Nevis Island News and Notes

Unveiling of Alexander Hamilton Statue

Alexander Hamilton Statue Unveiled In Nevis

Unveiling of Alexander Hamilton Statue The unveiling of a life-size statue of one of the United States’ Founding Fathers, Nevisian Alexander Hamilton, on the grounds of his childhood home on Nevis was an historic day ...
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Official Opening Of Culturama 48

Nevis Culturama 48 Officially Underway

Official Opening Of Nevis Culturama 48 Nevis Culturama is back! The official opening for Culturama 48 was held Thursday, July 21, 2022 at the Nevis Cultural Village in Charlestown. Mr. Antonio “Abonaty” Liburd, Executive Director ...
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Culturama 48 Kaiso and Soca Finalists Announced

Culturama 48 Kaiso and Soca Finalists Announced

Soca and Kaiso Finalists Chosen Following a weekend of keen competition the finalists in the Senior Kaiso Fiesta and the Soca Monarch Competition for Culturama 48 have been announced. Fifteen kaisonians performed one song each ...
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Alexander Hamilton Statue To Be Erected In Nevis

New Alexander Hamilton Statue For Nevis

Nevisian Born Alexander Hamilton The Nevis Historical and Conservation Society has announced plans to erect a life-size statue of Alexander Hamilton, Nevis’ native son and Founding Father of the United States of America. Speaking with ...
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Nevis Restaurant Week Tasting Showcase

Nevis Restaurant Week Tasting Showcase

Nevis Restaurant Week - Sweet Potato Theme As part of the activities for Restaurant Week 2022, the Ministry of Tourism on Nevis will host its Tasting Showcase on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at the Malcolm ...
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Netball Complex On Nevis

Netball On Nevis To Be Supported

Refurbished Netball Complex In Charlestown Eric Evelyn, Minister of Sports in Nevis, says the Ministry stands ready to continue supporting the game of netball on the island. The minister made the comment while delivering remarks ...
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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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