Nevis Island News and Notes

GeneXpert PCR machine

Nevis To Acquire 2nd PCR Testing Unit

GeneXpert PCR Testing Machine The Nevis Island Administration is in the process of acquiring a second PCR machine and is mobilizing to begin testing for COVID-19 on island in the coming weeks. Hon. Premier Mark ...
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Nevis Cultural Icon - Orville Hendrickson

Nevis Cultural Icon Honored for Works

Nevis Cultural Icon Award Presented Her Honour Mrs. Hyleeta Liburd, Deputy Governor General in Nevis presenting a plaque to Mr. Orville Hendrickson on behalf of Independence Day honoree Mr. Elton Archibald for his contribution to ...
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Sugar Mill Housing Development Nevis

Nevis Begins Second Housing Development

Sugar Mill Housing Development In Nevis The Nevis Island Administration continues to fulfill its mandate of providing affordable housing solutions for the people of Nevis, launching a second housing development in Charlestown is as many ...
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Nevis Premier Enters Covid19 Quarantine

Nevis Premier Enters Mandatory Quarantine

Nevis Premier Begins A Three Day Quarantine Nevis Premier Mark Brantley returned to Nevis on Sunday, September 26, 2021 following a successful trip to the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New ...
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Soca Monarch Finals - Culturama 2021

Soca Monarch Finals – Culturama 2021

Soca Monarch Contestants - Culturama 47 Artists are making their final preparations as they gear up to contest the Culturama 47 Soca Monarch Finals on Friday, September 17, 2021. The St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank (SKNANB) ...
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Nevis Houses Being Built By Government

Government Builds New Nevis Houses

Nevis Houses Being Built By The Government The Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation has begun building Nevis houses in a new housing development in the parish of St. Paul’s that will see 21 individuals ...
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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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