Press Releases 2018

31/12/2018 09:24:02 Extended Rental Freeze Order To Be Effective from 1 January 2019

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on all landlords to ensure that they comply with the extension of the rent freeze which was announced last week.

24/12/2018 14:55:10 Exercise your rights and responsibilities while shopping this Christmas

The Consumer Council of Fiji inspected a total of 45 retail outlets in Suva, Nasinu, Nausori, Korovou, Lami and Navua this month in the lead up to Christmas to ensure that traders do not violate consumer protection laws to best safeguard consumer rights.

07/12/2018 16:45:58 Customers to make arrangements for overdue bills

The Consumer Council of Fiji is encouraging customers to visit Water Authority of Fiji offices and make arrangements for payments of their overdue bills.

22/11/2018 12:41:19 Council works to resolve Digicel and Sky Pacific Complaints

The Consumer Council of Fiji is encouraged at the willingness shown by Digicel Fiji to address rising numbers of complaints regarding their Unwired, Mobile phone and Sky Pacific services.

22/11/2018 12:30:50 Council Queries calls for Taxi Fare Increase

The Consumer Council believes that calls by the Fiji Taxi Association to increase taxi fares by 10cents per 100m will place an unbearable cost on consumers.

16/11/2018 10:21:50 MH flash and gain services to be available in all outlets

The Consumer Council is calling for information on MH flash and gain cards to be made available at all outlets and not just a select few.

18/10/2018 10:33:44 Council calls on traders to be honest

The Consumer Council of Fiji is advising traders to refrain from price gouging on disaster essential goods as parts of Fiji brace for adverse weather conditions and flooding heading into the weekend.

12/10/2018 10:17:25 Consumer Council appoints new Acting CEO

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism has appointed Seymour Singh, to the position of Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Consumer Council of Fiji with effect from October 12, 2018.

27/09/2018 10:55:51 Traders use manipulative tactics to get out of providing redress

The Council is concerned with the growing number of traders using manipulative tactics to avoid providing redress to customers.

25/09/2018 09:33:30 Council keen to hear from Lautoka stakeholders

The Consumer Council of Fiji looks forward to hearing pressing consumer issues from the Western Division during a stakeholder’s workshop in Lautoka this week.

17/09/2018 12:09:25 Council to hold Workshop for Labasa Stakeholders

The Consumer Council of Fiji will conduct a workshop in Labasa on 19 September, 2018, with the theme “Building Consumer Solidarity in the Northern Division”.

06/09/2018 14:05:42 Cancellation of Air Ticket- Northern Air

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging consumers to be aware of the terms and conditions associated with making changes to their domestic airline tickets.

29/08/2018 15:17:20 Council Commends Fiji Airways

The Consumer Council of Fiji commends Fiji Airways for heeding consumer concerns and making improvements to its online booking portal.

23/08/2018 12:31:42 Mark-up fees on ATM currency exchange transactions must be disclosed

Banks must clearly disclose and create awareness on the fees associated with Master Card transactions locally.

20/08/2018 12:26:48 Jewellers should issue certificate of authenticity

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on Jewellers to provide a Certificate of Authenticity to consumers guaranteeing the jewellery they sell is as advertised.

16/08/2018 15:25:53 Council queries calls for bus fare increase

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling for bus companies to submit audited financial reports to relevant authorities before any request for a bus fare increase is entertained.

15/08/2018 10:43:09 Consumers urged to be cautious during the Hibiscus festival

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging consumers to exercise caution when purchasing items during the Hibiscus festival.

27/07/2018 15:38:16 Traders warned against selling substandard products

The Consumer Council of Fiji is warning traders not to sell substandard products in a bid to make a quick buck.

27/07/2018 15:33:38 Insurance on goods

The Consumer Council of Fiji strongly urges consumers to take insurance on items bought either on cash or on hire purchase to cover against the risk of losing them in unforeseen circumstances.

23/07/2018 12:54:52 Traders charging increased Plastic Bag Levy

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on traders to get their act together and not charge the new $0.20 plastic bag levy before Government’s new financial year.

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