Press Releases 2016
The Consumer Council of Fiji appreciates the recent decision by the Fiji Medical and Dental Professional Conduct Tribunal to revoke a doctor’s license to practice and suspend her general registration for 10 years. This is due to unprofessional conduct during the course of providing medical care and treatment to a patient.
The Sky Pacific subscribers are still missing out on their favourite television programs daily with no improvement in the basic service provided to them by the pay-television company.
The Consumer Council of Fiji is advising all Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) customers not to disclose their email password when filling the information slip which has been sent out with their latest FEA bill.
The Consumer Council of Fiji will host a stakeholders’ seminar on ‘Property Insurance’ on Thursday, 11 August 2016, beginning at 9.30 am at Novotel Hotel in Lami.
The Consumer Council of Fiji is warning Fijians against hiring the services of Melbourne Building Works, which provides construction services, kitchen remodeling and office upgrade. A number of consumers have suffered financial loss at the hands of this dubious company, which accepted money from them but failed to deliver services.
SDG1 is to end poverty SDG8 is to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, productive employment and decent work for all SDG10 is to reduce inequality within and among countries with one of the targets being that by 2030 (i.e. within 14 years from now) to progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 % of the population at a rate higher than the national average”
The Consumer Council of Fiji expresses grave concern over the unending consumer dissatisfaction surrounding the poor services provided by Sky Pacific under its new ownership, Digicel.
The Consumer Council of Fiji is disappointed that within three months of taking control of Sky Pacific, Digicel has increased the subscription from $46.45 to $49.95 on the grounds that “9 new premium channels” were introduced and the picture quality has improved. It is simply unjustified.
The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging consumers to be cautious when purchasing cosmetics from retail outlets or online as some traders are selling counterfeit make-up products.
The wholesale or recommended retail prices of British American Tobacco Fiji products with effect from 23 June 2016 will be as follows:
The Consumer Council of Fiji views the 2016-2017 National Budget as ‘forward-looking’ and welcomes the modest increase in the Council’s budgetary allocation in the new financial year.
Traders/retailers should refrain from increasing the price of goods from the old stock following the 2016-2017 national budget announcement last night (22 June 2016).
The Consumer Council of Fiji welcomes the stand taken by the State to put in place new standards for building and construction material. These standards will mean stronger and long lasting houses for many.
With the massive sale underway in the national capital, Suva, the Consumer Council of Fiji is advising consumers to be cautious when buying goods during the sale.
The Consumer Council of Fiji, the Judicial Department with the support of the European Union will host a seminar on mediation and role of newly-established Fiji Mediation Centre at 9.30am on Thursday, 26 May 2016 at the Holiday Inn, Suva.
Fijian consumers whose names are listed on Data Bureau database are now better placed to progress in their lives with the enactment of the Fair Reporting of Credit Act of 2016.
The Consumer Council of Fiji is concerned that consumers buying goods from Desi Fashion House has been duped once again.
The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging consumers suffering from conjunctivitis to take their doctor’s advice and prescription before purchasing eye drops/ointments at pharmacies. With doctor’s prescription, consumers can opt to purchase generic brand, as it will cost them less than what they will be paying for the originator.
The Consumer Council of Fiji is questioning the market vendors and roadside vendors over the sudden increase in price of fresh vegetables in the Suva-Nausori corridor, Navua-Sigatoka and Labasa.
Consumers play a crucial role in combating the Antimicrobial/Antibiotics resistance (AMR) which has now become world’s most pressing public health problem.