Nevis Island News and Notes

Nevis Premier With Movie Producer Martinez

Movies Shot On Nevis To Be Released

Nevis Premier With Movies Producer Martinez The three movies shot on Nevis by MSR Media over the past seven months have all been sold to distributors and will soon be available on international streaming services ...
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Expect Another Tough School Year

Nevis Prepares for Another Tough School Year

Expect Another Tough School Year In Nevis New and returning teachers on Nevis are being urged to prepare for another challenging school year as schools are scheduled to open shortly in the midst of a ...
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PCR Testing Machine - Nevis Island

Nevis Acquires PCR Testing Machine For COVID

PCR Testing Machine - Gold Standard Test Nevis has secured a PCR Testing machine that will allow for COVID19 testing to be carried out at the Alexandra Hospital. Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Senior Minister of ...
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Nevis Culturama 47 - Virtual Edition 2021

Nevis Culturama 47 To Be Virtual

Nevis Culturama 2021 - A Virtual Event The Nevis Culturama Committee has received the green light from the National COVID-19 Task Force to proceed with the rescheduled activities to mark the 47th edition of Culturama ...
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Arthur Evelyn - Nevisian Icon

The Passing of a Nevisian Icon: Arthur Evelyn

A Tribute For Arthur Evelyn - Nevisian Icon The following is a tribute from the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society (NHCS) on the passing of the late Mr. Arthur Evelyn. The management, staff and members ...
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Covid-19 and Coronavirus on Nevis

Nevis Gains 19 COVID-19 Cases In One Day

Covid-19 Case Numbers Are Growing In Nevis The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Cabinet has convened an emergency meeting with health officials in the wake of 19 new positive cases of COVID-19 being recorded on Nevis ...
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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.

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