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    Some Lami-Nausori corridor Supermarkets Under Scrutiny

Some Lami-Nausori corridor Supermarkets Under Scrutiny

Three supermarkets in Suva were yesterday directed to remove food items from their shelves. This followed a joint inspection conducted by the Consumer Coun­cil of Fiji (CCF) and the Fijian

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    Mobile Phones, Electronic Goods Top Consumer Council Complaints

Mobile Phones, Electronic Goods Top Consumer Council Complaints

  From 2013 to July 2018, the Consumer Council of Fiji (CCF) has received its highest number of complaints from consumers complaining about mobile phones and electronic goods. Council senior

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    Dynamic Currency Conversion Exchange

Dynamic Currency Conversion Exchange

When expatriates or tourists visit a foreign country and seek to make a financial transaction they usually gravitate towards a bank they are familiar with. For many it would be

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    Sub-standard Eggs Place Consumers at Risk

Sub-standard Eggs Place Consumers at Risk

  Eggs are a popular source of protein in Fiji. Due to its popularity at meal times, eggs are strictly regulated under the Food Safe­ty Act 2003 to ensure that

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    Watchdog: Calls for Bus Fare Increase Must be Justified

Watchdog: Calls for Bus Fare Increase Must be Justified

The Consumer Coun­cil of Fiji is calling on bus companies in the country to submit audited financial reports to the rel­evant authorities before any request for a bus fare increase

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    Exercise Your Consumer Rights When Purchasing Mobile Phones

Exercise Your Consumer Rights When Purchasing Mobile Phones

In a fast advancing digital world, mobile phones are fast becoming a necessity for all. There are myriad of functions that can be performed using mobile phones. In a modern

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    Some Security Services Making Consumers Insecure: Council

Some Security Services Making Consumers Insecure: Council

Hiring a security company to guard a home or premises is something that consumers do to give themselves peace of mind. In a perfect world, crime would be non-existent. There

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    Premila Kumar Resigns

Premila Kumar Resigns

  The Consumer Council of Fiji yester­day announced that their chief ex­ecutive officer of Consumer Council of Fiji Premila Kumar has resigned. The Board accepted her resignation not­ing her dedicated

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    Call For Manufacturers, Traders To Relook At Their Warranty Policies

Call For Manufacturers, Traders To Relook At Their Warranty Policies

  When consumers pay more for warranty on their prod­ucts, they place their faith in traders to be able to fix a fault when required. A warranty is a promise,

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Allegations By Council Not True: Goundar

  Allegations By Council Not True: Goundar

  Allegations by the Consumer Council of Fiji that passengers on Lomaiviti Princess V had waited on the vessel for

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Banks Seize Homes From Those Who Ignore Default Notices

  Banks Seize Homes From Those Who Ignore Default Notices

The purchase of property is not some­thing that individuals enter into lightly. There are many factors that consumers consider when

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Complaints Point To Price Gouging Under Homes–Care Initiative

  Complaints Point To Price Gouging Under Homes–Care Initiative

Consumers urged to call helpline 155 to lodge similar concerns. The Consumer Council of Fiji is concerned that traders are

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Modified Pin Plugs, A Worry

  Modified Pin Plugs, A Worry

The Consumer Council of Fiji is warning traders to refrain from selling modified pin plugs to consumers as it poses

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Safeguard Your Life Insurance Policy Documents

  Safeguard Your Life Insurance Policy Documents

In a world full of uncertainties, people hold on to things that give them a sense of stability and consistency.

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$1.6 Million Worth Of Complaints Registered In 5 Years By Consumers In Labasa

  $1.6 Million Worth Of Complaints Registered In 5 Years By Consumers In Labasa

Initially consumers were hesitant to lodge complaints for fear of being victimised by traders or service providers The Consumer Council

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Consumer Council: Modified Pin Plugs A Worry

  Consumer Council: Modified Pin Plugs A Worry

The Consumer Council of Fiji is warning traders to refrain from selling modi­fied pin plugs to consumers be­cause it poses

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Council To Hold Workshop In Labasa

  Council To Hold Workshop In Labasa

The Consumer Council of Fiji will conduct a workshop in Labasa on April 24, 2018, with the theme “Strengthening consumer

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Financial Disaster Relief Assistance For Consumers

  Financial Disaster Relief Assistance For Consumers

In light of the devastating effects caused by Tropical Cyclone Josie and associated floods in parts of the country, the

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Thorough background Check Necessary for Wedding Planners, Make-up Artists

  Thorough background Check Necessary for Wedding Planners, Make-up Artists

Fiji’s location in the South Pacific makes it one of the best holiday places in the region. The 47 per

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Time Barred Policies

  Time Barred Policies

In modern day, most people have become accustomed to creating a hedge fund for unforeseen circumstances. Making regular contributions to

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Disposable Cards Loophole Must Be Addressed

  Disposable Cards Loophole Must Be Addressed

In recent weeks the Consumer Council of Fiji has been vocal in demanding that bus drivers carry disposable electronic tick­eting

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Disposable e-Transport cards must be available in all buses

  Disposable e-Transport cards must be available in all buses

The e-ticketing system has been met with mixed reactions since its implementa­tion despite its good intention. Some have embraced the

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When Safety Shoes Are Not So Safe

  When  Safety  Shoes Are Not So Safe

Health and safety are of prime importance in one’s life particularly when it comes to work environment. Workers need to

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Hoarding of Cooking Gas

  Hoarding of Cooking Gas

It has become a common practice for unscrupulous traders to stock up on items for which they anticipate a price

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Shipping Companies To Take Responsibility Of Delays

  Shipping Companies To Take Responsibility  Of Delays

The Consumer Council of Fiji is disappointed in the manner in which Patterson Shipping liaised with its passengers after cancelling

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Consumers Warned To Avoid Buying Flood Damaged Goods

  Consumers Warned To Avoid Buying Flood Damaged Goods

With the recent flooding that affected some parts of the Western Division, the Consumer Council of Fiji is urging consumers

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Parents Encouraged To Focus On School Attire

  Parents Encouraged To Focus On School Attire

The Consumer Council of Fiji is encouraging parents to get their focus on their children’s school attire first and ensure

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Dial 155 To Seek Clarification On Trading Matters

  Dial 155 To Seek Clarification On Trading Matters

The two new Government initiatives the Environment and Climate Change Adaptation Levy (ECAL) and the E-Transport system, kept the Consumer

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1464 Complaints Received By Council’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Division

  1464 Complaints Received By Council’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Division

The second half of this year was challenging for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Division of the Consumer Council of Fiji.

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