Press Release 2018

02/07/2018 14:03:29 Consumer Council budget submission on Removal of Duty on food items

Consumers and businesses alike are looking forward to the 2018-2019 budget with various expectations of the new fiscal policies and initiatives Government will implement in the coming financial year.

27/06/2018 10:05:11 Budget Submission to Regulate the Sale of Real Estate

The use of false impressions to hype property buyers and sellers by certain real estate agents has drawn the concern of the Council.

22/06/2018 15:04:22 Council maintains need for regulations

The Consumer Council maintains there is a need to prioritise legislation that clearly spells out the rights and responsibilities of inter-island vessels to their passengers and vice versa.

21/06/2018 09:40:03 Call for regulations to hold shipping companies accountable

The continued disregard for the safety and comfort of passengers on inter-island shipping vessels needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.

29/05/2018 10:38:26 Worrying duping tactic noted by council

A new duping tactic used to swindle consumers has come to light where fly by night traders are setting up fake companies to con consumers out of money.

25/05/2018 10:06:37 Joint Taskforce Undertakes Investigations into the CARE Programmes

Investigations are well underway regarding issues pertaining to the CARE programmes which have been initiated for post cyclone relief assistance

21/05/2018 12:44:47 Council survey uncovers further price gouging by HOMES-CARE Vendors

A Consumer Council of Fiji regional survey has uncovered more cases of price gouging by HOMES- CARE assistance vendors.

21/05/2018 12:43:16 HOMES-CARE recipients not to be swayed by promotions

The Consumer Council of Fiji strongly urges the recipient of HOMES-CARE initiative residing in the Western Division to be wary of cash-back and other promotions provided by traders.

18/05/2018 10:47:20 Consumers under HOMES-CARE should not be Discriminated

The Consumer Council of Fiji is alarmed that some vendors under the HOMES-CARE assistance scheme continue to hike their prices to take advantage of the victims of National Disaster.

17/05/2018 12:41:05 Consumers to be cautious of online trader Elegant Wear

Online trader Elegant Wear has drawn the concern of the Consumer Council for accepting money from consumers and failing to deliver the purchased products.

16/05/2018 14:51:57 Misleading Advertisements are of Concern

Consumers are urged to beware of misleading advertisements when shopping in the marketplace.

15/05/2018 10:42:58 Council concerned with price gouging under Homes-CARE Initiative

The Consumer Council of Fiji is deeply concerned that traders are engaged in price gouging to take advantage of Fijians receiving assistance under the Government’s Homes-CARE initiative.

15/05/2018 08:08:35 No Words from TAF after the Withdrawal of DECT and Wireless Devices

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on the Telecommunications Authority of Fiji (TAF) and Telecommunications Fiji Limited (TFL) to come up with a workable solution for customers who were forced to surrender their wireless devices as per TAF instructions.

09/05/2018 16:40:25 Failure to supply goods on time

The Consumer Council of Fiji is concerned with the number of traders failing to deliver items in a timely manner.

09/05/2018 16:21:41 Council to set up a Mobile Unit in Labasa Town at Nambawan Supermarket

The Consumer Council of Fiji, Labasa staff will be setting up a mobile unit on Friday 11 May 2018 from 9am to 12pm at Labasa Town beside Nambawan Supermarket.

09/05/2018 16:21:10 Consumers to be vigilant when purchasing white goods

The Consumer Council of Fiji is warning consumers to be vigilant and check white goods when intending to purchase these items. They need to be sure that the goods are of merchantable quality and/or fit for its purpose.

09/05/2018 15:53:43 Outdated fine payment records disrupt consumer travel

The Consumer Council of Fiji strongly urges organisations to update its fine payment records appropriately and keep all relevant stakeholders informed so that consumers do not face unwarranted disruptions during their travels.

27/04/2018 12:28:40 Council to hold workshop in Labasa

The Consumer Council of Fiji will conduct a workshop in Labasa on 24 April 2018 with the theme “Strengthening Consumer Confidence in the Northern Division

27/04/2018 12:26:18 $1.6 million worth of consumer complaints registered in Labasa

The Consumer Council of Fiji has registered 1144 complaints worth $1.6 million in Labasa in the past 5 years. That is around $320,000 worth of complaints every year.

24/04/2018 10:11:33 Modified pin plugs, a worry

The Consumer Council of Fiji is warning traders to refrain from selling modified pin plugs to consumers as it poses a danger to their lives and to their properties.

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