Press Releases 2016
There’s nothing more frustrating than using an ATM and being faced with a situation where cash is not dispensed or, your card is retained by the ATM.
The Consumer Council of Fiji is advising consumers who intend to take personal unsecured loans from banks to be aware of the different fees and charges that can result in expensive loans.
Ownership of Money Link cards entails some loyalty to Carpenters Finance, on the part of those who use them.
As the nation comes to term with the aftermath of Tropical Depression TD04F, the Consumer Council of Fiji is urging traders to exercise a sense of responsibility by refraining from selling food and other perishable items which have gone bad due to the recent floods experienced by certain parts of the country.
Third Party Insurance is of vital importance since it impacts victims of motor vehicle accidents when they do occur. Third party law is based on a very clear understanding which is, to protect third party victims in a motor vehicle accident.
Consumers are advised to be cautious when giving personal information such as mobile numbers online.
The Council has received complaints and concerns from consumers regarding the irregular and unreliable bus services provided by Central Transport Company Ltd servicing Toorak (Route 15A).
Sky Pacific should upgrade and streamline its billing system by introducing “buffer period”.
The Consumer Council of Fiji welcomes the recall of “Table Hen Chicken” from the local market.
With the country’s leading insurance companies committing to make insurance accessible and affordable for Fijian rural dwellers and low income earners, the Consumer Council of Fiji is calling for a ‘pragmatic approach’ to reform the industry.
Fresh alert is issued to all consumers against Melbourne Building Works (MBW), now operating under a new name, Melbourne Works Limited (MWL). MWL is in the business of providing construction services, kitchen remodeling and office upgrade works.
The Consumer Council of Fiji will be engaging with the farmers and consumers this month to raise awareness on the harmful impacts of agricultural pesticides used in our food production. Community workshops are planned for Nausori, Lautoka and Seaqaqa in the Northern division to discuss this crucial subject.
The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on all jewellery stores retailing gold or any other precious metals to be more transparent and responsible while doing business.
Fijian consumers who have purchased the 2016/2017 models of Toyota Prius Sedan should contact the traders they bought the vehicle from following a global recall launched by Toyota.
The Consumer Council of Fiji embraces the positive stance taken by the Insurance Council of Fiji (ICF) under its new leadership which could see more ordinary Fijians investing in insurance covers to protect their loved ones and their belongings against unforeseen circumstances.
There should be ‘better coordination’ between Fiji Airways and Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) to deal with flight disruptions/cancellations at our international airports.
Consumers should avoid spending money on unsubstantiated medicinal products with claims of ‘therapeutic benefit’, which are being sold in our marketplace.
It is again good news for the Fijian consumers travelling abroad with another Mobile company, Inkk Mobile, announcing its new roaming charges covering 24 countries for prepay customers.
The recent landmark Ruling by the High Court of Fiji over the non-compliance of VAT reduction by Data Bureau sets a precedent and acts as a ‘warning’ to traders and service providers that continue to profiteer by charging incorrect VAT rate to consumers.
Consumers travelling to seven destinations can now talk to their loved ones without any hassle of changing sim cards or worrying about hefty bills to clear after their holiday. Now, with Digicel’s roaming charges – high roaming bills would be a thing of the past.