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Nevis: Country and Foreign Investment

Geography

Nevis is in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago.

Nevis Peak sits in the center of its almost circular namesake island and its ball shape complements that of its sister island, the baseball bat-shaped Saint Kitts.

The climate is tropical, tempered by constant sea breezes and there is little seasonal temperature variation. The rainy season is from May to November. There can be hurricanes between July and October.

Nevis is dominated by Nevis Peak, which rises to a height of 3,265 feet. The majority of the population occupies the capital of Charlestown, which is situated on the western, or leeward side of the island. Although Nevis has a typical West Indies maritime tropical climate, high temperatures are offset by north-easterly trade winds and humidity is relatively low.

Airline services to the twin-island Federation have been improving, and there are now direct flights to the United States as well as links to other Caribbean islands. Bradshaw International Airport on St. Kitts can handle large jets, while Nevis’s Newcastle Airport is only capable of handling light aircraft.

There are regular ferry services connecting Nevis to St. Kitts, the journey taking about 45 minutes.

 

 

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