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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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Permanent secretary in the ministry of finance Colin Dore said the island had struggled with the issue of airlift in and out of Nevis via Antigua for too long and the new partnership would set Nevis on a path that would provide a level of convenience not only for Nevisians but also for visitors to and from the island.
As a former British colony, Nevisians drive on the left, and if you get lost a friendly local will be happy to help.
While opposing secession, the government acknowledged the constitutional rights of Nevisians to determine their future independence.
But if they are not talking about sugar or cricket, the Nevisians are talking about Horatio Nelson.
Nevisians, Mr Amory claims, are short-changed in terms of federal spending, political representation, and autonomy over local affairs.
"The fuel surcharge, now at .15 cents per Kilowatt hour, is the lowest it has ever been but when the fuel surcharge bit into the pockets of poor ordinary Nevisians, this government turned to geothermal and wind energy in an effort at reducing the hardships caused by this increasing cost of energy," he said.