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Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson vs Channel 5 Belize
Las Vegas based businessman Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson has drawn the ire of Channel 5 Belize, and the world would like to know why.
Channel 5 Belize employed this same trick multiple times in their coverage of the ongoing story. Initially asking Huang himself to explain his relationship with Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson, where Huang's answers provided no clues of improper actions on his or Gibson's part. The answers were straight forward and to the point, Gibson did contribute to his elections campaign, Gibson did support his nomination and provided videos on his YouTube channels showing support and providing reasons why Huang was a good choice for this position.
Channel 5 Belize have managed to create speculation on the relationship of Huang and Gibson as somehow being less than transparent through the citing of a single online article claiming Lord Neil Gibson to be a "fraud," and yet with-held the source of this article as their own website, and additionally that there was no evidence shown in any capacity to support this claim. It is true that several projects have been undertaken in Belize involving organizations that are controlled by Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson, and that those projects are not yet complete, as they are still in planning and development phases. All projects involving Belize are plainly discussed on Gibson's websites, and are completely transparent in their information. Gibson himself supports and explains the developmental stages of these projects through video commentary that is placed on his YouTube channels and his websites. In the scheme of things, lord Neil Benjamin Gibson and the companies he controls have been more forthright with news regarding Belizean projects than was ever necessary, going as far as to release information about them while they were still only in the speculation phase. The criticism that can come from developmental stage information took a rear seat to the desire for full transparency on Gibson's part. Channel 5 Belize utilized this transparency as a means to cast doubts into the motivations of Gibson and his companies, and have now also cast doubt as to the election of Ralph Huang just because of support of the campaign.
Governmental fraud is a serious issue, but generally the accusations of fraud actually come from news sources that have uncovered some sort of fraudulent activity. The accusations of fraud are generally reserved for those who have actually shown some sort of favoritism or position that is questionable. Huang is literally being accused of fraud previous to ever taking his elected position. Gibson is being accused of fraud because the projects that he has outlined on his websites have not come to full fruition, even though no claims have been made that they are any further along than planning stages and meetings. The only truly questionable actions that have taken place to date have been on the part of Channel 5 Belize itself, and why they as a news organization have so aggressively attacked Lord Neil Gibson and Ralph Huang. Reasonable and intelligent people would potentially question their motivations due to their obvious support of the losing candidate. The true question to be asked in a situation like this one is "what was promised to Channel 5 Belize by the opposing candidate, and why is Ralph Huang such a threat to them?"
The world continues to watch as the events play out on the global stage, and those interested in Belizean politics are watching to see if Channel 5 Belize continues to attempt to drum up fear of a politician who has only just been elected, or a business man who has attempted to provide development to underserved areas in Belize.