Press Release 2017

16/11/2017 14:50:10 Consumers urged to stop misuse and abuse of antibiotics

In light of the current Antibiotic Awareness Week, the Consumer Council of Fiji would like to urge consumers to be mindful when it comes to using antibiotics. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics threatens the usefulness of these drugs, causing a global health crisis with Antibiotic Resistance.

10/11/2017 15:53:17 Consumers misled to pay extra

Supermarkets must ensure that their systems are in sync with the prices of items they advertise being on ‘special’.

10/11/2017 13:52:40 BSP customers to check their transactions after ATM outage

The Consumer Council of Fiji is encouraging all Bank of South Pacific (BSP) customers to check their transactions carried out on Wednesday 8 November, 2017.

10/11/2017 12:34:24 Unavailability of Disposable Cards in Buses a concern

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging the e-ticketing service provider and bus companies to make disposable cards readily available for consumers travelling in buses. This is particularly for the convenience of consumers in the rural areas.

31/10/2017 14:53:29 Digicel needs to give a better explanation to Sky Pacific Customers

Digicel needs to explain to its customers as to why the sun outage is affecting more on only one channel on its pay television, Sky Pacific, and not the other channels.

30/10/2017 08:28:51 Denying Taxi Fare Concession

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on taxi drivers to be mindful of their responsibility towards passengers particularly senior citizens and people with disabilities as they qualify for 20% fare concessions for distance travelled within 20-kilometer radius.

25/10/2017 15:33:27 Council applauds action taken against unscrupulous traders

The Consumer Council of Fiji applauds enforcement agencies for the successful convictions of unscrupulous traders for their unethical business practices.

17/10/2017 10:41:14 Pay Attention to your receipts while doing Diwali shopping

With just two days remaining before Diwali, the Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on consumers to be vigilant and pay particular attention to their receipts on purchases made. This will assist consumers in identifying whether they are being charged correct prices and levies or being overcharged by some unscrupulous traders.

12/10/2017 12:33:15 ANZ Bank to provide correct disclosure

The Consumer Council of Fiji calls on ANZ bank to disclose a true picture of the changes being made to their lending, credit card and customer banking services fees and charges.

11/10/2017 12:15:48 ‘Bee’ Careful of Fake Honey

The Consumer Council of Fiji is cautioning consumers against the sale of fake honey in the market.

05/10/2017 09:26:09 New Issues with E- Ticketing

It is rather clear that the drivers are trying to derail the e- ticketing system made compulsory from 1 October. The Council received complaints that drivers were demanding cash from consumers if their eTransport cards were inoperative or denying passengers’ payment for 3 adult fares from one eTransport card.

05/10/2017 09:24:56 Council Welcomes One hour Free Car Parking at Damodar City

The Consumer Council of Fiji welcomes the decision made by the Damodar City Management to make the first hour of parking free at Damodar City Complex from their initial 30 minutes of free parking.

05/10/2017 09:20:32 Fiji wide workshops for NCDs begins

A nationwide awareness on combating Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) will begin in Suva tomorrow. The Alliance for Healthy Living is organizing workshops on the theme "Combating NCDs in Fiji through consumer Empowerment" in the central, western and northern divisions.

15/09/2017 12:23:50 Price Hike for ‘Ghee’ and ‘Jasmine Rice’

The Consumer Council of Fiji is advising consumers to make prudent choices when shopping for Jasmine Rice and milk fat (ghee) as the prices have gone up.

06/09/2017 15:01:45 Imposition of the Plastic Bag Levy

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on traders to straighten their act as far as imposition of the Environment and Climate Adaptation Levy (ECAL) on plastic bags is concerned.

06/09/2017 14:51:05 Reasons for Carpark Fee at Damodar City unjustified

The recently introduced car park fees at the Damodar City has not gone down well with consumers considering Damodar city is an entertainment and shopping complex. According to the company, the car park fees were introduced to solve carpark congestion at Damodar City.

08/08/2017 15:19:17 Businesses With No Point of Sale System to Stop Charging Plastic Bag Levy

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on businesses that do not have the Point of Sale (POS) System or electronic cash registers which clearly reflects the $0.10 Plastic Bag Levy on the receipts to straighten up their conduct and stop charging consumers the levy.

01/08/2017 14:23:33 Plastic Bag Levy Apply to Point of Sale Users

The Consumer Council of Fiji calls on traders and shop owners to engage in ethical business practices as far as the application of the Plastic Bag Levy is concerned.

28/07/2017 14:51:52 Credit card customers can get statements free of charge

Consumers who were incorrectly charged the 2% Credit Card Levy (CCL) between January 2012 and August 2013 can now obtain their credit card statements free of charge from their respective banks. The Consumer Council is grateful to Association of Banks in Fiji (ABIF) for taking this initiative in ensuring that consumers do not have to fork out extra money to obtain credit card statements at unreasonable costs.

26/07/2017 15:58:06 Council Welcomes New CCAG Members

The Consumer Council of Fiji today inducted seven (7) Community Consumer Advisory Group (CCAG) members.

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