Defence lawyers are expected to begin cross-examination of prosecution star witness, Rodney Chin, when the Cuban light bulb trial resumes today in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.

The cross examination is expected to take place after further controversial
audio recordings are played.

On Friday, the playing of taped conservations between Chin and former junior energy minister Kern Spencer was affected by technical glitches, which resulted in an early adjournment.

Spencer and his co-accused Colleen Wright are on trial for corruption after they allegedly benefited improperly from the implementation of the Cuban Light bulb programme.

During the playing of audio tapes in court last Thursday, Spencer was heard trying to persuade Chin that they should both maintain a similar explanation when discussing the programme.

Chin has testified that he recorded his conversations with Spencer because he wanted to prove the truth about his involvement in the light bulb saga.

Chin told the court that he was only a front man for Spencer.

The prosecution is claiming that Spencer used Chin to set up three companies to benefit from contracts under the light bulb programme.

However, Chin has testified that even though he had opened a bank account and signed cheques for one of the companies, he did not benefit from the proceeds.

[Via Go-Jamaica]