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CUBAN LIGHT BULB TRIAL: Early adjournment today

Published:Monday | September 30, 2013 | 2:54 PM

The corruption trial for former junior minister Kern Spencer was today adjourned early.

The adjournment came after Spencer's attorney Deborah Martin indicated that she is engaged in another case before the Supreme Court.

As a consequence, nothing material happened at the brief hearing today.

The trial is scheduled to resume on Thursday.

Spencer and his former personal assistant Colleen Wright are on trial for illicit enrichment and money laundering arising from the implementation of the Cuban light bulb programme.

The programme, which was introduced in 2006, involved the distribution of four million free compact fluorescent lamps islandwide.

The lamps were donated to Jamaica by the Cuban government.


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