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Cuban light bulb trial adjourned until Jan 7

Wednesday, December 18, 2013    

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THE Cuban Light Bulb trial involving the former junior energy minister Kern Spencer and his former personal assistant Colleen Wright was yesterday adjourned until January 7 in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.

The case, which was scheduled for the entire week, was yesterday postponed after the prosecution informed the court that the witnesses were unavailable.

The case has faced several setbacks, including the unavailability of witnesses on other occasions, since it resumed in October.

There are five remaining witnesses in the five year-old trial, including the Crown's star witness Rodney Chin, who is to be recalled.

Spencer and Colleen Wright are being tried on fraud and money laundering charges arising from their alleged involvement in the implementation of the Cuban light bulb project in 2006.

The project, which involved the distribution of about 4,000 energy-saving bulbs, were a gift from the Cuban Government.

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