Nevis Island News and Notes

Bank of Nevis - St. Kitts Branch

Bank of Nevis Opens Branch In St. Kitts

The Bank of Nevis - St. Kitts Branch The Bank of Nevis has opened a branch in Basseterre, St Kitts, following a recent acquisition of assets and liabilities owned by the Royal Bank of Canada ...
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Nevis Island Honeymoon Destination

Nevis Nominated For Award As A Honeymoon Destination

Nevis Is A Romantic Honeymoon Destination The World Travel Awards™ (WTA) was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the brand ...
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Luxury Nevis Property For Sale

150 Million in Real Estate to be Auctioned

Lux Caribbean Real Estate Up For Auction The Lux collections real estate group has announced the auction sale of over $150 million USD worth of real estate on May 19th via a live invitation-only auction ...
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Cucumber, Mango, and Watermelon Salad Recipe

Cucumber, Mango, and Watermelon Salad Recipe

More Flavor Than The Average Fruit Salad! Great taste often comes down to contrast! It's why we pair tender and crunchy textures, sweet and sour flavors.  In a way, these contrasts amplify the flavors of ...
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St. Kitts - Nevis Launches DCash Digital Currency

St. Kitts – Nevis Launches DCash Digital Currency

Crypto-Currency DCash Launched In Nevis The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has officially launched its digital currency, also known as DCash, this week. The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis is one of the first ...
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One Year Off Movie In Nevis

Second Movie To Be Filmed On Nevis

One Year Off Movie Being Filmed In Nevis The efforts of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to launch a film industry on Nevis continues to pay dividends as MSR Media has announced April 15, 2021 ...
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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.