Feature Article 2018

13/02/2018 10:03:07 Credibility of Travel Agents Questioned

Consumers who decide to travel overseas, whether for business or pleasure, have the option to coordinate travel themselves or engage the services of a travel or immigration agency. Often those who do not have time or lack appropriate knowledge engage the services of an agency.

13/02/2018 10:01:51 When safety shoes are not so safe

13/02/2018 09:16:17 When Scratching the Winning card is not enough

Playing tattslotto is a growing trend among people nowadays. Some play it just for fun while others play to win.

13/02/2018 09:14:33 Hoarding of Cooking Gas

It has become a common practice for unscrupulous traders to stock up on items for which they anticipate a price increase. This is done with the aim to sell the products at a higher price when price increase kicks in. Consumers often become victims of such unethical practices where traders refuse to sell items although they have the items in stock.

13/02/2018 09:13:38 Rent Increase investigation made easy with Rent Freeze Order

Landlords have often increased the rent of their premises discreetly without the knowledge of the tenants. The Council has encountered unscrupulous landlords who disregarded rent freeze order and used various tactics to increase rents. Landlords sometimes use renovation as an excuse to evict sitting tenants so that rent can be increased for the incoming tenants.

13/02/2018 09:12:14 Avoid Last Minute School Uniform Shopping

With the new school year due to start in 2 days’ time, the Consumer Council of Fiji is urging parents to avoid last minute shopping for their children’s school stationaries and uniforms. As far as school uniforms are concerned, the recent fire which affected the operations of one of the largest suppliers of school uniforms for most schools, Lotus Garments National Uniforms, simply means parents need to arrange uniforms immediately. Lotus has been the preferred supplier of uniforms for most schools according to their past advertisements.

13/02/2018 09:09:51 Conduct Due Diligence to Avoid Outstanding Dues

Owning a property is anyone’s dream come true. However, if you have to pay for the dues incurred by the previous owner, that fine dream will turn into a nightmare.