Nevis Island News and Notes

CCTV Command Center - Charlestown, Nevis

Nevis To Roll Out Security CCTV Cameras

CCTV Command Center - Charlestown, Nevis The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is preparing to roll out its public CCTV surveillance program with the imminent outfitting of security cameras across Nevis. According to Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, ...
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Relief Supplies for St. Vincent

Nevis Sends Relief Supplies To St. Vincent

Relief Supplies for St. Vincent Volcano Event Nevis has shipped two 20-foot containers with much needed water and other relief supplies to St. Vincent as part of an international humanitarian effort in the wake of ...
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Tropical Garden Competition - Nevis Island

Nevis Garden Competition Guidelines Issued

Tropical Garden Competition - Nevis Island The Nevis Ministry of Tourism launched its Garden Competition 2021, on April 16, 2021. The contest is a collaborative effort with the Department of Agriculture and forms part of ...
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Exposition Nevis 2021 - Nevis Tourism

Tourism Minister Launches Exposition Nevis 2021

PM Brantley Announces Exposition Nevis 2021 The following is an address by Premier Brantley and Minister of Nevis Tourism to launch Exposition Nevis 2021. I extend warm Nevisian greetings to my fellow Nevisians and visitors ...
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Nevis Culturama Festival 2020

Nevis Gets Green Light For Culturama 47

Nevis Culturama 2021 To Go Ahead The Nevis Island Administration has been given the green light to host Culturama 47. Mr. Antonio “Abonaty” Liburd, Executive Director at the Culturama Secretariat said following several consultations with ...
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Covid-19- Safety - Charlestown, Nevis

Nevis Featured For Successful COVID-19 Strategy

Travel Magazine Touts Nevis's Covid-19 Safety Travel + Leisure magazine, one of the leading travel industry publications, has featured Nevis as a fun and Covid-19 safe destination to visit. The twin-island nation was singled out ...
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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.