Press Release 2018

12/10/2018 10:17:25 Consumer Council appoints new Acting CEO

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism has appointed Seymour Singh, to the position of Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Consumer Council of Fiji with effect from October 12, 2018.

27/09/2018 10:55:51 Traders use manipulative tactics to get out of providing redress

The Council is concerned with the growing number of traders using manipulative tactics to avoid providing redress to customers.

25/09/2018 09:33:30 Council keen to hear from Lautoka stakeholders

The Consumer Council of Fiji looks forward to hearing pressing consumer issues from the Western Division during a stakeholder’s workshop in Lautoka this week.

17/09/2018 12:09:25 Council to hold Workshop for Labasa Stakeholders

The Consumer Council of Fiji will conduct a workshop in Labasa on 19 September, 2018, with the theme “Building Consumer Solidarity in the Northern Division”.

06/09/2018 14:05:42 Cancellation of Air Ticket- Northern Air

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging consumers to be aware of the terms and conditions associated with making changes to their domestic airline tickets.

29/08/2018 15:17:20 Council Commends Fiji Airways

The Consumer Council of Fiji commends Fiji Airways for heeding consumer concerns and making improvements to its online booking portal.

23/08/2018 12:31:42 Mark-up fees on ATM currency exchange transactions must be disclosed

Banks must clearly disclose and create awareness on the fees associated with Master Card transactions locally.

20/08/2018 12:26:48 Jewellers should issue certificate of authenticity

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on Jewellers to provide a Certificate of Authenticity to consumers guaranteeing the jewellery they sell is as advertised.

16/08/2018 15:25:53 Council queries calls for bus fare increase

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling for bus companies to submit audited financial reports to relevant authorities before any request for a bus fare increase is entertained.

15/08/2018 10:43:09 Consumers urged to be cautious during the Hibiscus festival

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging consumers to exercise caution when purchasing items during the Hibiscus festival.

27/07/2018 15:38:16 Traders warned against selling substandard products

The Consumer Council of Fiji is warning traders not to sell substandard products in a bid to make a quick buck.

27/07/2018 15:33:38 Insurance on goods

The Consumer Council of Fiji strongly urges consumers to take insurance on items bought either on cash or on hire purchase to cover against the risk of losing them in unforeseen circumstances.

23/07/2018 12:54:52 Traders charging increased Plastic Bag Levy

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on traders to get their act together and not charge the new $0.20 plastic bag levy before Government’s new financial year.

16/07/2018 08:50:16 Service providers must work together to remedy issue

Bus operators and e-ticketing service providers must ensure receipts printed by eTransport machines are readable.

16/07/2018 08:46:03 Regulators Need to Monitor EFTPOS Charges

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging regulatory agencies to be on the lookout for new issues that are emerging as Fiji moves toward a cashless society.

16/07/2018 08:18:43 Promotions To Be Conducted Fairly

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging traders to conduct their promotions in an honest and fair manner.

06/07/2018 15:54:32 CEO of Consumer Council Resigns

The Chair of Consumer Council of Fiji Mr. Raman Dahia today announced that the Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Council of Fiji Mrs. Premila Kumar has resigned from her position.

06/07/2018 14:01:31 Calls for Banks to Adjust Tax Changes

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on commercial banks to ensure specific changes in Resident Interest Withholding Tax (RIWT), announced in the 2018-2019 budget, are passed down to consumers.

02/07/2018 14:29:08 A budget of opportunity

The 2018-2019 budget provides consumers with an opportunity to improve their quality of life.

02/07/2018 14:23:13 Council calls for Health Care Scheme/ Insurance

The Consumer Council of Fiji appeals Government to develop a National Health Scheme to ease the pressure on the public health systems and provide quality health care to all Fijians.

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