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 (nē′vĭs, nĕv′ĭs)
One of the Leeward Islands of the eastern West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. Sighted by Columbus in 1493, it was colonized by the English after 1628 and is now part of St. Kitts and Nevis.
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1. (Placename) an island in the Caribbean, part of St Kitts-Nevis; the volcanic cone of Nevis Peak, which rises to 1002 m (3287 ft), lies in the centre of the island. Capital: Charlestown. Pop: 11 181 (2001. Area: 129 sq km (50 sq miles)
2. (Placename) See Ben Nevis
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(ˈni vɪs, ˈnɛv ɪs)

one of the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies: part of St. Kitts-Nevis; formerly a British colony. 9,428; 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km). Compare St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.
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Noun1.Nevis - one of the islands of Saint Christopher-NevisNevis - one of the islands of Saint Christopher-Nevis
Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Christopher-Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St. Christopher-Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis - a country on several of the Leeward Islands; located to the east southeast of Puerto Rico; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1983
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"And Long John of Ben Nevis! The first drop that's been discovered in the whole psalm-singing show!
Just one week before the team came to Nevis, the Nevis Turtle Group was already out looking for turtles when they found 'Sundrop' nesting on Jones Bay Beach., a resource site for people looking to visit Ben Nevis Mountain, is on the lookout for two people to help pull off a publicity/charity event.
'Equally, we hope to develop a relationship with Palestine and to lend our voice to a lasting peaceful solution in that region,' Brantley said, adding that 'in recognizing Palestine, St Kitts and Nevis joins 138 other members of the United Nations.
Tsai was conferred with the Order of Saint Christopher and Nevis by Tapley Seaton, governor-general of the Caribbean nation.
Bruno, 57, said: "Climbing Ben Nevis was a tough challenge.
The mountain marathon with the beautifully-painted Oor Nevis Wullie statue was the brainchild of Douglas Roulston, a teacher and landscape artist.
Dubai: A Dubai-based immigration firm has been terminated by Saint Kitts and Nevis as their registered International Marketing Agent (IMA) and can no longer submit applications to the Caribbean nation's much sought after Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programme.
Writing on a climbing forum one mountaineer said he was in a hut on Ben Nevis sheltering from the weather when the avalanche hit with "huge powder clouds".
The idea was born in the Caribbean islands of St Kitts and Nevis in 1984 and the concept is self- explanatory: one can obtain the citizen- ship of St Kitts and Nevis in return for an investment into the country's economy.
Consequently, with a stronger bond to the state, an individual's citizenship can also be passed down to future generations, meaning that, no matter what the social, economic or political conditions are back home, a family can always count on its St Kitts and Nevis citizenship--a member of the Commonwealth--and the support that comes with it, such as security, access to better healthcare and education.