Press Release 2018

16/07/2018 08:18:43 Promotions To Be Conducted Fairly

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging traders to conduct their promotions in an honest and fair manner.

06/07/2018 15:54:32 CEO of Consumer Council Resigns

The Chair of Consumer Council of Fiji Mr. Raman Dahia today announced that the Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Council of Fiji Mrs. Premila Kumar has resigned from her position.

06/07/2018 14:01:31 Calls for Banks to Adjust Tax Changes

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on commercial banks to ensure specific changes in Resident Interest Withholding Tax (RIWT), announced in the 2018-2019 budget, are passed down to consumers.

02/07/2018 14:29:08 A budget of opportunity

The 2018-2019 budget provides consumers with an opportunity to improve their quality of life.

02/07/2018 14:23:13 Council calls for Health Care Scheme/ Insurance

The Consumer Council of Fiji appeals Government to develop a National Health Scheme to ease the pressure on the public health systems and provide quality health care to all Fijians.

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.

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