St. Kitts and Nevis - Domestic trade
Basseterre, on St. Kitts, and Charlestown, on Nevis, are the primary commercial centers of the islands. Once based almost exclusively on sugar production and exports, the economy has shifted over the years to focus on services, particularly related to tourism. The government continues to work on investment incentive programs to encourage both domestic and foreign business investors.
General business is conducted every day except for Sunday, generally from 8 AM to noon, and 1 to 4 PM ; on Thursday and Saturday shops close at noon. Normal banking hours are 8 AM to noon; banks are also open from 3 to 5 PM on Friday.