Friday 17 January, 2020

Businessman clears air on ‘cannabis’ company: It's an apparel business

Company's website:www.wicannao.com

Company's website:www.wicannao.com

Businessman Christopher Moses has responded to allegations on social media regarding a company, West Indian Cannabis Co LTD (WICC), which he registered in February.

It comes after a company registration document was shared on Facebook on Sunday, alleging that relatives of Attorney General Faris Al Rawi incorporated a marijuana company in February, ahead of the piloting of marijuana legislation in December.

The document, which was widely shared on social media on Saturday, listed the businessman and his wife, Jenna-Marie Nahous as directors of the recently formed company.

Nahous is related to the Attorney General’s wife.

In a statement issued on Saturday night, Moses stated that the business is not a marijuana company but, is in fact an ap­par­el business.

“Our busi­ness is in ap­par­el! Our team be­lieves a glob­al cannabis ap­par­el brand is prime to emerge from the Caribbean re­gion and in prepa­ra­tion of this move­ment we have been in the process of build­ing an ap­par­el brand and a news fo­rum to cen­tral­ize all of the med­ical mar­i­jua­na in­dus­try re­lat­ed news and press through­out the re­gion. While we are still in the pre-ex­e­cu­tion stage of this ven­ture; in light of to­day’s so­cial me­dia blast our group feels it be im­per­a­tive to state the facts to dis­pel any rumours or as­sump­tions made by cer­tain per­sons, he said.

Moses added that he does not have any business dealings with the Attorney General.

“Fur­ther to the above, I cat­e­gor­i­cal­ly state that I have no busi­ness deal­ings with Faris Al-Rawi what­so­ev­er. I do not, nor did I dis­cuss my busi­ness with him as I have NO fi­nan­cial re­la­tion­ship with him. I do not possess any in­side in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to the cannabis in­dus­try as it comes to the fore in T&T and re­gion wide. Our busi­ness in ap­par­el cer­tain­ly could not - to any right mind­ed per­son - fea­ture in the de­plorable al­le­ga­tions be­ing made," he stated.

The Attorney General has reportedly denied having any knowledge of the company.

 

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