Press Releases 2015

15/04/2015 11:40:31 No fare regulation for buses used by shipping operators

THE Consumer Council of Fiji is concerned that despite the Fiji Commerce Commission’s (FCC)new regulation on shipping fares, some of the busiest routes are not immune from fare increases.

15/04/2015 11:36:23 ‘Northern service stations must improve services’

The Consumer Council of Fiji supports the call by Prime Minister to the Fiji Fuel RetailersIndustry, to raise the standards of services offered to the public at the service stations across thecountry.

15/04/2015 11:33:50 Spend Wisely At 2015 Fiji Showcase

With the Fiji Showcase 2015 starting this Friday, the Consumer Council of Fiji is urging consumers to be prudent when spending their money – be frugal.

16/03/2015 14:55:26 Fix services first

Vodafone Fiji should improve its current services first before even thinking about a 5G network.

12/03/2015 15:57:13 Prepare for Cyclone Pam

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on the consumers to start buying essentials to prepare well for Cyclone Pam which is looming over Fiji.

27/02/2015 16:22:52 No consumer protection under Electricity Act

Despite electricity being an essential service, consumers in Fiji are living under an archaic system where the Fiji Electricity Authority is protected by an outdated Electricity Act. This piece of legislation has been written from the producer’s perspective which only protects the interests of FEA and not the consumers.

24/02/2015 14:44:22 No protection under Electricity Act

Despite electricity being an essential service, consumers in Fiji are living under an archaic system where the Fiji Electricity Authority is protected by an outdated Electricity Act. This piece of legislation has been written from the producer’s perspective which only protects the interests of FEA and not the consumers.

24/02/2015 11:51:29 EU, Council to launch a Debt Management Brochure

The Consumer Council of Fiji with the support of the European Union is scheduled to launch a Debt Management Brochure, this Thursday (26th February) in Suva.

19/02/2015 08:47:12 Kit Home Consumers deserve their money back

The Consumer Council of Fiji expresses grave concern over the financial loss suffered by the Fijian consumers who had engaged the construction company named International Wise Property Developments (Fiji) Limited (IWPD) for the construction of low cost housing (kit homes).

16/02/2015 16:29:10 Watch that cash register, check your receipts!

Consumers are being cautioned to keep their eyes on the cash register and check their receipts when shopping, particularly at supermarkets.

23/01/2015 08:39:42 Council welcomes $10,000 fine on traders/retailers

The Consumer Council of Fiji welcomes the amendments made to the Customs Tariff Act 1986, to stop any illegal price increases imposed by traders/retailers immediately after annual national budget announcements by the Government.

14/01/2015 16:24:22 Fuel price drop, a relief

The Consumer Council of Fiji welcomes the drop in fuel prices announced by the Fiji Commerce Commission in its first price review for 2015.

14/01/2015 16:13:34 Cooking gas price drop, good for consumers

LPG cooking gas has become an essential household need and consumers should be happy with another price drop announced by the Fiji Commerce Commission (FCC) yesterday.

12/01/2015 16:32:42 Some Retailers increased the price of Locally Produced Exercise Books

An in-house survey of exercise books conducted by the Consumer Council of Fiji clearly shows an increase in the price of some locally-produced exercise books.

12/01/2015 11:58:02 Fiji’s Dancing Superstar Texting Promo under spotlight

The Consumer Council of Fiji is concerned that Fiji's Dancing Superstar texting promotion has not been drawn despite the SMS promotion ending in March 2014.

09/01/2015 16:19:32 Council survey finds increase in exercise book prices

A Consumer Council of Fiji survey of exercise book prices has found price increases compared to a similar survey conducted during the same period last year. This year’s survey was carried out in 12 retail outlets which looked at the prices of some of the most commonly purchased brands and book types.

02/01/2015 08:52:22 Rent Freeze Welcomed

The Consumer Council of Fiji welcomes the State-decision to extend rent freeze on residential property for another year (ending on 31 December 2015).

02/01/2015 08:37:54 Golden Circle Juice under scrutiny by Hindus in Australia

All products must carry relevant information including use of any secret ingredients which may hurt consumers’ religious sentiments.