Nevis Island News and Notes

Vance W Amory Eulogized

Tributes Paid To Vance W Amory

The Late Vance W Amory Eulogized Tribute was paid to former Premier of Nevis, the late Excellency Ambassador Vance W Amory during a special sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on April 19, 2022. Premier ...
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Culturama 48 Events 2022

Culturama 48 Key Events Announced

Culturama 48 Events List Released To mark the 100th day countdown to the start of Nevis’ Culturama Festival 2022, the Nevis Culturama Committee is today releasing the calendar of core events for Culturama 48. The ...
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Low Covid Infections On Nevis Island

Low Covid Infection Rate On Nevis

Covid Infection Rates Low On Nevis The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States has now put St. Kitts and Nevis at Level 1 on its COVID travel recommendations, the agency’s lowest-risk category ...
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Youth Month - Nevis Island - 2022

Youth Month 2022 Observed In Nevis

Youth Month 2022 - Youth Minister - Eric Evelyn The following is an address delivered by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth in the Nevis Island Administration, to mark the observance of Youth Month 2022 ...
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Vance Amory - Former Nevis Premier

Vance Amory – Former Nevis Premier Dies At 72

Vance Amory  - Former Nevis Premier Vance Amory, the former premier of Nevis and erstwhile opening batsman for the Combined Islands (Windward and Leeward Islands) cricket team in the regional tournament, died on April 2 ...
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Nurses Recruited For Nevis Healthcare

Nevis Healthcare Recruits More Nurses

Nurses Recruited For Nevis Healthcare Five additional nurses have been hired to work at the Alexandra Hospital to enhance capacity in the healthcare system on Nevis. Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Health in the ...
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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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