Kimba Sorzano


Kimba Sorzano

SOCA ARTISTE Kimba Sorzano was yesterday placed on bail for charges of attempted rape and grievous sexual assault.

Sorzano, 32, of Arima, faced the allegations before Point Fortin magistrate Alicia Chankar.

The offences allegedly occurred last February in Point Fortin. Sorzano was arrested earlier this week and charged by Constable Walker.

The matters were prosecuted by Sgt Manolal. Sorzano was represented by attorney Kelston Pope.

Chankar placed the artiste on $85,000 bail with the condition that he has no contact and stays 100 metres away from the alleged victim. He is also to surrender his passport and report to the Arima Police Station twice a week.

The cases were adjourned to June 18.

In a release concerning the “Over You” singer, Pope said, “My client maintains his innocence, he will trust the process and his legal team and will speak freely after his vindication of the charges brought against him. These matters are now before the court and the rule of sub judice will be observed. We will make no further comment at this time.”


AS Trinidad and Tobago’s Covid-19 situation stays under control, more restrictions are being lifted, allowing more categories of workers to get back to their jobs.

An estimated 600 to 1,000 nationals are expected to return to the country this week.

National Security Minister Stuart Young made this announcement yesterday while speaking at a news conference at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s.

Trinidad and Tobago has been spared the most “vulgar” displays of systemic racism. But we are not immune.

This is the view of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

Asked about the developments taking place in the US, which have led to anti-racism demonstrations all over the world as countries grapple with insidious and systemic racism and which in Trinidad and Tobago has played out in strong reaction to racist and insensitive statements by some nationals, the Prime Minister said: “The fear that we have today is that there seems to be a new normal that is developing where the higher values that we thought we were ascribing to and the gains that we were making could be so easily lost.

THREE double murders in less than 24 hours have taken the country’s murder toll for the year so far on the verge of the 200 mark.

The latest killings took place yesterday afternoon in Almond Drive, Morvant, where three people were shot.