15 May 2003

Banking back to normal in Solomons

10:56 am on 15 May 2003

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands has announced it has resumed full operations after closing down, along with the country's commercial banks, on Monday.

The closures followed threats of violence made to staff at the ANZ and the Central Bank Governor, Rick Hou.

In a statement the Central Bank says if any further threats are made against the bank facilities or its staff, it would close its doors again.

The Westpac and National banks started trading again on Tuesday, and the ANZ resumed normal operations yesterday.

In the statement, the Central Bank reiterated that it does not have any funds belonging to the Family Charitable Trust Fund, and that it will not open any accounts for it.