I found the Market on my first day in Honiara - it's right along the main avenue adjoining the sea. I also heard it. At the start and finish of the day I would hear announcements in Pidgin about the opening and closing, and other intermittent announcements. One Sunday for hours there was a large projection of gospel music, at the Market announcer explained over the loud speaker: people could enjoy a spirit of worship even while they were working on a Sunday.
|Martha the Market Mistress|
It's too bad we've pulled her away into our project, but she's a fabulous facilitator and I feel lucky she's part of the team. Here are a few photos from the market visit.
|Bananas! My fav for probably obvious reasons.|
|And oh the flowers!!|
|Never seen this type of banana before. Delicious cooked!|
|View of the Market constructed in the late 1990s with assistance of Japanese.|
|Well organized sections - very useful as we planned a workshop and wanted|
a good cross-section of the Market's labor force.
|They use cups to round out those nice piles.|
|Fresh sea food.|