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Restaurants Under Spotlight For Violating Food Safety Standards

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 6:26 pm | Consumer Council of Fiji

Certain food establishments are willfully flouting food safety laws and standards; with issues such as contaminated food, not wearing PPEs, dirty surrounding and pest infestation becoming a common sight in restaurants. These issues were evident during ... More >>

‘Exclusive Dealings’ Illegal; Schools Reminded

Saturday, 16 April 2022, 6:06 am | Consumer Council of Fiji

School Heads and Managements are once again reminded that it is illegal to engage in ‘exclusive dealings’ with businesses for the supply of students’ school requirements. This is after the Council received complaints where certain schools ... More >>

2021-2022 National Budget: A Bold And Decisive Budget

Saturday, 17 July 2021, 4:43 pm | Consumer Council of Fiji

The astute allocation of coffers to key critical areas and targeted policy incentives announced in the 2021-2022 National Budget will be the conner stone in achieving socio-economic stability – helping Fijians reclaim the economy. The Consumer Council ... More >>

'Toyota 80th Anniversary' Phishing Scam in Fiji

Saturday, 5 June 2021, 4:22 pm | Consumer Council of Fiji

Toyota 80th Anniversary - It’s A Scam! More >>

Businesses Found In Breach Of Pesticides Act

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 5:27 pm | Consumer Council of Fiji

The Consumer Council of Fiji and the Ministry of Agriculture have issued a stern warning to businesses and individuals that no pesticides may be used, offered for sale or sold in Fiji unless it has been registered with the Registrar of Pesticides. ... More >>

Businesses Inhibit Choice By Stating 'Preferred Supplier'

Monday, 18 January 2021, 5:27 pm | Consumer Council of Fiji

Businesses must refrain from advertising that they are the “preferred supplier” for uniforms for certain schools as it provides the illusion that they are the only suppliers available. Parents are advised to disregard such advertisements and purchase ... More >>

Council Welcomes COVID-19 Response (Home Loan Assistance) Act 2020

Friday, 11 December 2020, 7:05 pm | Consumer Council of Fiji

The Consumer Council of Fiji has welcomed the COVID-19 response (Home Loan Assistance) Act 2020 which will provide the much-needed assistance to consumers with mortgages in effect during the COVID-19 relief period and repayment holidays for home loans. ... More >>

Dream Data Deal; Streaming Joy For Thousands Of Fijians

Saturday, 22 August 2020, 2:13 pm | Consumer Council of Fiji

The Consumer Council of Fiji has applauded Digicel Fiji for the new Dream Data Deal and has called for other network service providers to follow suit. Council Chief Executive Ms. Seema Shandil says that the Dream Data Deal by Digicel Fiji is a huge ... More >>

2020 – 2021 Budget: A Budget For All – Targeting Prosperity

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 4:59 pm | Consumer Council of Fiji

This Budget has definitely put a smile on many faces. The Consumer Council of Fiji views the 2020-2021 National Budget as one that is aimed at building a more productive, sustainable and inclusive economy in the face of challenges. The “feel good” ... More >>

Council Cautions Public To Disregard Fake News

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 4:56 pm | Consumer Council of Fiji

The Consumer Council of Fiji wishes to notify consumers to disregard any messages regarding the provision of a $200 food voucher by the organisation for those affected by the COVID 19 pandemic. The Council has issued no such statement and this is fake ... More >>

Council condemns illegal Minibus Fare increase

Monday, 11 February 2019, 4:45 pm | Consumer Council of Fiji

The Consumer Council of Fiji is calling on minibus operators to refrain from charging increased fares to passengers at different locations around the country as this is illegal. More >>

Surcharging by merchants on the use of EFTPOS

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 4:11 pm | Consumer Council of Fiji

Proper regulations are needed to ensure consumers are not slapped with excessive surcharge fees by merchants for the use of EFTPOS terminals while making a purchase. More >>

Consumers under HOMES-CARE should not be Discriminated

Friday, 18 May 2018, 11:16 am | Consumer Council of Fiji

The Consumer Council of Fiji is alarmed that some vendors under the HOMES-CARE assistance scheme continue to hike their prices to take advantage of the victims of National Disaster. More >>