Nevis Island News and Notes

Star Flyer Cruise Ship Off Nevis

Cruise Ships Return to Nevis

Star Flyer Cruise Ship Due November, 28 The Nevis Tourism Authority’s schedule of cruise ship expected calls for the November 2021 to March 2022 cruise season, the MV Seabourn Odyssey with a passenger capacity of ...
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Nevis Cruise Season - Seabourn Odyssey

Nevis Expects 39 Cruise Ship Calls This Season

Nevis Cruise Season - Seabourn Odyssey The Nevis Tourism Authority is expecting 39 calls for the 2021/2022 cruise ship season with a capacity of 11,928 passengers. Mr. Devon Liburd, Director of Sales and Marketing at ...
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Nevis Water Storage - Hamilton Estate Reservoir

Nevis To Increase Water Storage Capacity

Nevis Water Storage - Hamilton Estate Reservoir Nevis is forging ahead with plans to increase water storage capacity at the Hamilton Estate reservoir in order to serve more consumers across the island. Hon. Spencer Brand, ...
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Nevis Youth Receive Awards

Nevis Youth Role Models Receive Awards

Nevis Youth Receive Awards Nevis' Minister of Youth and Social Development, Eric Evelyn, applauded the nine young persons who were honored at the Nevis Youth Impact 12 Awards Ceremony on November 04, 2021. The annual ...
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Pinney’s Beach in Nevis , West Indies

Nevis Features In National Geographic Traveler

Pinney’s Beach in Nevis , West Indies Nevis tourism continues to attract strong international media coverage in key source markets to ensure that the Island of Nevis continues to be on the radar when people ...
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St. Kitts - Nevis Climate Plan - COP26

St. Kitts – Nevis National Climate Plan

St. Kitts - Nevis Revised Climate Plan - COP26 Eric Evelyn, Minister of Environment for St. Kitts and Nevis, is presently in Glasgow, Scotland when he launched the Federation’s revised National Climate Plan at the ...
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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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