Feature Articles 2016

30/12/2016 10:53:58 Start Planning for Back to School

Back to school shopping can creep up on you and your family quickly, so it pays to be prepared.

29/12/2016 11:34:18 Let The Buyer Beware

Know your consumer rights and how to keep safe this festive season. Online shopping can be easy when you do your last-minute shopping, however, this can be a hassle too if you do not shop with precautionary measures.

29/12/2016 11:31:08 Beware of Fake Jewelries

You may have experienced buying expensive jewelries such as earring, necklace, and bracelets and later find out that it is not to what you had paid for.

29/12/2016 11:26:37 Is Justice in Compulsory Third Party Insurance policies and practices prevailing?

A Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTPI) is a form of insurance that protects any person that you might injure while you are driving a vehicle, including pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users. CTPI provides against losses incurred as a result of traffic accidents and any other liabilities that could be incurred in an accident.

29/12/2016 11:11:14 Online Shopping – A Comfort or a Risk?

Advertisements of products online, especially on social media, often lure people. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are increasingly being used by retailers as a way to easily reach out to their customers.

29/12/2016 10:47:34 Antibiotics in meat

Every consumer should know the meat they eat when dining out in chain of restaurants in the country or when traveling abroad.

10/11/2016 09:23:46 Precautions to take when consuming fruits & vegetables

A healthy diet begins with lots of fruits and vegetables but they may also contain shocking amounts of harmful pesticides. Some farmers opt to spray synthetic pesticides on crops to kill weeds and insects. This leaves the pesticide residues on the fruits and vegetables sprayed by the farmers. The toxic residues then linger on fruit and vegetable skins all the way to your kitchen.

20/08/2016 12:01:20 What is Fake Make-Up?

Fake make-up are not the genuine brands of make-up. They are counterfeit cosmetics, designed to look like top-name brands to trick thousands of shoppers into buying what seems like a great bargain. For example brands such Mac, Revlon, Sephora, Lancôme are high-end original make-up which are developed over years of research and expertise. Everything from the texture, colour, smell and the even the packaging is developed after a thorough research. Any brand that you pick up from the rack in the store will have a distinguish feature that would set it apart from the same product from a different brand on the other rack.

19/08/2016 11:55:31 Tapping into Fiji’s Insurance Market

Life is unpredictable. Anything can happen to you, your loved ones, your property and other belongings. This is why one needs to have some form of insurance to cope with the unexpected risks. Individuals, households and businesses buy insurance cover to protect themselves from unforeseen circumstances and risks.

30/07/2016 10:29:43 Beauty and Public Safety!

Like any other business, public safety is vital in the fashion and beauty industry. Last week, we looked at the counterfeit make-up products being sold by some traders in our marketplace and the far reaching consequences of using them on our skin. On one hand, it enhances your beauty and on the other, it poses health risks.

18/07/2016 11:32:16 Is your make-up lead free?

We all want to look beautiful and presentable. Cosmetics can be a quick an easy way to temporarily solve beauty problems of an individual. For that most people don’t mind spending money on cosmetics which has made cosmetic and make-up business a multi-billion dollar industry. However, not all consumers know that fake or counterfeit make-up are being sold in the marketplace? What is damaging is the fact that consumers use it without knowing the risks it poses as these counterfeit products are loaded with toxic and harmful chemicals.

09/07/2016 11:53:40 Safer Vehicles for Fiji

Road safety is a global concern. For Fiji, where road death toll is alarming, there is more reason for the nation to work together to curb the deaths on our roads. A total of 25 lives have been lost so far this year compared to 32 in the same period last year. These deaths have left the families devastated.

06/07/2016 15:45:11 Avoid those Fishy Emails!

With more consumers becoming tech-savvy and the growing interest in online shopping and banking, it is important to be aware of the pitfalls and little traps existing in the cyberspace with fraudsters ready to prey on them.

06/07/2016 15:30:39 Switching between interest rates

Everyone wants to own a house. Those who can afford a home loan can obtain a package from their bank, in a move to make their dreams come true.

06/07/2016 15:27:23 Bailiffs shouldn’t cross the line!

An encounter with a bailiff is not always pleasant. For some consumers, bailiffs can be a nightmare, especially, when they turn aggressive and their presence becomes threatening.

06/07/2016 15:26:03 Used Vehicle dealings, marred with deception!

Owning a car is becoming easy with more second-hand dealers setting up showrooms and with financial institutions opening up their doors making credit accessibility easier. Many consumers are making the most of it by investing into a used vehicle. All looks so good until getting a first breakdown few days or weeks after the purchase.

06/07/2016 15:23:12 Negligence and the Cost of Delays

How many of you have experienced a situation, where you have to wait for years to get the transfer of property shares done under mortgage or simply getting documents discharged from the financial institution.

06/07/2016 15:21:41 Landlords Beware

The whole world came crashing down for Ramesh, a salesman when one fine afternoon, his landlord asked him to vacate the two-bedroom flat he had been renting for a while.

06/07/2016 15:19:54 Avoiding a surprise Medical Bill

Getting hit with an unexpected medical bill is sometimes more unpleasant than falling ill. Have you ever come across a situation where after receiving a medical treatment from your doctor, you were simply out-of-pocket?

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