Ernesto Cooke

Ernesto is a senior journalist with the St. Vincent Times. Having worked in the media for 16 years, he focuses on local and international issues. He has written for the New York Times and reported for the BBC during the La Soufriere eruptions of 2021.
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Unicomer’s Tax Appeal Fails, Facing Potential $20 Million Payment

The Appeals Court has upheld the High Court's decision and ordered Unicomer (Courts St. Vincent) Ltd. to pay…

Bequia Family Loses Home in Fire, Seeking Urgent Help

Zenith and Franklyn Ollivierre, along with their three (3) children, are now counting their losses and seeking urgent…

FAA oversight may halt United Airlines expected flights to St Vincent

It is not clear if the increased oversight by the FAA will see the expected 2024 flights to…

Whalers Strike 44-Foot Female Whale Off Spring Bay, Bequia

Bruce Ollivierre Lands 44-Foot Whale on 'Perseverance' Harpooner Brain 'Bruce' Ollivierre and the crew of 'perseverance' struck a…

Scanner to detect illegal weapons to be deployed at Port Kingstown

The Prime Minister of St Vincent (SVG), Ralph Gonsalves, announced on Sunday while appearing on WEFM that a…

Mental Health Crisis: Gov’t Grapples with Psychiatrist Shortage

As St Vincent's mental health problems get more severe, the government is having a difficult time recruiting psychiatrists…

Paget Farm Residents Demand Action on Clinic Construction

After four years of waiting, residents of Paget Farm, Bequia, have had enough and are calling on the…

Swimming pools added to Arnos Vale grounds ahead of T20 cricket

St. Vincent (SVG) is adding new features, including four swimming pools, to the Arnos Vale cricket grounds as…

NDP wants FBI, Interpol probe after Ammo cache slips into SVG

Missing Aircraft, Ammunition Cache Highlight Security Concerns in St. Vincent St. Vincent's main opposition party (NDP) wants the…

Barbados citizens seek compensation for ‘vaccine’ effects, none in SVG

Although just one woman in St Vincent has publicly acknowledged her health difficulties resulting from the COVID-19 vaccine…

PM Warns Citizens Amid Illegal Firearm Crackdown at Port Campden Park

As St. Vincent continues to tackle the epidemic of illegal firearms, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves issued a warning…

Tourists Forced to Use Back of Building as Toilet Facilities

Tourists and residents who are climbing La Soufriere from the eastern side of the island are currently compelled…

SVG Denies Landing Rights To Charter Flights Carrying Migrants

St. Vincent denies migrant charter flights rights to land The St. Vincent government will not allow the Caribbean…

Thousands celebrate Gonsalves’ 23rd anniversary in power

ULP Rallies Supporters, Aims for Sixth Term Thousands of ULP supporters have gathered in Arnos Vale, St. Vincent,…

St Vincent’s Parliament Passes Bill Increasing Punishment for Sexual Offences

Stiffer Penalties for Sexual Crimes In SVG On Thursday, the St. Vincent (SVG) Parliament enacted a bill with…