Press Releases 2014

12/11/2014 16:31:01 Council unveils Mobile Number Mixing Mystery

Inkk Mobile (Fiji) Limited (Inkk) and Vodafone Fiji Limited (Vodafone) mobile number holders must be cautious when calling mobile numbers ranging with prefixes of 8X and 9X, as they may be losing out on their purchased credits, especially during promotions.

11/11/2014 16:54:21 WAF’s new billing system

The Consumer Council of Fiji welcomes the move by the Water Authority of Fiji to upgrade its current paper billing system to electronic billing.This means that the consumers will now have options to access their bills and accounts easily without any run around.

05/11/2014 16:49:37 Beware of Dodgy Travel Agents

Consumers are advised to refrain from accessing the services of a Suva-based visa consultancy agency which is promising to provide tourist visa and work permit at a fee.

04/11/2014 16:42:34 Consumer Negligence

The Consumer Council of Fiji is once again urging consumers to refrain from giving their PIN numbers or any other personal information to anyone.

31/10/2014 16:15:42 Nausori Airport needs flight information service

The Consumer Council of Fiji is disappointed that Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) does not provide flight information services for Nausori Airport similar to the one provided by Air Terminal Services (ATS) for Nadi International Airport.

20/10/2014 17:02:39 Council gives back $1.4m to consumers

A total of 1,618 complaints worth more than $2.5 million were registered and investigated by the Consumer Council in the last nine months. That is an average of 179 complaints per month or roughly 9 complaints per working day.

20/10/2014 16:18:11 Beware of the ‘Special Deals'

Consumers are advised to be cautious about the quality of the items offered as specials, discounts or promotions before buying them in the build-up to Diwali Sale.

17/10/2014 16:13:21 Beware of weevils in flour, rotten onions, potatoes, fruits, expired foods …

THE Consumer Council is warning consumers to look out for substandard food products that may be sold by some retailers especially as many prepare for the important religious festival of Diwali.

08/10/2014 16:20:14 Treat “extended warranty” with caution

Consumers should tread carefully when deciding to buy extended warranty on electronic goods, furniture and buddings.

15/09/2014 16:13:04 Give consumers more time

Consumers need more time to make necessary financial arrangements to facilitate connections to sewer lines.

02/09/2014 16:06:59 Reduction in Stamp Duty

The Consumer Council of Fiji overwhelmingly welcomes the reduction of the stamp duty on residential leases as per the Stamp Duties (Amendment) Decree 2014, which came into force on 30th August 2014.

30/08/2014 16:09:13 Fiji’s Lajeb Produce, under scrutiny

The Consumer Council of Fiji is alerting members of the public to be cautious when shopping online.

29/08/2014 15:51:34 Unreasonable Stamp Duty

Residential tenants should not be burdened with a hefty $500 stamp duty to be imposed by Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority (FRCA).

27/08/2014 15:59:23 Who pays Security Deposit?

Landlords must stop asking their tenants to pay Fiji Electricity Authority security deposits when tenants are not the account holders with FEA.

09/08/2014 16:05:00 Sky Pacific restoration of popular channels

The Consumer Council of Fiji welcomes the restoration of some of the Sky Pacific channels which were removed from the pay-TV provider’s line-up on 3rd August, 2014.

07/08/2014 15:45:31 Restore the Popular Channels

The Consumer Council of Fiji is reiterating its call to Fiji Television Limited to be realistic and bring back at least four channels out of the nine Sky Pacific channels removed.

06/08/2014 15:32:52 Non-disclosures, high- pressure selling in real estate sector

The Consumer Council is concerned with practices in the real estate sector where consumers are not being treated fairly by some real estate agents and even some lawyers in undertaking real estate transactions.

05/08/2014 16:02:09 20,000 Sky Pacific subscribers deserve justice

The Consumer Council of Fiji is seeing a surge in consumer complaints with more Sky Pacific subscribers expressing serious concerns over the changes made to the channel line-up.

01/08/2014 15:56:36 Councils calls for a better disciplinary system for health professionals

The Consumer Council is pleading for the establishment of an Independent Medical and Dental Council as complaints from patients against health professionals continues to be a major issue.

28/07/2014 15:06:34 Check your Sliced Meat Pieces

Are you missing out on scrumptious chicken wings and thighs for dinner?

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