BELMOPAN CITY, Belize
- April 7, 2014
-- The name Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson has been widely distributed across Belizean media outlets and internet channels since the election of Ralph Huan to Standard Bearer in Cayo South. While this normally would not present an issue due to the fact that Gibson has connections to Huang through past business dealings, coupled with the fact that their relationship has been completely transparent in media postings through Gibson's outlets, the fact that a negative spin was put on the story by several media outlets has disrupted what would be a normal situation of campaign support. Through an onslaught of negative publicity, the truth has finally started to come forth with a story that ran on April 3 on Plus TV Belize entitled "Seven Letters from Minister Contreras to Lord Gibson Discussed."
In the article, the reporter takes a close look at not only the relationship with Huang and Lord Gibson, but also analyzes the relationship that Gibson's companies have with the Belizean government, including several high level officials like Michael Singh (Ministry Of Trade) and Honorable Erwin Rafael Contreras, (Trade Investment, Private Sector Development and Consumer Protection.)
Mr. Singh answers questions specifically regarding Mr. Gibson and his business activities in Belize, and puts to rest the speculation that Gibson was simply a non-legitimate foreign investor with no real interest in improving Belizean citizen's lives through development projects, as the media has painted him. Singh answered questions about his knowledge of Gibson and his companies, including the statement "It’s factual that he is not authorized to transact, because he doesn’t have a banking license in Belize. So, I think it was a clarification, and the clarification came through requests coming in from inquiries, asking whether or not he has such a license, and that the warning was just clarifying that he doesn’t. But it doesn’t mean that the man is a bad guy."
With the new light being shed on the subject of Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson and his business interests in Belize, other media outlets that in the past have provided speculations and non-factual, sensationalized information have now fallen silent. With the actual facts involving Gibson being discussed directly with the people named, and in a public forum, the Belizean people are finally getting a true look into Gibson, Huang and the motivations that have created so much discussion. With Gibson finally exonerated of wrong-doing by the press, the projects that Gibson and his firm have attempted to move forward might perhaps actually be able to move to the next step.
Information on Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson can be found at http://www.lordneilbenjamingibson.com