Press Releases 2015

15/04/2015 12:29:52 Council welcomes “HotLine”

The Consumer Council of Fiji welcomes the 2016 National Budget announcement, particularly, the Government’s commitment to ensuring all duty reductions are passed by the traders/retailers to all consumers.

15/04/2015 12:29:04 Traders must be Responsible this Diwali

The Consumer Council of Fiji is issuing a stern warning to all traders/retailers to refrain from unscrupulous business practices in the build up to Diwali festivity.

15/04/2015 12:28:09 Review of Water Billing System - the way forward

The Consumer Council of Fiji welcomes the move by the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) to review its current billing system.

15/04/2015 12:27:12 Thumbs Up, Digicel Fiji!

The Consumer Council of Fiji applauds Digicel Fiji for introducing a promotion that allowsprepaid customers to use their free credit to call any network including local and selectedoverseas landlines and mobiles.

15/04/2015 12:26:20 Barbers under Spotlight

The Consumer Council of Fiji is issuing a stern warning to the barber shops around the country to practice high standard of hygiene while providing service to the consumers.

15/04/2015 12:25:32 Consumers want clarity on Sky Pacific changes

The Consumer Council of Fiji is concerned about the implications for consumers on changes to the Sky Pacific pay-TV service which is to come into effect tomorrow (1 October 2015).

15/04/2015 12:24:34 Action is better than numbers!

The Consumer Council of Fiji is reiterating its earlier call, urging the Land Transport Authority(LTA) to take speedy and effective action on the complaints it has received.

15/04/2015 12:23:32 Council Welcomes LTA’s Free Texting Service

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging the public to take full advantage of the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) free texting service. Consumers should raise their concerns and lodge genuine complaints to LTA against ‘recklessness’ on our roads.

15/04/2015 12:22:38 Council Welcomes New Check-In Feature

The Consumer Council of Fiji applauds the initiative taken by Fiji’s national carrier, Fiji Airways for introducing the new online check-in feature. This check-in feature covers all international flights.

15/04/2015 12:21:57 Trader responsibility is vital

The Consumer Council of Fiji is warning all traders and retailers to refrain from selling hazardous and harmful substance to children or minors.

15/04/2015 12:21:20 Western Consumers to discuss Financial Services

The Consumer Council of Fiji will be conducting a workshop in Nadi this Wednesday, 02September 2015, campaigning on the theme, “Right to Redress in Financial Services”.

15/04/2015 12:20:19 Northern Consumers to discuss Financial Services

Home loan, budgeting, debt to income ratio, rights and responsibilities under the Consumer CreditAct including the hardship clause are the main issues that will be discussed at the ConsumerCouncil of Fiji- organised workshop in Labasa on Thursday (27 August 2015).

15/04/2015 12:19:36 Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Another fatal bus accident claimed a life on the Navua road last Friday, which also left 56 passengersinjured.

15/04/2015 11:50:06 Food-sellers warned over use of Meat Dust

The Consumer Council of Fiji is warning food stall operators at the upcoming Hibiscus Carnival torefrain from using ‘meat dust’ when preparing kebabs and other dishes to be sold at the festival.

15/04/2015 11:48:30 Consumers pay insurance for convenience and service

The Consumer Council of Fiji is concerned that in the name of helping the poor, insurance companies have introduced a product that benefits insurance companies rather than the insured. Why is this insurance product in the market which disregards the convenience of the insured?

15/04/2015 11:44:29 ‘Compensate 15 Accident Victims’

The fifteen injured passengers of the Kadar Buksh Ltd bus which went off the road alongTavakubu Road on Saturday must be compensated under the Compulsory Third Party Insurance(CTPI).

15/04/2015 11:43:43 Stop Imposing Conditions on the Sale of Fabrics

The Consumer Council of Fiji is warning all traders engaged in selling fabrics for blouses, lining, dresses, shirts, curtains etc against imposing conditions on consumers over what length of material they can buy.

15/04/2015 11:43:04 Council receives $1.6m worth consumer complaints in 6 months

A total of 803 complaints worth around $1.6 million were investigated by the Consumer Council of Fiji in the last six months - an average of 134 complaints per month. And, the Council successfully managed to give back $0.5 million to the consumers by resolving 620 complaints through robust mediation.

15/04/2015 11:42:17 Insurance profits on unfair policies

THE Consumer Council of Fiji is again calling on the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) to look into unfair insurancepolicies that insurance providers impose on consumers.

15/04/2015 11:41:23 Insurance companies must stop putting pressure on public health system

The Consumer Council of Fiji is concerned with how some insurance companies are clogging the country’s public hospitals and health centers by referring insured patients to seek treatment there.

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