There are meat, fish, fruit, and vegetable markets, in addition to other types of small retail shops, all over the island. St. George's is the import and merchandising center. A widespread network of cooperatives exists for the local distribution and sale of agricultural products. The nation relies heavily on imports for food and manufactured goods.
Shopping hours are usually from 8 to 4 PM on weekdays and 8 AM to 1 PM on Saturdays. Banks are open from 8 AM to 2 PM , Monday through Friday, and 2:30 PM to 5 PM , on Fridays.
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