Nevis Island Tourism News and Notes

Nevis Elections for 2022

Nevis Elections Set To Be Held December 12, 2022

Nevis Elections for 2022 - Get Out and Vote Nevis elections have been announced by the Nevis Premier, the date when the people of Nevis will cast their votes to decide which party will form ...
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Nevis Flights Increased For Tourist Season

Nevis Flights Increased For Tourist Season

More Nevis Flights Are Planned For Season Nevis flights with a number of regional airlines are currently under negotiation and so should soon bear fruit. Giving an update on the issue of the number of ...
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US Ambassador to The Eastern Caribbean Linda Taglialatela

U.S. Ambassador To The Caribbean Calls On Nevis

U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Her Excellency Linda Taglialatela paid a courtesy call to the Nevis Premier Ambassador Taglialatela, who led a delegation from the US Embassy in ...
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Nevis History Book - Beyond The Bush

Nevis History Book Author Donates Copies

Nevis History Book - Beyond The Bush & More A new Nevis history book will aid Primary and secondary school students to learn more about Nevis history in the 1940s to the 1960s thanks to ...
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A new CT Scanner (computed tomography) for Nevis

New CT Scanner For Nevis Healthcare System

CT Scanner (computed tomography) For Nevis A new CT Scanner (computed tomography) is currently being installed at Nevis' Alexandra Hospital, propelling the delivery of healthcare on Nevis to the next level. Premier of Nevis, Hon ...
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Nevis School Bus Donated By Windsong Foundation

Nevis School Bus Donated By Windsong Foundation

Toyota Coaster School Bus Donation Students on Nevis have a new school bus, and are now better placed to benefit from additional transportation for their daily commute to and from school thanks to another donation ...
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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.