A second round of compensation payments gets underway in the Solomons capital, Honiara, today.
The government is paying hundreds of compensation claims for losses incurred during the two years of ethnic conflict in the country
Nearly 2 million US dollars were due to have been paid out on Saturday morning with at least one bank in Honiara opening especially to deal with the distribution.
Police in Honiara have been placed on high alert as crowds have gathered in anticipation.
The funds being distributed are part of a loan from Taiwan