Nevis Island News and Notes

Alexandra Hospital - Nevis Island

Nevis Suffering From COVID-19 Spike

Nevis Hospital Dealing Well With COVID-19 The Alexandra Hospital in Nevis has implemented new measures and guidelines for its day to day operations in light of the current outbreak of COVID-19 in St. Kitts and ...
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Culturama 47 Still On...Minus Some Activities

Culturama 47 Still On…Minus Some Activities

Nevis Culturama 47 Loses Swimwear Pageant The Nevis Culturama 47 Committee announced on June 29, 2021 that is has canceled the Miss Culture Swimwear and Mr. Kool Contest for the 2021 hosting of festival, due ...
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Nevis Mourns Passing of Dr. Adly Meguid

Nevis Mourns Passing of Dr. Adly Meguid

Dr. Adly Meguid - Mount Nevis Hotel The following is a statement issued on the passing of Dr. Adly Meguid of Mount Nevis Hotel. The Nevis Tourism Authority joins the wider tourism fraternity in mourning ...
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Nevisians Encouraged To Celebrate CARICOM Day

Nevisians Encouraged To Celebrate CARICOM Day

CARICOM Day Observed By Many Countries The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is encouraging the people of Nevis to celebrate Caribbean Community (CARICOM) CARICOM Day 2021, observed on July 05, by participating in the activities planned ...
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COVID-19 Death In Nevis

Nevis Suffers It’s First COVID-19 Death

COVID-19 Death In Nevis Is A First Nevis' Premier, Mark Brantley on June 17, 2021, extended sympathies to the family of the Federation’s first COVID-19 death. He said it was a tragic day for all ...
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Nevis In Partial Covid-19 Lockdown

Nevis In Partial Covid-19 Lockdown

Some Stores Open During Partial Lockdown Premier Brantley says the public and private sectors on Nevis continue normal operations even as the island is in partial lockdown with one recorded positive case of COVID-19. In ...
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Nevis Island is the smaller of the two islands that make up the small Caribbean island nation of Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis. A former British colony, the islands became independent in 1983. They are separated by a 2-mile wide channel known as “The Narrows”.

Nevis is not very commercially developed. It is still a very quiet and relaxing island, and a lot safer than many Caribbean islands. The local people who live on Nevis Island are kind and welcoming, but Nevisians who don’t work with tourists on a regular basis tend to be shy at first. Nevis has one of the highest literacy rates in the world; education and religion are very important aspects of the islanders’ lives.

The island of Nevis is divided into five parishes:

  • Saint George, Gingerland
  • Saint James, Windward
  • Saint John, Figtree
  • Saint Paul, Charlestown
  • Saint Thomas, Lowland

Nevis Island is almost round in outline, with a large dormant volcano (known as Nevis Peak) in the middle. The island divides naturally into three regions: the peak itself, which is so steep that it was never farmed, the coastal plain which rises up towards the central mountain, and hills of various sizes around the island which are the remnants of far more ancient volcanic activity.

Charlestown, the capital of Nevis, is a small, picturesque town, with a Main Street lined with Georgian stone buildings which are examples of the architectural style of the colonial era, sporting breezy balconies and wooden upper floors over a ground floor built of stone.