Nevis Island News and Notes

Nevis Tourism CEO - Devon Liburd

Nevis Tourism Names Interim CEO

Nevis Tourism Interim CEO - Devon Liburd The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) named industry veteran Devon Liburd interim CEO of the agency. Liburd replaces Jadine Yarde effective January 21, 2022. Liburd has served as NTA’s ...
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Paradise Beach Resort Villa - Nevis Island

Nevis’ Paradise Beach Villas Ranks #1

Paradise Beach Resort #1 In Caribbean Awards Paradise Beach Resort has been named “Best Resort Villa of the Year” in the 2021 Caribbean World Travel and Living Awards. The luxurious resort, nestled along the western ...
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PM Timothy Harris - Christmas Message

2022 Will Be Better Than 2021 – PM Harris

PM Harris - 2022 Will Be A Better Year The Federation of St. Kitts - Nevis has been struggling against the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. PM Harris is ensuring the people of the nation ...
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COVID-19 Death In Nevis

Active COVID Cases In St Kitts – Nevis Passes 1000

Active COVID-19 Cases Rises To 1133 According to the COVID-19 update report shared by the St. Kitts - Nevis health ministry, in total 123 additional COVID cases were recorded on Monday, January 10, 2022. With ...
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Omicron Cases Reported In Nevis and St. Kitts

Nevis Reports First Omicron Cases

Omicron Cases Reported In Nevis and St. Kitts With Omicron being discovered in The Federation....St Kitts - Nevis finished its first week of free COVID-19 testing with hundreds taking advantage of the opportunity. This, as ...
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Carnival Freedom Cruise Ship

St. Kitts Denies Entry To Cruise Ship

The Caribbean cruise destination of St Kitts and Nevis has denied Carnival Freedom to make its scheduled port of call on January 5, 2022, as part of an eight-day voyage out of Miami in Florida ...
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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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