In the mornings, the cobblestone streets of Kingstown are full of uniformed school children, government workers, dollar taxi cab drivers, Rastafarians peddling sandals and old women selling from upside-down cardboard boxes the oddest collection of goods - packs of chewing gum, peanuts wrapped in cellophane and pieces of ginger. Hustlers appear out of alleyways to coax tourists on rides to the volcano or to the Falls of Baleine, or to sell recordings of local calypsonians and bands such as Blaksand and New Direction. As the afternoon heat grips the town, government officers, bankers and lawyers take their lunch at the Bounty, a café on Halifax Street, or perhaps at the more cosmopolitan rooftop restaurant in the Cobblestone Inn, a converted sugar and arrowroot warehouse in Upper Bay Street. In the port, the dockside hubbub reaches a crescendo every Tuesday when the large white Geest Industries freighter arrives to ship the week's crop of bananas to the rest of the world. The banana industry is estimated to account for 40 percent of St Vincent's exports and 30 percent of the island's economy.