Feature Articles 2017

18/08/2017 08:39:36 Placing Orders Online

Nowadays, consumers prefer online shopping when it comes to purchasing goods simply because it is convenient with the click of a button. Whether you are looking for a holiday package, air tickets, pair of shoes, kitchen and home wares, clothes, specialist food items or the fairy tale bridal dress for wedding - you can buy them all online without having to visit shops and malls.

11/08/2017 08:36:18 Buying Second Hand Electronic Goods

Purchasing a second-hand or used electronic good can be risky. This is due to the simple reason that the item has gone through considerable wear and tear by the previous users and the consumer may not know whether they are paying a high price for the used item.

04/08/2017 08:32:59 Entertainment Facilities Must Be Safe

Leisure time means family time and in order to spend quality time with loved ones, consumers tend to pick on activities which give them enjoyment. It is a fact that cinema is a common and growing form of entertainment. Fortunately, there are numerous cinema outlets in towns and cities which consumers can resort to for quality family time and entertainment.

28/07/2017 16:52:35 Refund of rental bonds

Urban drift has caused significant pressure on residential housing in urban areas of Fiji over the years. There is an insufficient supply of houses in the market to meet the increased demand for accommodation. Consequently, housing prices have increased to such an extent that it is no longer possible for many people to purchase their own home. Instead, people resort to renting suitable accommodation, causing rental charges to also increase significantly.

21/07/2017 14:48:16 Need for Effective Monitoring under Restaurant Grading System

It is common practice for consumers to eat out in restaurants when visiting towns and cities. Every individual enjoys having a hot plate of authentic dishes ranging from Chinese, Indian or i-Taukei dish from restaurants time and again

13/07/2017 15:30:38 Baby Car Seat Expiry

Not many consumers may know for a fact that baby car seats come with expiry dates. Some may not even know that the baby seat they are using is usable or has already exceeded its product life cycle. Particularly, in cases where the baby car seat has been passed down between friends and families, it may have expired already.

05/07/2017 10:36:38 Scrutinize the courier services available

Time and again consumers engage the services of courier service providers to transport items from one location to the other. This is primarily in events where consumers are unable to safely transport their belongings on their own or cannot physically deliver parcels to their loved ones.

23/06/2017 14:31:46 Be Cautious When Taking Motor Vehicle Loans

Nowadays, owning a vehicle is no longer a dream given the various car loan options available in the market.

16/06/2017 09:55:12 How Secure is your Registered Mail?

Distance, time and money force people to engage the services of postal or courier companies for sending and receiving parcels from abroad.

09/06/2017 13:58:27 Consumers’ Health & Safety

Amongst the basic necessities of life, food is the key to survival. Consumers work tirelessly to earn money to put food on the table for their family. The least consumers don’t expect is to be sold items which are unsafe for consumption. Unfortunately, the Council has increasingly come across supermarkets in the country which sell food items that are of concern from public health perspective.

01/06/2017 11:43:24 Abuse of Film Ratings

Activities which provide wholesome entertainment are key to many people’s busy and stressful lives as it can give them much needed relaxation and enjoyment. Also, indulging in such activities from time to time is necessary to handle stress on a daily basis.

26/05/2017 10:07:54 Hire only Accredited Engineers

With Fiji’s economy projected to grow by 3.8 percent in 2017, it is expected that a lot more builders, engineers and other professional service providers are needed to meet the demands of the booming construction sector.

19/05/2017 09:57:52 Vehicle Buying Blunder

Buying a vehicle is no longer a farfetched dream.

11/05/2017 15:37:27 Water Bill Shock

How often do you check your water meter for any possible leakages?

03/05/2017 15:12:38 Timber Specifications

The high costs associated with timber is no secret given that it is an essential product for the construction of houses and buildings. It is imperative for consumers to practice vigilance and pay attention to details prior to confirming their order and also taking the delivery of the timber products.

27/04/2017 16:41:51 Condition of Rented Spaces

Owning a home is not everybody’s cup of tea, particularly given the price of real-estate in Fiji. The reality for many is to settle for a rental property by scouting through local dailies and social media, or knocking on doorsteps of property owners, requesting for a rental space. A place they can call home, at the expense of monthly rent payments.

21/04/2017 09:46:08 Exclusions and Restrictions

We all agree that there is a role for health insurance in the Fijian health care system, provided it delivers tangible value to consumers. It is crucial that consumers have the trust and confidence that their policies will give them access to treatment when the need arises.

13/04/2017 10:53:58 Health Insurance Issues

Health insurance is a critical component of the Fijian health care system that can take pressure away from the public health system

06/04/2017 10:34:18 Unsolicited Roaming Services

These days it has become quite significant to be able to travel to any part of the world, whether for business or leisure, and still be able to use your mobile phone and local SIM card to make calls and use data services. This service which lets your local SIM connect to the rest of the world, from anywhere in the world, is known as roaming.

01/04/2017 12:19:13 Moneylending – A Concern for Fijian Consumers

We all need quick loans at one point or another. This is given the rising demands of living a decent and comfortable life in this day and age. There are times when we run real broke and we decide to take loan to remain afloat. And, many a times, we go for the easy and a quick way to secure loan. That is when money lenders come to our minds.

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