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    Additional $0.20 Surcharge For Express Bus Is Not Justified

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. The call

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    Concerns On E-Ticketing Services

Concerns On E-Ticketing Services

Submissions/Consultations/Reasons for the E- Ticketing System From 2007, the Council has been lobbying for a reform in the bus industry which is public knowledge and one can access this information

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    TRANSPORTATION: Denying Taxi Fare Concession

TRANSPORTATION: 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

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    Kumar: Pay Attention to your receipts while doing Diwali shopping

Kumar: 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

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    Placing Orders Online

Placing Orders Online

Nowadays, consumers prefer online shopping when it comes to purchasing goods simply because it is convenient with the click of a button. Whether you are looking for a holiday package,

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    Buying Second Hand Electronic Goods

Buying Second Hand Electronic Goods

CONSUMER COUNCIL OF FIJI Purchasing a second-hand or used electronic good can be risky. This is due to the simple reason that the item has gone through considerable wear and

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    Entertainment Facilities Must Be Safe

Entertainment Facilities Must Be Safe

Leisure time means family time and in order to spend quality time with loved ones, consumers tend to pick on activities which give them enjoyment. It is a fact that

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    Restaurant Grading  System To Be Monitored

Restaurant Grading System To Be Monitored

It is common practice for consumers to eat out in restaurants when visiting towns and cities. Every individual enjoys having a hot plate of authentic dishes ranging from Chinese, Indian

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    Scrutinize the courier services available

Scrutinize the courier services available

Time and again consumers engage the services of courier service providers to transport items from one location to the other. This is primarily in events where consumers are unable to

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What The Budget Means To You-Budget Makes Dreams of Ordinary Citizens Come True

  What The Budget Means To You-Budget Makes Dreams of Ordinary Citizens Come True

The Consumer Council of Fiji has welcomed Government’s emphasis in the 2017-2018 Budget on social protection with low-income earners, pensioners,

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How Secure Is Your Registered Mail?

  How Secure Is Your Registered Mail?

Distance, time and money force people to engage the services of postal or courier companies for sending and receiving parcels

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Council: Get your vehicles checked

  Council: Get your vehicles checked

The Consumer Council of Fiji is asking consumers who may own Mazda RX-8 models manufactured in the years 2003-2008 to

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Consumers’ Health And Safety

  Consumers’ Health And Safety

  Amongst the basic necessities of life, food is the key to survival. Consumers work tirelessly to earn money to

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Vehicle Buying Blunder

  Vehicle Buying Blunder

  Buying a vehicle is no longer a farfetched dream. Today, consumers are just a step away from driving off

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Water Bill Shock

  Water Bill Shock

How often do you check your water meter for any possible leakages? Habitually, many consumers with the laid back attitude

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Unauthorised Withdrawal From A Customer’s Account

  Unauthorised Withdrawal From A Customer’s Account

Today, I will endeavour to bring to your attention another recent occurrence relating to unauthorised withdrawal from a customer’s account.

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Avoid Overspending This Diwali

  Avoid Overspending This Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights and its excitement draws near. This is one of those occasions when Fijian consumers as

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Council Supports Decision On Medical Complaints Made Public!

  Council Supports Decision On Medical Complaints Made Public!

The Consumer Council of Fiji appreciates a recent decision made by the Fiji Medical and Dental Professional Conduct Tribunal. This

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Stakeholders To Discuss Insurance Tomorrow

  Stakeholders To Discuss Insurance Tomorrow

  A stakeholders’ seminar on ‘Property Insurance’ focussed on products, policies, regulations and consumer concerns related to property insurance will

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Watchdog Urges People: Use Helpline Responsibly

  Watchdog Urges People: Use Helpline Responsibly

The Consumer Council of Fiji is concerned about some prank calls received by the National Consumer Helpline since its launch

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Asco Works On Global Recall On Toyota Prius And Lexus CT200h

  Asco Works On Global Recall On Toyota Prius And Lexus CT200h

  Asco Motors is understood to be working with the relevant authorities to confirm the logistical requirements of the impending

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Biosecurity, Consumer Council Sign Agreement

  Biosecurity, Consumer Council Sign Agreement

The Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) and Consumer Council of Fiji yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will

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Council Urges Proper Use Of Antibiotics

  Council Urges Proper Use Of Antibiotics

The Consumer Council of Fiji has urged consumers to take antibiotics in the proper manner and stop abusing it. This

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Consumer Council Clarifies Prices Of Cigarettes

  Consumer Council Clarifies Prices Of Cigarettes

The Consumer Council of Fiji has stressed to all cigarette smokers not to expect any further reduction in the price

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Reduce VAT or face the law, traders told

  Reduce VAT or face the law, traders told

The Consumer Council of Fiji has issued a stern warning to all traders and service providers who have failed to

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Government To Look At Fiji Data Bureau Legality

  Government To Look At Fiji Data Bureau Legality

  In the new year, Government will be analysing the operations of the Fiji Data Bureau and looking at its

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Need To Pull People Into Mainstream Financial Services Sector Highlighted By Attorney-General

  Need To Pull People Into Mainstream Financial Services Sector Highlighted By Attorney-General

Government has stressed the need to have a financial services sector where people are themselves drawn into the mainstream financial

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Traders Warned: Don’t Rip People Off After Budget

  Traders Warned: Don’t Rip People Off After Budget

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging traders to uphold business ethics and do the right thing by not increasing

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Council Urges Passengers To Arrive On Time At Airport, Despite Online Check-in

  Council Urges Passengers To Arrive On Time At Airport, Despite Online Check-in

With Fiji Airways new online check-in feature now open, the Consumer Council of Fiji is urging passengers not to leave

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