The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) is appalled by the recent destruction of the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) automatic-teller machines (ATM) in Honiara over the weekend.

CBSI says the damage caused to the BSP ATM machines "were unnecessary and uncalled for given that there are only a limited number of such expensive and sophisticated machines serving the majority of the Honiara population."

“This attitude is totally appalling and unacceptable and does not reflect appreciation for the work that BSP is doing in ensuring people have access to financial services and products offered by them.”

CBSI condemns this act of vandalism and calls on any individual or groups to help identify those involved, by coming forward to report and provide formal statements to responsible authorities.

CBSI calls on all Honiara residents to respect these machines and for the general public to continue working with commercial banks to improve services in the country.

Source: CBSI