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Secondary school

Secondary school

Secondary School When I started secondary school in Nevis the advice I was given from my older sisters was to get there early on the first day to find a chair and a desk, or I’d spend the year without one, or the other, or neither. But I think there were enough to go...
Markets of Nevis

Markets of Nevis

Matriarchs of the Market On certain days of the week, the market in Charlestown becomes the center of the island, with an intoxicating aroma of a bountiful earth, when the stalls fill up with freshly dug vegetables, ripe fruit, local herbs and spices. It is run almost...
Roads of Nevis

Roads of Nevis

The Roads of Nevis They say that tourism is the largest industry on Nevis, we have two government departments dedicated to it. We call it a sector, and the politicians treat it as that. But, is it truly based on the spirit of welcoming and warmth, of taking in and...
Summer days

Summer days

Lazy Days of summer The summer time is true to the heart of island living, with fewer tourists and expats, the buzz of visitors subsides. The days are longer and the nights are cool and refreshing. We spend more time in the evenings sitting outside, and I find myself...
Leave Her As She Is

Leave Her As She Is

Discovery takes quality time, not necessarily a lot of time. Beneath the dust of a basement in a house on Government road lay abandoned the body and bones of an old BSA motorbike that Thomas, a guest staying with us, unearthed. Over coffee in the mornings he spoke...
The Ocean’s View

The Ocean’s View

An Ocean's Point of View Where the water meets the shore is the edge of the world, either in the rough collision of waves against rocks that tells the story of resistance and erosion or in the soft lapping and gentle wash that dresses the sand, with a fringe of foam...

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