Press Releases 2012

16/09/2016 10:20:48 2012 BUDGET

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.

18/03/2014 11:44:43 Council to host workshop for Northern Consumers

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.

21/10/2013 11:53:13 Insensitive Advertisements

The Consumer Council of Fiji has expressed grave concern over the commercialization of the festival of lights, Diwali, in recent weeks.

22/11/2012 10:24:33 Council welcomes 2013 Budget: Low income consumers to benefit

The Council welcomes Government’s emphasis in the 2013 Budget on social protection where low-income earners and pensioners will have some gains.

15/11/2012 16:21:32 CEBO sandals not made in Czech Republic

THE Consumer Council is warning consumers to be very careful when buying brands that make claim to a certain country of origin.

08/11/2012 12:23:49 New bank is most welcome

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.

07/11/2012 11:47:30 Beware of misleading advertisements

Consumers are urged to beware of misleading advertisements when shopping during this festive season.

30/10/2012 16:09:15 Watch your spending during Diwali

With enticing advertisements and promotions for the Diwali well underway, consumers are advised to be practical when shopping.

16/10/2012 11:26:44 Launch of Fiji’s First Ever Consumer Show

Get ready to watch consumer awareness television shows that will enlighten you on your rights and responsibilities when making credit purchases.

04/10/2012 16:08:54 Farmers duped by differing prices of Ametryne- herbicide

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.

04/10/2012 15:17:39 RBF policy welcomed, but misses some Credit Providers

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).

25/09/2012 16:23:17 Beware of ‘Gold Diggers’: Consumer Council

Consumers are advised to tread carefully with caution when responding to enticing advertisements from gold buyers.

25/09/2012 09:03:29 End Users must be considered in the phasing of ODS

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.

22/08/2012 17:14:05 Consumers’ must exercise consumer responsibility during the Hibiscus Festival

Based on the past experience the Council is calling on the traders and food sellers to act responsibly.

16/08/2012 12:16:08 Finally truth is out - Suva Private Hospital

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.

13/08/2012 08:59:09 Duty Free Shops Continue to Breach Laws

The Consumer Council calls on duty free shops in the Western Division to exercise responsibility.

01/08/2012 17:17:59 Do business with integrity

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’.

13/07/2012 16:23:26 Deception!

“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.

12/07/2012 16:24:58 Come Out Clean – PBS

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.

10/07/2012 16:03:21 Complaints against PBS pour in

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.

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