Former Jamaica Minister freed on Cuban light bulb charges

(Jamaica Gleaner KINGSTON, Jamaica: Kern Omar Spencer, the former legislator who for more than five years has fought corruption charges related to the Cuban light bulb programme, was released from court this morning a free man.

Spencer, the former junior energy minister who had responsibility for the implementation of the programme, and his former personal assistant Colleen Wright, were freed after Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey upheld a no-case submission made by their attorneys.

Spencer, the former north east St Elizabeth Member of Parliament who cried in Parliament when the allegations were first made public, was a picture of relief after the ruling.

Kern Omar Spencer
Kern Omar Spencer

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