Nevis Island News and Notes

Dr. Hazel Laws On Covid-19 Protocols

Public Asked to Adhere To COVID-19 Protocols

Dr. Hazel Laws On Covid-19 Protocols Against the backdrop of a confirmed local case of COVID-19 in St. Kitts and Nevis, health and law enforcement authorities are urging persons to get vaccinated against the virus ...
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Around The Garden Tour - Cades Bay Orchards

The Around The Garden Tour On Nevis

Around The Garden Tour - Cades Bay Orchards The Nevis Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Nevis Tourism Authority, has launched the “Around the Garden Tour,” an initiative that creatively pairs Nevis’ agro-industry with ...
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Escape To Nevis - Nevis Beaches

You Are Invited To Escape to Nevis

Escape To Nevis and Her Great Beaches The Nevis Tourism Authority is showcasing the people and the culture of the island through a fascinating new video series titled “Escape to Nevis”. The series launches on ...
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Oualie Beach Nevis Tourism Rated Highly

Visitor Survey Rates Nevis Tourism Highly

Oualie Beach Rated Highly For Tourism The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) regarding results of a recent wide-ranging visitor survey. Nevis remains a popular destination of choice for visitors, ...
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UK Travel Magazine Touts Nevis Hot Springs

UK’s Travel Magazine Recognizes Nevis

Travel To Nevis - Enjoy Hot Springs The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority. Nevis is firmly playing into the hands of holidaymakers that are desperate for a physical and mental ...
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Almond Encrusted Tilapia - Seafood Competition

Creative Seafood Dish Competition A Success

Almond Encrusted Tilapia - Seafood Dish Entry Mr. John Hanley, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration, has expressed satisfaction with the quality of the dishes presented by the six ...
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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.