consumer protection

  • Photo of SKN brings Consumer Affairs Act in line with CARICOM Bill

    SKN brings Consumer Affairs Act in line with CARICOM Bill

    The St. Kitts and Nevis Consumer Affairs Act 2003 is being repealed to address consumers’ concerns about labels written in foreign languages and to institute other protection issues. This was revealed by Vincent Fough, Consumer Affairs Officer, of St. Kitts and Nevis during the television programme `Working for you’. Mr. Fough said that all supermarkets have been informed that their labels…

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  • CARICOM moves to boost consumer protection

    Representatives from Consumer Agencies in at least fourteen CARICOM Member States participated in a one-day meeting to agree on a mechanism to further advance consumer protection  within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The meeting held in Suriname on Tuesday, 2 December, 2014, discussed arrangements for collaboration, options for dialogue and capacity-building to advance the goals and plan of…

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  • Photo of State minister hails Caricom consumer protection system

    State minister hails Caricom consumer protection system

    MINISTER of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams says that the Caribbean Community's (Caricom) online consumer-protection warning system has the potential to foster development of regional economies, while protecting consumers from unsafe goods. She was addressing a sensitisation workshop on the Caricom Rapid Alert System for Information Exchange on Dangerous Goods (CARREX), held last…

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  • CARICOM approach needed to consumer protection, says Barbados minister

    There is a need for greater co-operation and coordination of action of regional bodies with regard to the issue of protecting the health and safety of consumers. Barbados industry minister, Donville Inniss, who is also responsible for consumer matters, expressed this view as he gave remarks on Thursday at the opening of a consultation on the CARICOM Rapid Alert System…

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  • Photo of Call for CARICOM to Implement Consumer Protection Model Law

    Call for CARICOM to Implement Consumer Protection Model Law

    State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, has called on CARICOM member states to implement the Consumer Protection Model Law. Mrs. Ffolkes-Abrahams said the legislation has been in the draft stage for “far too long.” The Bill, which falls under Chapter eight of the Treaty of Chaguaramas, speaks to the need for the promotion…

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