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