Press Releases 2014

18/07/2014 15:29:38 Council reiterates call for JEVIC

The Consumer Council of Fiji applauds the Land Transport Authority for its efforts to remove ‘unsafe and unfit’ vehicles from our roads.

18/07/2014 15:21:11 Beware of Kit- Home Company

The Consumer Council of Fiji is alerting consumers to be wary of a company who may lure you with big promises, taking your money but failing to deliver the services.

09/07/2014 15:01:59 Consumer Rights Intact

Consumers should not believe that goods sold during trade fair shows and carnivals cannot be returned or replaced if they turn out to be faulty or unworkable.

26/06/2014 14:47:09 Council’s plea to Fiji Airways

The Consumer Council of Fiji welcomes the steps taken by the Fiji Airways to upgrade its economy-class meal service concept from box to trays and change of menu from burgers and wraps to freshly prepared hot inflight banquet.

24/06/2014 11:48:50 Launching of the Community Consumer Advisory Group (CCAG)

In a joint effort to empower and protect consumers, especially the disadvantaged and marginalised ones, the Consumer Council of Fiji, with the support of the European Union, will be launching a Community Consumer Advisory Group (CCAG) tomorrow (Wednesday, 25th June) in Suva.

02/06/2014 14:44:18 Consumers beware of Chocolate recall in Malaysia

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging concerned consumers to be aware that chocolate maker, Cadbury has recalled two of its products in Malaysia after traces of pig DNA were found during a routine check for non-halal substances.

29/05/2014 10:31:42 Raiwaqa Buses must compensate

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on Raiwaqa Buses Limited to compensate the 35 school children for their injuries and pain, caused to them in a bus accident on Wednesday.

27/05/2014 14:49:59 Time to make things Right in the Health Sector: Council

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging senior officials of the Ministry of Health to get their act together and re-organise themselves as ‘professionals’ to improve the delivery of health services to the public.

20/05/2014 11:46:41 Council wants More Action from LTA

The Consumer Council of Fiji applauds the Land Transport Authority for cancelling the license of Nativa Motor to operate as an authorized motor vehicle dealer for unethical business practice.

09/05/2014 10:36:48 Display Bus Timetables

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on the Land Transport Authority to ensure that all bus operators clearly display their bus timetables at the respective bus stations around the country.

07/05/2014 11:42:07 ‘Say No to Junk Food Advertisements’

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging the Ministry of Health to speed up the process of putting in place a legislation to control the marketing of junk food to children.

05/05/2014 10:26:21 Medical and Dental Secretariat Must Act Now!

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on the Fiji Medical and Dental Secretariat to speed up the process of handling complaints and provide redress to the aggrieved party without a long-wait.

02/05/2014 15:43:07 Pay VAT for Repeat Medications without Prescription

Consumers should be aware that VAT will apply for non-prescription (no prescription from the doctor) or over-the-counter medicines. Patients with chronic illness that are on “repeat” medications are also required to pay VAT if they appear in the Pharmacy without their prescription.

02/05/2014 12:22:38 Pay VAT for Repeat Medications without Prescription

Consumers should be aware that VAT will apply for non-prescription (no prescription from the doctor) or over-the-counter medicines. Patients with chronic illness that are on “repeat” medications are also required to pay VAT if they appear in the Pharmacy without their prescription.

15/04/2014 10:16:37 Fuel price changes, consumers be informed!

The Consumer Council of Fiji is advising consumers to be aware of the latest fuel price review released by the Fiji Commerce Commission (FCC) on 13th April 2014.

14/04/2014 16:45:20 Fuel price changes, consumer be informed

THE Consumer Council is advising consumers to be aware of the latest fuel price review released by the Fiji Commerce Commission (FCC) on 13th April 2014.

11/04/2014 10:08:58 Beware of the ‘Specials’ this Easter

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on consumers to be „smart and cautious‟ when buying during the special sale and promotions which are underway, in the build up to Easter weekend.

31/03/2014 10:04:42 Be Wary of Shrinking Garlic Packs

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging consumers to properly check the weight of pre-packed garlic when shopping.

28/03/2014 16:57:29 Door to Door Sale under Council’s Radar

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on consumers to be cautious when buying goods sold by sales person at your door step.

25/03/2014 16:09:14 Make ‘Switching Banks’ Easy

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) to put in policies to make switching of banks easy, convenient and without cost including transfer of debit and credit information to new bank.

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