With the world marking the first ever World Antibiotic Awareness Week, which began from 16 to 22 November 2015, the Consumer Council would like consumers to understand an emerging health hazard, which is called ‘superbug’.
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.
With the massive sale and promotions underway to celebrate the season’s festivity, consumers are reminded to be smart and conscious when choosing electronic goods for themselves and their loved ones
Many consumers these days are becoming tech-savvy using internet for banking, shopping, paying bills and purchasing airline tickets, etc. Life has become easy but on the flip-side, we are getting exposed to technologically-driven crimes.
The Consumer Council of Fiji urges consumers to be proactive when purchasing branded products as counterfeit products are on the rise.
Consumers are cautioned to choose carefully when opting to purchase an electrical hair straightener, curler or multi styler. There are evidence that poor quality hair appliances and not familiar with the usage can cause hair damage including hair loss.
Split peas or dhal are a basic food item in many Fijian households. Split peas are high in protein and low in fat, containing only one gram of fat per 350 calories (1,500 kJ) serving. Dhal is good for our health as it also contains high amounts of fiber which is known to help the digestive system and to make people feel full and satiated.
Well, those who had a first-hand experience of getting their vehicle towed would agree that it is simply frustrating, right from the moment you find your vehicle missing from where you parked to the process of redeeming the vehicle from the vehicle impounders.
Fiji Commerce Commission’s Self Regulating Guideline on Towing Services in Fiji comes as a relief to many as it intends to assist not just the consumers but also set rules for the towing operators and other authorising agencies such as Municipal Councils, Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Police. These agencies have powers under their legislation to tow vehicles from restricted parking areas, from accident sites and from road for not meeting standard requirements
Life today is a never-ending juggle of work– everyone is in a rush to make it on time to work, to lecture, to the bank or to see a doctor or simply to buy their groceries.
Like any other services or profession, a set of rules outlining the conduct of the towing companies/operators are necessary to ensure the safety and welfare of those using the towing services?
Getting your vehicle towed away is nothing less than a nightmare. But, what is more daunting is the fear of finding your vehicle with a noticeable dent, scratches and broken headlights or valuables missing after it is released by the towing company/operator.
Getting the impounded vehicle released and receiving them accident free is such relief.
As a consumer, we often come across ‘contracts’, when buying items on hire purchase or securing a home loan with your bank or moving into a new flat.
Debt is very much part of our lives, just inevitable for many of us. We have little choice but to borrow from lending institution to buy our dream house, car, pay for a medical evacuation or secure our children’s advanced training abroad.
This year, the World Consumer Rights Day, a global annual event celebrated on 15th March, has a special theme, “Consumers’ Right to Healthy Food”.
World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) is a special day when consumer movements around the world mark this day to celebrate consumer rights.
Tough new controls must be introduced to stop food companies marketing unhealthy foods and drinks to our children. The wait and see strategy, allowing the food and beverage industries to experiment with self-regulation will not work. Junk food is a huge contributor to obesity in our children.
It’s Easter Weekend and our towns and cities are once again abuzz with loud music, colourful poster advertisements, grand sale stickers, discounts, give-aways, promotions and fresh deals, building on the momentum already set by, ‘Mad March’ crazy sale.
Scams are big business and scammers keep thriving in every corner of the world.