BELMOPAN CITY, Belize
- April 17, 2014
-- While the speculation in Belize surrounding the motivations of Lord Neil Gibson and his association with Ralph Huang, Standard Bearer For Cayo South, continue to swirl through several major Belizean media outlets, information continues to come out in the form of video interviews and news pieces. The primary focus of interview discussion at this stage seems to have shifted from the relationship Lord Neil Gibson has with Ralph Huang, which sparked the media frenzy in the first place, and has now moved squarely into the discussion of Lord Neil Gibson himself, and what knowledge Belizean officials have regarding his activities. Michael Singh CEO Ministry Of Trade, recently conducted an extensive interview with PlusTV Belize addressing questions regarding Lord Gibson and his Belizean business activities, which was aired in two parts. While the tone of the interview remains relatively neutral, there are obviously still questions that remain unclear, which can easily be spun to appear negative if desired. Although the interview did contain elements of uncertainty and unclearity on Singh's part regarding statements on Gibson's websites about Belizean potential projects, Singh stated "My personal impression is that I think the man has a lot of very good ideas," and went on to state “We’ve never uncovered any criminal activity or any wrongdoing that has been officially stated by any entity in the world."
Through the series of questions, many areas are easily open for misinterpretation or sensationalization in the media through cherry picking of statements, and the interviews can be spun to appear quite negative or quite positive, depending on the opinion of the media outlet. The one fact that remains clear is that Gibson and his companies are not under any investigation in Belize, and are not restricted in any way from conducting business in Belize. While the levels of development that the potential projects discussed on Gibson's websites are all at different points, they cannot be denied as all being positive ideas for Belize itself. If they have not yet been completed is not relevant to the discussion of wrongdoing, and there has never been any law made that prohibits the development of ideas into projects in Belize. Projects all start as ideas, and Lord Neil Gibson has more than a few for Belize that officials all agree are "good."
Governmental support in Belize is necessary for any private entity to further a project from the idea stage to the completion stage. Many of the projects that have been discussed on Gibson's websites have been stalled in the initial phases due to speculation as to motivations, press attacks, and the obvious distancing of figures so as to avoid being involved. What has never been denied is that Belizean officials support projects of the type Gibson is suggesting.
Lord Neil Gibson information can be accessed on http://www.lordneilbenjamingibson.com