companies can be found at http://www.lordneilbenjamingibson.com