Press Releases 2017

18/12/2017 15:35:50 Air travellers urged to be prepared

In light of the recent strike by the employees of Air Terminal Services (ATS), the Consumer Council of Fiji is requesting consumers flying out of Fiji to be better prepared to make their journey more comfortable.

18/12/2017 11:20:41 Do not be fooled by Building Contractors

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on consumers to avoid falling prey to the gimmicks of some unscrupulous building contractors who tend to fool consumers to get their payment without completing the intended works.

15/12/2017 14:59:38 Council Questions ANZ’s Response

The Consumer Council of Fiji understands that ANZ has clarified that it had sought Reserve Bank of Fiji’s (RBF) approval before putting out their public notice on the changes in their bank fees and charges.

13/12/2017 12:40:54 ANZ Bank not using same tactics when it comes to increase in fees and charges

The Consumer Council of Fiji welcomes the decision made by ANZ bank to reduce its International Money Transfer fees via internet banking from FJD $26 to FJD $10 from New Zealand to Pacific Island Countries such as Fiji, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands and Kiribati.

29/11/2017 09:56:49 Response to Malakai Naiyaga’s statement in Fiji Times (28/11/17) on Bula Life Policy

The response by BSP Life in Fiji Times to the Consumer Council of Fiji is not addressing the main issue that was highlighted.

27/11/2017 11:38:42 100 years maturity date for an Insurance Policy is a shocker

The Consumer Council of Fiji is expressing its disappointment in the manner life insurance policies are being sold to consumers by insurance agents.

24/11/2017 12:38:01 Additional $0.20 Surcharge for Express Bus is not justified

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to inform public on any new additions to bus fares which will affect consumer pockets.

16/11/2017 14:50:10 Consumers urged to stop misuse and abuse of antibiotics

In light of the current Antibiotic Awareness Week, the Consumer Council of Fiji would like to urge consumers to be mindful when it comes to using antibiotics. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics threatens the usefulness of these drugs, causing a global health crisis with Antibiotic Resistance.

10/11/2017 15:53:17 Consumers misled to pay extra

Supermarkets must ensure that their systems are in sync with the prices of items they advertise being on ‘special’.

10/11/2017 13:52:40 BSP customers to check their transactions after ATM outage

The Consumer Council of Fiji is encouraging all Bank of South Pacific (BSP) customers to check their transactions carried out on Wednesday 8 November, 2017.

10/11/2017 12:34:24 Unavailability of Disposable Cards in Buses a concern

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging the e-ticketing service provider and bus companies to make disposable cards readily available for consumers travelling in buses. This is particularly for the convenience of consumers in the rural areas.

31/10/2017 14:53:29 Digicel needs to give a better explanation to Sky Pacific Customers

Digicel needs to explain to its customers as to why the sun outage is affecting more on only one channel on its pay television, Sky Pacific, and not the other channels.

30/10/2017 08:28:51 Denying Taxi Fare Concession

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on taxi drivers to be mindful of their responsibility towards passengers particularly senior citizens and people with disabilities as they qualify for 20% fare concessions for distance travelled within 20-kilometer radius.

25/10/2017 15:33:27 Council applauds action taken against unscrupulous traders

The Consumer Council of Fiji applauds enforcement agencies for the successful convictions of unscrupulous traders for their unethical business practices.

17/10/2017 10:41:14 Pay Attention to your receipts while doing Diwali shopping

With just two days remaining before Diwali, the Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on consumers to be vigilant and pay particular attention to their receipts on purchases made. This will assist consumers in identifying whether they are being charged correct prices and levies or being overcharged by some unscrupulous traders.

12/10/2017 12:33:15 ANZ Bank to provide correct disclosure

The Consumer Council of Fiji calls on ANZ bank to disclose a true picture of the changes being made to their lending, credit card and customer banking services fees and charges.

11/10/2017 12:15:48 ‘Bee’ Careful of Fake Honey

The Consumer Council of Fiji is cautioning consumers against the sale of fake honey in the market.

05/10/2017 09:26:09 New Issues with E- Ticketing

It is rather clear that the drivers are trying to derail the e- ticketing system made compulsory from 1 October. The Council received complaints that drivers were demanding cash from consumers if their eTransport cards were inoperative or denying passengers’ payment for 3 adult fares from one eTransport card.

05/10/2017 09:24:56 Council Welcomes One hour Free Car Parking at Damodar City

The Consumer Council of Fiji welcomes the decision made by the Damodar City Management to make the first hour of parking free at Damodar City Complex from their initial 30 minutes of free parking.

05/10/2017 09:20:32 Fiji wide workshops for NCDs begins

A nationwide awareness on combating Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) will begin in Suva tomorrow. The Alliance for Healthy Living is organizing workshops on the theme "Combating NCDs in Fiji through consumer Empowerment" in the central, western and northern divisions.

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