Press Releases 2012
With the announcement of 2012 budget to be made in couple of weeks time, the Council urges the Government to consider the high cost of living because of high inflation rate.
The Consumer Council of Fiji will be conducting a workshop in Labasa town on Thursday, 20th March 2014, to create awareness and educate the northern consumers on pertinent consumer issues.
The Consumer Council of Fiji has expressed grave concern over the commercialization of the festival of lights, Diwali, in recent weeks.
The Council welcomes Government’s emphasis in the 2013 Budget on social protection where low-income earners and pensioners will have some gains.
THE Consumer Council is warning consumers to be very careful when buying brands that make claim to a certain country of origin.
Dissatisfied with the service provided by your current bank? Perhaps it is time for consumers to do ‘bank shopping’- which is choosing to invest in the bank that serves your best interest.
Consumers are urged to beware of misleading advertisements when shopping during this festive season.
With enticing advertisements and promotions for the Diwali well underway, consumers are advised to be practical when shopping.
Get ready to watch consumer awareness television shows that will enlighten you on your rights and responsibilities when making credit purchases.
How can the price of the same product with the same quantity and same packaging be different? This was the question posed by a farmer from Baulevu when he lodged his complaint with the Consumer Council.
The Consumer Council welcomes the Reserve Bank of Fiji’s (RBF) revised disclosure requirements for licensed credit institutions announced by the bank yesterday (3/10/12).
Consumers are advised to tread carefully with caution when responding to enticing advertisements from gold buyers.
Any impact on consumers or end users must be considered when international agreements, conventions or treaties are signed by the government and implemented at the national level.
Based on the past experience the Council is calling on the traders and food sellers to act responsibly.
The Consumer Council is urging Suva Private Hospital (SPH) to stop misleading members of the public by stating that its services are operating as normal. In fact it’s the opposite.
The Consumer Council calls on duty free shops in the Western Division to exercise responsibility.
There is nothing wrong in selling ‘Home Brand or In-House “ products as long as the hire purchase industry adheres to ‘standards’ and does not compromise ‘quality’.
“We want our money back”, this is the call from majority of the Pacific Broadcasting Services subscribers who made their monthly payment of $54 after 8th June 2012.
The Consumer Council of Fiji is demanding answers from the Pacific Broadcasting Services Fiji CEO, Simon Fong to come out “clean” and explain the company’s present state of affairs.
PBS subscribers are venting their frustration about poor quality and disrupted services being offered by PBS which is a paid channel. The Council has been flooded with complaints on PBS poor service from unhappy and frustrated subscribers who have been affected for weeks now.